The Steam Engines of Oz is a 2018 Canadian fantasy adventure animated film directed and written by Sean Patrick O'Reilly. The screenplay is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Erik Hendrix.[1] It stars the voices of William Shatner,[2] Ron Perlman, Julianne Hough, Ashleigh Ball, and Scott McNeil.

The Steam Engines of Oz
Official Poster
Directed bySean Patrick O'Reilly
Written bySean Patrick O'Reilly
Based onThe Steam Engines of Oz by Erik Hendrix,
Sean Patrick O'Reilly & Yannis Roumboulias
StarringWilliam Shatner
Ron Perlman
Julianne Hough
Dan Payne
Ashleigh Ball
Scott McNeil
Matthew Kevin Anderson
Arcana Studio
3 Doubles Producciones
Distributed byCinedigm
Running time
79 min


A hundred years after the events that occurred in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and after the defeat of the Wicked Witch, there is a modernized Emerald City that is ruled by the once-revered hero, the Tin Man. The land of Oz is at risk as the city expands its territory further and further. The last hope comes from a young mechanic who works underneath the city, her name is Victoria Wright.


Arcana Studios announced that they will be producing a "steampunked re-imagining" of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.[3] It is a co-production animated feature with 3Doubles Productions and Arcana Studio.[4]



It was released on Blu-ray and VOD on June 5, 2018.[5][6]


Critical responseEdit

Reviewing The Steam Engines of Oz for Film Threat, Bobby LePire gave it a 6.5 out of 10 rating and described it as "fun and exciting with solid character designs, and compelling stakes", while criticizing "the low budget animation, hindering some of the awe of the land of Oz".[7]


  1. ^ Erik, Hendrix (2013). The steam engines of Oz. Volume 1. O'Reilly, Sean Patrick,, Hendrix, Amanda. Rockford, Illinois. ISBN 9781771351874. OCLC 855705385.
  2. ^ "William Shatner on 'The Steam Engines of Oz' and His Life-Long Love of Animation". Collider. 2018-06-05. Archived from the original on 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  3. ^ "Animated Steampunk 'Wizard of Oz' Set for 2018 | Rotoscopers". 2017-11-04. Archived from the original on 2018-01-09. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  4. ^ Pablos, Emiliano De (2017-09-27). "San Sebastián: Tax Rebates for Foreign Shoots Reach 40% in Spain's Canary Islands". Variety. Archived from the original on 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  5. ^ "The Steam Engines of Oz". Film Threat. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Official Trailer for 'The Steam Engines of Oz' Reimagines a Classic Tale". Collider. 2018-04-26. Archived from the original on 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  7. ^ "The Steam Engines of Oz". Film Threat. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-11-06.

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