Film Review: 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. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is released in UK cinemas on 23rd May 2014.

Legends of Oz- Dorothy's Return collage
Rated U- Animation/Family/Musical
My rating is 6/10 and my 7 year old son’s rating is 8/10.
The children thought that the animation was really well done and I must agree on that. Any story related to the Wizard of Oz is always welcome as it creates so many scenarios for children to imagine lots of fantastic stories.

The trailer

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The Wizard of Oz

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