THE CARTOON CRYPT: The Wizard of Oz (1933)


Here’s a YouTube oddity… a goofy cartoon adaptation of The Wizard of Oz from 1933 directed by Ted Eshbaugh. It has little to do with the book other than using some of the characters, and it came out six years before the movie. This may be what inspired the movie makers to have Kansas be black and white and Oz be color… or maybe it was just an obvious idea to happen at the dawn of color film.

It seems like the great Carl Stalling must have worked for just about every animation studio of the era.

You can read about this cartoon on the Big Cartoon Database here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.