Oz in the News 7.29.15

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Gaylord Texan Resort’s 12th Annual SummerFest  Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Head over to the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center to join in on their 12th Annual SummerFest event! Running now until September 7, this family-friendly spectacle will offer a grand amount of outdoor entertainment, culinary activities, kid’s movies and musical performances all summer long. Gaylord Texan’s 2015 SummerFest is centered on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Throughout the summer, families will have the chance to watch bi-weekly showings of “Oz” movies, take part in a daily OOHS & OZ Art Tour, create art inspired by Wizard of Oz at the Ahhhz Kids Craft Corner, meet characters from Wizard of Oz and go on The Lost Treasure of Oz Scavenger Hunt, which leads to an incredible prize! Additionally, attendees will be able to check out the Glass Cactus Summer Music Series and enjoy Pool-A-Palooza at the resort’s 10-acre pool, which will include lawn games, hair braiding, airbrush tattoo opportunities, live DJs and water photos. Go online now to check out the full list of activities available and start planning your perfect summer getaway at the Gaylord Texan Resort today!

Oscar Shamed As BBC List Of 100 Greatest American Films Largely Ignores Academy’s Best Picture Winners And Nominees  in a comprehensive new poll of the 100 Greatest American Films of all time, released this week by BBC Culture, only a measly 12 Academy Award winning Best Pictures turn up at all, and only 8 of them in the top 75.   Worse than that statistic for the lasting influence of the Academy’s Best Picture choices, according to this poll,  a whopping 60, count ’em, 60 other movies mentioned were not even nominated for Best Picture. However, The Wizard of Oz came in at #34.

‘Frozen 2’ to Be Top Notch; Possible Villain Either A Wicked Witch or Nome King?  “Frozen” co-creator Chris Buck said that the plot of the “Frozen 2” might “add a touch of Oz,” which had books authored by L. Frank Baum. It was not specified which Oz book it would be. However, given that a touch of Oz book could be added, “Frozen 2” might feature an antagonist somewhat similar either with the Wicked Witch of the West or Nome King. Both were prominent enemies in Baum’s novels.

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