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Cost Plus World Market Collaborates With Disney For The Release Of “Oz The Great And Powerful” In Theaters On March 8, 2013 “OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL” IN THEATERS ON MARCH 8, 2013

Specialty Retailer Launches Movie Sweepstakes

OAKLAND, Calif., February 19, 2013—Cost Plus World Market® ( is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Walt Disney Studios for the theatrical release of the fantastical adventure, “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi in theaters and IMAX® 3D on March 8, 2013. As part of its collaboration, the specialty retailer has launched “Oz The Great and Powerful Sweepstakes Presented by World Market” now through March 15, 2013. Customers can enter the sweepstakes at for a chance to win one grand prize of a private movie screening of “Oz The Great and Powerful” for the winner and 50 guests, free IMAX® movie tickets for a year and a $1000 World Market gift card. In addition, $500 World Market gift cards will be awarded to three runner-up winners.*

Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive producers.

If you’re a movie fan then you know that Hollywood’s most glamorous night is less than a week away. World Market has a great selection of affordable tabletop serving pieces, furniture and home décor items and gourmet food and wine to create your own viewing party of the big awards show on Sunday night. With an array of unique foods to create small appetizer dishes, cocktail mixes, sparkling wines, chocolates and more, the specialty retailer is your one-stop shopping destination for entertaining at home.

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About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 264 stores in 31 states under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

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Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market