Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Original props featured in Oz The Great and Powerful on display...

If you loved Disney's new Oz The Great and Powerful, then you'll enjoy seeing these original props from the fantasy movie on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on March 14, 2013.

Actual props from Oz The Great and Powerful on display
Oz Great Powerful movie props
Oz The Great and Powerful movie prop exhibit
Oz Great Powerful James Franco movie props
Original Oz Great Powerful movie props
Included in the exhibit were props from Kansas at the start of the movie and from over the rainbow in the Land of Oz.

Oz The Great and Powerful movie poster
Oz Great Powerful teaser poster
One of the sweetest additions to the Oz mythos in this movie was the 'China Girl' character who is discovered by James Franco's 'Oz' and his sidekick, 'Finley' the flying monkey, after her town of teapot and crockery houses has been decimated by the Wicked Witch's flying baboons.

China Girl character prop from Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz Great Powerful China Girl Doll prop
As her character is digitally created by CGI special effects, I assume that this doll prop is used for placement in the scenes and for the actors to be able to act with.
Knuck's mask and a potion bottle from Oz The Great and Powerful
Knucks smile mask potion bottle Oz props
Knucks mask Oz The Great and Powerful movie props
Oz Great Powerful props
In an homage to the original Wizard of Oz film, James Franco bestows some gifts on his friends and allies at the end of the movie. To the grumpy munchkin city herald 'Knuck' he gives this smile mask, whilst I believe the sinister looking potion bottle is used by 'Evanora' in the film.

Map of Oz prop used in Oz The Great and Powerful
Map of Oz prop
Original Oz Great Powerful film props
Oz and Glinda use this map of Oz to hatch their plan to retake The Emerald City from the wicked sisters.

Props used by James Franco as Oscar 'Oz' Diggs 
in Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz Great Powerful film props
Oz Great Powerful James Franco props
Oz Great Powerful gold treasure props
Also on display were props from James Franco's circus performing days in Kansas, one of many music boxes he gives to his female admirers, the glue used to repair China Girl, the camping-tool knife he gives to the 'Master Tinker' at the end of the movie, samples of the treasure he is offered to save Oz from the 'Wicked Witch', plus his signature top hat.

Fireworks machine from Oz The Great and Powerful
Oz Great Powerful fireworks machine prop
Oz Great Powerful fireworks machine prop
Finally on display was this fun fireworks machine created by the Tinkers and used by Oz and his allies as part of his grand illusion to defeat the witches at the end of the movie.

If you like all these cool props, then you'll probably also love these original Wicked Witch, Glinda and Evanora costumes from Oz The Great and Powerful on display.

Oz The Great and Powerful movie poster
Oz Great Powerful Finley poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: The Art of Oz The Great and Powerful

4 comments:

  1. Thank you,
    It is possible to have more pictures of the music box ? Thanks

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  2. Wish I could help more but my pix of that were sadly a bit too blurry to use.

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  3. Ok, thank you for the reply. Have a good day.
    Anonymous from France

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  4. Check out these images from Disney's D23 Expo 2013 for closer detail shots of the music box:

    http://hollywoodmoviecostumesandprops.blogspot.com/2013/08/winkie-guard-knuck-and-master-tinker.html

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