A Peek At Boorman’s Animated OZ Project

A long while back in was announced that director John Boorman was working on an animated version of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, and then very little was heard of the project since then. So little in fact, that when I wrote up our rundown of the various Wizard Of Oz-based projects currently in development, I hesitated before adding in Boorman’s project, unsure if it was still an on-going concern or not.

While we still don’t have much in the way of new news on the project, a short animation test from the project has surfaced. It’s set fairly early in the story and shows us a portion of the scene where Dorothy first meets the Scarecrow along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Note that this is just a render test, to see how the designs look, rather than a full-on animation test.

Via Bleeding Cool.

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