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Oz the Great and Powerful Details

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A mischievous magician gains the wisdom to become a powerful ruler after being swept away to a land of magic and mystery as director Sam Raimi and screenwriters Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) explore the genesis of author L. Frank Baum's enduring tales of Oz. Shady illusionist Oscar Diggs (James Franco) enchants curious audiences at a Kansas circus. A self-professed con man, he's a fast-talking performer who aspires to follow in the footsteps of inventors like Thomas Edison. Oscar is being chased across the circus grounds by the rampaging Strongman when a tornado blows in and everyone runs for cover. Seeing a hot-air balloon as his only chance for escape, the illusionist jumps in and cuts himself free. Magically transported to the wondrous world of Oz, he soon encounters Theodora (Mila Kunis), a temperamental witch who surmises that he is the wizard named after their land (Oscar's nickname is Oz), foretold to fall from the sky, defeat a nasty witch, and ascend to the throne. Theodora takes Oscar to the Emerald City to meet her sister Evanora (Rachel Weisz), a powerful witch who reveals that he cannot become the rightful ruler of Oz until he's accomplished his mission. Later, as Oscar and his new flying-monkey companion Finley (voice of Zach Braff) prepare to face their fearsome enemy, they're joined by the fragile but fearless China Girl (voice of Joey King) and benevolent witch Glinda the Good (Michelle Williams), who help them prepare for the arduous battle ahead. Together with the brave people of Oz, Oscar draws up a plan to rid the land of evil once and for all, and become the great and powerful king who will rule from his throne in the Emerald City. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 8, 2013

Cast

James Franco
as Oz
Mila Kunis
as Theodora/Wicked Witch of the West
Rachel Weisz
as Evanora
Michelle Williams
as Annie/Glinda
Zach Braff
as Frank/Finley
Bill Cobbs
as Master Tinker
Joey King
as Girl in Wheelchair/China Girl
Tony Cox
as Knuck
Stephen R. Hart
as Winkie General
Bruce Campbell
as Winkie Gate Keeper
Ted Raimi
as Skeptic in Audience.
Toni Wynne
as Strongman's Wife
William Dick
as Front Gate Barker
Robert Stromberg
as Disgruntled Kansas Man
Russell Bobbitt
as Mr. Baum
Daniel Nelson
as Quadling Man with Flowers
T.J. Jagodowski
as Quadling Mayor
John Paxton
as Elder Tinker
Betsy Baker
as Quadling Woman
Ellen Sandweiss
as Quadling Woman
Martin Klebba
as Munchkin Rebel
Bill E. Rogers
as Emerald City Citizen
Emma Raimi
as Emerald City Citizen
Wendy Cutler
as Emerald City Citizen

Crew

Sam Raimi
Director
Joe Roth
Producer
Mitchell Kapner
Screenwriter
Mitchell Kapner
Screen Story
David Lindsay-Abaire
Screenwriter
Peter Deming
Cinematographer
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Murawski
Editor
Robert Stromberg
Production Designer
Meghan C. Rogers
Art Director
Domenic Silvestri
Art Director
Stefan Dechant
Supervising Art Director
Todd Cherniawsky
Supervising Art Director
Ian McFadyen
Art Director
W. Mark McNair
Co-producer
K.C. Hodenfield
Co-producer
Philip Steuer
Executive Producer
Grant Curtis
Executive Producer
Joshua Donen
Executive Producer
Andrew Reeder
Set Designer
Julia Levine
Set Designer
Jane Wuu
Set Designer
Jeff Markwith
Set Designer
Chad S. Frey
Set Designer
Gary Jones
Costume Designer
Nancy Haigh
Set Decorator
K.C. Hodenfield
First Assistant Director
Marcos Romero
Animator
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Animator
Kim Marks
Camera Operator
John Papsidera
Casting
Scott Stokdyk
Visual Effects Supervisor
Yolanda Toussieng
Department Head Hair
Dov Samuel
First Assistant Editor
Jeff Okabayashi
Second Assistant Director
Vivian Baker
Department Head Makeup
Sean Gowrie
Production Coordinator
Andy Foster
Visual Effects Producer
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Visual Effects
John Frazier
Special Effects Coordinator
Allen Cappuccilli
Visual Effects Editor
Payam Shohadai
Visual Effects Supervisor
Brittney Nance
Production Supervisor
Howard Berger
Makeup Special Effects
John L. Jack
Visual Effects Producer
Christian Hejnal
Visual Effects Producer
Gregory Nicotero
Makeup Special Effects
Tracy Dixon
Extra Casting
Dion Hatch
Visual Effects Supervisor
Matthew Hirsch
Production Supervisor
Raphael Pimentel
Supervising Animator
Vincent Cirelli
Visual Effects Supervisor
Matt Dessero
Visual Effects Supervisor
Philip Steuer
Unit Production Manager
Troy Saliba
Supervising Animator
W. Mark McNair
Unit Production Manager
Debbie Denise
Visual Effects Executive Producer
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