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'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return': First look at new adventure, starring Lea Michele -- EXCLUSIVE

Sure, there’s no place like home — but who would turn down a chance to go back to the merry old land of Oz?

Enter Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, a 3-D animated musical based on Roger Stanton Baum’s 1989 novel Dorothy of Oz. (And yes, Roger is one of those Baums; original Oz author L. Frank was his great-grandfather.) The story follows the heroic Dorothy Gale (Lea Michele) back to the beloved fantasy land, where she and her pals — the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Cowardly Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer), and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) must face a wicked new villain: the Jester (Martin Short.)

The film won’t hit theaters for another few months — but you can get a first glimpse at it in the four addition exclusive images below. (Unfortunately, you’ll just have to imagine any Lea/Bernadette duets for now.)

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Short’s Jester and his flying monkey (Filip Watermann) give the Wicked Witch of the West a run for her money.

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Did somebody say “the Three Ozmigos”?

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Other boldface names in the film include Hugh Dancy as Marshal Mallow (to Dorothy’s left) and Oliver Platt as Wiser the Owl.

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And ahem, Smash fans (whoever you may be) — Megan Hilty also has a role as the film’s China Princess. Maybe she and Peters’s Glinda commiserate about how freaking tiny their waists are.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return hits theaters May 9.

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