Oz in the News 9.6.13

Graham-Erwin-Wizard-of-OzMondo Reveals Cool ‘Wizard of Oz’ Print in Honor of IMAX 3D Release  In case you’ve forgotten, the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is coming back to theaters later this month, but will be presented for the first time in IMAX 3D for just one week before the 75th Anniversary Blu-Ray hits shelves later. Now the collectible arthouse Mondo is getting in on the action with an awesome new print from Graham Erwin featuring the yellow brick road traveling quartet. The 24″x36″ screen print in an edition of 275, and unfortunately, the print has already sold out, but we thought it was still pretty cool. Plus, everyone should be remindedto see The Wizard of Oz in theaters all over again or for the first time!

Animated ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Film Out May 2014  A few quick notes for you Wizard of Oz fans. First up, a reminder that September 20 brings the IMAX 3D re-release of the original film. Second, though the news has been out there for sometime (and we missed it), the long in-production, computer animated Oz film formerly called Dorothy From Oz has a new title and release date. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, a 3D animated musical, will be released May 9, 2014. For tickets and info on the IMAX 3D re-release coming up, visit the IMAX site. Here’s the official description of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, which features an incredible voice cast: Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger S. Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

 Nevaeh rolls out ‘Wizard of Oz,’ Pink Floyd and heavenly dance Nevaeh Dance Company plans to combine “The Wizard of Oz,” some Pink Floyd, dance arts and an invitation to medical marijuana users, all in a Saturday event sure to stimulate the senses. The show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is called “The Dark Side of Somewhere,” and employs the music from the Pink Floyd album of a similar name. “Somewhere is a fictional world we’re creating with characters, dance, stories — almost like ‘Prairie Home Companion,'” Nettie said. Dance pieces are set to the Dark Side of the Moon album, and they will be projecting “The Wizard of Oz,” a film that has been long connected to the Floyd album, in the background. “The Dark Side of Somewhere” performance will include LED hooping, trapeze, dance, juggling, magic, stunning visuals and guest performers. They are offering a free performance this Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Open Sky Farm in Sumner, Maine.

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