Thursday, February 7

Blown away

Disney's at it again!

Perhaps similar to its 2010 Alice in Wonderland, Oz the Great and Powerful imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character.

Scheduled for release on March 8, 2013, Oz the Great and Powerful is set before the events of the 1900 book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.

When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot, with fame and fortune his for the taking... that is, until he meets the witches Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.

Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is really evil before it is too late. Putting his "magical" arts to use through illusion, ingenuity, and even a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Momma is quite taken with two of dolls from the upcoming movie. Of the five dolls she saw today, two caught her attention: Oz and China Girl.

Oz is ready for all the adventure that awaits him on his journey through the strange and vibrant land. He is dressed in coat and top hat, carrying a travel bag. He carries (a miniature) China Girl, a porcelain girl who (sic) he befriends and takes under his wing. 

Beautiful and fragile China Girl joins the great and powerful Oz on his journey through the land. She believes in him, and helps him become the great wizard. Her lovely blue dress and bright blue eyes make her truly stand out. China Girl makes a great friend for little girls too!

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