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  The Steam Engines of Oz

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 6/1/18

This is based on a comic book, and they do a good job of adhering to the story and characters. One of the co-writers of the graphic novel directed the film, and the other co-writer does some of the voices. It's a sort of sequel to the old story, with Steampunk thrown in for modern audiences.

Any kid of any age should enjoy the story and animation. It was a nice little story. Parts of it might be too scary for young children, though.  The "main character" is Victoria, a young girl who helps the steam engines in Oz run. She's lived her whole life under Oz, thinking that the Tin Man is a wonderful benefactor, when in reality, he's kind of a dictator.  The Munchkins and Lions aren't allowed in Oz. The Wizard lives in banishment.  The scarecrow is nowhere to be found, and the Cowardly Lion is long-dead. When the Witch of the North visits her, Victoria learns that her world view may not be what she thought. She sets out on a great adventure, similar to one Dorothy once had.

The voice actors are top notch. Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy"), William Shatner ("Star Trek") and Julianne Hough ("Rock of Ages") do some of the voices of the movie. There's a large cast.

MORE INFORMATION:

RON PERLMAN, WILLIAM SHATNER AND JULIANNE HOUGH LEND THEIR VOICE TALENTS TO AN ANIMATED, 
ADVENTURE-FILLED, RE-IMAGINING OF 
"THE WIZARD OF OZ"
 
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ
 
Street Date: June 5, 2018
BD+DVD Combo Set: $19.97
 
Perfect for the Whole Family, This Adaptation Based on the Graphic Novel
of the Same Name, Steams Into Retail in a Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack,
as Well as on Digital and VOD Through All Major Platforms and Carriers

Official Trailer

SYNOPSIS
Since Dorothy found herself on the Yellow Brick Road in 1939, there have been countless adaptations of the treasured film, but this June, Cinedigm will unveil an imaginative new take on the classic Oz mythology with THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ.  Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Arcana Studio, THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ is a thrilling animated adventure with a modern steampunk twist. Featuring the voice talents of Ron Perlman, William Shatner and Julianne Hough, it's a journey perfect for the whole family, and it steams into retail on June 5 in a Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack, and will also be available via Digital through all leading platforms and VOD.  
Set a century after Dorothy first clicked her ruby slippers together, the Emerald City is no longer a magical land but a toxic, heavily industrialized wasteland ruled by the iron fist of the once beloved hero, the Tin Man, who has seemingly lost all heart.  Oz's only hope rests with a young engineer named Victoria Wright, who assembles a motley crew of  ill-mannered munchkins, mischievous flying monkeys and, of course, the not-so-Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow for a quest to find the tin man's heart. Along their journey, they ultimately learn that friendship and determination can overcome any obstacle, and together end, up teaching everyone in Oz that a heart should not be judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
 
CAST 
  • Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy," Hellboy)
  • William Shatner ("Star Trek," Miss Congeniality)
  • Julianne Hough ("Dancing with the Stars," Footloose) 
THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ
 
Format: BD+DVD / Digital (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and more)
SRP: BD+DVD:$19.97
Running Time: 75 mins.
Genre: Animation/Family
Audio: Dolby 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (1.78:1)
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