News

Warner Bros. spending big for Wizard of Oz anniversary

Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, sing in this scene from "The Wizard of Oz," distributed by Warner Bros. Photo: Associated Press/HO/Warner Bros

Studio bosses at Warner Bros. are planning a huge $25 million extravaganza to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

The family favorite was released on 25 August 1939, and to mark its latest milestone, executives will release the movie in 3D next month. It will actually become the first film to screen at the renovated Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The celebration will also include a line of Happy Meal figures at fast food giant McDonald’s throughout September and October, and special DVD box sets will also hit the market.

The film, starring Judy Garland as a teenage farm girl who finds herself lost in the fantasy world of Oz, was nominated for six Oscars following its release.

Recent Headlines

in Local

SJC Ruling Ends Greenfield Sex Offender Residency Bid

Fresh
greenfieldtownhall

Greenfield's efforts to pass a new sex offender residency bylaw are over before they had a chance to get started

in Local

UMass Gang Rape Defendant To Take Stand

Fresh
gavel

Adam Liccardi is expected to testify on this final day of evidence before the jury gets the case

in Local

21-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed In Springfield

Fresh
police lights

David Steven Guasp of Springfield is the city's 14th homicide of the year

in Local

Whately Firefighters Support Group Turns 75

fire-chief

The group most recently donated cash toward a project to upgrade the Whateley Elementary School playground

in Local

Amherst Group Pushes For Town Government Changes

Amherst Town Hall

Amherst For All is looking to create a charter commission which they hope leads to a town government that's more responsive to residents' needs