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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.

Writers:

Roger S. Baum (novel) (as Roger Stanton Baum), Randi Barnes (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Scarecrow (voice)
Jim Belushi ... Lion (voice) (as James Belushi)
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 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)
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Storyline

In the Land of Oz, the Emerald City's co-leaders, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, discover that an evil Jester has stolen the broomstick of his sister, the late Wicked Witch of the West, and taken control over the Flying Monkeys. With Oz's future at stake, the Scarecrow decides to use his invention called the Rainbow Mover to summon Dorothy Gale to save the kingdom again. However, flying monkeys invade the castle and force the trio out the window. In Kansas, Dorothy's farm has been wrecked by a tornado, leaving it in disrepair. A sleazy man claiming to be a government appraiser arrives and condemns the farmhouse, handing the Gales an eviction notice. Dorothy discovers people all across town have been handed the same notices and are moving on. Dorothy and Toto encounter a rainbow which transports them to Oz, but not to the Emerald City as intended.

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Taglines:

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To An Amazing New Adventure. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film lost over $100 million for the studio after failing at the box office, making it one of the biggest animated flops in film history. See more »

Quotes

Tin Man: I can only imagine how you must feel. Trapped alone in a giant rainbow. Surrounded by colors! It must be
[sobs]
Tin Man: horrible...
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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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Even Then
Written by Tift Merritt
Performed by Hugh Dancy, Lea Michele, Megan Hilty
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One of the worst movies I've seen at the theater
12 May 2014 | by sheebeehuhSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a lot but this movie is one of the worst movies I've ever seen at the theater. If you are a hard-core fan of the Oz/Dorothy stories you might like it but if you are expecting a movie that is even remotely coherent you will be disappointed.

It's fantasy and it's geared toward kids, I get that, but the story and dialog here are so lame that even young kids will struggle to find this movie entertaining. It tries to mimic "Robots" at times (which IS a good movie) and tries to sort of be a Disney-esque musical but it fails to be anything other than just a really bad movie.

This should have been a straight-to-DVD release if it was even released at all. It features big named talent (Patrick Stewart, Dan Akroyd, Kelsey Grammar, Jim Belushi,etc.) but with story this poorly-written nobody could have saved this movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dorothy of Oz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,747,780, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$8,462,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,755,418
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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