Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s ReturnKids of all ages will love this musical, animated journey back to the magical world of Oz that features a legendary cast, including Lea Michele from TV’s “Glee,” Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammar and more. A devious new villain, the Jester, rules over Oz and Dorothy must return from Kansas to rescue her old friends: the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Set to irresistible new songs from Academy Award®-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams and featuring a host of delightful new characters, this animated return to Oz is sure to be a family-favorite filled with fun and laughs for generations to come!
The 411 by Maria
I thought the colorful animation was amazing. This is the perfect movie to introduce your younger kids to your favorite childhood movie. I remember the first time I tried to get Handsome and Goddess to watch The Wizard of Oz when they were 3 or 4 and it was all lost on them. They just weren't into it. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is funny, colorful, witty and musical.
The movie opens with a dark Emerald City. Oz has been taken over by a mean Jester who is the brother of the Wicked Witch. He isn't as mean but does have the assistance of those flying monkeys.The Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion (just lion because he is no longer a coward) decide they need Dorothy return to help them. Scarecrow has created an invention called the Rainbow Mover and try to get a message to Dorothy.
Meanwhile Dorothy is waking up in her bed. She heads outside and finds her aunt and uncle assessing the damage from the tornado. The damage is beyond repair and the town is being forced to give up their homes to a government appraiser who is condemning every house.
Another storm comes and Dorothy and Toto are swept up into a rainbow where she receives messages from her friends.
Back at the Emerald City, the Jester has captured Glinda along with many other of Oz's people and is making them into marionettes.
Dorothy must rescue her friends and help defeat the Jester.
Wonderful computer animation
Available in 3D (I have not seen it yet but can't wait to check it out)
Our favorite characters from the original movie are back
There are a slew of new, helpful characters
New songs to love
Lea Michele as Dorothy
Good messages about helping others, being yourself and standing up for yourself
Not enough Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion
Perfect movie for the whole family. I am unsure as to why the movie didn't do better, it was funny and entertaining.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy for my honest opinion.