'Wizard Of Oz' Meets 'Avengers' In Amazing Viral Mashup

Nathan Francis

The Wizard of Oz is getting the Avengers treatment in an awesome viral video making the rounds this week.

The video is the creation of artist Darren Wallace, who decided to imagine what Avengers: Age of Ultron would look like if it had the Wizard of Oz characters cast as both the superheroes and evil villains. The result is something that Wallace calls Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man.

The mashup cast the Tin Man as Ultron, the Cowardly Lion as Thor, the Scarecrow playing Captain America and Dorothy and Toto as Black Widow.

The Wizard of Oz and Avengers mashup was only uploaded on Friday, but already it has racked up more than 700,000 views on YouTube and is quickly approaching one million. It's also gotten attention across the internet, with features in national publications and plenty of shares on social media.

Darren Wallace may be ambitious in his video, but it will be hard to top the more famous Wizard of Oz mashup. The movie has been found to pair up perfectly with the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon, with the movie seemingly corresponding perfectly with the music.

Though fans have plenty of theories as to just how the album and movie synced up so perfectly, Pink Floyd band members and producers deny that there was any intention to match up their music with the famous 1939 fantasy movie.

Dark Side of the Moon audio engineer Alan Parsons tried to clear up the issue in 2003, in an interview with Rolling Stone.

"It was an American radio guy who pointed it out to me. It's such a non-starter, a complete load of eyewash. I tried it for the first time about two years ago. One of my fiancée's kids had a copy of the video, and I thought I had to see what it was all about. I was very disappointed. The only thing I noticed was that the line "balanced on the biggest wave" came up when Dorothy was kind of tightrope walking along a fence. One of the things any audio professional will tell you is that the scope for the drift between the video and the record is enormous; it could be anything up to twenty seconds by the time the record's finished. And anyway, if you play any record with the sound turned down on the TV, you will find things that work."

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