Oz no Mahotsukai

Japanese name: Oz no Mahotsukai
Japanese name: オズの魔法使い
English name: The Wizard of Oz; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
French name: Le Magicien d'Oz
Dates: October 6, 1986-October 5, 1987
1987 (Canada)
May 6, 1990 (United States)
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Itoman
Production Company: Panmedia, Cinar (Canada)
Broadcaster: Tokyo 12
La 5 (France)
Home Box Office (HBO) (United States)
Creator(s): L. Frank Baum (novels: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and The Emerald City of Oz)
Series Director: Hiroshi Saito, Naisho Tonogawa
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Ronald A. Weinberg
Writer(s): Akira Miyazaki
Art Director: Mariko Kadono
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Shuichi Seki
Animator(s): Shuichi Seki (director)
Music: Jo Hisaishi (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Sumi Shimamoto (Dorothy), Tadashi Yashuhara (Scarecrow), Takuzou Kamiyama (Tin Man), Ichiro Nagai (Lion)
Genre(s): adventure, fantasy, magic, fantasy creatures, witches, children, literary adaptation
Home Video

Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Oz no Mahotsukai go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: March 29, 2009
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