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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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Plot Keywords:

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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Candy County was in the book, the character of Marshall Mallow was created specifically for this movie. See more »

Goofs

The various citizens of Oz who appear in puppet cabinets with name plaques are all characters mentioned in previous Oz books. In the source novel, the "Grand Bozzywood of Samandra (1930)" was actually the "Grand Bozzywoz of Samandra." See more »

Quotes

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 »


Soundtracks

One Day
Written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Performed by Lea Michele
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Everyone should see Legends of Oz
10 May 2014 | by ctnovelistSee all my reviews

This is a really fun movie that both kids and adults can enjoy. Most of the critics out there must not have watched the same movie I did, as much of what they are saying is simply untrue or hyped on the negative. The animation could be a little better on the human character movements, but it hardly detracts from the movie, and the animation is splendid and vibrant once the story is back in Oz.

I would give this movie about an 8/10. I've already seen it multiple times and still enjoy it. My 2-year-old loves the music, especially the "Work With Me" song (although the movie itself is really for older kids). The music totally gets stuck in your head! I highly recommend that everyone see this movie at least once. Forget the critics and give it a try. Remember, there is just a little "weirdness" that goes with Oz, as with many stories set in fantasy worlds, but it's fun! When you consider that this movie is not Disney/Pixar or Dreamworks, it is actually that much more impressive. I say look for great things to come from this new franchise and the producers at Summertime Media!


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