Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • PG
  • 1h 32m
  • 2014
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Kids of all ages will love this musical, animated journey back to the magical world of Oz that features an all-star cast including Lea Michelle. A new villain, the Jester, rules over Oz and Dorothy must return to rescue her old friends. Set to irresistible new songs from Bryan Adams and featuring delightful new characters, this return to Oz is sure to be a family favorite for generations to come.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Faced with the choice between staying in or seeing Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, most filmgoers will be forced to conclude that there's no place like home.
AV Club
Kevin McFarland

Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.

June 25, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Adam Markovitz

The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.

June 25, 2017
Globe and Mail
John Semley

It's short on jokes and hampered by unmemorable musical numbers (including one about building a bo...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Bruce Ingram

It's a little shocking how leaden the jokes are in this movie.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Kids will like well-intentioned sequel, but it lacks magic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a sweet, if unoriginal, 3D animated musical that boasts a cast of characters who will be familiar to fans of the original Wizard of Oz, as well as many new ones. This time around, Dorothy (voiced by Glee's Lea Michele) returns to Oz to help face a new calamity. Expect some battles that may be scary for younger kids (especially in 3D) -- the flying monkeys are, as always, menacing, as is the central villain, the Jester, who essentially tortures the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man. Another character is gravely hurt after a skirmish, and Dorothy's Kansas home is shown as having sustained a lot of damage from the tornado that first took her to Oz. On the up side, there's no swearing (though words like "knucklehead" and "fool" are used), sex, drinking, or other iffy stuff.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy, Drama
  • Release Date:May 9, 2014
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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