Wikipedia:WikiProject Oz

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This project is designed to organize and create better articles about the The Oz books and their authors, (Baum, Thompson, et al.), illustrators (Denslow, Neill), characters, and stage/film adaptations (The Wizard of Oz (1939 movie), The Wiz, Return to Oz, etc.)

This project also covers the Wicked books and plays by Gregory Maguire.

Scope Goals[edit]

  1. To detail the Oz books, its stage and screen adaptations and the fictional world of the Land of Oz.
  2. To ensure the detail is structured as well as possible.
  3. To make Wikipedia one of the most detailed definitive guide to all things Oz on the internet.

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2 people Participants[edit]

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  • I'd love to help! I have researched Oz thoroughly and am a huge fan.


  • Oz is the only thing I actually know anything substantial about! I'll be sure to help out! Luckynumber78 (talk)
  • Cbrown1023 19:18, 15 October 2006 (UTC)--I'm going to add the tag to all your articles.
  • Iantalk Happy to help but very busy at the mo'. Good luck.
  • Deborah-jl Talk , when I can
  • We're off to see the wizard! Gordon P. Hemsley
  • Scottandrewhutchins 14:55, 28 June 2006 (UTC)Scottandrewhutchins (Long time Oz & Baum fan and International Wizard of Oz Club member; currently reading the Aunt Jane's Nieces series; also on several Oz mailing lists, and in communication with Michael Patrick Hearn, John Fricke, and Sally Roesch Wagner)
  • Icarus_23 ( 00:10, 17 October 2006 (UTC))
  • [[User:JonMoore|— —JonMoore 20:24, 29 May 2006 (UTC)]]
  • The_stuart
  • Woggly - when I can. Keep in mind I'll be VERY busy for next 6 months or so.
  • Wootking 'Tom'
  • Zappernapper wow, it seems like there's only a couple people working on these articles...
  • Zephyrprince
  • Typicalst When I can. I'll do my best.
  • Jonks 10:43, 13 December 2006 (UTC) I'll also help when I can. I've just finished a dissertation on Oz, including substantial work on the new Oz stories by Gregory Maguire, Philip Jose Farmer and Geoff Ryman.
  • Kmilne - Happy to help when I can - am following the new Oz prequel series by Darren Reid
  • AshsEvilHand - 06/10/07 8:09 PM - Excited to help out.
  • Witchzilla I will help where I can, but pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

WizardofOzfan39 17:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

I would love to help out on all things Wicked-The Musical. Nathan Cohen (

  • grant (talk) 18:17, 8 December 2014 (UTC) I can chip in when I can!


Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Oz/Assessment for information on assessing the quality of Oz articles in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program.


{{Oz}} will create:

{{Oz-project}} will create:

WikiProject Oz (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Oz, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Oz series and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

For User Pages[edit]

{{User:Scottandrewhutchins/Userboxes/user L. Frank Baum}} will create:

Baum poster 1b.jpgThis user reads the work of L. Frank Baum under all his many names!Emerald city cover.png

and include the user in Category:Wikipedians_who_read_L._Frank_Baum

Stub templates[edit]

Use {{Oz-stub}} to create:

and place the article in Category:Oz stubs

Categories and articles[edit]

Please keep this list updated! If you create a new Oz article or category, or add an existing Oz article to a category, please list it below:

As of June 2015, evidently since July 2011, Category:Oz (franchise) is the top cat. Most subcategory names differ from those listed here.


Category:Oz writers[edit]

Category:Oz illustrators[edit]

Category:Oz in stage and film productions[edit]

Category:Geography of Oz[edit]

Category:Oz actors[edit]

Category:Oz books[edit]

Category:Oz characters[edit]

To do[edit]

  • This list is transcluded from the tasks list page. To edit the list, click here

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Expand : Expand book articles related to Oz, Early cinematic versions of the Wizard of Oz
  • Other : Add the {{Oz-project}} to all Oz-related articles

Articles to work on[edit]

New Wikipedia articles related to Oz[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Oz-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a 72 hr. time limit from the creation of the article. Also, please add one of the above categories to any new articles, and add them to the above lists.

I have created The Wizard of Oz (pinball). Feel free to expand the article. --Fluffystar (talk) 19:12, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

I have created a page for the first of Shanower's Oz non-canonical graphic novels, The Enchanted Apples of Oz. I haven't put it under any of the categories other than Oz, because it doesn't really fit into them.

I added The Sword of Oz into the Oz listing as it fits into the series as a prequel and is supposed to accompany the "cannon" series

Article improvement drive[edit]

Collaboration of the week[edit]

Peer review[edit]

Please submit any articles you would like to see featured to peer review before submitting them as a Featured article candidate.

Articles by achievement[edit]

Did you know?[edit]

Current featured articles[edit]

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Current featured pictures[edit]

Featured picture candidates[edit]

Current featured lists[edit]

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Good articles[edit]

Wikipedia surveys[edit]

Ad hoc surveys[edit]

Ongoing Wikipedia surveys[edit]


Pre-39 films[edit]

Has anyone done any work on articles about the various silent Oz films prior to MGM's? I'm thinking primarily of 1925's Wizard of Oz and the sequel His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, both of which co-starred Oliver Hardy and have been available on DVD for a number of years (and were most recently added to the 1939 film as a bonus DVD feature. 23skidoo 04:41, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

1933's Wizard of Oz animated short starts in black and white and goes to color. Storyline is almost cheesy, but informative on a historic level. One of L. Frank Baum's son was involved in the production. This is included on the Wizard of OZ 3 disc DVD set. Updated Saturday, July 1, 2006

1930s Radio Show[edit]

Does anyone know anything about the 1930s radio broadcasts starring Nancy Kelly as Dorothy that were sponsored by Jell-O? I've got the info somewhere, but I'd have to find it. Scottandrewhutchins 19:27, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Hollow Earth Theories[edit]

Has anyone here read any scholarship (or entertaining speculation) linking Baum's weird maps to his experience in the Theosophical Society and possible exposure to Hollow Earth theories?

Because the East-West inversion (and the various ways of getting to Oz - through cracks in the Earth past the Vegetable Kingdom, the tunnel that the dragon flies through from China and so forth) make sense from the perspective of Oz being inside a hollow sphere, the way Cyrus Teed thought we were all living. The Nomes simply travel through a layer of crust several miles thick.... grant (talk) 18:51, 8 December 2014 (UTC)


HIS MAJESTY THE SCARECROW OF OZ was the third of the Oz Film Manufacturing Co.'s Oz films. Oliver Hardy was not in this film.


The Children's literature tag[edit]

It seems all the Oz books are tagged as Kid's books regardless of the appropriateness of label. The books in the Wicked Years series: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men are not children's books something the author makes very clear. I am also pretty sure Was is not a children's book either. A close look should be taken at the Oz books to make sure the are not inappropriately categorized as kids books as some aren't. Tydoni (talk) 16:34, 3 March 2010 (UTC)