Oz in the News 11.8.13

save-oz1AFM: Film Sharks Toons Up Anima’s Feature ‘Save Oz’  The animated feature, which is in production for second-quarter 2014 delivery, draws on some characters and locations from L. Frank Baum’s celebrated “Oz” book series, which began with 1900’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” But “Save Oz!” has an entirely original story and original main characters. It centers on Oxxy, an enthusiastic and friendly flying monkey, who rebels against serving wicked witch Evilene, reaching out to the Champions of Oz — the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man — who have taken Emerald City to its maximum splendor. Unfortunately, they haven’t quite been feeling themselves recently and a flying monkey army is bent on capturing Ozzy.

Glenn Beck explains American politics with “The Wizard of Oz,” dolls and really weird voices The video is long, so allow me to summarize: The American people are Dorothy, Mitch McConnell is the Good Witch of the North, the government is the Wicked Witch of the West and Lindsey Graham, John McCain and John Boehner are the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, respectively.

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