There's No Place Like Home - The Wizard of Oz DVD Giveaway

Last month I wrote about The Wizard Of Oz coming up on its 75th Anniversary. Can you believe it? One of the greatest family friendly movies ever made and is still a classic today. When I became a parent I remember thinking, I cannot wait to introduce the kids to The Wizard of Oz.

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Home is where the heart is and my home is wherever my family is. For so many people this sometimes means living in deplorable conditions, sometimes even their car. Habitat for Humanity has been doing something about that since 1976 and now they have partnered with Warner Brothers to help a fundraising drive to benefit Habitat for Humanity's mission.
 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at www.thewizardofoz.com/habitat

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.  

"Warner Bros. Consumer Products has been fortunate to delight fans of The Wizard of Oz through the years with a multitude of products, and our 'There's No Place Like Home' campaign is an extension of our appreciation for this classic film and those who love it," said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The initiative will not only drive excitement among the iconic film's legions of fans, it will help generate important funds for Habitat for Humanity – a fitting partnership as we celebrate this milestone anniversary."
Ron Sanders, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution said, "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to be included in this partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We're hopeful the significant monetary contributions it will generate will lead to the repair and rebuilding of communities worldwide and provide safe and secure places for families to live. What better way to be involved with this worthy organization than to arrange for The Wizard of Oz and its famous phrase to provide the key sentiment for this terrific campaign."

"Warner Bros. is committed to making positive contributions to the communities in which we work and live," said Susan Fleishman, executive vice president, Worldwide Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  "As the studio has enjoyed a long partnership with Habitat for Humanity, this serves as an ideal opportunity for us to use the affinity for a classic title like The Wizard of Oz to create awareness and support for such a worthy cause."
"Every day, in locations all around the world, we see how having a decent home can change lives and transform communities," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "Adequate and affordable housing is foundational, and stable housing is inextricably linked to better health, education and livelihood opportunities. The simple statement is true:  There's no place like home."

Warner Bros. and Habitat for Humanity will offer a dedicated website and corresponding Facebook application where consumers can support the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign throughout the year.  All donations to the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign will support Habitat for Humanity's mission to create housing in partnership with low-income families.  The campaign will also feature local Habitat for Humanity build events around the country, kicking off with a marquee event in the greater Los Angeles area's city of Long Beach on September 24. The event will be co-sponsored by IMAX and will be supported by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Cafe Press.

Additional WBCP licensing partners supporting the national "There's No Place Like Home" campaign include Hallmark, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group, Workman Publishing, Westland Giftware, Cafe Press, Trendsetters, Harper Design, Tonner Doll, Thomas Kinkade and Jersey Jack Pinball, who will donate product for the tiered-level reward program.  More partners and activities for the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign will be announced in the coming months.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz musical, which is currently touring nationwide, is also participating in the "There's No Place Like Home" campaign. Venues in select markets will facilitate donations each time a patron checks into the local theatre on Facebook.
Beginning September 20, The Wizard of Oz 3D will be presented in the immersive IMAX® 3D format and return to the big screen for an exclusive one-week engagement in IMAX® theatres across North America. Following the IMAX® theatrical release, on October 1, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release a limited and numbered The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition, which will consist of a five-disc set including Blu-ray™3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and UltraViolet™ versions of the film.  Loaded with exclusive collectible 75th Anniversary memorabilia, a new documentary, The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz; and over 16 hours of extras. Three more editions will be available separately: a two-disc 3D/Blu-ray, a single-disc Blu-ray, and a two-disc DVD. All four will contain the new documentary and extra content. For more information, visit www.thewizardofoz.com

About Warner Bros. Entertainment Warner Bros. Entertainment, a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company, is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. A Time Warner Company, Warner Bros. stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature films to television, home video/DVD, animation, comic books, interactive entertainment and games, product and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

About Habitat for Humanity InternationalHabitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.

Warner Bros. joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to kick off the “There’s No Place Like Home” initiative on Tuesday, September 24 in Long Beach, CA with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Execs buildEmployees from Warner Bros., Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, as well as sponsors IMAX Corporation and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, were on site to participate in the home build as well as a beautification project at the nearby Burnett Library.
Other notable attendees included vocal sensations, Pentatonix, and the cast of The Wizard of Oz Musical.

