Hello Animation Friends,
A few months ago, I decided to embark on an after work project that I am calling, "The Macfarlane Wizard of Oz". Here's the story which inspired the artwork:
When I was little, my parents were very strict with what I was and was not allowed to watch on television or for movies. "The Wizard of Oz" was the first live action film they permitted me to view. For the next couple years all I wanted to do was be Dorothy. One day, I asked my Mom if I could dress up as Dorothy and go to school (it wasn't even Halloween), and she allowed it. Mom did my hair in pig tails, I wore a pair of crazy red shoes, and a pretty baby blue dress ~ I was in Heaven.
Unfortunately, my elementary school years were very unkind to me. I was bullied constantly, and I think that a part of my attraction to the film was that I found comfort in one of it's messages: Somewhere over the rainbow, things were better.
Now, the rainbow has come, and I have a fulfilling career which has been very rewarding.
After having been in the animation industry for almost seven years, I have worked on more than my fair share of children's content. Most of my friends have always had an admiration of Feature Animation. Not only is Feature Animation usually rated "G", but it tends to be well executed in both story and animation. Most of the people I've worked with despise Seth MacFarlane and all of his creations. However, after a long day at work ensuring that the characters are safely tucked in with their seat belts securely fastened, it leaves me yearning for adult humor. Presto!. "American Dad" and "Family Guy" meet, "The Wizard of Oz".
The little girl is all grown up, and has returned to Oz. Never before have I ever felt compelled to execute a project of this magnitude.
What you are about to see is not approved by the creator(s) of Family Guy, American Dad, or the Cleveland show; nor, do I work for Fox Television Animation. Please regard the following as: "Fun Art". Enjoy.