Movies: 'Dorothy of Oz'
How many Oz movies have there been? The Wizard of Oz (1939), of course. Return to Oz (1985). Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980). Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (1910), The Land of Oz (1910), His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914), and The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914), all co-written or directed by Frank Baum himself. The Wiz (1978). The Wizard of Oz (1925), the silent version with Oliver Hardy as the Tin “Woodsman”. The Witches of Oz (2011). It’s not a movie, but the Broadway musical Wicked (2003). Does Zardoz (1974) count? Well … LOTS!
Now there is Dorothy of Oz (2013?), produced by Prana Studios in Los Angeles and Mumbai with a pretty impressive voice cast.
Prana subcontracted The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas for Sony Pictures Imageworks in 2007, and has been producing all of those Tinker Bell direct-to-video movies for Disney recently.
Is it anthropomorphic? Well, it’s got Tugg the talking tree, Wiser the Owl, the (formerly) Cowardly Lion, all those flying monkeys, Toto – does Toto get a speaking role at last? – a marshmallow soldier, a china-doll princess …
Is it any good? Watch the trailer and decide for yourself. [Sandy Schaefer/ScreenRant]