This endearing story is ranked as the number one film of all time by the website Rotten Tomatoes. Judy Garland hits a perfect note both musically and dramatically as Dorothy, the bored, unhappy girl from rural Kansas who wishes she was anywhere else, like “Somewhere over the Rainbow.” Dorothy hits her head as her house is swept up in a tornado and eventually lands in the colorful land of Oz with its equally colorful inhabitants.
She discovers that the house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East, but is consoled by Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. Then, the Wicked Witch of the West appears and tries to retrieve her dead sister’s ruby slippers, but they appear on Dorothy’s feet and protect her from harm.
In this familiar story, Dorothy is joined by a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley) and a Cowardly Lion (Burt Lahr) as they travel to the Emerald City and make their appeals to the Wizard of Oz. He requires that they accomplish a “small” task—return with the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West—before he grants their wishes.
This epic fantasy has been a family favorite for 75 years. We are thrilled to award this timeless tale the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages. Parents should be aware that this is an enchanting story with positive life lessons, but there are also a few scary scenes involving flying monkeys, which may be too intense for very young children.