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A retrospective on the Disney film with cast, crew members, and fans of the film. Featuring director Walter Murch, producer Paul Maslansky, and actress Fairuza Balk. Produced by filmmaker Aaron Pacentine.
A retrospective on the Disney film with cast, crew members, and fans of the film. Featuring director Walter Murch, producer Paul Maslansky, and actress Fairuza Balk. Produced by filmmaker Aaron Pacentine.
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"Remembering Return to Oz: Click Your Heels" is a brand new production featuring memories from several of the cast and crew members of the 1985 Disney cult classic film "Return to Oz." The film will showcase "Return to Oz" fans in addition to some amazing "Return to Oz" movie memorabilia. Most of all, it celebrates a film... and not just any film, but a film about the America's own fairyland: the Land of Oz, Dorothy, and her search to free the friends that everyone has grown to love. "Returning to Oz" is not only a film about the making of "Return to Oz"... it is about the memories of those involved in the filming and being a part of something so special. The documentary is being produced by FamilyFilmsProductions with Aaron Pacentine and Celia Foster as narrators. The film will feature director Walter Murch (Director, of Return to Oz),  Emma Ridley (Ozma), Justin Case (Scarecrow), Pons Marr (Head Wheeler), Sophie Ward (Mombi II),  alongside crew members and others involved with the film. Among those behind-the-scenes talent, we have Paul Maslansky (producer), Doug Aberle (claymation), and Craig Miller (Disney publicist from the 80s). We are also honored to have the involvement of Disney historian Bill Cotter. Cotter will be sharing his thoughts and opinions on "Return to Oz." Along the way we'll meet a few "Return to Oz" collectors and get to see some of their amazing and rare memorabilia!

In the summer 2015 Aaron led an interview with producer Paul Maslansky at the International Wizard of Oz Club's Winkie Convention in San Diego, California. The convention's theme was "Return to Oz" and there Aaron shared deleted film clips from the movie, while Paul talked about the making of the film and answered questions regarding the deleted footage.

Aaron with Producer, Paul Maslansky (August 2015)
Aaron with Producer, Paul Maslansky (August 2015)

Aaron has attended and been a part of many Oz events. He has even held an Oz event of his own creation! On October 27th, 2007, an Oz event took place at the WestGate Mall in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Pacentine produced the event and there were vendors selling Oz collectibles as well.

Aaron's First Oz Event in 2007 in South Carolina
Aaron's First Oz Event in 2007 in South Carolina

The centerpiece artwork featured on the "Remembering Return to Oz" DVD will be produced by renowned Oz artist Vincent Myrand. We are honored he is working on this with us. You can discover Myrand's art on his official facebook page at www.facebook.com/VincentMyrand.

Vincent - At Work
Vincent - At Work

Celia Foster is no stranger to the world of "Return to Oz." Celia has been a longtime fan of the film for many years. She maintained the well-known and now-cached web site - ReturntoOzTheMovie.com. She has moved on and now maintains WaltDisneysReturnToOz.com

Along with co-producing the documentary, Celia has many items in her collection. She has also assisted with the script. Private backers of the film are credited as coproducers, and we are very grateful for their support!

Celia Foster - Producer/Script
Celia Foster - Producer/Script

                    JUST SOME OF OF OUR REWARDS BELOW

Return to Oz Replica Key
Return to Oz Replica Key

 

Return To Oz Comic Book
Return To Oz Comic Book

 

Signed 2-Disc Set of Return to Oz CD by David Shire
Signed 2-Disc Set of Return to Oz CD by David Shire

 

Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audio Drama
Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audio Drama

 

Risks and challenges

Although we did not meet our goal with the previous Kickstarter for this film, we have faith, and have made some modifications to do the best we can for the most affordable options. This film will only be released on DVD.

When it comes down to challenges, we are accustomed to deadlines and making sure things are done to finish in a reasonable fashion. If there is any kind of delay we will be upfront and honest regarding the situation with all backers. We thank you for all your support.

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    A Personal Postcard

    Get a personal - post card from Aaron Pacentine the producer with a hand written "note" direct to you!

    The artwork on the card with be the feature "center piece" of the film's cover art.

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    Topps Card Set/Comic Book

    Cover Art Post Card + Return To Oz Topps Card (set of cards in pack) and Return To Oz Comic Book (comic book is in used)

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    Remembering Return to Oz DVD/Oz Key

    Receive one DVD of the production of "Remembering Return to Oz". Note - all the DVDs are regular replicated DVDs...not DVD-Rs. You will also receive one replica Return to Oz Key.

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    Oz Key & Mombi Key

    Oz Key & Mombi Key Replica Return to Oz Key & Mombi Key with green and black ribbon

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    Oz Keys/Shadowbox and DVD

    A replica Return to Oz key, and replica mombi key.... included is a home made wonderful shadowbox, featuring a picture of the "Return to Oz" cast from 1985, and an extra Oz replica mombi key...and a special OZ replica gold plated overlay key.

    You will also receive a finished DVD of "Remembering Return to Oz.

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    Return to Oz Blu-Ray Plus Gift Package

    The DMC edition of the Return to Oz Blu-Ray Plus.... a golden gold overlay plated Return to Oz key, mombi key, Oz comic book, Powder of Replica (Powder can size can very) + Return to Oz Comic book (US edition), and the post card.

    Finally...you will have a finished DVD of our production, "Remembering Return To Oz: Click Your Heels". You will get 2 of those DVDs.

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    Return to Oz & Oz Related Surprise Pack!

    Get a Return to Oz surprise pack...with some cool and interesting rewards! You may never know what you may get...not just one item...but several.

    Return To Oz Topps Card Set
    Wonderful Wizard of Oz - 2 CD Drama Set
    Return To Oz Puzzle Set
    Return to Oz (Golden Book)

    You may also get one of the other items...

    Return To Oz Surprise Book # 1
    Return To Oz Surprise Book # 2
    Return to Oz Key or Mombi Key

    Maybe it's a Return to Oz golden book...or maybe another book...maybe the Return to Oz Storybook! It will be a surprise!

    Each surprise back is different with different "Oz" items!

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    Ultimate Producers Package

    A golden gold overlay plated Return to Oz key, mombi key, Oz comic book, Powder of Replica (Powder can size can very) + Return to Oz Comic book (US edition), and the post card. Plus the 2 CD soundtrack set of "Return To Oz" singed by David Shire.

    Finally...you will have a finished DVD of our production, "Remembering Return To Oz: Click Your Heels". You will receive 4 DVDs total of the film singed by Aaron Pacentine the producer.

    You will ALSO get your name or company name in the credits and also be added as a "Co-Producer" in the opening credits of the film.

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