I’ve wanted to get this story to you for a couple of days now, but breaking Star Trek and Superman news kept robbing me of my time. Finally, at last, I can share this one with you.
Orli over at 360i sent me a link to something called “Infinite Oz” the other day and described it as “pretty impressive.” Since my e-mail address is public on the site, I receive this kind of marketing stuff all the time. I was a bit skeptical, but checked it out anyway.
I have been surfing the Web for nearly 14 years now. I’ve seen a lot. “Infinite Oz” turned out to be the best Flash animation I’ve ever encountered.
It promotes Sci Fi Channel’s upcoming Tin Man miniseries. Tin Man is a 21st century reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy Gale? Now, she’s D.G. The Land of Oz? Now, it’s the O.Z. (for “Outer Zone”). And the bricks on the way to a certain city are not necessarily yellow.
It doesn’t really matter if you’re an Oz fan or not, though. You’ll still want to see the “Infinite Oz” animation. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take awhile to load. Trust me, it’ll be worth it. Have I ever steered you wrong?
Wasn’t that awesome? Think of the above as a teaser for the movie. Here is the full preview trailer.
Here are a couple of other Tin Man videos:
Though the most famous movie interpretation is, of course, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland, Baum’s world of Oz has been revisited a number of times over the years–including 1964’s Journey Back to Oz, 1978’s The Wiz, 1985’s Return to Oz, and 2005’s The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz. Todd McFarlane (Spawn) is reportedly working on Oz, a very loose sequel to the 1939 movie. Incidentally, over a half-dozen Oz movies were filmed prior to the 1939 classic–dating at least as far back as 1910.
Sci Fi Channel’s Tin Man premieres December 2 through 4 at 9 PM Eastern. Kinda makes me wish I had the Sci Fi Channel. They yanked it from standard cable around here a few years ago and made it for digital customers only. Since I’m not planning to upgrade to digital cable within the next couple of months, I’ll have to catch it on the inevitable DVD release.
Thanks again to Orli for the links.