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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return -- Legends of Oz finds Dorothy waking to 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.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return -- Legends of Oz finds Dorothy waking to 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 journey through the  landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.


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  (in credits order)

Dan Aykroyd ... Scarecrow (voice)

James Belushi ... Lion (voice)

Kelsey Grammer ... Tin Man (voice)

Lea Michele ... Dorothy (voice)

Tacey Adams ... Aunt Em (voice)

Michael Krawic ... Uncle Henry (voice)

Martin Short ... The Appraiser / The Jester (voice)

Bernadette Peters ... Glinda (voice)
Randi Soyland ... You / Handmaiden / Flying Monkey / Additional Voices (voice) (as Randi Vamos Soyland)

Oliver Platt ... Wiser (voice)

Hugh Dancy ... Marshal Mallow (voice)

Brian Blessed ... Judge Jawbreaker (voice)

Douglas Hodge ... Fruit Striped Lawyer (voice)

Debi Derryberry ... Stenographer (voice)
Randy Crenshaw ... China Guard / Kansas Sheriff (voice)
Randal Keith ... First Minister / Winkie Suitor (voice)

Megan Hilty ... China Princess / Queen Mouse (voice)

Richard Steven Horvitz ... Munchin Suitor (voice) (as Richard Horvitz)

Tom Kenny ... China Suitor (voice)
Pete Sepenuk ... Papa Tree (voice)
Betsy Roth ... Mama Tree (voice)

Patrick Stewart ... Tugg (voice)
Keith Anthony ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jack Blessing ... Additional Voices (voice)

David Boat ... Additional Voices (voice)

Ranjani Brow ... Additional Voices (voice)
William Calvert ... Additional Voices (voice)
Crystal Carroll ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hailey Carroll ... Additional Voices (voice)
Megann Caroll ... Additional Voices (voice)

Cam Clarke ... Additional Voices (voice)

Brian T. Delaney ... Additional Voices (voice)

Leonard Dozier ... Additional Voices (voice)

Denise Faye ... Additional Voices (voice)
Keith Ferguson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Eddie Frierson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Wendy Hoffman ... Additional Voices (voice)

Ashley Lambert ... Additional Voices (voice)

Scott Menville ... Flying Monkey / Additional Voices (voice)

Alan Shearman ... Flying Monkey / Additional Voices (voice)
Josh Stern ... Additional Voices (voice)
Shane Sweet ... Additional Voices (voice)

Filip Watermann ... Flying Monkey / Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bryan Adams ... Beaver Foreman (voice) (uncredited)

Liz Bolton ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Ayana Haviv ... Handmaiden / Mouse / Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Breanna Lynn ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Will Finn 
Daniel St. Pierre 
Writing credits
Roger S. Baum (novel: Dorothy of Oz) (as Roger Stanton Baum)

Randi Barnes (screenplay) &
Adam Balsam (screenplay)

