New ‘Dorothy of Oz’ Images & Character Designs

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Dorothy of Oz movie New Dorothy of Oz Images & Character Designs

I feel like every time we talk about one these new upcoming Wizard of Oz sequels we have to first distinguish just which one of the four films we’re talking about:

If you haven’t yet guessed from the post title, we’re talking about the animated film Dorothy of Oz. The cast list and early artwork for the film were recently revealed, now we’re getting a look at some artwork from the film.

The story for Dorothy of Oz is based on the book by Roger S. Baum, the great-grandson of Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum. The story involves Dorothy and Toto returning to the land of Oz and reuniting with The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The (formerly cowardly) Lion, in order to stop a mischievous Jester who has obtained the wand of The Wicked Witch of the West and is using it to turn the inhabitants of Oz into puppets.

This animated film will have an all-star voice cast, including Glee‘s Lea Michelle as Dorothy, Dan Aykroyd as The Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammar as The Tin Man, and Jim Belushi as The Lion, along with Hugh Dancy, Patrick Stewart, Oliver Platt, and Martin Short as The Jester.

Below you can see some of the new Dorothy of Oz art, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. The images basically give you a look at the world of Oz Dorothy will be returning to, and how some of our favorite characters will look in the sequel:

For the rest of the images, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ok, so obviously having all these Oz films in the works is bit of overload, but I think that Dorothy of Oz will stand apart from some of the other films in that it looks to be squarely aimed at the kids – unlike, say, Raimi’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, which will have Robert Downey Jr. (supposedly) getting into some adult-themed hijinks as the famous wizard of the O-Z.

So, as far as Dorothy of Oz goes: the concept art looks good, the character designs look good, the voice cast is pretty stellar, and if the 3D is done right then this should be an very enjoyable return to the land of the yellow brick road (especially for the young ones).

Dorothy of Oz is slated to hit theaters in April of 2012.

Source: THR

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  1. This film looks great. I’m glad they are not remaking the 1939 film cause that would be a dumb move. This looks original and fresh. Very excited!

  2. The fact that you have to clarify which Wizard of Oz it is your talking about is really sad. Meaning there should not be 4 different adaptations of Oz coming out! Where is the originality there?? I Hate this pattern! 3 different Snow Whites, 2 different 20,000 leagues under the sea, and at one point there were going to be 2 different 3 Musketeer movies! Please Hollywood… stop with this unoriginality.

  3. I have a feeling that this and Raimi’s will do well and the other two will fall under the radar. It depends on when they all come out, but with RDJ and Raimi you got the star power there to draw. This being aimed at kids will do well.

  4. There’s also “The Witches of Oz” It has my favorite actor, Lance Henriksen, among some other famous names.

  5. this looks like any of those direct to DVD sequals and cartoons they’ve made in the last 70 years. the only difference is this is in 3D

    the only Wizard of Oz movie i wanna see in a film adaptation of Wicked

  6. I hate the Scarecrow’s design. It just looks so… amateurish and unlike the classic Scarecrow. Where’s all the loose straw? The Tin Man isn’t much better but I can totally picture Kelsey Grammar’s voice coming out of it so it gets a pass. The scenery looks fantastic, though.

  7. The artwork looks amazing and even though the characters aren’t how they were in the original, they look fabulous as well. With it being a sequel to the 1939 film, I believe the art is done differently and made specifically for this generation. I think not only will this Oz movie be popular because of its audience being directed towards children, but also to people like me who enjoy the animation films such as “Up”, “Finding Nemo”, and “How to Train your Dragon.”