Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ruby Slipper replicas

So I have been working on some Ruby Slipper replicas for what feels like forever. Many of you already know this but, I actually started this whole project about 2 years ago....

Yeah I know, I did not think it would take this long either. The reason it is taking so long was that I had to place each little rhinestone on to them one by one. On top of that each shoe had to be re-upholstered. Many of you have seen one of these shoes on our Q & A we did back in May. But since then I have re-done the bows, as to they were all wrong, come to find out. And I have added many more rhinestones. But with all of this time I still can not say they are "DONE". But, I am about 80% done with the whole project. Which I never even thought I would make it this far. I thought it would be a neat gift to you all to show you these slippers, or at least what I have done so far. I even put them on video so you can get the full effect of the rhinestones. Let me know how you like them.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Return to Oz DVD Art

As many of you have heard me said, I am really quite annoyed with the DVD cover art Disney has created. They really did not spend much time on the construction.

They must not have found a great quality picture of Dorothy, to where they had to airbrush her, which made her look like a Muppet. And they colored her dress in Pink, like in one of those old black and white films, you know when they would try to colorize it. The colors never seem to mesh correctly.

So, after pondering these and looking through old posters, I came across an old promotional sketch. This was to be considered as a theatrical poster. I really liked the art on this one, why couldn’t Disney just hire an (gasp) animator to draw up some new artwork. Well, apparently they do not even care enough to give the film proper box art. Hopefully with 2010, and the films 25th anniversary coming up, they will re-release a special edition. But I won’t hold my breath….

Saturday, December 13, 2008

2009 Return to Oz Site

Just wanted to give you guys a little heads up for 2009. We are actually going to be doing a video series on Return to Oz. Here is how it will work:
At least once a month, we will put together a Documentary somehow relating to Return to Oz. This can be on behind the scenes stories, to memorabilia info, it will very from month to month. We will also be doing some fun participation for these too.
So be on the watch, The videos will be posted exclusively here, in our Blog of Oz.

If you have anything you would like to see, or see more of, please send us an email.

So tune in after the Holiday and Merry Christmas to you all!