Dorthy is a young girl who lives with her family and her pet dog Toto, and she dreams of being 'somewhere over the rainbow'
Due to a tornado, she ends up in a new place, accidentally killing The Wicked Witch of the East and getting her shoes. This does not please The Wicked Witch of the East's sister, The Wicked Witch of the West, but fills the Munchkins and The Witch of the South, Glinda, with joy.
In able to go back home she must go see The Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Her and Toto follow the yellow brick road and along the way they make friends with a Scarecrow, a Tinman, and a Lion. All three of them wish to see The Wizard of Oz for different reasons. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tinman a heart, and the Lion courage.
They finally reach The Wizard of Oz's palace and get to meet him. He says he will only grant them their wishes if they get him the broomstick of The Wicked Witch of the West.
In trying to take the broomstick from the witch, water is splashed onto The Wicked Witch of the West, causing her to melt. Dorthy takes the broomstick and goes back to The Wizard of Oz to have her wish granted, only to find out that he can't really help her.
Glinda tells her that The Wicked Witch of the East's shoes could give her the power to go back home, and Dorthy used it to go back home. In the end, her family was telling her it was all a dream, even though she insists it was real. Dorthy was glad to be back home, saying to her family "There's no place like home."