‘Glee’ Stars Lea Michele And Kristin Chenoweth Are Off To See The Wizard In ‘Dorothy Of Oz’

By Cara Alwill

Big news today for all you Gleeks! The NY Post is reporting that “Glee” stars Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele are planning to reunite on the big screen for 2011’s animated flick, “Dorothy of Oz.”

Lea will take on the role of the title character, Dorothy, while Kristin is planning to lend her voice to the role of China Doll Princess, a new edition to the storyline (Kristin already has a history with Oz — she famously played Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway production of “Wicked” in 2003). As for the plot, the story focuses on what happened to Oz after Dorothy left, and the action kicks off as she returns to Kansas, which has been decimated by the twister that transported her to the technicolor world.

The rest of the cast is rumored to be packed with familiar faces — well, voices, with Dan Aykroyd lending his voice to the role of The Scarecrow, Kelsey Grammer as the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion voiced by none other than James Belushi. Dorothy makes some new magical friends in the film, including a man made entirely of Mashmallows and Kristin’s China Doll Princess, described as a woman who uses bossiness to cover her fragility. The crew teams up to battle Oz’s newest villain, a Jester (voiced by Martin Short) who thinks all of Oz should be under his control.

The full casting announcement will come soon, which may or may not include some adjustments, but Kristin and Lea are definitely in. With a cast like this, we’re pretty certain this is going to be one of the most “Glee”-ful animated films in a long time!