Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale (Ashley Boettcher, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street) discovers her mother’s magical travel journal from Oz hidden beneath the floorboards of their Kansas home. The book triggers a tornado, rips her house from its foundation, and transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to Oz. Lost in this bustling, modern, magical metropolis, Dorothy learns that to get back to Kansas, she will need to acquire every magical element in Oz. Unfortunately for Dorothy, Oz is currently facing the worst magic crisis in eons. Dorothy and Toto find unlikely friends and allies in West (Nika Futterman, The Loud House), a young street-smart witch grappling with dark magic temptations, and Ojo (Jorge Diaz, Elena of Avalor), a half-Munchkin full of heart. Dorothy realizes the only way to get the magic she needs to get home is to find Glinda, the elusive and most powerful witch in Oz.
I turned Lost in Oz on for my kids as a “please be good for five seconds” ploy originally because the whole house has been sick and I think all that time at home has made them too antsy. I discovered a super cute show that I am ready to watch on my own. And they totally sat down and watched it all. I had intended to try to get some cooking done and watch it myself later but it drew me in. This is a show for the whole family. Dorothy is a relatable character who tries really hard to figure out what is going on before just rolling with it. So many twists and turns in just the first episode. I kind of expected something different but this is way different. In a really great way. I love how Lost in Oz took the story and made it their own. West is hilarious, Dorothy throws out some cute one liners, and Toto just keeps running off. The animation is very well done. It includes some great messages for kids like friendship and finding your own way. I think some adults need to learn some of them like doing things that you don’t want to do but they will help everyone. Just give it a shot and you will be hooked. I can’t wait to see what else they can do with this awesome show.
Lost in Oz is an animated, action-adventure comedy which was part of Amazon Studios’ 2015 summer pilot season and received 4.9 out of 5-stars by customers, with 91% of the reviews being 5-stars. The new special includes the original pilot plus 40 minutes of new content for an extended adventure. A full season of Lost in Oz will debut on Prime Video in 2017.