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Oz The Great And Powerful

Grand Circus in downtown Detroit is dressed up to look like Hong Kong for the shooting of Transformers 4. (credit: Peter Mays)

A Movie Buff’s Guide to Detroit Film Locations

We hear a lot about movies being filmed here, but have you ever wondered exactly where your favorite movies were created? Detroit Proud created a guide to some of our favorite movies that have been filmed locally!

CBS 62–08/26/2014

In Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” Oscar Diggs (James Franco) lands his hot air balloon in a pond in the Land of Oz and encounters the witch Theodora (Mila Kunis).

Audience Applauds Long-Awaited “Oz The Great And Powerful”

The long-awaited, highly-anticipated “Oz The Great and Powerful” is finally here! Two hours after the movie began and the credits started rolling, the audience at a preview screening broke out into applause.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2013

Jonathan and Carolyn Teachman - cast members of Oz. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

“Oz” Rolls Out The Red Carpet In Royal Oak

At $100 million, “Oz” is the most expensive movie ever shot in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2013

Oz The Great And Powerful hits theaters March 8, 2013

The Countdown Is On: “Oz The Great And Powerful” Due In March 2013

“Oz The Great and Powerful,” filmed in Detroit, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2012

Extras wait during open cast call.  (Getty File Photo)

“Oz” Call For Extras Has Hundreds Lined Up For Casting Call

Metro Detroiters turned out in large numbers for a casting call for the movie: “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” It’s a pre-quel to the Wizard of Oz.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2011

Casting Call For Disney’s “Oz: The Great & Powerful”

The road to “Oz” is coming to Metro Detroit. Disney’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” is looking for extras for the movie, which stars James Franco and Mila Kunis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2011

Casting Call For New Disney Movie To Be Filmed In Detroit Area

An open casting call will be held for those over 18 at the Raleigh Studios in Pontiac from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 11th.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2011

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