Disney has released two new TV spots for their upcoming film ‘Oz The Great and Powerful, a re-imaging of the classic story ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
The tale of how Dorothy landed in Oz has been seen and told for decades and now Disney has decided it’s time to tell the tale of how the great Wizard (aka Oscar Diggs) came to the land of brilliant color, flying monkeys and talking dolls… and, of course, witches!
The two spots feature the three witches of Oz, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, and audiences will get to know a little more about each of them while watching the videos below. While the identities of the witches have already been revealed in the trailers, the TV spots re-introduce who each witch is. Of course, we still don’t know who exactly the Wicked Witch of the West is… or do we?
There’s new footage to be seen in the videos and they both solidify the opinion most have when watching these previews: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ looks like it will be a terrific film visually. This should come to no surprise as ‘Oz’ hired Robert Stromberg to bring the enchanted land to life. He’s the same production designer who worked on Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the upcoming Angelina Jolie film ‘Maleficent.’
Watch the newest TV spots for the film and let us know if ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ is on your must-see list of 2013.
‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ is set for release in 3D and IMAX 3D in both the UK and US on 8th March 2013.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot–fame and fortune are his for the taking–that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity–and even a bit of wizardry–Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.