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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in theaters May 9, 2014

 

 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Landing in theaters on May 9, 2014 is a new animated film in the Oz franchise called Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. The film stars the voice talents of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart. The music was written by Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer and actor Bryan Adams.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

Lea Michelle, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer and Jim Belushi voice the main characters in the film.

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LOZ-LionBelushi

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The film is even going on tour! It’s called the Legends of Oz Express Tour.

Join Dorothy and friends for a day of FREE family fun with activities, games, character meets & greets, and story time when the Legends of Oz Express comes to your town!

You can learn more or find out if it will be in a town near you by clicking here.

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If you would like to learn more about the film visit the official website. You can also check out the film on the various social networking sites – Facebook@LegendsofOz on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. You can even subscribe to the film on YouTube. The official hashtag is #LegendsofOz.

What do you think of the film? Does it look good? Do you plan on seeing it in theaters?

Be on the look out for a special movie themed giveaway coming soon including a BEAUTIFUL Dorothy doll.

Legends of Oz Return of Dorothy Movie Poster

Kimberly

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.

Comments

  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    It looks cute for kids. I think my daughter might enjoy it.

  2. This looks like a great way to introduce younger kids to the story. I know my daughter was scared of the flying monkeys in the original. Thanks for the review.

  3. The Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return looks like it will be a great hit with children. Of course I read the book and saw the movie as a child and I think it ended well for me. I don’t think I would view this movie as a sequel to the original, I see it more as a separate story about Oz.