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Lea Michele Branches Out with 'Legends of Oz'

Glee star Lea Michele is branching out in all sorts of ways, from a new album and music video to a new book and, of course, her dream role -- playing Dorothy and getting to sing in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return! Watch the video...

"She has a definite innocence to her, so it was fun singing as Dorothy," says Lea of taking on the iconic character.

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In theaters now, the 3D-animated musical finds Dorothy whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda the Good Witch (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her brand-new, magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.

Based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum (the great-grandson of Oz creator L. Frank Baum), the new family adventure boasts Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams providing the tunes. For more, go to LegendsofOzmovie.com.

Lea's new book, Brunette Ambition, is out now along with her debut solo album Louder.

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