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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)

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Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

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(novel) (as Roger Stanton Baum), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Scarecrow (voice)
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Lion (voice)
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Tin Man (voice)
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Dorothy (voice)
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Aunt Em (voice)
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Uncle Henry (voice)
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The Appraiser / The Jester (voice)
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Glinda (voice)
Randi Soyland ...
You / Handmaiden / Flying Monkey / Additional Voices (voice) (as Randi Vamos Soyland)
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Wiser (voice)
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Marshal Mallow (voice)
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Judge Jawbreaker (voice)
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Fruit Striped Lawyer (voice)
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Stenographer (voice)
Randy Crenshaw ...
China Guard / Kansas Sheriff (voice)
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Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Written by Clarius Entertainment

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oz | jester | owl | kansas | tornado | See All (57) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary images and mild peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dorothy of Oz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,715,931 (USA) (9 May 2014)

Gross:

$8,460,990 (USA) (25 July 2014)
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Trivia

Based on Dorothy of Oz, a 1989 children's book written by Roger S. Baum, using characters and locales created by his own great-grandfather L. Frank Baum, who wrote The Wizard of Oz at the close of the 19th century. See more »

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Marshal Mallow: I'm mallow... Not Shallow
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Crazy Credits

Unusual Credit Style: In the closing credits, there are numerous entries for co-producers & other "producer" positions that list both husband & wife for each credit entry, such as "Jack & Jill Jones". Some credits are simply listed as a family unit. One such co-producer is listed as "The Ross Family". It is rare that credits are given in groupings of families. Most credits are a single person's name. See more »

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Follows Journey Back to Oz (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Jester's Song
Music by Jim Dooley
Lyrics by Mike Himelstein
Performed by Martin Short
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Not For Anyone Over 5
26 October 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is supposed to be based on a book written by L. Frank Baum's grandson. Congrats to him for cashing in on granddad's legacy, I guess. The new characters are entirely forgettable so I won't bother discussing them. Why is Dorothy wearing cowgirl boots? Is that a thing? The opening credits go on way too long. The animation isn't the greatest. The backgrounds are flat and cheap. At times the movie looks like a video game made ten years ago. The voice work is passable but the actors can't make this work. Martin Short is having a field day but his enthusiasm is not contagious. The songs are very bland. Think 'Christian pop music' bland. The song about candy had me questioning why I was watching a movie clearly meant for toddlers. Man, it's pretty insufferable. I kept checking the time and thinking about my life choices. Look, if you're a parent of little ones, maybe they'll like it. If you're an adult who isn't very bright, maybe you'll like it. The rest of you, I would suggest you avoid this. It's not something most adults or teens will like. It's childish, corny, and boring.


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