James Franco visits Jimmy Kimmel via 'Oz' hot air balloon

James Franco, star of "Oz the Great and Powerful," arrived at the film's premiere Wednesday in a hot air balloon, but the gimmick didn't stop there. He also took the human-carrying craft to his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" later that evening, which films next door to the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard where "Oz" premiered.

It was his first time in a real hot air balloon, Franco told Kimmel. 

In the lavish Disney film, Franco plays a younger version of the famed wizard -- the tale starting from his arrival in the magical land.

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James Franco, star of "Oz the Great and Powerful," arrived at the film's premiere Wednesday in a hot air balloon, but the gimmick didn't stop there. He also took the human-carrying craft to his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" later that evening, which films next door to the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard where "Oz" premiered. It was his first time in a real hot air balloon, Franco told Kimmel. In the lavish Disney film, Franco plays a younger version of the famed wizard -- the tale starting from his arrival in the magical land.

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