It has been through the personal finance
of Aaron Pacentine that all of these great Wizard of Oz
resources are available. Here is what the Oz community has to say about the
great work that Aaron has done bringing this incredible
of knowledge to the rest of the world.
about L. Frank Baum, Judy Garland --- and many others blessed with the God-given
gifts of inspirational communication -- is a worthy mission, indeed. And I hope
VideosForFamily never loses sight of its goal to encourage love, acceptance,
participation, and inclusive enthusiasm for mankind and the best of its creative
John Fricke, Emmy Award-winning producer; preeminent Oz and
- "I am proud of my association with
"VideosForFamily.com" Kids need to know it's cool to be
a law abiding, good Christian with family values being a high priority. The
guys at VFF (Videos For The Family) spend a lot of time watching movies to
deem "safe" and they've done some great interviews with personalities who
project something positive and harmless to children and adults. Keep up the
- Elaine Willingham with Beyond the Rainbow"
"Bless Aaron Pacentine and his cohorts for
giving Return To Oz a web presence as part of their
website. I am very proud of my score for the this vastly under-appreciated
movie, and am grateful for Aaron and his friends who are doing so much to
promote the film and all our work."
- David Shire
(The writer of the music score for Disney's
feature film, "RETURN TO OZ" from 1985
and many, many other feature films)
I am only too happy to support Aaron Pacentine and
VideosForFamily and all that they do to preserve the legacy of good and safe
entertainment at a time when our children are more and more influenced by a
variety of entertainment outlets. Aaron and his crew are dedicated to
ensuring that family entertainment CAN be fun for all!
Currently lives in Kansas, moved (in May 2010) from Los Angeles,
California aside from writing and his interest in Oz, Paul Miles Schneider
produces and designs DVD menus and different interactive content for over
200 films & TV series, as well as over 40 Blu-Ray
Discs, working on such titles as "Star Wars III," "Casino Royale," "Fight
Club, "Life of Brian," "Buffy" (TV), "Men In Black,"
"Spinal Tap" and even "Harry Potter." Thank you for
all you do Paul in the entertainment industry you know
many people watch these movies a year? Millions, I'm sure!!
"Aaron Pacentine shows a real passion for all
things Oz and quality entertainment
in general for families. His commitment and enthusiasm came through to
me when I was interviewed for his Ozcast online talk
show, and I'm pleased and proud to have been a part of it. I look
forward to future installments with his refreshing dedication to a most
Thanks to Paul, for the use of his photo and front book cover.
is one of the best Oz sites out there today. Aaron has done a wonderful
job. It's family friendly (as anything Oz should be!) and fun and
informative. The Judy Room is happy and proud to be a part of the
greater Oz community and this wonderful site. We need more sites like
this one! Keep up the great work, and thank you for your support."
The Chittenango Foundation, Inc. exists to promote the
knowledge of L. Frank Baum, his many OZ books and promote reading in our
schools. We have grown from just an organization, to one having a storefront in
the center of the village. We will someday buy/build a full-fledged museum to
house all of L. Frank Baum’s works. Our annual fundraiser is an OZFest
celebrating the life and times of Baum. We have special guests including
original Munchkins, authors and relatives. Community service is what makes our
village look to the future.
"The Chittenango Foundation, Inc. is the
owner and mother corporation of the L. Frank Baum-OZ Museum, Inc. We would like
to express our gratitude that sites like Videos for Family are there promoting
the good family entertainment that they do. In this age of negative internet
images, Videos for Family are what you hope to see when you log onto the
internet and surf for great sites. It is with pleasure that we say “Hats off to
you, Videos for Family” for your fine work in keeping up the good work and
promoting family viewing of great classical movies."
L. Frank Baum-OZ Museum (The
Chittenango Foundation, Inc.) (Curtis Tobin, previous employer of the L. Frank
Baum - Oz Museum of Chittenango)
I'm happy to endorse your vigorous work in promoting Oz and the Oz community.
Having watched your enthusiasm at the Winkie Convention a couple of years ago (Winkie
Oz convention for the International Wizard of Oz Club in July 2008) I know how
much you care for Oz in its many manifestations. Keep up the good work.
Eric Shanower has worked on a number of Oz books and is a
professional illustrator as well. Aside from the many Oz books he has
written he is best known for his book, "AGE OF BRONZE".
He is known well in the "comic book" industry. By far this is Eric's most popular book and it has since become a wonderful
comic book series. It details the wonderful ancient times of the
Trojan War retold for the now 21st century! Eric works with David Maxine
with their Hungry Tiger Press
publishing company and it's a
wonderful resource for educational books as well as
many Oz books they have
published. It is a great, and wonderful resource!
Aaron, I really enjoyed having you interview me. I wish you all the best
with your web site and with everything from here on in, Oz and
Robert Baum (L. Frank
It has been such fun having Robert Baum on several
interviews on my web site.
Having someone like him who is a direct descent to the man that gave us
"The Wizard of Oz" and many, books after makes conducting interviews
with him every enjoyable and very educational. I think that is very
important. It's great to have him support our site and can give feedback
and time to educate us as time permits. Thank you Robert for everything,
and as you continue to be a part of the interviews that will be conducted in the
"Since it's first publication in 1999 "THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ" has
become one of the most beloved children's books of all time." It is
believed that more people have seen the 1939 film then any other movie
in motion picture history."- From the Wizard of Oz Feature, "L.
Frank Baum: The Ban Behind The Curtain"
"I have really enjoyed being on Videos For The Family.
I think it's excellent material. People should really take advantage of
it. One of the nice things is that you get to see "behind the scenes"
and you get to see other people's comments on various videos and so
forth, that are out there. It makes it much more meaningful for people.
Then when you watch it, there's a little more interest I think. You
understand what's going on, basically how the industry works."
Central is the worldwide licensor for The L. Frank Baum Family Trust™
and the official distributor of Oz celebration™ products. Oz Central can be
reached by phone at 888-TOTO-TOO. I am personally very honored that they are
supportive of my work with my web site, VideosForFamily.com
am very thankful for what they are doing and getting the word out regarding Oz
in general. There is so much more that I can say about this company, I would be
writing for a while. I thank them so much for the long hours they put in, for
carefully making sure that what they write is TRUTH. L. Frank Baum has left us all a legacy and that is the Oz books and
the many other books, movies, etc that represents them as a whole. It's
important for us, if we support quality entertainment like Oz we should support
Oz Central for what they are doing. While you are at it-- remember to keep
our sites VideosForFamily.com and
TheWizardofOzFilm.com in mind as well.
"I think the work that you are doing and the
Christian Values that you bring into play are admirable. The Oz Central group is
always pleased to see people like you that are passionate about Oz and represent
the many wonderful virtues that the Oz stories, as told and written by L. Frank
Baum, communicate to the World. I have taken the time to review your web site
and commend you for what you have accomplished. We wish you much success and a