Daniel St. Pierre  contributing writer

Produced by
Roland Carroll .... producer
Ryan Carroll .... producer
Greg Centineo .... executive producer
Nick Centineo .... co-executive producer
Robert Centineo .... co-executive producer
Kristin Dornig .... co-producer
Arish Fyzee .... co-producer
Christie Hsiao .... senior production executive
Aby John .... line producer
Neil L. Kaufman .... executive producer
John A. King .... co-executive producer
Robert Laimo .... co-executive producer
Bob Lanning .... associate producer
Julie Natale .... co-associate producer
Joe Occhiogrosso .... co-executive producer
Bonne Radford .... producer
Jim Roberts .... co-executive producer
Dana Tejeda .... co-associate producer
Rene Torres .... executive producer
Jordan Washington .... associate producer
Douglas Wright .... associate producer
Original Music by
Toby Chu 
Film Editing by
Dan Molina 
Stan Webb 
Casting by
Matthew Jon Beck 
Production Design by
Daniel St. Pierre  (as Dan St. Pierre)
Art Direction by
Seth Engstrom 
Production Management
Kriti Ahuja .... sequence manager
Mary Bills .... assistant production manager
Victoria Itow .... CG Line Producer
Cindy Rago .... production manager
Hameed Shaukat .... production manager: Duncan Studio
Art Department
Lauren Airriess .... visual development
Sarah Airriess .... visual development
Peter Paul Bautista .... storyboard revisionist
Luc Desmarchelier .... visual development
Seth Engstrom .... concept artist
Jun Falkenstein .... storyboard artist
Mike Inman .... visual development
Colin Jack .... character designer
Todd Jacobsen .... storyboard revisionist
Skip Jones .... storyboard artist
Tex Kadonaga .... set designer
Darryl Kidder .... storyboard artist
Ed Li .... visual development artist
Angelo Libutti .... senior storyboard artist
Mahesh Naidu .... mate painting
Jamie Oliff .... storyboard artist
Hank Tucker .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Dominic Boucher .... dialogue recording engineer
Scott Cannizzaro .... dialogue recording engineer
Johnna Chism .... first assistant sound editor
Marco Dary .... sound supervisor: Italy
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Roy Latham .... original dialogue mixer
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor
Jeremy Peirson .... sound designer
Jeremy Peirson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Peirson .... supervising sound editor
Mark Purcell .... dubbing recordist
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Curt Schulkey .... dialogue editor
Tighe Sheldon .... sound recordist
John Joseph Thomas .... supervising sound editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Ryan D. Young .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Narendra Singh Rathore .... special effects (credit only)
Visual Effects by
Nitin Amin .... digital compositor
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate colorist
Alastor Arnold .... digital stereoscopic artist
Kailas Avhad .... simulation
Subhrojyoti Banerjee .... digital compositor
Jouelle Baracho .... cg supervisor
Brijesh Bharatia .... compositing supervisor
Medithi Chaitanya .... visual effects artist
Mukund Dhananjay .... pipeline td
Vinod Gopinathan .... senior compositor
Rintu Halder .... cg foliage artist
Srinivasarao Inampudi .... CG Groom lead
Johnny James .... visual effects artist (as James Johnny)
Aby John .... CG line producer
Shal Joseph .... visual effects artist
Punit Joshi .... cg lighting artist
Ashwin Karthik .... lighting td
G. Manjunatha Khatavate .... surfacing artist
Santosh S. Khedkar .... visual effects artist
Atul Khurana .... compositor
Liju Kunnummal .... cg programmer
Rohit Magdum .... digital compositor
Ajit Mahapatra .... digital effects artist
Shorya Manglik .... visual effects artist
Sejas Mehta .... cloth simulation artist
Rahul Monga .... digital compositor
Pradeep Mynam .... visual effects artist
Sreenath Nair .... technical director
Jayaprakash P.J. .... surfacing artist
Sreelal P.S. .... set modeling lead
Rajesh Kumar Pampana .... compositor
Kaustubh Pawaskar .... Compositing Lead
Loganathan Perumal .... visual effects artist
Ravindra Prajapati .... visual effects artist
M. Hari Prathapan .... surfacing lead
Manicantan Rajanbabu .... compositor
Somenath Rakshit .... character modeling lead
Ramesh Shanker .... character facials
Ramesh Shanker .... character modeler
Chinneri Ramesh .... sequence supervisor
Rupeshpatil .... visual effects
Harikrishnan S. .... compositor
Mintu Sajeevalal .... surfacing artist
Raj Sakpal .... compositing co-lead
Appalaraju Nali Sanyasi .... character surfacing artist
Sanjay Satapathy .... lighting td
T.G. Sathesh .... lighting supervisor
Nimishaa Sethi .... surfacing artist
Tushar Shah .... visual effects artist
Viren Shah .... lighting lead
Sanjeet Christopher Shivkar .... technical director
Ravi Singapur .... senior technical director: lighting
Pankaj K.P. Singh .... graphics programmer
Viral Sompura .... technical director
Susvirkar Swati .... shot finalising artist
Nitin Vade .... Lighting TD
Nitin Vade .... lighting td
Santosh R. Walvekar .... digital effects artist: visual effects
K. Yugandhar .... lighting td
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Maulorico .... video operator
Animation Department
Gyana Ranjan Balabantaray .... animator
Souradip Biswas .... Foliage Co-Lead
Mick De Falco .... animatic artist
Ken Duncan .... character designer
Surpur E.G. .... animator
Kotteti Giridhar Kumar .... animator
Soumitra Gokhale .... animation lead
Rupesh Gosavi .... Shot Finalizing Lead
Kaushik Goswami .... lighting co-lead
Resha Kambli .... Character surfacing lead
Seshu Kumar Kota .... layout supervisor
Harish Krishnamurthy .... animator
M.Gokulakrishnan .... animator
Sunil Mungekar .... animator
Jijesh Nair .... lighting artist
Surendran Narayanan .... character surfacing
Pankaj Negi .... animator
Negi Pankaj .... animator
Jahangir Patil .... animator
Provash Paul .... set modelling & texturing lead
Rajendra Praveen .... animator
Harinarayan Rajeev .... animator
Suryabhan Singh Rathore .... animator
Aatosh Sharma .... CFX artist
Natasha Shetye .... character animator
Chatrasal Singh .... animator
Dougg Williams .... animation director
Puneethpb .... animator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Micah Dahlberg .... casting associate
Editorial Department
William J. Caparella .... additional editor
Jennifer Dolce .... additional editor
Russell Eaton .... associate editor
Maurissa Horwitz .... additional editor
Mark Keefer .... associate editor
Rob Neal .... cg animation editor
Douglas Slocum .... second assistant editor
T.J. Young .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bryan Adams .... songwriter
Nick Baxter .... additional music arranger
Nick Baxter .... scoring engineer
Gustavo Borner .... music recording engineer
Gustavo Borner .... songs producer
Peter Boyer .... orchestrator
Eric Bradley .... musician: singer
Elin Carlson .... chorus
Serge Courtois .... music mixer assistant
Paul Cristo .... additional arrangements
George Doering .... musician
Jim Dooley .... songwriter
Cathleen Flynn .... music preparation
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Jennifer Hammond .... orchestrator
Katie Hampton .... score vocalist
Ayana Haviv .... playback singer
Vicki Hiatt .... music supervisor
Mike Himelstein .... song writer
Todd Honeycutt .... choir vocalist
Esther McIntosh .... orchestration coordinator
Ladd McIntosh .... lead orchestrator
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator
Tift Merritt .... lyricist: songs
Justin Moshkevich .... scoring engineer
Dan Navarro .... vocalist
Gretchen O'Neal .... music attorney
Jasper Randall .... choir contractor
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Geoff Stradling .... orchestrator
Kristin Summers .... music transcriber
Jim Vallance .... songwriter
Marijke van Niekerk .... choir vocalist
Marijke van Niekerk .... playback singer
Daniel Waldman .... assistant scoring engineer
Sebastian Zuleta .... music editor
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation (uncredited)
Greg Whipple .... playback singer (uncredited)
Other crew
Mary Bills .... script supervisor
Susan Bliss .... post production scripts
Travis Cloyd .... marketing consultant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Sean Decker .... production coordinator
Tyce Diorio .... choreographer
Emilie Erskine .... publicist (as Emilie Chan)
Brad Jashinsky .... director of technology
Christian Kubsch .... head of production: global
Anish H. Mulani .... head of production: India (as Anish Mulani)
Neha Pasricha .... production coordinator
Pragya Pathak .... technology coordinator
Jason I. Strahs .... production coordinator
Vihang Suryavanshi .... Sequence Manager and Shot Finalizing Coordinator
Navneet Verma .... additional support
Charley Walters .... publicity/marketing
Josh Weise .... production executive
Paul L. Miller .... special thanks

