I was able to get a preview of an Amazon Original Kids Special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure
In the upcoming special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale (Ashley Boettcher, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street) discovers her mother’s magical travel journal from Oz hidden beneath the floorboards of their Kansas home. The book triggers a tornado, rips her house from its foundation, and transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to Oz. Lost in this bustling, modern, magical metropolis, Dorothy learns that to get back to Kansas, she will need to acquire every magical element in Oz. Unfortunately for Dorothy, Oz is currently facing the worst magic crisis in eons. Dorothy and Toto find unlikely friends and allies in West (Nika Futterman, The Loud House), a young street-smart witch grappling with dark magic temptations, and Ojo (Jorge Diaz, Elena of Avalor), a half-Munchkin full of heart. Dorothy realizes the only way to get the magic she needs to get home is to find Glinda, the elusive and most powerful witch in Oz.
Lost in Oz is an animated, action-adventure comedy which was part of Amazon Studios’ 2015 summer pilot season and received 4.9 out of 5-stars by customers, with 91% of the reviews being 5-stars. The new special includes the original pilot plus 40 minutes of new content for an extended adventure. A full season of Lost in Oz will debut on Prime Video in 2017.
Lost in Oz is based on the “OZ” books by L. Frank Baum. Developed and executive produced by Abram Makowka, Darin Mark, Jared Mark, and Mark Warshaw (East Los High), the series features voice talent from Ashley Boettcher, Nika Futterman, and Jorge Diaz.
I loved The Wizard of Oz when I was little and I was excited to share this with my daughter. Loved that they had redone some of the original iconic parts that I remember, but with an updated twist to them. Some of the small elements were kept but used in different ways, like the pattern of Dorthy’s dress was in her shoes. It had a cool futuristic vibe to it and my daughter loved it. It was a cute spin off and my daughter is looking forward to the full season coming soon!