New Art Released of Dan Aykroyd in “Dorothy of Oz”

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Dan Aykroyd in sound studio voicing the Scarecrow for Dorothy of OzThe people from “Dorothy of Oz”, to be released as a CG animated film in 2012, have released a new a collection of images from the feature which follows Dorothy Gale as she returns to the land of Oz to help her friends.

Voicing the Scarecrow character is Oscar nominated actor – and Kingston area resident – Dan Aykroyd, who has provided voice acting in the past when he portrayed “Chip” in the 1998 animated film Antz.

In this newest feature, the Scarecrow has been appointed the new ruler of Oz and quickly discovers that one should be careful what they wish for.

As provided by the studio: In this story, Dorothy (Lea Michele) returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to the magical Land of Oz. The Home she had been so desperate to return to is no longer; the townspeople, with nowhere to turn, are packing up and moving out. However, before Dorothy can even begin to react to or resist this change, she is transported back to Oz by equally magical methods as her first trip.


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The Scarecrow from Dorothy of Oz
The Scarecrow in "Dorothy of Oz"

Oz is in trouble, and the people there need her help: Dorothy’s old friends- the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Cowardly Lion (James Belushi)- have disappeared and the land is in a state of decay. As Dorothy journeys to find her friends, she encounters a number of new companions and problems, including a man of marshmallows (Hugh Dancy) who can’t think for himself, a china doll princess (Megan Hilty) whose bossiness is a cover for her fragility, and a tugboat (Patrick Stewart) with as many personalities as he has pieces.

Dorothy must help this odd group band together against a wicked new villain- a Jester who thinks all of Oz should be under his control.

The flick is based on the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger Stanton Baum, great grandson of L. Frank Baum, who scribed the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz book.

Bryan Adams, who was born in Kingston in 1959, is currently penning the first songs and lyrics for the film along with his writing partner Jim Vallance.

See also: “Dan Aykroyd & Bryan Adams to Meet in Oz

More images from the film on The Hollywood Reporter