The Magical Land of Oz is a continent-wide series ranging from the land’s highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just unique species, but distinct individuals, whose lives are far from predictable.
Magical Land of Oz Across Australia, as the dawn rises the marsupials go to bed - except for the ones that don’t - because there are exceptions to every rule in this land of ancient wonders, big skies and jeweled seas. Magic does not have rules. It has splendid dragons, saltwater monsters and dancing spiders.
The Magical Land of Oz offers a blue chip, continent-wide series ranging from the land’s highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas, from its last populations of wild numbats to its largest diorama of giant cuttlefish. It’s a land of diverse beauty, that delights and surprises. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just unique species, but distinct individuals, whose lives are far from predictable.
Using the latest camera technology, we capture animal populations only recently discovered and behaviors not associated with species we thought we knew well. We meet animal characters so enigmatic, most Australians are unaware they share not just their island continent - but their own suburban backyards.
We reveal the challenges these animals must navigate in a land of extremes, and extreme human-induced change. To do this, we fill the screen with color, dance, acrobatics, music, mating and murder - all performed by the animals which make Australia a truly magical land.
Producer: Northern Pictures
Executive Producer: Karina Holden, Sue Clothier, Caroline Hawkins, Clare Birks
Production Company: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); BBC
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Narrator: Barry Humphries
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.