Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz main cast on stage.

Tune in for Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz on Boomerang (DStv Channel 302) and on DStv Now at 17:50.

On Monday 16 October Boomerang (DStv Channel 302) and DStv Now brings you Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz at 17:50.

The new series follows Dorothy as she resumes her duties as the Princess of Emerald City, however, the wicked witch Wilhelmina is up to no good.

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Before Dorothy’s adventures begin on Boomerang we bring you some interesting facts from the movie based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book.

Auntie Em checks out

Screen actress Clara Blandick, who depicted Dorothy’s Auntie Em committed suicide to ease herself of the pain due to her deteriorating health. She was gradually losing her eyesight and suffering from arthritis.

In loving memory of Dorothy

Author L. Frank Baum named the character of Dorothy after his five-month-old niece who died in infancy.

L. Frank Baum

The horse with a sweet tooth

The horse that transported Dorothy through Emerald City was covered in gelatin powder. The four-legged actor had a sweet tooth and he kept licking the sweet powder off his body.

How the Tin Man came to be?

Tin Man

A spell from the Wicked Witch of the East turned the once real man to the now iconic Tin Man to keep him away from the love of his love, a Munchkin girl. This also meant the Tin Man had no heart, so he no longer had love for his Munchkin squeeze.

Some animals are more equal than others

Terry who played Toto was paid more than the actors who played the Munchkins who only got paid $50, while their canine co-star took home $123 a week.

Tune in for Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz on Boomerang (DStv Channel 302) and on DStv Now at 17:50.