Lea Michele and Martin Short in Trailer for Animated 'Dorothy of Oz'
by Ben Pearson
September 4, 2012
There's been an increased interest lately in returning to L. Frank Baum's wonderful world of Oz on the big screen. Sam Raimi is tackling a prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz story with his upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful, and Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) could be helming a feature film adaptation of the Broadway hit Wicked, which is an origin story for the Wicked Witch of the West. Here's the trailer for another Oz-related tale called Dorothy of Oz, an animated sequel that looks more like a video game than a movie. It follows Dorothy as she returns to save the magical land from an evil jester.
Here's the first trailer for Will Finn & Dan St. Pierre's Dorothy of Oz via YouTube:
Directed by Will Finn & Dan St. Pierre and written by Adam Balsam & Barry Glasser (from Roger Baum's book), Dorothy of Oz features the voice talents of "Glee" star Lea Michele as Dorothy (who will get to use her singing voice as well), Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Oliver Platt, Dan Akyroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy, James Belushi, and more. Production is currently underway on the CG project, and upstart Summertime Entertainment has slated it for release sometime in 2013. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Are you kidding me, it looks more like a crack addict vision of oz than a video game. It's sad to see many of hollywoods great actors like Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer getting downgraded to this level...speaking of that Professor X and Beast?? Wtf
JerseyBoy on Sep 4, 2012
It looks so... cheap and terrible... I was expecting so much more.
Carlos Subero on Sep 4, 2012
this looks atrocious....and i'm pretty sure that's the first time i've ever used that word.
Danimal on Sep 4, 2012
Parris Bowens on Sep 4, 2012
What? No mention of Bernadette Peters, a legend on Broadway, who is playing a legendary role, Glinda? Why?
Ryan on Sep 4, 2012
with all those actors, I too expected more.
Nick Sears on Sep 4, 2012
They never said what platform this game would be released in..
Big Boss on Sep 4, 2012
Wow, this looks incredibly BAD. There's not one good thing about this film. Who's the director? Who's the digital supe? They should never be allowed to make a film again.
Yan Chen on Sep 4, 2012
This looks like some straight-to-DVD crap. And I really hate Lea Michele's voice so much, you couldn't pay me enough to sit through 2 hours of her singing.
fem!anon on Sep 4, 2012
Looks like it is aimed for retarded toddlers!
The Truth on Sep 4, 2012
This is a really good cast in what appears to be a really bad movie. Shame.
DRM on Sep 4, 2012
This has princesses, toys, lions, candy, and the guy who plays the voice of the Cat in the Hat on PBS (Martin Short). My 3 year old daughter is going to go absolutely ape shit for this film so I'm guessing that's their target audience because she's not going to care how cheap the animation looks.
Matt Peloquin on Sep 5, 2012
OMG, this looks so....so crap it should go back in the scrap, watch out folks it's a trap do not watch this or you will fall flat.
Rhythem on Sep 5, 2012
I see that a big part of the budget went to the actors
HarryFiddleSticks on Sep 5, 2012
Worst trailer ever! ...and well the movie look too boring
TOONFED on Sep 5, 2012
This has a 'Barbie Fairytale' vibe to it. Which isn't good really. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Just why.
Carpola on Sep 5, 2012
Looks cute I love the wizard of oz soooooooo muuuuch
Yellow NR on Mar 31, 2013
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