What was the Production Budget for The Wizard of Oz?
The Production Budget for The Wizard of Oz was $2,777,000.
The beloved 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz had an operating budget of $2,777,000. At the box office, it grossed $3 million. There were advertising expenses that hadn't been included in the budget. And so those involved in the film's production didn't consider the film a success until its re-release in 1949. The re-release brought in an additional $1.5 million.
Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was the person at MGM who approved the production of "The Wizard of Oz." Specifically, the San Francisco native became MGM production head in 1938. He brought a reputation for savvy production choices that led to controlled production costs but huge revenues. He chose to translate to the silver screen the hugely popular children's story, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Lyman Frank Baum (May 15…
Both titles are correct. The original book and play title- the epic was presented as a musical play- rather a competitor to (Babes in Toyland) by various production companies from about l902 on) was Wonderful Wizard of Oz. the adjective was dropped, pretty much on grounds of excessive marquee lettering, in the movie versions.
To avoid confusion between the book and the film versions of 'The Wizard of Oz' the title of the book was changed to 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'. The book originally was published as 'The Wizard of Oz', in 1900, by Lyman Frank Baum [May 15, 1856-May 6, 1919]. There were a number of silent film versions of the book. But the most successful, enduring and class version was the beloved 1939 film production.
Strong baritone is the voice part of the Scarecrow in the stage production of "The Wizard of Oz." Specifically, the Scarecrow needs to be strong in acting, dancing and singing. He must be smooth, flexible and acrobatic in the dance sequences even though he can be clumsy in his gait. He has to be able to coordinate strong dancing and singing sequences.
No, Walt Disney overtly did not help with the filming of "The Wizard of Oz." Specifically, MGM Studios owned the filming rights to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" as of January 1938. It therefore handled everything from planning through post-production. But it benefited from Walt Disney Studios prior, relevant experience in bringing to the film a children's story and in controlling Technicolor.