On Tuesday, May 23rd the students of the Wilder School District, the visionary leadership of the board of trustees and Dr. Jeff Dillon will be honored as the #1 Student Run Animation Studio in the United States.
Immediately following the award ceremony the Wilder School District is excited to announce the World Premiere of its second animated feature film, “The Return to Oz.”
The movie will premiere for one night only on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM, at the historic Egyptian Theater in Boise Idaho. Tickets are free and can be reserved at eventbrite.com.
In 2019 the Wilder students produced “The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz.” It was the first feature length animated movie produced by kids. The movie can be viewed on YouTube where it has generated one hundred thousand views in a town with a population of 1700!
“The Return to Oz” and “The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz” were both produced with Wonder Media’s Story Maker®.
The making of “The Return to Oz” gave students the unique opportunity to take creative control over the story and production process. From writing scripts and casting voices to creating original backgrounds, positioning cameras and lights, writing music, and editing animation sequences, students had the chance to engage with every aspect of a Hollywood animation production.