Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return

Theatrical Release: May 9, 2014
DVD Release: August 26, 2014
Legends of Oz: Dorothys Return
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventures 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), Marshall 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

Dove Review

The Land of Oz came into view many years ago, when I was a very young child. Now Oz is back in this wonderful animated film. Dorothy is once again waking up after a twister affects her home. Meanwhile, back in Oz, an evil jester is destroying the colorful city. The lovable trio-Scarecrow, Tin man and the Lion, need to get a message to Dorothy for her help. So by the way of “Over the Rainbow” Dorothy is transported back to the land of Oz where she meets some new friends to help her in this troublesome situation.

Imagination is a great thing for everyone and the Oz story installs just that. This animated movie with its wide variety of voices of many well loved stars brings back the fun and fantasy entertainment for young and old alike. It also teaches some important lessons about having friendships and working together to help others in the time of need.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Name calling such as knucklehead.
Violence: Jester steals property of Oz; many Oz residents have been kidnapped and changed into marionettes; boat falls over a water fall; Jester hit monkey for failure and takes wings away; china princess is broken.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Fantasy magic; Jester is interrupted when trying to cast a spell for living souls but chants a spell that causes a twister.

Info

Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Theater
Company: Clarius Entertainment
Writer: Adam Balsam, Barry Glasser
Director: Daniel St. Pierre, Will Finn
Producer: Bonne Radford, Roland Carroll, Ryan Carroll, Neil L. Kaufman, Greg Centineo
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Lea Michele, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart, Bernadette Peters