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Google Celebrates 71 Years of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Posted by on August 12, 2010 at 4:08 PM EST

wizard of ozGoogle celebrates 71 years of the wonderful “Wizard of Oz” with a custom doodle on their homepage.

“The Wizard of Oz” is turning 71-years-old today and even though it is older than most of my living relatives, the legacy of the film still lives on. Whether it be because of the amazing Technicolor technology it introduced or it’s catchy show tunes, it remains an iconic piece of the movie industry.

In typical Google fashion, it has taken an opportunity to use its Google Doodle to pay homage to Warner Bros. 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.” Pictured on their main Google page is a doodle, which shows Dorothy, Toto, The Scarecrow, The Cowardly Lion and The Tin Man as they embark upon the Emerald City via the legendary yellow brick road.

If you look closely upon “The Wizard of Oz” Google Doodle, you will see that Google is subtlety written amongst the doodle. I have to give Google credit for recognizing such an iconic film and paying respect they way they did.

“The Wizard of Oz” was first released in 1939 and starred Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan, with Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charles Grapewin, Clara Blandick.

The film follows a young Dorothy who is sucked into a fantasy world via a gigantic cyclone that ravaged the family farm. We follow Dorothy as she makes her way to Emerald City to visit the Wizard of Oz. Along the way; Dorothy encounters the Wicked Witch of the West, a talking lion, scarecrow and tin man, munchkins and a whole flock of deranged flying monkeys.

It is quite the epic fantasy of good vs. evil pitting a young farm girl against an evil witch.

Visit the Official Wizard of Oz Website to relive your favorite moments from the beloved movie, “The Wizard of Oz.”



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