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"Oz The Great and Powerful," a back story to the Wizard of Oz

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Disney's new adventure, "Oz The Great and Powerful" takes place long before Dorothy followed the yellow brick road in her ruby slippers.

It tells the story of how a magician from Kansas named Oscar Diggs became the Wizard of Oz.

James Franco had to learn magic to take on the title role.

The story also features three witches. Michelle Williams plays Glinda, the good witch, but she looks and sounds different than the original Glinda.

Rachel Weisz plays the evil witch Evanora.

Mila Kunis plays the young witch Theodora.

Kunis says the sets amazed her. They were built on seven different sound-stages at a studio outside Detroit. She says director Sam Raimi, and his production team created a fantastic world.

There is no violence in the movie, making "Oz The Great and Powerful" a story the whole family can enjoy.

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