Chuck jonesRepresenting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,  artist James Mulligan designed the beautiful Wizard of Oz themed mural for the Burnett Library. Volunteers worked diligently with Mulligan to complete the mural, which was revealed at the close of the event. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will continue their relationship with the Burnett Library by setting up special “Wizard of Oz” art days where artist volunteers will work with the children visiting the library.
HabitatThis event was a fantastic beginning to the year long campaign which supports Habitat for Humanity’s work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families. For more information on how YOU can get involved, visit www.TheWizardofOz.com/Habitat
Follow this link to see video footage Extra about the Habitat for Humanity build:  http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/us/telepictures/extra/092513_HABITAT_V1.mov
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82 comments:

  1. My favorite Character is the Scarecrow.

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  2. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Lion is my favorite

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  3. The cowardly lion! And Toto! lol
    Kaci Guis.Harrison
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  4. The Scarecrow is my favorite character.
    Thank you!

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  5. I love the lion

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  6. tin man is my favorite

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  7. Daniel M10:43 PM

    dorothy! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  8. Anonymous11:56 PM

    The Tin Man is my favorite character
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  9. Anonymous12:06 AM

    The cowardly lion is my favorite.

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  10. The lion is my favorite.

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  11. the lion is my favorite. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  12. I love the lion and want to cuddle him.

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  13. The cowardly lion and Toto too!

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  14. Dorothy of course!

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  15. i like the cowardly lion

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  16. The Scarecrow is my favorite.

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  17. Who doesn't like Toto?

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  18. I love the Wizard.

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  19. Scarecrow is my fave character.

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    1. Ha, wrong movie, I think you mean the munchkins.

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  21. The lion, I want to cuddle him

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  22. Debbie Kennedy2:27 PM

    Scarecrow is my fav
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  23. The Emerald City gatekeeper is always worth a laugh.

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  24. The cowardly lion is my favorite.

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  25. Anonymous12:37 AM

    My favorite character is The Tin Man
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

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  26. The cowardly lion, I want to give him scritch scratches.

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  27. Of course it is Glenda the good witch, but I also loved Dorothy it is my favorite movie..

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  28. The Scarecrow is quite thoughtful even though his head is full of straw.

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  29. The Tin Man was always a sentimental favorite.

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  30. The Cowardly Lion was like a Bronx tough.

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  31. Still cowardly lion

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  32. Glinda the good witch is good, but somewhat of an airhead.

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  33. Dorothy is my favorite.

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  34. The Wizard was a man of mystery that was shown to be what he really was.

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  35. I love all the Munchkins!

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  36. Dorothy is my favorite, of course.

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  37. Daniel M10:18 PM

    the wicked witch! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  38. The Wicked Witch of the West is a big part of the movie.

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  39. Let's not forget Auntie Em. She's the one Dorothy cries out to when she's running back to the house.

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  40. My favorite character is the wicked witch.

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  41. I have always liked the Tin Man the most.

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  42. I love the cowardly lion!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  43. I love the Scarecrow the best.

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  44. Let's not forget the Lollypop Guild and those pipe smoking Munchkins.

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  45. Dorthy is my favorite!

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  46. And least we forget the most regal Mayor of Munchkin Land.

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  47. My favorite is Dorothy, of course!

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  48. SHERRIE C.

    It's a toss-up between The Cowardly Lion and The Tin Man for me :)

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  49. I love the Scarecrow. What a great movie.

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  50. Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz is a very interesting character.

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  51. I have always loved the Tin Man.

    april yedinak

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  52. I love them all but I really love Toto the best.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail.com

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  53. SHERRIE C.

    I'm leaning towards The Cowardly Lion :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. The farmhands, Hunk, Zeke, and Hickory, were interesting but they were in the movie only a short time.

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  55. The Scarecrow is my favorite

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  56. Anonymous8:45 AM

    I love Glinda.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  57. Without Toto, Dorothy wouldn't have run away and gotten stuck in the storm, thus sending her to Oz.

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  58. I gotta go with the Scarecrow. He had the most common sense for someone without a brain!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  59. I really like The Cowardly Lion

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. My favorite character is Toto.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail.com

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  61. I love the Tin Man!
    Michelle Tucker

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  62. the scarecrow is my favorite. he reminds me of my uncle.

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  63. I like The Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man the best :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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