***Update: Check out some of our favorite famous quotes from The Wizard of Oz.***
It’s hard to believe but it’s been 71 years since Judy Garland clicked her ruby slippers together on the big screen for The Wizard of Oz when the film debuted on August 12, 1939. It was directed by Victor Fleming and won 2 out of 6 Oscars it was nominated for the following year. In honor of the Wizard’s birthday many sites including the mega search engine Google, have decided to pay homage to Dorothy and her traveling companions.
When you went onto Google this morning did you notice anything different? The typical search bar is there but it’s not alone, it’s accompanied by a photo of Dorothy Gale, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, and Toto, skipping towards the horizon of Oz. To make it even more dramatic, the word “Google” is also written within the poppy fields.
The Wizard of Oz resonates with many fans for different reasons. The overall theme of the story centers on several people looking for fulfillment from someone else when everything they need is inside themselves. It’s a theme that crosses generational boundaries and has stuck with its viewers for a lifetime.
In honor of the big day here are a few of our favorite tunes and moments from the classic film.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow:
Famous Cyclone Scene:
We’re Off to See The Wizard:
What’s you favorite song or moment from The Wizard of Oz? When did you first see the film?