Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
A few quick notes for you Wizard of Oz fans. First up, a reminder that September 20 brings the IMAX 3D re-release of the original film. Second, though the news has been out there for sometime (and we missed it), the long in-production, computer animated Oz film formerly called Dorothy From Oz has a new title and release date. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, a 3D animated musical, will be released May 9, 2014. And third, Mondo has yet another awesome poster for the classic film, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It’s by Graham Erwin. Check out more below.
First up, for tickets and info on the IMAX 3D re-release coming up, visit the IMAX site.
Second, here’s the official description of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, which features an incredible voice cast:
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger S. 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.
And finally, here’s the new Mondo Wizard of Oz poster by Graham Erwin. It’s on sale Thursday at a random time by following @MondoNews.
It’s a 24″x36″ screen print in an edition of 275. It’ll cost $45.