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

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

78%
Released: 1900
Author: L. Frank Baum

The Wizard of Oz

22%
Released: 1939
Director: Victor Fleming
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In the Book In the Movie
Dorothy
Dorothy
Portrayed by: Judy Garland
Scarecrow
Fiyero the Scarecrow
Portrayed by: Ray Bolger
Tin Man
Boq the Tin Man
Portrayed by: Jack Haley
Cowardly Lion
Brrr the Cowardly Lion
Portrayed by: Bert Lahr
The Wicked Witch of the West
Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West
Portrayed by: Margaret Hamilton
Glinda the Good Witch of the South
Glinda the Good Witch of the North
Portrayed by: Billie Burke
This Character does not appear.
Hunk
Portrayed by: Ray Bolger
This Character does not appear.
Hickory
Portrayed by: Jack Haley
This Character does not appear.
Zeke
Portrayed by: Bert Lahr
Miss Almira Gulch
Miss Almira Gulch
Portrayed by: Margaret Hamilton
This Character does not appear.
Professor Chester Marvel
Portrayed by: Frank Morgan
Oscar Diggs the Wizard of Oz
Oscar Diggs the Wizard of Oz
Portrayed by: Frank Morgan
The Wizard of Oz Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The land of Oz is a real place. It only exists in Dorothy's dream.
   Dorothy encounters three magical women who help her along the way. They are the unnamed Good Witch of the North, Glinda the Good Witch of the South, and the Queen of the Field Mice. Dorothy only receives help from Glinda the Good Witch of the North.
   The Wicked Witch of the West is a minor character who appears near the end of the story. She is the main villain and is out to get Dorothy and her little dog throughout her time in Oz.
   Dorothy wears silver shoes that she got after her house killed the Wicked Witch of the East. The shoes are ruby slippers.
   Before entering the Emerald City, Dorothy, The Tin man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion must all wear special glasses. They don't have to wear glasses.
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Correction to my prior statement, that should read Glinda if the beautiful witch of the North.
20 Feb 2016 Anonymous
In the book, Glinda is described as a munchkin and is old and wrinkled, dressed in white. In the movie, she is the beautiful witch of the East and is of normal human stature.
20 Feb 2016 Anonymous
In the book, the tornado (referred to in the movie) was referred to as a Cyclone, not a Typhoon as stated here.
20 Feb 2016 Anonymous
Someone is confused and adding details from Wicked ss if they're from this book.
04 Dec 2015 Anonymous
lol
25 Nov 2015 Anonymous
Wicked was not the original book and came out way after the movie, so of course the movie doesn't have most of the ideas from Wicked in it...
01 Oct 2015 Anonymous
That adesesrds several of my concerns actually.
07 Aug 2015 Anonymous
That adesesrds several of my concerns actually.
07 Aug 2015 Anonymous
Um...many of the movie's "differences" aren't in the movie at all. I haven't read the book Wicked (love the musical tho), but many of the differences (such as the Wicked Witch of the West being named "Elphaba" and the Scarecrow actually being a human being named "Fiyero").
12 Jun 2015 Anonymous


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