Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Dorothy of Oz Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Will Finn
Dan St. Pierre
Produced by Roland Carroll
Ryan Carroll
Bonne Radford[1]
Screenplay by Adam Balsam
Randi Barnes
Based on Dorothy of Oz 
by Roger Stanton Baum
Starring Lea Michele
Dan Aykroyd
Kelsey Grammer
Jim Belushi
Megan Hilty
Hugh Dancy
Oliver Platt
Martin Short
Music by Toby Chu[2]
Editing by Dan Molina
Stan Webb
Studio Summertime Entertainment
Prana Studios
Distributed by Clarius Entertainment[1]
Release dates
  • June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14) (AIAFF)
  • May 9, 2014 (2014-05-09) (United States)
Running time 88 minutes[3]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $70 million[4]

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (originally titled Dorothy of Oz[5]) is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated musical film based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and Dorothy of Oz by his great-grandson, Roger Stanton Baum.[1] It is being produced by Summertime Entertainment, the family entertainment division of Alpine Pictures, and directed by Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn.[6] The film was first shown at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France on June 14, 2013[7] and is scheduled to be released in a minimum of 3,000 theaters in the United States and Canada on May 9, 2014.[8]

Plot[edit]

Dorothy Gale returns to Kansas to find it devastated. Dorothy then finds a new way to get back to the Land of Oz only to discover that her old friends-the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion-and the entire Land of Oz are all in grave danger. On Dorothy's new journey through Oz, she meets new friends like a china doll princess, a marshmallow man named Marshal Mallow, a large owl named Wiser, and an ancient tree-turned-tugboat named Tugg. With the help of her new friends, they band together against a wicked Jester who wants to control Oz by turning important people into marionettes.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On the December 2, 2013 edition of the Spacecast podcast, executive producer Greg Centineo confirmed that the film will be a musical and will feature music composed by Bryan Adams.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g McNary, Dave (March 12, 2013). "3D Toon ‘Legends of Oz’ Sets 2014 Release (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Toby Chu Scoring ‘Dorothy of Oz’". Film Music Reporter. May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN (U)". Signature Entertainment. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Summertime Entertainment Official Site". September 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Amidi, Amid (March 13, 2013). ""Legends of Oz" Set for 2014 Release". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mcnary, Dave (June 11, 2010). "Lea Michele heads to 'Oz'". Variety. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (June 4, 2013). "Annecy Festival Unveils 2013 Feature Film Lineup". Animation World Network. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Rama (May 7, 2013). "3D Animated Movie, LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, Voice Starring Lea Michele, Opens May 9, 2014 And It’s Coming To Cannes". Rama's Screen. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Mcnary, Dave (April 30, 2012). "Bernadette Peters joins 'Dorothy of Oz'". Variety. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ The Analyst (November 30, 2013). "Huge SpaceCast Guest! - Follow The Yellow Brick Road". Beware the Spaceman. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 

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