Friday, November 13, 2009

Wizard of Oz Calendar Contest!

With the closing of the 70th Anniversary of MGM's "The Wizard of Oz," merchandise is still selling very well, and one may wonder about the next wall calendar to celebrate the classic film.

How do you make a calendar based on an iconic film that has probably had the best shots used on calendars years past?

The challenge has fallen to the capable hands of Andrews McMeel Publishing. Instead of using frames from the movie, they've instead used publicity images and photography from the film to create an eye-pleasing image for each month of the year. Each piece of art resembles a vintage poster but with a modern feel to it, which really feels Ozzy!

You can buy the poster from this link, or you can try your luck (and knowledge of Oz movies) to win one for free! Yep! I'm glad to actually sponsor a giveaway contest.

Contest will end when winner is selected or on November 28, 2009, whichever happens first. (There will be a notification of the winner on the blog.)
Answers posted in the comments will be deleted and not counted as an entry, even if they are correct.
Send your answers to the following questions to with the subject line "CONTEST ANSWERS."
Do NOT send your mailing address unless I request it. Only the winner's mailing address will be requested.
For safety reasons, if the winner is under 18 years of age, the mailing address must be supplied by a parent or legal guardian.
Mailing address must be a location where a large envelope can be delivered. If it is returned, there will be no re-ship.
The winner will be the third person who answers all six questions correctly.
Because the calendar shows only American and Canadian holidays, I'd prefer to limit the entrants to North America. However, if you'd still like the calendar for the artwork, go ahead and give it a shot!

  • True or False: MGM bought only the rights to the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" when they were making their movie.
  • Which three MGM cast members later played Oz characters in other productions? (Hint: One was a parody.)
  • What was the first Oz Blu-Ray release?
  • Aside from the MGM movie, what Oz movie was released on a DVD with an audio commentary track?
  • In Disney's "Return to Oz," which Oz book was referenced for more on one of the characters?
  • The 1964 animated "Return to Oz" follows which Oz book?

1 comment:

Jared said...

The answers are:

1 - False: they also bought the rights to previous stage and screen adaptations.
2 - Judy Garland (Lux Radio Theater's adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" as Dorothy), Margaret Hamilton ("Journey Back to Oz" as Aunt Em), and Ray Bolger (in Donny and Marie's "Wizard of Osmond" as the Scarecrow).
3 - Tin Man (In the U.K.)
4 - Journey Back to Oz
5 - "Tik-Tok of Oz" for more about Tik-Tok.
6 - "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"