Oz in the News 6.30.17

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Boomerang Launches Comedy Fantasy Series Boomerang launched the world premiere of the new, original series Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz from Warner Bros. Animation. The uplifting comedic fantasy series transports audiences to the magical land of Oz and follows the ruby slipper adventures of its brave and feisty princess protagonist. The first thirteen episodes are now live on the service. To further celebrate Boomerang’s first original series the service is offering all Kansas residents a special 30-day free trial to those who sign up beginning Thursday, June 29 thru Tuesday, July 4, 2017. For more details visit: Boomerang.com/Dorothy.

Old-Time Radio Performance Highlights Wizard of Oz Convention The 53rd annual OzCon International arrives in Portland on Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. The 3-day event brings together Wizard of Oz enthusiasts of all ages from around the world to share their love for Oz books and movies, to swap Oz collectibles, display Oz crafts, listen to guest speakers, and talk about all things Oz. The highlight of this year’s OzCon is a live performance re-creating episodes of NBC’s Wizard of Oz radio program originally broadcast nationally in 1933-34. Actors from the Portland area and southern California will give the convention audience an authentic old-time radio experience using original radio scripts accompanied by appropriate music and sound effects. Period microphones, simple costumes, and commercials for original show sponsor Jell-O are sure to enhance the authentic feel of the 1930s. For more information and to buy single-day or 3-day tickets for OzCon see the website at ozconinternational.com

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