Dear Crissy

Oz The Great and Powerful clip

Oz The Great & Powerful: Travel by Bubble Clip

I can remember my mother’s excitement the first time we watched The Wizard of Oz together when I was a small child.

The film occupied a special place in her heart, and in turn, I grew to love the magic that accompanied the click-click of two sparkling ruby slippers, too.

With the nostalgia that I feel for The Wizard of Oz still permeating some of my warmest memories, I am really looking forward to Disney’s new film, Oz The Great and Powerful (starring James Franco and Michelle Williams), which opens in theaters on March 8th.

If you want to learn a little more about the story and characters behind Oz The Great and Powerful, you can visit the official site, or follow the movie on Twitter & Facebook. For an extra-special glimpse at one of most gorgeous scenes from the film, watch the clip below.

Now, who wouldn’t love to travel by bubble—really?

Oz The Great and Powerful: Travel By Bubble Movie Clip

When I showed my 3-year-old, Evan, this clip, he immediately wanted to blow bubbles. As the iridescent bubbles we blew drifted then drooped around us, he asked me what I thought it would feel like to float inside a bubble.

I told him I wasn’t sure, that I thought it would feel pretty exhilarating, and then I asked him what he thought it would feel like.

“I think it would feel like… magic,” he said.

Me too.

Oz The Great and Powerful

So, tell me.

Do you have some special memories when you think of The Wizard of Oz, and, are you excited to see the new movie—Oz The Great and Powerful?

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  1. Stacie — February 20, 2013 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    I’m excited to see it. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz at my slumber parties growing up.

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    • Crissy Page — February 20th, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      Slumber parties, yes! I know for a fact that I watched The Wizard of Oz at at least one of my slumber parties growing up, too. Can’t wait to see this film!

      • Stacie — February 20th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

        My daughter is 8 and has been asking me to take her when it comes to theatres. She’s seen the original one.

  2. rhonda hagy miller — February 20, 2013 @ 4:10 pm (#)

    yes..The Wizard of Oz DOES bring back a memory..
    When My brother and I were little, my dad had just bought a brand new COLORED TV..now that was a big thing in my day..we were the first in our area. Well you know when it turns from b&w to color..we didnt even realise before!! But the biggest memory I have is when those pesky flying monkeys would get after Dorothy..my brother would ALWAYS start crying and dunk under his chair..and you know being the wonderful big sister that I am,,I would NEVER tease him about it..LOL Yeah right!

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  3. perlita mata — February 20, 2013 @ 4:11 pm (#)

    this brings me childhood memories! it takes me to a much nicer place when i was a young girl and my mom would read us the story!

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  4. Sharon Haas — February 20, 2013 @ 4:16 pm (#)

    I’m so excited to see this! My daughter and I read the entire collection of OZ books and loved them all so having a prequil is brilliant!

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  5. Peggy Humbracht — February 20, 2013 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    What little I know about this new movie, I think it will be very enjoyable to watch. I loved the original Wizard of Oz. a very delightful movie.

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    • Peggy Humbracht — February 20th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

      I had very wonderful memomories of the original Wizard of Oz. The wicked old witch was veery scary and I always hid my eyes whenshe came on the screeen.

  6. Monica Powell — February 20, 2013 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    I am So excited to see this movie!! I rememeber watching the Wizard of OZ as when I was little and being afraid when they were caught by the wicked witch.

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  7. Colleen Fuller — February 20, 2013 @ 4:34 pm (#)

    Yes, I am excited to see it with my girls! I loved the wizard. It was so magical and of course the Yellow Brick Road!

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  8. Teresa — February 20, 2013 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    The Wizard of Oz was my daughters first favorite movie at age 2. After renting it I had to buy it for her. She still watches it. She wants to see this one now! I hope we get to go soon.

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  9. Anastasia @ eco-babyz — February 20, 2013 @ 4:45 pm (#)

    When I was growing up I never saw the movie, but I had the book and read it in Russian :)

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  10. Brianne Armstrong — February 20, 2013 @ 5:01 pm (#)

    Of course I am excited. I think it was the first movie that introduced me to the concept of magic and that “feeling” you get when you experience it. From the world of the Lollipop Kids to the flying monkeys, it was all so mesmerizing for me! I can’t wait for this! :)

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  11. Kari — February 20, 2013 @ 5:10 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to see this movie! The Wizard of Oz was always one of my favorites growing up. Of course, we had to wait for it to come on television once or twice a year. I was always terrified of the flying monkeys!

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  12. Dawn — February 20, 2013 @ 5:22 pm (#)

    I remember being so excited as a little kid to watch The Wizard of Oz every year when it came on TV. I am really excited to see this movie when it comes out!

    Dawn

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    • Crissy Page — February 20th, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      Me too, Dawn. Isn’t it funny that there was a time, not too long ago, when you had to wait for something to come on television every year to see it again? :)

  13. Cathy Liebgold — February 20, 2013 @ 5:22 pm (#)

    I have lots of memories of the original movie. I remember watching it every Thanksgiving. I think I have seen it almost every year since it has been on TV. Now however, I think of my sister, Bobbi. This was her all-time favorite movie. 7 years ago, she discovered she had breast cancer. She had the lump removed and then 2 years later, the whole breast was removed. 3 years after that, the other breast was removed. She was talking about reconstructive surgery. In September of last year, after a day of shopping with our Mom, she was super tired. That feeling didn’t let up, so she went to her doctor. They discovered that the cancer had gone to her liver. Her wish was to be cremated. Following this wish, her husband did have her cremated. Her ashes were put into a beautiful urn – ruby red. Bobbi’s birth stone is Ruby, and she loved the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. Now when I see this movie, I think of my sister, Bobbi.

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  14. Lynnette Watkins — February 20, 2013 @ 5:46 pm (#)

    The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies. I remember being memorized when the movie went from black and white to color. When I watched it with my grand children they got just as surprised as I did as a child. I hope Oz The Great and Powerful has a few surprises too.

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  15. Mary Beth Elderton — February 20, 2013 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    I remember when it came around on TV every year when I was a kid–no VCR’s then :) We were always excited and made a big family night of it. I can’t wait to see ‘Oz the Great and Powerful.” It looks absolutely stunning!

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you are beautiful. hope to see you soon!