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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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Roger S. Baum (novel) (as Roger Stanton Baum), Randi Barnes (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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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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Details

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:

$3,715,931, 11 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,462,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,001,027
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Megan Hilty previously played Glinda in the Oz-based musical stage play "Wicked". See more »

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Marshal Mallow: I'm mallow... Not Shallow
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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 »


Soundtracks

Jester's Song
Music by Jim Dooley
Lyrics by Mike Himelstein
Performed by Martin Short
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"Legends of Oz" is a very mixed bag...
13 May 2014 | by racecar-4See all my reviews

Going into "Legends of OZ", my expectations were already quite low due to a lot of negative reaction from critics and Oz fans. Having now seen the film, I was pleasantly surprised by some of it. I found the writing and concept of the film to be quite good. The film managed to be funny when it needed to be and was even able to pull off a few heartfelt moments. The cast of new characters who become Dorothy's traveling companions, as well as the new villain, all were able to hold my attention and deserve their place in the Oz canon. All the vocal talents in the film, particularly Martin Short & Megan Hilty, are pretty much spot-on with their interpretations of the characters in Oz, even the iconic ones we've come to know and love. The design of Oz and its inhabitants, while not particularly revolutionary, was sufficient and "magical" enough to not be distracting. Unfortunately, once those designs begin to move (as this IS a "motion picture") the film begins to run into problems. Some of the animation, especially in the Kansas scenes at the beginning and end of the film, are on par with the old Sims computer game renderings, which were impressive for their time, but CGI has moved FAR beyond that. But the biggest misstep of all is the original music written to make the film a "musical". The concept, production, and placement of these songs are so bad that they almost felt like an afterthought. I expected Bryan Adams to deliver something much better than the finished product and was quite disappointed. The only saving grace on the soundtrack is "Even Then"....which "even then" had terrible moments of mediocrity. Perhaps Bryan Adams just isn't capable of delivering that twinkly, magical, Disney-ish feeling music ala "Frozen" that (in my opinion) was needed for a film like this. As the title summary states, its a mixed bag, but still at least somewhat enjoyable for fans of the original and of L. Frank Baum's novels.


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