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39 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
A brilliant blend of nostalgia and charm!, 4 May 2014
Author: ozfan08 from United States

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, directed by Dan St. Pierre and Will Finn, met all of my expectations- which were very high to begin with. The film succeeds because it brilliantly pays homage to previous Oz adaptations (the opening credits sequence, for instance, is very clearly inspired by Journey Back to Oz), and there's something nostalgic and charming about it all.

One of the strongest elements of the film is its music. The songs, written by Bryan Adams, Tift Merritt, Jim Dooley, and Jim Vallance, have a timeless quality to them, while still contemporary and fresh. "When the World" and "Even Then" are as good as anything on Broadway, while "Work With Me" and "Candy Candy" are catchy and fun. The score, composed by Toby Chu, is engaging and complements the film really well. I'd like to see the score get a full release sometime in the future.

The cast is perfect. Lea Michele's Dorothy is brave, sweet, and charismatic. Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammar, and Dan Aykroyd are fantastic as the Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow; they're hilarious as a group and individually. Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Hugh Dancy, and Bernadette Peters are all wonderful as well. Martin Short, of course, steals the show as the Jester, the Witch of the West's younger brother.

The weakest part of this film is, obviously, the animation, done by Prana Animation Studios. It's not horrible, but there are a few moments in the film where it is distracting. Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, for example, are very robotic and hardly have any facial expression. I also would've liked to see a bit more expression from Dorothy when she belts out "When the World" at the beginning of the film. Luckily, however, the good outweighs the bad by far.

I also enjoyed some of the little easter eggs in there. There's a sign in Kansas that says "Engstrom Street," a reference to the film's art director Seth Engstrom. There's also a store in Kansas called "Duncan," which is the name of the studio that designed the characters.

I feel like Legends of Oz is the first true Oz film we've had in years; it really captures the spirit and magic of everything we know and love, while maintaining a fresh, contemporary feeling. I think L. Frank Baum himself would be proud of this one, and I hope that moviegoers give this film a chance and enjoy it as much as I did... I'm already making plans to see it again!

Bravo to everyone who was involved in this film's long journey to the big screen, especially Ryan Carroll, Roland Carroll, and Greg Centineo, who impressively managed to raise enough money to get this thing made and in theaters without the involvement of a major studio. Their dedication and effort certainly paid off.

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