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The Marvelous Land of Oz

The People, Places, & Fascinating Facts
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Janos Wilson

on 22 January 2015

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Transcript of The Marvelous Land of Oz

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-A New Telling of the Extraordinary Land of Oz-
The Creator of it All:
L. Frank Baum
A Simple, "Thank You".
How Dorothy Came About:
The 1939 Fantasy Epic
The Wizard of Oz
The Marvelous Land of Oz
Dorothy Returns:
Ozma of Oz
The Witches of Oz:
The Tale of the Mighty Humbug:
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Return To Oz
In an all new film!
The Great and Wicked Witches of Oz
Glinda
The Nome King
Her Royal Highness, Princess Ozma Tippetarius
Billiana of Mrs. Dorothy Gale
Mr. Jack Pumpkinhead
-and the enthralling Wicked Years Chronology-
Where it all began. Dorothy and her dog, Toto are whisked from their Kansas home to a strange new world called, Oz.
There, she meets Glinda - the Good Witch of the North, the Munckins, and probably some of the closest friends she'll ever make. And you might know these as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion. Though all she's really looking for is to get back home to Kansas, she might end up finding more that she bargained for. If you only know this story from The Movie, than you may end up being in for more than one surprise.
In an All New Adventure!
Tip, a young Gillikin boy, runs away from his cruel guardian, the wicked witch Mombi. He meets up with the Scarecrow (now ruler of the Emerald City), the Tin Woodman, many new friends, and an all-female army who want to overthrow the Scarecrow. And before it's all over, Tip may just find out a dark secret from Oz's past that he is involved with. But what is this secret?
Well the answer lies within the very pages of,
The Marvelous Land of Oz
.
Being the sequel to the
Wizard of Oz
, the reader will not only experience a first adventure without Dorothy, but also a wide variety of new characters that are sure to delight as much as the ones from the orginal classic - bringing up a tale that is oh, so marvelous!
In Baum's third novel,
Ozma of Oz
, we return to the magical land with Dorothy Gale once again.
While on a voyage at sea, she is tossed overboard during a raging storm, and is washed ashore at Ev, a country neighboring Oz, where she meets up with her old friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. She also meets Ozma, the new queen of Oz, who has come to Ev on a mission of her own, which will bring them all in contact with the nefarious Nome King.
Information Coming Soon.
Thank

you for joining me on this presentation that delves into the magical world we call, Oz. Most formidably known for the 1939
Wizard of Oz
film.
This entire thing is a direct result of The Potter Phenomenon, my prezi telling of the remarkable
Harry Potter
sequence and its continuity into the
James Potter
series. After I created it, I always had this addiction to trying to create a new prezi, but I never could figure out what to base it on. However, I ended up finding one thing I could do it on - the magical world of Oz - and why else?
I've always loved how extraordinary it was, trying to collect its merchandise, and growing up watching the film over-and-over again. And then, as I grew older, I discovered its sequels, an entire series of over 13 or 14 books. I also learned of a Disney film called,
Return to Oz
, the proposed sequel to the original 1930's classic. And though many people don't consider it the official sequel, it always will be in my book.
I'm very excited about the recent release of
Oz: The Great and Powerful
, a new film based on the Wizard, (the Wizard of Oz), and his first encounter with the magical land. But I just hope that there's some way it can connect with the Wicked Years chronology, and its first book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a series that brings a darker tone into the way we view Oz, and ever since my discovery of it I have never looked at this world the same way again.
And I know this slide is labeled,
About the Magical World
, but I'm hopefully sure that I don't have to explain what Oz is exactly, because as famous as it is, I shouldn't have to. So now, with an introduction out of the way, let us discover the Marvelous Land of Oz!
Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was a German American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).
In 1899, Baum partnered with illustrator, W. W. Denslow to publish Father Goose, His Book, a collection of nonsense poetry. The book was a success, becoming the best-selling children's book of the year.
The following year, Baum and Denslow published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to much critical acclaim and financial success. It when on to become the best-selling children's book for the next two years after its initial publication.
The book was soon developed into a theatrical movie that released in 1939. It is currently among the most famous films in history.
His Highness,
The Scarecrow of Oz
Nick chopper
Mrs. Dorothy Gale of Canzizz
Brrr, The Cowardly Lion

Mombi
Sir Tik-Tok
of the Royal Army of Oz
Good Witch south
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Elphaba
Wicked Witch of the West
The
The Wicked Years
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The Witches of Oz:
Was the Wicked Witch always so wicked? And was Glinda always so good?
A Lion Among Men
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Thank you so much for viewing this presentation I've created of the marvelous land that is "Oz". I do hope that you will enjoy it. After all, it is a month's work, and for me it was truly worth it.
If you wish to, you may view my other existing prezis, which include The Potter Phenomenon, that tells about the extraordinary world of Harry Potter, and the new and equally exhilarating James Potter sequel series. I also made another titled, The Guardians: Grand Protectors of Childhood, which explains the remarkable Guardians of Childhood progression, and the official spin-off film: Rise of the Guardians.
Now I have this one: The Marvelous Land of Oz, which I'm hoping you'll find enjoyable as well as informative. Again, thank you so much for viewing this presentation, and may God Bless You All!
Gregory Maguire
Author of The Wicked Years
People, Places, and Various Stories of Oz
By: Sir Richard H. cornwallis
Translated By: Lyman Frank Baum

