Toby Chu is scoring the upcoming 3D animated feature Dorothy of Oz. The film is directed by Dan St. Pierre (Everyone’s Hero) & Will Finn (The Road to El Dorado) and features the voice talent of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart. The movie’s story begins where L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ends and is adapted from the adventure book series written by the author’s great-grandson Roger Stanton-Baum. Bryan Adams has reportedly written original songs for the project. Bonne Radford (Balto, The Road to El Dorado), Roland Carroll and Ryan Carroll are among the film’s producers. Chu has taken over scoring duties from Deborah Lurie who was previously attached to write the music for the project as reported last year. No word yet on a release date for Dorothy of Oz. To learn more about the animated feature, visit the official movie website.

Chu is also taking over scoring duties on the USA hit drama Burn Notice. The series created by Dan Nix and starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless is entering its sixth season next month. John Dickson has scored the previous five seasons of the show. The new Burn Notice season is scheduled to premiere on June 14, 2012 on USA. For updates, visit the official series website. The show marks Chu’s second series for the USA network following the Piper Perabo-starring Covert Affairs, which the composer has been scoring since the beginning of the second season. The third season is set to premiere on July 10 on USA. For more information, click here.

  1. ken says:

    You mean somebody is making a children’s animated film that actually has MUSIC and SONGS in it?? Wow, what a novel idea. (In other words: it’s about time someone stood up against the dominating Pixar ideology.)

    If the story is good, and if the CG animation is not used to shock and awe like many American animated films these days, I will definitely see this.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Does this mean they have dumped Dooley’s songs?