Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cinar Pt. 1

Of all the animated adaptations of the Oz stories, Cinar's Wonderful Wizard of Oz series appears to be one of the most popular. I believe I've seen the most collectible tie-ins with this particular cartoon.

DVDs, Etc.

Books and Comics

One of four small PVC figures from Spain

I watched The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for the first time and I thought the four main characters possessed a certain charm. Though for the most part the supporting characters were uninspired, the animators employed a creative, if a bit odd, choice of coloring. The Emerald City was blue and white. The magic shoes were neither silver or ruby, but they did glow pink at times. The golden cap was red and Glinda looked more like Pinocchio's Blue Fairy. Despite the eccentric palette, the cartoon proved to be an enjoyable watch.

I found a surprising number of websites dedicated to Cinar and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz cartoons: