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Feature Film

“Dorothy Of Oz” poster

We posted about the concept art for Summertime Entertainment’s Dorothy of Oz last November and now this teaser poster has been released. Prana Animation Studios in India is producing the animation – make of that what you will…

(Thanks, Chris Arrant)

  • J.m

    Is the Wizard a Harlequin?

    • timmyelliot

      Dorothy of Oz was written by Roger S. Baum (great-grandson of L. Frank Baum). The villan is a Jester.

  • It’s the wizard? I thought it was a witch, in a silly hat. Those are some seriously close together eyes.

  • I don’t know about the movie, but the poster looks great.

  • 2011 Adult

    Why did I see a LIVE-ACTION photo of the actress playing Dorothy on another animation site?! Do they not have enough concept renders to post to the presses?!

    • currently there are supposedly 8 W of OZ projects in production right now. so you probably saw one of the live action shots.

  • Oz is so ripe for a decent movie series but this poster has disappointment written all over it for me. The bad guy is a jester or somesuch according to other news.

  • Steven M.

    I’m alittle doubtful.

  • Mark McD

    So, nine “celebrity” voice actors for how many major speaking roles? The studio should be asking, would anyone pay to see these actors in a live-action movie? Got a feeling we’d be slogging through a lot of Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd before we get to a scene with Patrick Stewart.

    Or would they rather see a movie about George Wendt eating beans?

  • Silence Dogood

    Oh…hm. The witch’s design is rather odd, but ok. I’ll wait for the trailer to formulate a major bias.

  • I’m encouraged by the poster, often these pack too many diverse elements into the frame, at least this is simple and direct. The character looking at the crystal ball is most likely The Jester who is voiced by Martin Short, he should make an excellent Jester (although I’m not familiar with that character, I’m a Martin Short fan). Lea Michele has just the right amount of innocence in her voice to make a good Dorothy, plus her vocalizing talents are almost equal to Judy Garland’s. I’m not as encouraged by the choice of songwriters Bryan Adams, Tift Merritt and Jim Vallance. But I won’t write it off yet.

  • Nice simple poster design…except for that bar across the crystal that’s part of it’s ornate base. Yeah, I spend way too much time on a computer and it totally looks like a Quicktime bar to me…

    I actually enjoyed the concept art I saw before. It was straightforward…nothing overdone or weirdly realistic, and looked like it could work well. I’m really hoping they work out a good film with this though. It’s terrible that hearing an animated film coming out of an Indian studio is seen as a foreboding curse and I think they really deserve a chance to carve out a solid work for themselves.

  • D

    The poster looks decent but nothings set in stone. However I think its good to see a style of computer animation thats not the standard Pixar fare

  • Kartoonz kritik

    Hmm. A little reminiscent of Drew Struzan’s iconic advance poster art for Disney’s “Return To Oz”:

  • Chris

    What will they re-think of next?

  • Is Martin Short playing Dorothy?

    • Chelsea

      That would be genius, but he’s probably playing Scarecrow or the Tin Man.

  • You can see a few renders of the characters on the official site…

  • dbenson

    Are they going to do a bunch of Saturday morning TV shows while they line up the final financing? And will they have Mickey Rooney replace one of the voices?

  • Spencer

    Witch from Snow White + boring = this poster.

  • Spencer

    Oz originated in Hollywood. Why wouldn’t they just keep it there instead going to frickin’ India? Lame.

  • Cody

    The poster’s pretty reminiscent of Enchanted, isn’t it?

  • MichaelDair

    Oh, just leave poor Dorothy alone!

  • Dave

    Myself, I think it’s marketing brilliance to pair Dorothy up with Harley Quinn. It’ll bring in all the Batman fans as well!

  • D. B. Gaston

    What happened to the CGI Wizard of Oz movie directed by John Boorman? I haven’t heard anything about that in a long time.

  • John

    I can’t wait until all animation is outsourced to India and Singapore! I”m being sarcastic of course!

  • Graham