A handful of new clips from the upcoming animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return have been released online. Based on the 1989 novel Dorothy of Oz, a sequel to Frank L. Baum’s original The Wizard of Oz, the film revolves around Dorothy (Lea Michele) returning to the Land of Oz, only to find that the kingdom and its inhabitants are in grave danger from a wicked Jester (Martin Short). The pic continues to look more like a direct-to-DVD sequel or Nick Jr. special than a real movie, but you can judge for yourself by checking out the new clips.
Hit the jump to watch the Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return movie clips. The film also features the voices of Kelsey Grammer, Dan Akyroyd, Jim Belushi, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters, and Patrick Stewart. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return opens in 3D on May 9, 2014.
Here’s the official synopsis for Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return:
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.