Return to Oz Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 6, 1985
  • PG, 1 hr 53 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 6 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Return to Oz is nowhere near as whimsical nor fantastical (nor fantastic) as the Judy Garland classic. It has a gloomier, spookier look and feel, though it does have heart. (Dorothy, as in the first movie, is as sweet as ever.) Children 8 and younger will likely find it disturbing, especially if they're fans of the original. Some scenes show an Oz that's fallen apart, dominated by a headless princess and a vengeful, stony king. The way they go after Dorothy is a freaky, nerve-wracking sight to behold.

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