About the Trilogy...

 

 

A Wizard of Oz, Epic Adventure...For 21st Century Readers 

 

A commemorative series from a unique perspective, Toto's! A multidimensional plot-twister w updated cast of wondrous, quirky misfits. 

Synopsis and Overview

 

The story begins shortly after Dorothy awakens (MGM - 1939 - The Wizard of Oz).

 A commemorative series from a unique perspective, Toto's! A multidimensional plot-twister with updated cast of wondrous, quirky misfits. A "Wizard of Oz" Epic Adventure for the 21st Century Reader.

A couple of days in Oz equals a year in Kansas where Uncle Henry is dying; If the Wizard will provide the cure, Will Dorothy find her way home…and in time, to make a difference?

 

Three Sentence Synopsis

Alongside Toto, you will ride in the front seat of a thrilling and emotional roller coaster throughout the magical Land of Oz…and beyond. This Wizard of Oz takeoff is a multidimensional plot-twister as told from Toto’s perspective that includes an updated original cast and a host of other wondrous quirky social misfits. With many surprises along the way, this complex and intriguing parody has as much tongue-in-cheek humor as it does original content, adventure, mystery, fantasy, and romance.

 

Product Description

Book One: Toto’s Tale

Book Two: Trail of Tears

Book Three: To Be Determined by Readers of Toto’s Tale and Trail of Tears

 

Product Description

A Wizard of Oz, Epic Adventure...For 21st Century Readers

 

Toto's Tale, the first of The Wizard Was Odd trilogy brings the 21st century reader a cast of new and updated characters. Often bizarre and always unique, their personalities have depth and complexity in tune with our times.

 

The story line, situations, and characters’ relationships, though off-world, are real-world with complicated plots, unexpected twists, subtle romance..., mystery, lots of wonder, and some serious magic. Book one, Toto's Tale, loosely follows Baum’s yellow brick road to the Emerald City. However, not all yellow brick roads are the same. With larcenous literary and artistic license, copious wit, and tongue-in-cheek humor, Toto’s Tale will appeal to readers of all ages.

 

In Trail of Tears, the second book of the trilogy, the comrades agree to accept a mission from an eccentric Wizard to secure an all-seeing spyglass held by the Black Queen of the Western Commonwealth. Circumstance require the comrades return East, to Oz, by Devil’s Walk through the Underworld.  

 

Deadly, dark, and dismal, this treacherous expanse is inhabited by unimaginable evil. The pocks, pockets, and caves that belch sulfur and volcanic heat harbor hungry Firewalkers, the spawn of Hell’s Hearth, Godless spider-like half-human miscreation’s. 

 
                                  

Elsewhere, in the Valley of Vegans, the sweet scent of nightshade and cool forest mist brings peace and contentment to the weary traveler while intelligent soul-seeking plants, spiritual vampires subtly work to seduce their victims.

 

And….what would Oz be without its Lying Flying Monkeys? Are they friend or foe...or are these mysterious monkeys as fearsome, twisted, and as dangerous as the other forms and forces from the Out Lands, the Dreadful Wilds, and Western Oz, parts unknown.

 

Bedraggled and beaten, those who return come to realize that the Wizard they staked their future on is devious, treacherous, and probably lacking the sanity, magical skills, and desire to grant their wishes. Unpredictable twists of fate lead the reader to an ending unlike any other adaptation, spin-off, rendition, sequel, or Oziian reinterpretation.

 

 

Different Readership, Year 1900; Different Times - Year 2020

The original Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published in the year 1900. America was for the first time, the world's most affluent country, yet, electrical lighting, indoor plumbing, and automobile ownership were not widespread. There were less than 8000 cars on the road and no more than ten miles of paved roads. At the turn of the century, "technology" was about bringing improved 19th century innovations to the public: phonograph, records, the combustible engine, telegraph, and telephone to name a few. 

 

In 1900, "technology" was a train that could bring you the same distance in six days that a covered wagon brought you in six months. Cross-continental travel became easier and more affordable. Today, "technology" means medical miracles, lasers, drones, stealth bombers, satellite surveillance, space station, cyber warfare, and quantum computers. 

 

Despite some slight differences of opinion, the first movie was produced in 1895. Jump ahead fifteen years to 1910 and check out this first Wizard of Oz film. Setting amusement aside, one has to strain the imagination to find similarities to Disney's recent film, "Oz The Great and Powerful". The first Wizard of Oz film as follows is insanely funny and only a few minutes. 

 

 

 

 

Now, a century later, incredible graphics in games and films like Avatar, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, have raised the bar. Today's fantasy lovers expect "fantastic" and it takes "awesome" in books and films to meet the expectations of fantasy lovers today. The Wizard Was Odd trilogy has that kind of universal appeal. The glorious Lands of Western Oz, with elements of fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction coupled with its bizarre inhabitants, and their extreme subcultures will draw today’s game-minded youth into an Oziian world unlike any other.

 

The rest of us - who’ve grown up and older with Baum...our attraction to The Wizard Was Odd, will be magnetic. Why - because Oz’s ever-changing characters and plots are part of this fantasy-fairy-tail universe that is comfort-food to our soul. It's this irresistible lure…this indefinable mystique that draws so many of us not only to that magical Land of Oz, but to Star Trek, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.  The big difference, however, is that Oz has had our attention for nearly 120 years! We know Baum’s book. We’ve seen MGM’s movie, countless takes, and remakes. Yet, after 120 year, we find ourselves compelled with joy, anticipation, and a bit of excited trepidation to time and again, walk that yellow brick road. This time it is to commemorate the Great Man himself, L. Frank Baum on his 120th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

Original Art, First Edition - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 

 

 

Original Art: (Arte Original)
Original Art: (Arte Original)
Munchkins, Good Witch Meet Dorothy,  Toto (Los Munchkins y la Bruja Buena conocen a Dorothy y Toto)
Munchkins, Good Witch Meet Dorothy, Toto (Los Munchkins y la Bruja Buena conocen a Dorothy y Toto)

 

 

Original Art - The Wizard Was Odd, Toto's Tale 

 

 

 

RV2  Kiss of the Good Good Witch (El Beso de la Bruja Buena)

 

 

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1910 First Filming (11 Minutes)

Official Movie Trailer

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