Posted in Contests | movies | music | tour dates on September 25, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is being re-released on DVD September 29th. Why should you care? Because that's also the same day a free outdoor event is happening in Central Park to celebrate it (it's also the film's 70th anniversary). At the show (whick kicks off at Rumsey Playfield at 7:30 p.m. ET), ?uestlove (of The Roots), Jennifer Hudson, Julianne Hough, Bilal, "and a band assembled especially for the show" will be performing contemporary interpretations of classic songs from the film. That will be followed by a screening of the flick on a giant inflatable screen (rain location TBA if it rains).

Of course, if you're only interested in the Roots, you can always shell out for the cover at their Highline Ballroom residency (though it should be noted, their Sept. 29th performance has been canceled). If you prefer to never leave Brooklyn, the band is also playing a Thursday, October 1st show at Brooklyn Bowl. It only costs $10. Tickets are on sale.

For the Central Park show, we have a pair of VIP passes (not on sale) and a prize package from Netflix to give away. Details are below...


Wizard of Oz

TO WIN two tickets to the VIP/Press area of the Wizard of Oz concert (9/29) and a Netflix promotional package (that includes a messenger bag, two soccer shirts, slippers, catch-all tray, and more) (pictured above), answer the following [non-vegan-friendly] question correctly both in the comments below (fill your email address in the e-mail field - it doesn't show up on the site, but we can contact you) and on the Netflix contest page. Here's the question:

"When Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion arrive at the Emerald City, they are met by a carriage pulled by a most unusual horse that changes colors. How did they change the color of the horse in the 'horse of a different color' scene?"
Contest is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted with details. Good luck.

Netflix is also inviting all of America to instantly watch "The Wizard of Oz" for free online at for 24 hours beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, October 3.



Comments (46)

A paste of Jell-O powder was painted on the horse.

Posted by Christopher Hansen | September 25, 2009 6:34 AM

jello paste was used but they used two horses and swapped them back and forth. There were lots of methods used to try to paint the horses. The ASPCA did not approve until the Jello. They wanted a multi color horse originally with a blended hue, couldnt get it to happen..

Posted by sharon | September 25, 2009 7:07 AM


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Posted by hipster replacement | September 25, 2009 7:45 AM

they used jello powder paste on two different horses

Posted by kevin | September 25, 2009 8:53 AM

what they said. jello powder paste or whatever. I want me some netflix slippers

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 8:58 AM

They had to paste a Jello Powder on two different horses.

Posted by Darren | September 25, 2009 9:00 AM

They alternated two horses and changed their colours using dyue.

Posted by Eugene Gannon | September 25, 2009 9:13 AM

The used two different horses that were dyed with Jell-O.

Posted by nycwhofan | September 25, 2009 9:25 AM

Jell-O powder, baby.

Posted by M | September 25, 2009 9:29 AM

(Do you really need to post this on Facebook too?! I don't have a Facebook page. I LOATHE Facebook!)

Posted by M | September 25, 2009 9:32 AM

They turned 6 white horses respectively green, blue, orange, red, yellow and violet by sponging them with a paste of Jell-O powder.

Posted by mb | September 25, 2009 9:32 AM

The covered that horse in jell-o paste. And all the horse wanted to do was lick it off.

Posted by nasdaf | September 25, 2009 10:56 AM

The Wizard of Meh

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:56 AM

10:56 - only real BV comment on this thread

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 10:57 AM

jello o powder!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 11:01 AM

The Blizzard of Ozz!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 11:12 AM

melty skittles

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 11:20 AM

sorry, thought this was the Starfucker thread

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 11:21 AM

Is the Brooklyn Bowl Roots show going to be another jam session or can we expect to hear actual studio release work (possibly from How I Got Over)?

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 12:00 PM

Jell-O powder.

Posted by Me | September 25, 2009 12:06 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 12:07 PM

the horse was from Oz. it was a magic horse. that's how they did it - with magic. that, or jell-o.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 12:15 PM

what time do the jell-o powdered horses go on?

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 12:16 PM

They had to paste a Jello Powder on two different horses.

Posted by Lauren | September 25, 2009 12:22 PM

They used a jello paste that they painted onto the horse and then when they fixed the camera on Dorothy in the carriage, they changed the horse painted a different color so when they panned back, the horse looked as if it changed color!

Posted by Theresa | September 25, 2009 12:34 PM

Paste of Jell-O powder.

Posted by L. Lane | September 25, 2009 12:53 PM

a paste of Jello powder

Posted by Bea Koramblyum | September 25, 2009 1:32 PM

jello powder paste

Posted by kelly | September 25, 2009 1:47 PM


Posted by Geroge Lucas | September 25, 2009 1:57 PM

jello powder paste! Would love some QuestLove in my LIFE!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 1:58 PM

this sounds pretty gay bro

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009 3:45 PM

Jello Powder!

Posted by Kristin Hull | September 25, 2009 4:17 PM

A paste of Jell-o powder.

Posted by Matt Zarzecki | September 25, 2009 4:20 PM

a paste made from Jello Powder :)

Posted by Shauna | September 25, 2009 4:21 PM

They sponged the horses down with Jell-O powder!

Posted by Ben | September 25, 2009 4:31 PM

Jell-o Powder!!

Posted by Fletch | September 25, 2009 6:08 PM

JELL-O Powder

Posted by john hogan | September 25, 2009 6:57 PM

jello powder

Posted by Nick | September 25, 2009 7:13 PM

lead-based paint!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2009 7:17 AM

a paste of Jell-O powder

Posted by Sandee Stancel | September 26, 2009 6:42 PM

I'm going with "What is Jello powder on two horses" for eight hundred.

Posted by Steve Regan | September 26, 2009 8:01 PM

they are going to be painting ?uestlove with a green Jell-O paste. Fans will be invited to lick it off.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 11:14 AM

Jello baby!!!!! :)

Posted by Marie | September 28, 2009 4:42 PM

Last Rumsey show of the year!

See you @ Pavement...!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 6:50 PM

good website!

Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 11:34 AM

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