I must have seen Return to Oz as a kid if I knew about the Nome King. I don't think that I saw all of it. And it was on tv. What was it rated? PG? That's surprising. I think that PG-13 was recently added to the system at this time. Return to Oz had some scary moments and maybe should have been PG-13.
Although, I'm not sure that's the test. It's about nudity and profanity and violence. And anyway, Wizard of Oz is surely rated G and that also has scary moments. Not as scary, I guess. That scene where that witch has a room full of heads, for example.
But I saw the whole thing a few years ago and yeah, it's good, I guess.
I'm surprised that there aren't more Oz books. I mean, there's loads of books in the series, it's public domain, and people have enjoyed the original film for over 50 years. I don't think Return to Oz was particularly successful so that's surely part of the answer.
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