Family-oriented TV series, produced by MGM, in which guest hosts and animated versions of the "Wizard of Oz" characters were used as wrap-arounds to introduce various family-oriented films from the MGM film library ("Lili," "The Glass Slipper," among others), usually shown in two parts, nature documentaries, and original programming, most notably the Emmy-nominated "Whatever Happened to Mother Goose?," featuring an all-star cast as various Mother Goose characters.
Did You Know?
The final episode of this series was a re-edited version of Tarzan, the Ape Man
(1959) starring Denny Miller
. Ironically, at the same time this aired on ABC, an episode of the series Tarzan
(1966), starring Ron Ely
was being broadcast on NBC. See more
The opening and closing credits for the theatrical films presented on this series were not shown, as was the custom during the '50's, '60's, and most of the '70's on Walt Disney
's television program. See more
Referenced in Oz: The American Fairyland