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Rainbow Road to Oz was a proposed, but never finished, Walt Disney Studios live-action film about characters in the Land of Oz. Inspired by L. Frank Baum's Oz books, it was to have starred some of the Mouseketeers, including Darlene Gillespie as Dorothy, Annette Funicello as Ozma, Bobby Burgess as the Scarecrow, Tommy Kirk as the villainous son of the Wicked Witch of the West, Doreen Tracey as Scraps the Patchwork Girl, and Kevin Corcoran.

Preview segments from the film aired on September 11, 1957 on Disneyland's fourth anniversary show. MGM's The Wizard of Oz had been shown on CBS Television for the first time on November 3, 1956.

Theories on why the film was abandoned include Disney's failure to develop a satisfactory script and the popularity of the MGM one on television which represented potential insurmountable comparisons. They ultimately replaced it with a new adaptation of Babes in Toyland.

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Media: Return to Oz | Oz the Great and Powerful | Rainbow Road to Oz | Temple Run: Oz | The Story and Songs of The Cowardly Lion of Oz | The Songs from The Wizard of Oz | The Story and Songs of The Wizard of Oz | The Story of the Scarecrow of Oz | The Story of The Wizard of Oz | The Story and Songs of The Tin Woodman of Oz | The Muppets' Wizard of Oz | Disney Read-Along | Return to Oz Storybook

Characters: Dorothy Gale | Oscar Diggs | Theodora the Wicked Witch of the West | Jack Pumpkinhead | Glinda the Good Witch of the South | Tik-Tok | China Girl | Dr. Worley | Evanora the Wicked Witch of the East | Nome King | Mombi | Nurse Wilson | Aunt Em | Billina | Uncle Henry | Princess Ozma | The Scarecrow | Tin Woodman | Cowardly Lion | Annie Gale | Finley | Wheelers | Master Tinker | Knuck | May | Munchkins | Scraps the Patchwork Girl | Winged Baboons | Toto | Winkie Guards | Quadlings

Songs: Almost Home

Locations: Land of Oz | Emerald City | Kansas | China Town | Yellow Brick Road | Munchkinland | Dark Forest | Poppy Fields

Objects: Ruby Slippers

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