As a continuation of The Wizard of Oz legacy, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return hits cinemas on May 9th. Featuring an all-star cast of vocal talent including Lea Michelle, Kelsey Grammar, Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Blessed, Martin Short, and James Belushi, this animated adventure promises much. They’ve just released the first trailer for the movie which you can watch below.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return finds Dorothy Gale (Lea Michelle) waking up to a devastated post-tornado Kansas and is soon rushed back to Oz to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer), the Cowardly Lion (Jim Belushi), Glinda the Good Witch (Bernadette Peters) and the entire Land of Oz from the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West – The Jester (Martin Short).
With Dorothy as their only hope to restore order and happiness to Emerald City, she must embark on another adventure meeting a host of new friends, Wiser the Owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), Tugg the Treeboat (Patrick Stewart) and China Doll Princess (Megan Hilty) to help her along the way.
The film is co-directed by Will Finn who has worked on numerous Disney adventures like Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. Daniel St. Pierre, who has worked on Disney projects The Lion King and Tarzan also co-directs with the film featuring songs by Academy Award nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return hits cinemas on May 9th 2014.