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 Witch's flying monkeys are regular monkeys with wings The Flying Monkeys are the name of a motorcycle gang
   The Tin Man is found rusted solid He is an abandoned part of Coney Island, being crushed by a giant statue
   When the Witch melts, she becomes a puddle on the floor When she melts, she gets flushed down the toilet
   The travelers are attacked by wolves sent by the Witch. The Tin Man chops their heads off with his ax the Scarecrow is attacked by enchanted garbage cans withsharp teeth. Lion destroys them and saves him
   Oz is a beautiful land Oz resembles New York in every way
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