Oz in the News 4.17.12

Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires North American Rights to the New Family Feature ‘After the Wizard’  After the Wizard is a heartfelt, often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth (Jordan Van Vranken) who lives in an orphanage in Kingman, Kansas. Like millions of girls her age, she has read the beloved L. Frank Baum novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” countless times. But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy … and maybe she is. Because Elizabeth refers to herself as Dorothy and constantly looks for Toto and a way back to Oz, the headmistress at the orphanage worries Elizabeth is losing touch with reality.

Uncompromising Discourses Presents No Place Like Home 1-2 Review  Art wise its pseudo-Richard Corben in inspiration; Gothic in nature, indie-underground in stylization, heavy on inks and finally dark and decadent in colorization. Unlike Corben however it’s grounded more in realism, allowing the reader to be engaged in the atmospheric horror rather than be disorientated by the artwork. The pacing and structure of the book is another high point, although initially relying on the psychological elements of the implied horror rather than visual horror, the book slowly builds an intricate sense of tension before revealing the reality of violence and harm enacted upon the body by a common monkey.

Blu-Ray Review: The Witches of Oz  If its runtime had been cut in half, its noisy, disorganized and flamboyant silliness might be more endearing, but any movie that runs upward of two-and-a-half hours risks becoming monotonous, even if it’s chopped up into two separate installments, and a project this unfocused just can’t stand up to that challenge. Despite its epic runtime, “The Witches of Oz” doesn’t play like an epic fantasy at all – instead, nearly the first 90 minutes consists of non-fantastical set-up, peppered with vague flashbacks, character back stories, and a pointless romantic subplot, which is followed by a single bombastic fantasy battle, and then a conclusion.

First Footage from Animated DOROTHY OF OZ  Check out this interview video with Lea Michele, Megan Hilty and Bernadette Peters talking about their character work for the DOROTHY OF OZ animated film.

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