Oregon Movies, A to Z

Oregon Movies, A to Z header image 2

Return to Oz (1985)

April 13th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · 1980's, Oregon animator, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition, Oregon studio

If you weren’t scared enough by Coraline, move up to an even darker film which shares some of Coraline’s bloodlines.

Walter Murch directed Fairuza Balk as the lonely little girl who can’t get adjusted to life back in Kansas. Auntie Em decides she needs electric shock therapy.

And that’s just the first act. That’s before Dorothy arrives in a bombed out, deserted Emerald City ruled by a headless psycho, played by Jean Marsh, who also plays the psychiatric nurse, back in Kansas.

Will Vinton Studios here in Portland provided the clay animated part of Nicol Williamson’s Nome King, Dorothy’s ultimate antagonist.

Lavish production values cannot wallpaper over the deep sadness of the story of a little girl confronting total devastation with only a pet chicken to help her. Dorothy negotiates a minefield of formidably evil adults without the help of the Tin Woodsman, Cowardly Lion, or Scarecrow.

See this film for Fairuza Balk’s tremendous performance, if not for those given by her assorted costars, some of which are animatronic puppets created by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson. Henry Selick drew storyboards for this dark, sumptuous fairy tale.

This gentle, sad, scary film rewards Dorothy in the end with triumph. Children can see it, mostly because they do not understand what electroshock treatment is.

I hereby claim Return to Oz as an Oregon film, based on the contribution of Oregonian Will Vinton, and Will Vinton Studios.

Share This:
  • Print
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • MySpace
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter

Tags: ···

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment

Togel Togel Togel Online Toto Slot Togel Online Togel178 Pedetogel Pedetogel Situs Togel Terpercaya Togel178 Togel279 Toto Macau Situs Togel Bandar Togel Agen Togel Bo Togel Daftar Togel Togel279 Toto Macau Bo Togel Terpercaya Toto Togel Sabatoto Slot Server Luar Negeri rote4d rote4d rote4d togel158 togel158 togel279 pedetogel togel178 rote4d sabatoto Togel279 Rote4d Togel Online togel sabatoto pedetogel Slot88 Situs Togel Prize 123 Bo Togel Terpercaya Togel Online Daftar Akun Togel Resmi Toto Macau Toto Togel Situs Togel Terpercaya Situs Togel Via Pulsa Tanpa Potongan Daftar Togel Via Pulsa Tanpa Potongan Daftar Togel Via Dana Togel Via Dana Toto Slot Bandar Togel Hadiah 4D 10 Juta Terpercaya Bandar Togel Hadiah 4D Bo Togel Hadiah 2D bo togel terpercaya pedetogel togel158 togel158 pedetogel togel178 togel178 togel158 PEDETOGEL PEDETOGEL PEDETOGEL pedetogel pedetogel Togel Via Dana Togel Situs Toto dana toto toto togel togel via pulsa bandar togel togel178 pedetogel sabatoto togel158 togel279 pragmatic178 novaslot88 result macau bo togel hadiah 2d 200rb daftar akun togel resmi dana toto togel158 pedetogel togel279 togel158 pedetogel rote4d rote4d sabatoto toto macau toto macau togel158 pedetogel sabatoto togel178 togel279 togel158 togel158 togel178 togel279 pedetogel togel158 sabatoto togel178 pedetogel