Oz the Great and Powerful had it’s LA premiere on February 13 at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. A real hot air balloon left the Disney Studios in Burbank and arrived at the theater.
Here’s a summary of the movie:
“Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.
Joey King stars as the China Doll who Oscar finds broken. He brings her along on his trip to Oz.
The cast of Dog With a Blog was also invited!
Jake Whetter from Radio Disney got to interview the celebrities on the special Yellow Brick Road Carpet!
Here are some pics posted tonight on Twitter
The special Oz Balloon is going on tour from LA to New York. Here’s a list of stops.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood (February 13)
Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (February 17)
Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 20)
Central Park in New York City (March 5 & 6)
On February 15, the “Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” app will go live on the official Facebook page for the film (facebook.com/OzTheGreatAndPowerful). Starting then, fans will have the opportunity to unlock screenings in cities near them. Users will vote by Tweeting with a custom hashtag for their city (e.g. #DisneyOzSeattle) or by sharing on Facebook.
This sounds fun! Are you going going to try to get the balloon to your city??
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