Actor Patrick Stewart is set to join various cast and crew of Dorothy of OZ for the animated musical's big Comic-Con debut. A long time Comic-Con fan favorite for his revered work in the Sci-Fi world via "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the "X-Men" film franchise, this marks Patrick Stewart's first public appearance at the original San Diego Con.
During the panel "Further Over the Rainbow: A First Look at Dorothy of OZ," approximately 6500 lucky fans will have a chance to be the first to see a first reveal of footage and clips, and exclusive cast out-takes from the 2012 film starring Lea Michele (Dorothy), Martin Short (The Jester), James Belushi (Lion), Dan Aykroyd (Scarecrow), Kelsey Grammer (The Tin Man), Megan Hilty (China Princess), Hugh Dancy (Marshall Mallow), Oliver Platt (Wiser the Owl), and Patrick Stewart (Tugg). The panel will be moderated by "Access Hollywood's" Scott Mantz. The event will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 23 at San Diego Convention Center's Hall H.
Broadway and television actress Megan Hilty, Dorothy of OZ's China Princess, also known for starring in the 'Wicked' musical and Steven Spielberg's upcoming NBC series 'Smash!', is also scheduled to perform an exclusive song from the animated musical.
She and Patrick Stewart - who voices "Tugg," a wise old tree and who is a new character in the further book adaptations of the classic Oz franchise - will join other cast and crew from the film including Roger Baum, author and creator of "Dorothy of OZ;" composer Deborah Lurie; producers Bonne Radford and Ryan Carroll, and some other surprise special guests. Together, they will all discuss the making of the film produced by Summertime Entertainment. An audience Q&A will follow the presentation.