The first theatrical trailer for the upcoming animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (previously titled Dorothy of Oz) has been released online. Based on the 1989 novel Dorothy of Oz, a sequel to Frank L. Baum’s original The Wizard of Oz, the new 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 looks more like a direct-to-DVD sequel than a major theatrical release, but youngsters will probably enjoy the whimsical tone and goofy characters. It’s a far cry from the oddly dark Oz sequel that terrorized me as a child, Return to Oz.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. 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 on May 9, 2014.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return:
In LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, Dorothy returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. The home she has been so desperate to return to is severely damaged, and the townspeople are packing up and moving out. But shortly after arriving in Kansas, Dorothy is magically transported back to Oz.
She finds out that Oz is in trouble, and the people there need her help. Dorothy’s old friends – the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the formerly Cowardly Lion – have disappeared and Oz is in a state of decay. As Dorothy journeys to find her friends, she encounters a number of new companions and problems including a man made of marshmallows who can’t think for himself; a china doll princess whose bossiness is a cover for her fragility; and a tugboat with as many personalities as he has pieces. Dorothy must help this odd group band together against a new villain – a wicked Jester who thinks all of Oz should be under his control.