We're off to see the Wizard

United States
July 20, 2007 8:47pm CST
After almost 70 years, the 124 little people who portrayed the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz are finally getting a star on the HOllywood Walk of Fame. According to the four foot seven inch Meinhardt Raabe, who played the coronor who proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "Most sincerely Dead" he isn't sure how many of his fellow Munchkins are still alive. It costs $25,000 to sponsor a star on the Famous site outside the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The money for the Munchkins star was raised by The Hollywood Boulevard Theater in Woodbridge, Illinois. What's your favorite scene from the Wizard of Oz? I love the when the witch is shrinking and she's screaming "I'm melting, I'm melting"
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Jul 07
I liked the part when she met the good witch and the munchkids did their part of singing. I have liked that part since I was little. It's still a good movie to watch.
• United States
27 Jul 07
Yes it is. It has been several years since I've seen the movie. My mom has it on DVD, and I think I may get it and watch it this weekend. All of this discussion has me interested again.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 Jul 07
I had to but it for my 4 year old niece last Christmas after she saw it on tv she wanted it. She liked it. Which shocked me as young as she is. I don't remember liking it untill I was about 6 or 7.I thought it would of scard her but no she talked about it so much it about made my sister crazy lol.
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• United States
4 Aug 07
wicked witch - wizard of oz
My girls were afraid of some of the scenes until they were about 5 or 6, They would watch it until one of the scenes with the wicked witch would come on and then they'd run into the kitchen and say call me when it's over!
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
I love that movie, I watched it as a child thousands of times and I dont mind watching it now with my kids...Thats really great to hear for them...My favourite scene was when the horses changed colour..I had horses when I was little and I was always wondering why my horses didnt change colour like that..
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• United States
27 Jul 07
I guess that it has been too long since I've seen it because the only two times I noticed anything changing color was when they went from kansas to Oz and back again. Hmmm...now you guys have me curious to what I've been missing.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
28 Jul 07
LOL...Oh go and see it again...Its amazing what you pick up after you watch it a few times..
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• United States
4 Aug 07
This is Sooo cool having the power to finally add pictures to my comments! I can't believe I finally got to 500. My daughter says there is a bunch of things that were in the book that weren't in the movie too. I'm going to have to get the book and the DVD and watch and read to my hearts content!
@AmbiePam (50380)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I am so glad to hear of that. The Munchkins were what made most of the movie. My favorite part was when Glenda the Good Witch had appeared and told Dorothy what she needed to do. So the Munchkins start singing, "We're off to see the Wizard." I really liked that part. All trips should begin that way! : )
• United States
27 Jul 07
One of my new phrases to my kids since I read this article has been "follow the yellowbrick road". I love to catch them off guard when they ask me a question and say something random. It makes us all laugh. last night James asked me how much bleach to put into the washer with white clothes. I told him to just close his eyes and say "There's no place like home" three times.
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@AmbiePam (50380)
• United States
28 Jul 07
That is so fun!
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• United States
4 Aug 07
Munchkins - Munchkins from munchkinland
The short people (I'm not quite 5 feet tall you know) of this world have to stick together. I could go and live in munckinland and fit right in. It is actually an exciting concept...because I'd actually be Tall!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
21 Jul 07
We have a couple living up in Pflugerville. I think he was one of the Lollipop Guild guys. I like the line "Are you a good witch or a bad witch." What they don't say is that the only people allowed to wear white are witchs - but later, in the Emerald City they are all wearing green glasses that make everything look green. And when they leave later Dorothy notices she's wearing a white dress.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
You know, I guess I've missed that part because I've never noticed the white dress scene. I am going to have to pull it out this weekend and watch it again so that I can see what you're talking about. It's been so long since I've seen it.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Jul 07
That's not from the movie, its from the first book. I'm a massive wizard of oz fan, my dad used to read the books to us.
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• United States
4 Aug 07
munchkins - munchkinland
I've had several suggest that I read the book. I've never done that, even though I love to read and I adore the movie. Now, you have my curiousity piqued and I'm going to have to read it!
@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
24 Jul 07
My favorite scene is when they finally get to the Emerald City and the song "A horse of a different color" plays and each time they show the horse in the front of the carriage, it is a different color.
• United States
4 Aug 07
horse and carriage - the carriage from my niece
Someone else mentioned the horse, and I have never noticed the horses changing colors! I've already ask my mother to borrow the movie, so I can watch it again, so I can pick out all the things that I've missed before.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I think I liked the lion best. He had such potential. The poppies were the other beings in the movie that I had a liking for. So that scene is my pick. They were a big part of the movie and am glad that the star is being put into place . Imagaine all their hands in the concrete around that star. Would be cool.
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• United States
4 Aug 07
Poppies - THe poppies and Dorothy
I would love to go to the Chinese Theater sometime and see all the stars. You know, stick your feet in the footprints of Mel Gibson or see how small your hands are compared to Mr. T or Andre the Giant!
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Oh I love that movie. There's so many of my favorite parts one is when she was in the house while the tornado is picking it up and she sees that wicked woman turned into a witch and when the witch gets wet and goes I'm melting and the last one is when she found out that she had a way to get home from her shoes there's no place like home.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
It is just a great movie all around. Have you read the book? The movie left out so much, of course there's no way to get it all or the movie would have been 10 hours long.
21 Jul 07
After 70 years???? That is so WRONG!!!! The Wizard of Oz is my all-favourite movie, and If I am correct there are MILLIONS of people who rate this movie at the top of their list...why so long???? My favourite scene from the Wizard of Oz? It has to be when the Cowardly Lion is scared as he goes to see the Wizard, and runs away and jumps through the window....hilarious!
• United States
27 Jul 07
I got the impression it was a cost issue. Because they are only getting one now because someone raised the money to purchase it. Evidently they cost $25,000. I wonder where that money goes? You know it doesn't cost that much to pour concrete.
@ivyoon (673)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Super! I'm glad to see their finally honoring "the little guys" (pun intended) *smirks* My favorite scene from The Wizart of Oz is when Dorothy wakes in the field of poppies and sees the Emerald City. It's like artwork. (That's a good poster shot.) My favorite scene (dialog wise) is when the Scarecrow gets his PhD and does his little rant that proves he's had a brain all along. :) I also like the flying monkeys.
• United States
27 Jul 07
I love it! My son said that was his favorite part too, because he could relate to the scarecrow. I however, can relate to Toto. Partly because I love dogs, and partly because he is the only one that seems totally carefree through the entire movie. Nothing bothers him!