End Run

 

When 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” was re-released in IMAX, we thought it would be a fun exercise to re-create the end titles as they might have looked today. We even gave it an updated Jonathan Coulton soundtrack to boot.

Almost every single person involved in 1939 adaptation is left sadly uncredited. In fact, here are the end titles, in their entirety:

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The Wizard of Oz (1939) copyright Time Warner, Inc.

That’s it. One screen, eleven names. Including Toto.

No Munchkins, no Flying Monkeys, not a soul from post production. Even Don Trumbull, Doug Trumbull’s father, gets left out. Using Endcrawl, we built a new scroll to right past wrongs and give hundreds of people their belated due. Right down to the piano accompanist and Ms. Garland’s braider.

A huge special thank you goes out to Jonathan Coulton for letting us use one of his songs. (If you don’t know who he is, we recommend you check out Mr. Coulton’s work immediately, then return here at some point in the future.)

 

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