The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum was the
inspiration for the classic movie that is now a piece of American history. Thomas Kinkade wanted to release Wizard of Oz this year (2010) based upon the timeless movie and to commemorate it's 70th anniversary.
"Like The Wizard of Oz ™ film, my painting presents the raw emotions of myth and daydream as they collide with wondrous imagination. To recreate my passion for Oz in visual form, I utilized my imagination to journey beyond what had been created for the original movie."