Alpine Pictures and Summertime Entertainment are set to bring L. Frank Baum's vivid stories to life on the big screen in Dorothy of OZ, an animated take on the classic tale. The official website for the film has been updated with character sketches offering a new look at old favorites such as Dorothy (Lea Michele), the Cowardly Lion (James Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer), and the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), along with a side-by side comparison of their off-screen voice talent. You can check out the sketches in the images below:
There is trouble in Oz and Dorothy is needed! With Glinda's help, she and Toto return to Oz. Joined by her old friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Lion as well as exciting new characters, Dorothy sets out on a perilous journey to stop the crafty Jester from using the power of the Wicked Witch of the West's wand to turn the people of Oz into puppets. That seems to be the least of Dorothy's problems as her travels lead her straight into a treacherous maze, a cave full of very hungry dragons and an evil spell that could destroy the Yellow Brick Road. Dorothy has the daunting knowledge that it is up to her to stop Jester's terrible plan. Audiences will welcome the return of the old Oz favorites and will love meeting new friends like Tugg a gruff talking boat and Wiser an owl with an unlucky attraction to molasses.