Finally, it’s time to get a first look at animated feature Dorothy of Oz, an adaptation the novel of the same name by Frank L. Baum’s grandson, Roger S. Baum. There are some great voice actors here, including Brian Blessed (sadly not in this trailer), Patrick Stewart, James Belushi and Martin Short. From this teaser trailer the tone of the film seems definitely aimed at younger children, as opposed to broader appeal satirical fare like Enchanted and Shrek, but that’s by no means a bad thing.
The film sees Dorothy return to a Kansas ravaged by the tornado that whipped her off to Oz, before returning to Oz to find that it, in turn, has been corrupted and blighted by the influence of an evil Jester. Poor kid never gets a break.
With any luck it won’t be as nightmarish as Return to Oz, which had a similar premise to this latest adaptation with a somewhat terrifying execution. Dorothy of Oz looks to be lighter fare, and if this teaser is anything to go by then Lea Michele will be bringing to Glee factor in with musical numbers. Whether or not that gets you excited or turns you off is a matter of personal taste.
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