In fact, anyone who has ever seen the 1939 MGM Wizard of Oz movie will instantly recognize them, though not quite in the way you would normally think. They are described as having bodies like bears, heads like tigers, and claws long and sharp enough to tear a lion in two. Sound familiar? No wonder the Cowardly Lion was afraid of them!
Years later, when The Wiz came out, they made yet another appearance in an odd sort of way.
And finally, The Muppets: Wizard of Oz gave us an even odder vision of the Kalidahs, though I thought it worked well.
In my third book, Family of Oz, the Kalidahs make an appearance and nearly scare the bejeezers out of the Queen of the Field Mice. But that's another blog posting...
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma