Even though the Munchkinland
segment is just short of fifteen minutes long, it took eight weeks of production as 124 Little People plus twelve normal sized
children memorized their choreography and lines (if they had any,) and were fitted with incredibly colorful and whimsical
Wizard of Oz fans
won’t let Swensen forget his fancy footwork, particularly those who steadfastly arrive in Indiana to meet up with him
during the weekend long Wizard of Oz Festival each September.
The 25th annual Wizard
of Oz Festival runs from September 15 -17 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Organized by Lakeshore Festival & Events, Inc., it is
the oldest and largest celebration of Oz in the country.