News Discotek Streams 1st Episode of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Anime
posted on 2017-05-14 02:30 EDT
Discotek Media began streaming the first episode of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz television anime series on Saturday. The video is available in Japanese with English subtitles. Discotek added that if the video is successful, the company will upload the second episode at a later date.
Discotek describes Panmedia's version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
Dorothy and her canine pal Toto live a quiet life on a Kansas farm with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. But one day, the little girl and her dog find themselves spirited away from the fields of Kansas, to the magical land of Oz! Dorothy and Toto meet many friends on the yellow-brick road to Emerald City, where she hopes to find a way home to Kansas-- but when she arrives, the city's mysterious ruler, the Wizard of Oz, is not what she expects! The Wizard can help Dorothy get home, but at a daunting price: she and her friends the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion must kill the Wicked Witch of the West and free the Winkies from her rule.
Dorothy's journey to Emerald City is only the beginning of this celebrated 52-episode adaptation of L. Frank Baum's beloved series of children's books, which goes beyond the tale of Wizard of Oz to introduce you to new friends, like the Gump, the Sawhorse, Jack Pumpkinhead, and Billina-- plus new adversaries in the witch Mombi, General Jinjur and the All-Girl Army, and the bitter and scheming Nome King. Dorothy must team up with old friends and new to save all of Oz and return Emerald City to its rightful ruler, the mysterious Ozma. One way or another, Dorothy's not in Kansas anymore!
Discotek will release the entire 52-episode series on standard definition Blu-ray Disc and on DVD on August 29. The company is offering the international version of the series with the English dub, including narration by Margot Kidder (Superman). Lightyear Entertainment previously released the series on DVD.
The series originally aired in 1986-1987.
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.