15 November 2012

Back to the land of Oz

It's been a while since we last journeyed to the Wizard of Oz, with the late Judy Garland in 1939. The new version, Disney's Oz, The Great and Powerful is scheduled for release next year. American master-puppeteer, Phillip Huber has been posting much about his involvement in this upcoming movie recently. He animated the delicate China Doll. For those who don't know the work of Huber, he was the puppeteer who brought the puppets to life in the movie Being John Malkovich in 1999. You can read his interview here

You can watch the second trailer on the Disney website here. The film looks a lot like the recent Alice in Wonderland movie that starred Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska - there's no skimping on colour or weird landscapes in this movie - and Disney will be hoping it matches that film's $1 billion box office haul. It is directed by Spiderman director Sam Raimi, is due to be released in Australia and internationally on 7 March 2013.

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