Tales of the Wizard of Oz(1961)
Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a 1961 animated television series, produced by Crawley Films for Videocrafts. This is the second animated series produced by the studio, and the first by Rankin/Bass to feature traditional animation.
The series features stories derived from characters created in L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Several characters are given additional names, including Dandy Lion, Rusty Tin Man, and Socrates the Scarecrow.
Artistic renditions of the Oz characters created for this series were later featured in the hour-long television special, Return to Oz. The series was also adapted to a comic book for a one-shot in Dell's Four Color #1308 [March–May 1962].
As of 2013, this series has yet to be released on DVD. Ironically, both this series and Filmation's own animated project, Journey Back to Oz, are now owned by the same company, DreamWorks Animation.
In October 2010, the series was re-issued on the Retro Television Network.