Just when you thought Dorothy Gale (Lea Michele) is safe at home in Kansas, a more perilous adventure awaits her in Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. The evil Jester (Martin Short) invades Emerald City and is holding Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), Lion (Jim Belushi), Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer in his Razzie-winning role), and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) in captivity. Transported back to Oz, it’s up to Dorothy and her new company to save the old friends and restore peace to the land.
Serving both as an adaptation of the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger Stanton Baum, and an unofficial sequel to the 1939 classic film, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return failed to find an audience due to harsh reviews and a disastrous box office run. But is there still any magic to be found along the yellow brick road? Find out in our (slightly delayed) review this Wednesday (March 7)!
Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt.
Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science and Digital Design graduate of AUT University. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).