The Wizard of Oz

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary.
The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience

Friday, September 20, 2013 Limited3D; IMAX; Restored
On DVD
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MPAA Rating
G General Audiences
Runtime
1 hour, 41 minutes

Storyline

Released in 1939, The Wizard of Oz is considered to be one of the most iconic films of all time. The film was adapted from L. Frank Baum’s timeless children’s tale about a Kansas girl’s journey over the rainbow.

Additional Notes

  • A limited one-week IMAX 3D special engagement of the 1939 Oscar-winning Technicolor musical classic.
  • The 3D conversion was a long and complex project which Warner Bros. initiated with a very high resolution (8k) scanning of the original Technicolor camera negative. The restored 2D image was then transformed by creating a depth-map of each frame to construct 3D imagery and determine distances from the viewer's vantage point. This was followed by the long process (with the use of a rotoscope) to further refine viewer distances and fully layer shapes and objects.