The Wizard of Oz, both the book and the subsequent series, is a story of four characters searching for their heart’s desires, which they eventually find within themselves. The tension in the story comes from a classic struggle against evil (the wicked witches) and uncovering deception (the wizard as a charlatan). The wizard conflict is particularly interesting since the wizard is not a simple bad man. In addition to his deception, he shows kindness and perception.
There are five primary characters: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and the Wizard of Oz himself. Each demonstrates a set of strengths and teach us several leadership lessons:
Scarecrow: In life, we tend to hold ourselves back for lack of knowledge. But if we take the journey to learn, we’ll learn that we’re smarter than we think.
Just like the Scarecrow is a walking encyclopedia of all things, we must also learn that knowledge is powerful, and it becomes more powerful as information is more accessible and quickly available.
Cowardly Lion: Fear can keep you from so much. Whether fear of failing or fear of success, we tend to limit how we grow due to fear. There’s a wonderful but old quote that I love to reflect on regularly… “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
The Lion can keep boasting about his courage; he’d much rather hide it. But he finally overcomes his fear. We should do things despite our fear. We must learn to conquer our fear and seek out challenges.
Tinman: Leadership is not so much about technique and a method as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration—of oneself and of others.
The Tinman had compassion for others as well as the passion for standing up for what he believed, often facing his fears to do the right thing.And just like he said, passion comes from within you. It is your enthusiasm, your zeal, your drive and your motivation that makes you do things and enjoy it to the fullest.
Dorothy: All you need is a vision and their determination to stay on course even when times are tough.
Dorothy vision was clear enough to give direction and compelling enough to entice others to join her on her journey. She allowed her team the freedom and opportunity to grow during their journey down The Yellow Brick Road.Wise leaders keep their people moving down the tough road- they deal head-on with obstacles, stay true to their values and mission, and always expect and give help along the way.
Tune into the all-new animated fantasy series of ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’ which starts 29th July, Weekends at 12:00 pm only on POGO
I remember watching this a kid. It was always fun, however, I watched the movie version instead of the cartoon.
These are some great lessons from cartoons with a moral and value
This is an interesting series and kids are going to love it 🙂
The series looks very interesting and fun for kids. ? my son watches Pogo a lot, am sure he is gonna love it. thanks for sharing.
The series looks to be filled with fun . Also these characters as I understand from your blog have their own positives and negatives. More like all of us. I like such stories for kids rather than superman stories.
my kids are great fans of the Pogo channel, and I’m sure they would love to view this series aas well! Thanks for the share 🙂 will save the date.
These seems like nice and interesting stories for kidos. And better than useless cartoons. Thanks for sharing about this.
My children are loving this! they are glued to the TV set when this is on!
Look exciting. I think my girl will love it.
just loved your beautiful interpretation will add this series into my sons must read list
Cartoons have really great lessons.. i have watched the wizard of oz movie.. i loved it ?
This is so much fun!! I am sure kids would love it… and it’s a great way to give good teachings
Such stories help kids learn the important lessons of life at a early age ❤
Such a cute post. watching cartoons is so much fun.
Wow so finally we have some other interesting series apart from Doraemon. I am sure going to introduce this to my daughter after watching it myself once or twice. Anyways I love wizard and magical stuff. Was a great fan of Harry Potter as well!
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You have written a summary of the book and movie and written nothing about this TV series?