The 2D version still retains its G rating. The film was rereleased by Fathom Events on January 27, 29, 30, and February 3 and 5, as part of its 80th anniversary. The film received much acclaim upon its release. Frank Nugent considered the film a "delightful piece of wonder-working which had the youngsters' eyes shining and brought a quietly amused gleam to the wiser ones of the oldsters. Not since Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has anything quite so fantastic succeeded half so well.
Nor can they, without a few betraying jolts and split-screen overlappings, bring down from the sky the great soap bubble in which Glinda rides and roll it smoothly into place. Writing in Variety , John C. Flinn predicted that the film was "likely to perform some record-breaking feats of box-office magic," noting, "Some of the scenic passages are so beautiful in design and composition as to stir audiences by their sheer unfoldment. Harrison's Reports wrote, "Even though some persons are not interested in pictures of this type, it is possible that they will be eager to see this picture just for its technical treatment.
The performances are good, and the incidental music is of considerable aid. Pictures of this caliber bring credit to the industry. Leo the Lion is privileged to herald this one with his deepest roar—the one that comes from way down—for seldom if indeed ever has the screen been so successful in its approach to fantasy and extravaganza through flesh-and-blood Not all reviews were positive. Some moviegoers felt that the year-old Garland was slightly too old to play the little girl who Baum originally intended his Dorothy to be. Russell Maloney of The New Yorker wrote that the film displayed "no trace of imagination, good taste, or ingenuity" and declared it "a stinkeroo,"  while Otis Ferguson of The New Republic wrote, "It has dwarfs, music, Technicolor, freak characters, and Judy Garland.
It can't be expected to have a sense of humor, as well — and as for the light touch of fantasy, it weighs like a pound of fruitcake soaking wet. Roger Ebert chose it as one of his Great Films, writing that " The Wizard of Oz has a wonderful surface of comedy and music, special effects and excitement, but we still watch it six decades later because its underlying story penetrates straight to the deepest insecurities of childhood, stirs them and then reassures them.
Writer Salman Rushdie acknowledged " The Wizard of Oz was my very first literary influence" in his musings about the film. In a retrospective article about the film, San Francisco Chronicle film critic and author Mick LaSalle declared that the film's "entire Munchkinland sequence, from Dorothy's arrival in Oz to her departure on the yellow brick road, has to be one of the greatest in cinema history — a masterpiece of set design, costuming, choreography, music, lyrics, storytelling, and sheer imagination.
The site's critical consensus reads, "An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old. However, for all the risks and cost that MGM undertook to produce the film, it was considered at least more successful than anyone thought it would be. The film had been enormously successful as a book, and it had also been a major stage hit, but previous attempts to bring it to the screen had been dismal failures. Roughly 40 identifiable major differences exist between the original book and the MGM interpretation.
An official sequel , the animated Journey Back to Oz starring Liza Minnelli , daughter of Garland, was produced to commemorate the original film's 35th anniversary. Frank Baum envisioned. It features all of the songs from the film plus new songs written by Lloyd Webber and Rice. It was a commercial success and received a mixed critical reception.
In , now-defunct independent film company Clarius Entertainment released a big-budget animated musical film, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return ,  which follows Dorothy's second trip to Oz. The film was a box office bomb and was received negatively by critics largely for its plot and unmemorable musical numbers. Regarding the original Baum storybook, it has been said that " The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is America's greatest and best-loved home grown fairytale.
The first totally American fantasy for children, it is one of the most-read children's books The Library of Congress declared it the most viewed film in television syndication. In , Aljean Harmetz wrote The Making of The Wizard of Oz , a detailed description of the creation of the film based on interviews and research; it was updated in Because of their iconic stature,  the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the film are now among the most treasured and valuable film memorabilia in movie history.
Adrian , MGM's chief costume designer, was responsible for the final design. There are five known pairs of the ruby slippers in existence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank Baum. Theatrical release poster. Main article: Musical selections in The Wizard of Oz. Main article: The Wizard of Oz on television.
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