One of the most classic and loved family musicals has to be The Wizard of Oz. I think just about everyone remembers watching Judy Garland go from black and white on the farm to full color when she arrives in Munchkin Land in Oz. Everyone fell in love with the characters whether it was the Wicked Witch of the West or The Scarecrow, The Tin Man or The Lion, even Toto or The Lollipop Guild, and everyone would sing along. The Wizard of Oz not only brought and gave us some of the most famous songs like Somwhere Over the Rainbow or If I Only Had a Brain, but The Wizard of Oz also gave us some of the most famous and memorable quotes which are still mimicked and parodied today.
Everyone knows the phrase “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too”. We all remember the Wicked Witch of the West telling her Monkeys to Fly and most of us have made a comment about ruby slippers or dropping a house on someone. Other people make jokes about being careful in the rain because you might melt and that came from the Wicked Witch yelling I’m Melting I’m Melting, what a world when Dorothy threw a bucket of water on her to put out her dress when it caught fire.
The Wizard of Oz is one of the most amazing films, not only because it was one of the first done in color, but because it still remains a favorite movie and one that almost everyone in the world recognizes today. People flock to the show Wicked to see what happened before Dorothy landed in Oz and to learn another story and there is a rumor that there is a new movie in the works for a new version of The Wizard of Oz with Return to Oz. There are books and remakes of book like Gergory McGuire’s Son of a Witch and his third book A Lion Among Men.
The Wizard of Oz is one of the most loved Musicals and Movies of all time and I wanted to wish The Wizard of Oz a happy Anniversary.