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The Great Laruso

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  • Tales of The Wizard of Oz Cartoon Episode GuideEpisode GuideTelevisionSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Crawley Films (Rankin/Bass)
  • Distributed by: Videocrafts Incorporated.
  • Cartoon Characters: Dorothy Gale, Toto, Socrates the Straw Man, Rusty the Tin Man, Dandy Lion, Wizard of Oz, Munchkins, Laruso.
  • Voice Actors: Carl Banas, James Doohan, Larry D. Mann, Bernard Cowan, Alfie Scopp.
  • Directed By Harry Kerwin.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, Larry Roemer, Antony Peters, Bernard Cowan.
  • First Aired on September 25, 1961.
  • Running Time: 5 minutes.
  • Season: 1
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:


A former opera singer, the Great Laruso, discovers Socrates, who is singing for the newspaper. Laruso wants to make Socrates famous, so he teaches the scarecrow...  (more)

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Most of the same character designs were reused by Rankin/Bass for the 1964 TV special "Return...  (more)

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