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    Return to Oz Concept/Color Key Paintings Original Art and Script Outline (Walt Disney, 1962). Here's a collection of rare items that would please any fan of The Wizard of Oz. Walt Disney Productions bought the rights to several of Frank Baum's Oz books in 1954, with the idea of producing films for the Disneyland TV series. Eventually, a live-action film, Rainbow Road to Oz was planned, but later scrapped in favor of Return to Oz, for which a treatment was written in 1962 by Joe Rinaldi and Otto Englander. This project was given the production number 1899; however, this effort was also shelved, and it would be 1985 before a somewhat darker film version would be released. This rare lot contains five original Disney Studio Concept/Color Key paintings plus the 30-page typed treatment, in its original folder. The paintings are small but sweet, with two detailed images of the Gale Farm as the storm blows in (plus one stormy image of trees in the distance), and two of Oz. This is an incredible find, and a must for the ultimate Oz collector! Art is in gouache on board, with sizes ranging from 6" x 4.5" to 9" x 6.5". Tack holes in the corners of four paintings, with minor handling wear. Very Good overall condition. From the Joe Rinaldi Estate.

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