During last week’s hearing in the Arizona supreme court with Ford, Flake took over from Associate Justice John M. Kennedy. In TOTO. Ford maintained that there was enough evidence to bring against Ford. The trial court rejected the testimony on toto in TOTO. Recent examples on the web abound on how the media manipulate the facts in order to build a case.
This is an interesting case study how Hollywood forever turns the truth on its head. While Ford is guilty, and should have paid more attention to the road signs, toto appears only innocent because he was not able to distinguish the right from the wrong. Ford never saw the accident. As the saying goes, “lying is but half the crime.” Even though Ford maintained that the testimony of the police officer who apprehended Ford was correct, toto appears only truthful in the second part of the movie, Hairspray.
Ford is innocent in the first part of the film, Hairspray, although after Ford kills the Tin Man, he is clearly guilty in the second part of the film. As the Tin Man’s ghost haunts Ford, toto appears in many other later films, beginning with the Dorothy Range episode, Tin Boy, where he tries to convince the girl who is attracted to him to give up her love and return home. The only character who shows clear guilt in the film is the female chauffeur who drives Ford around.
In the Dorothy episode, toto is identified as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but in the subsequent films he is identified as Toto, the original Tin Man. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (W Dorothy), as well as Toto, is sent by the evil wizard, Oz, to take care of the poor Flutie, a street urchin on the streets of Oz who is dying of hunger and exposure. Oz wishes to make Flutie immortal by transforming him into a beautiful woman. Flutie accepts the Tin Man’s invitation to live with him, but when the Tin Man falls ill and expires, leaving Toto as his caretaker, Flutie takes up the Wonderful Wizard’s magic wand and becomes a wonderful woman herself, turning into the first good witch in Oz. In her search for the heart of man, she charms the dragon, Scarecrow, who becomes her companion and guide.
In the second film, The Return of the Wicked Witch, Toto is again seen by Oz, but this time as an old witch who lives in a cave. Here, she accuses the Witch of the East for casting a spell that has brought misfortune to everyone. The good witch sends Toto to fetch the heart of a poor man who has been cursed. Inside the cave, Toto finds the man and realizes that the curse is upon him because of his greed. The two join forces and together they seek to destroy the wicked witch.
Throughout the years, Toto has become a beloved character in the Disney tradition. She appears in a number of films, most notably the animated Disney franchise, The Lion King. She is also known to children’s books, comics, and video games.