What's the Difference between The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the Book and The Wiz the Movie?

Musical

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

4%
Released: 1900
Author: L. Frank Baum

The Wiz

96%
Released: 1978
Director: Joel Schumacher
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In the Book In the Movie
Dorothy
Dorothy
Portrayed by: Diana Ross
This Character does not appear.
Scarecrow
Portrayed by: Michael Jackson
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
Portrayed by: Michael Jackson
Tin Man
Tin Man
Portrayed by: Nipsey Russell
Lion
Lion
Portrayed by: Ted Ross
The Wicked Witch of the West
Evillene the Wicked Witch of the West
Portrayed by: Mabel King
The Good Witch of the North
Addaperle/Miss One
Portrayed by: Thelma Carpenter
Glinda the Good Witch of the South
Glinda the Good Witch of the South
Portrayed by: Lena Horne
Oscar Diggs the Wizard of Oz
Herman Smith the Wiz
Portrayed by: Richard Pryor
The Wiz Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The book begins in Kansas the story begins in Harlem, New York
   Oz is a beautiful land Oz resembles New York in every way
   The Good Witch sends Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wiz Dorothy has to FIND the Yellow Brick Road after Miss One and the Munchkins send her on the way to find the Wiz
   The Scarecrow is simply hanging from his pole in the cornfield he is hanging from a laundry pole
   The Tin Man is found rusted solid He is an abandoned part of Coney Island, being crushed by a giant statue
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