'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' Trailer Looks Like a Childish Mess
by Ethan Anderton
December 10, 2013
In what looks like a film that escaped the bargain bin at Wal-Mart, we have a new trailer for the delayed animated sequel Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return. With animation that feels unfinished and cheap, a surprising all-star cast that includes Lea Michele ("Glee") along with veteran actors like Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer and more populate this film which sees Dorothy Gale's (Michele) return to the magical land of Oz, where she reunites with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion (along with some silly new companions) to face a new threat, the Jester, who is trying to control Oz with the wand of the Wicked Witch of the West. Yeah, sounds pretty damn stupid to us.
New trailer for Will Finn & Dan St. Pierre's Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, originally from Yahoo:
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. The film has been hyped for a couple years now, and was once slated to arrive this year, but Clairus Entertainment has plotted it for release May 9th, 2014.
not to mention did anyone notice they they botched the cast names! Lea "Michelle" Michele on the poster and some on the trailer- OPS i mean OOPS!
Debbie V on Dec 10, 2013
Yes, it looks kinda terrible. BUT! I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt, the last couple of animated features have had some terrible advertising done for them, and they turned out to be pretty decent movies (Frozen being the latest. Tangled had a terrible, TERRIBLE trailer, and I hear Turbo wasnt as bad as the trailers made them out to be)
Pabster on Dec 10, 2013
The difference between FROZEN and TANGLED was that they were DISNEY made movies so who cares what the trailers look like it's Disney Production, this particular film was supposed to have been out years ago and then it suddenly had a name change to the movie, straight to video movie, great for DAVE's 3 year old who pretty much would care less if it were dogs bathing in the movie or Dorothy which he knows nothing of at that young age
Mike Orlando SEO Consulting PP on Jan 10, 2014
Yahoo player has no full screen, not that it'd matter with this, gave up half way.
Carpola on Dec 10, 2013
Color me completely unimpressed. Had to snicker at the commentary line "In what looks like a film that escaped the bargain bin at Wal-Mart..." *very accurate*
VAharleywitch on Dec 11, 2013
I wouldn't get too worked up, there's already several various Oz properties out there that are pretty much forgotten. If this is bad it will fall into the pile and we'll continue on with our lives, and if it's good, then good.
OfficialJab on Dec 11, 2013
What exactly are you comparing this too? It's not like it's a Pixar movie. Based on the 90 seconds I got to see and not being a "professional film critic", it looks like a cartoon for kids that my kid will probably want to see. And really, isn't that who matters?
Monica Moore on Dec 11, 2013
A kids movie looks Childish! FACEPALM!
Jimmy Love on Dec 11, 2013
Ummmmmmmm, do you have kids? My 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter watched this 13 times before I could wrestle them away from the computer. Even though I explained that the movie was not out yet, they insisted we go to the theatre just to make sure...
Dave on Dec 13, 2013
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