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/24-7PressRelease/ - BURBANK, CA, July 27, 2008 - Jim Belushi has accepted to play the role of the Lion in Alpine Pictures' upcoming Dorothy of OZ.
Dorothy of Oz is the first in a slated series of animated feature films by Alpine Pictures, in association with Box Office Productions III, based on the writings of acclaimed children's author Roger S. Baum. Mr. Baum's work continues the legacy began by his great-grandfather L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Mr. Belushi, who currently stars in ABC's According to Jim, has lent his talented voice to such memorable movies and TV shows such as Hoodwinked, The Wild, Rugrats, Snow Buddies, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and live-action films including Curly Sue, Mr. Destiny, Red Heat, About Last Night, and The Principal, as well as two season's on Saturday Night Live.
Ryan J. Carroll, CEO of Alpine shared "I've been a huge fan of Jim's for many years and am pleased and excited to be working with a fellow Chicagoan on this project".
Dorothy of OZ is being produced by Bonne Radford (Curious George, The Road to El Dorado, and Balto), directed by Daniel St Pierre (Everyone's Hero, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, and Sheepish) and cast by Mathew Jon Beck (CSA) (The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc)
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