Edited By: Gregory Maguire

Further Edited By: Janos Wilson
Gregory Maguire was born on June 9, 1954 in Albany, New York.
He received his Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at Albany and his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University. From 1933 to 1989 he wrote his doctoral thesis on children's fantasy, and right now he's a New York Times Bestselling American novelist. So far in his time as an author, he has written many novels of which include Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and many other novels for adults and children. Many of Maguire's novels are revisionist retellings of classic children's stories: for example, in Wicked he transformed the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 1939 film adaption into a misunderstood protagonist named, Elphaba. Wicked was later transformed into a smash hit Broadway musical of the same name. One of Maguire's short stories is featured in the 2004 compilation, Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales.
Maguire is married to painter, Andy Newman. They have adopted three children, two from Cambodia and one from Guatemala.
A Brief Outline of
the Throne Ministers of Oz
Augmented with notes about selected incidents of interest to students of modern history
The Ozma Years
The matrilineal House of Ozma established.
The Ozma line descends from a Gillikinese clan. It orginally claimed legitimacy throught a purported divine relationship with Lurlina, fabled creatrix of Oz. Depending on the claim, history records between forty to fifty Ozmas and their regents.
The last Ozma, Ozma Tippetarius, is born of Ozma the Bilious.
Ozma the Bilious expires through an accident involving rat poisioning in the risotto. Her consort, Pastorius, becomes Ozma Regent during the minority of Ozma Tippetarius.
Pastorius rules over central Oz.
He renames the hamlet known as Nubbly Meadows, near the ancient burial ground of Open Tombs, as the Emerald City (EC). Declares the EC as the capital of united Oz.
The Great Drought Begins.
By air balloon, Oscar Zoroaster Diggs arrives in the Emerald City.

Diggs successfully mounts a palace coup d'etat. Pastorius is murdered, and the infant Ozma Tippetarius disappears. She is presumed slain, Perhaps in Southstairs Prison (built over the Open Tombs), though an evergreen rumor claims she lies enchanted in a cave, to return only in Oz's darkest hour.
Diggs becomes known as the Wizard of Oz.
The Wizardic Years
The Emerald City renovation is completed.
The Wizard of Oz orders expansion of the Yellow Brick Road.
This serves as a highway for the armies of the EC and aids in the collection of local taxes from previously independent populations, especially in Quadling Country and on the eastern flanks of the Great Kells of the Vinkus.
Animal Courtesy legislation enacted (known also as the Animal Adverse laws).
Muchkinland secedes from Loyal Oz.
Under the rule of Nessarose Thropp, Emincence of Muchkinland, the secesion is conducted with a minimum of bloodshed. The "breadbasket of Oz" maintains an uneasy commercial relationship with Loyal Oz.
Nessarose Thropp dies.
The arrival in Oz of a visitor, a Dorothy Gale of Canzizz (sometimes transcribed as "Canzuss" or "Kanziz"), results in the death of the Eminence. Speculation suggests her sister, Elphaba Thropp, will return to Muchkinland to mount a more aggressive campaign against the EC than Nessarose ever did.
Elphaba Thropp is vanquished.
The so-called Wicked Witch of the West, onetime agitator, now recluse, is subdued by the powerful Dorothy Gale.
The Wizard of Oz abdicates the throne.
The Wizard had held power for almost forty years. The reasons for his departure remain a matter of speculation.
The Twin Interregnums
Lady Glinda Chuffrey, nee Upland, is briefly installed as Throne Minister.
The Animal Adverse laws are revoked, to little effect; Animals remain skeptical of their chances of being reintegrated into human society in Oz.
The Scarecrow replaces Glinda as Throne Minister.
The Scarecrow, a figure of uncertain provenance, is often assumed to have been installed as Throne Minister by place apparatchiks sympathetic to Shell Thropp, an ambitious upstart engaged in mercenary espionage. the Scarecrow proves to be a weak figurehead - a straw man, figuratively as well as literally - but his tenure allows Shell Thropp to avoid having had to challenge the popular Lady Glinda for the leadership. The Scarecrow's whereabouts following the end of his abbreviated realm are never revealed.

Some historians hold that the Scarecrow serving as Throne Minister was not the same Scarecrow who befriended Dorothy, thought this assertion is unverifiable.
The Emperor Apostle
Shell Thropp installs himself as Emperor of Oz.
The youngest of the three Thropp siblings, Shell claims rights of ascendancy through an adroit manipulation of Palace power brokers.

Though of much lesser importance, she also carried with her a small voice-less dog that she calls "Toto", who had arrived with Dorothy in Oz and accompained her along her journey to the EC (Emerald City). And it's during this journey that it is said she had befriended the Scarecrow, Nick Chopper, who now calls himself, the Tin Woodman, and Brrr (the Cowardly Lion) who once lied in possession of Elphaba Thropp herself.
Late in her journey, she was known to have killed Elphaba by using her all-time weakness against her - water - in which she was born with a severe case of aquaphobia, leading to her ultimate demise.
After the murder, her whereabouts are mostly unknown. As people say, she went back to the EC with her friends to speak with The Wizard, who, after revealing his true form had given each one of them a gift, and Dorothy the promise to be able to return back to Canzizz. But instead the Wizard was found to be in a departure from Oz, and was discovered to have broken his promise for Dorothy after he left.
Dorothy then gathered her friends and left to see none other than Lada Glinda Chuffrey, who was thought to have returned Dorothy to her Canzizz home.
Any other record of her being is still either a mystery, or currently unknown as to my
own being.
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n more recent studies, we have found that Ms. Dorothy Gale lived in the place she called, Canzizz with her Aunt "Em", and her uncle "Henry".
Infomation regarding the Scarecrow is yet to be updated.
Information for the life of Nick Chopper is still currently unknown. Please, do come back later.
Information for Brrr and any other individual, or story, or anything else related to Oz is yet to be updated.
Please, allow yourself the time to come back later.
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