UPDATED: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Lands on Blu-ray June 11; Costume Design Art (Hi-Res)

'Oz the Great and Powerful' on Blu-rayAccording to a listing on DisneyStore.com, Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful will be available to own on 3D Blu-ray beginning June 11, 2013. Although the listing itself is for the 2D edition, Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for the 3D Blu-ray/digital copy edition as well as the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

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Photos: James Franco Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actor James Franco attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Just ahead of tomorrow’s debut of Oz the Great and Powerful from Walt Disney Studios, its star James Franco received a star of his own today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. To commemorate the even, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several images from the event.

Franco was joined by friend Seth Rogen who spoke on his behalf as well as Franco’s brother, Dave, and mother, Betsy. Also in attendance were Oz the Great and Powerful director Sam Raimi, producer Joe Roth and co-star Joey King (voice of China Girl).

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ New Stills Feature Kansas Characters (Minor Spoilers)

Girl in Wheelchair (Joey King) Ph: Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP..©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

We have just a few more days before Oz the Great and Powerful debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013 and so far we’ve seen plenty of images of the mystical land and its inhabitants. Today, Walt Disney Studios has decided to share with us stills of a couple of characters from Oscar Digg/Oz’s world in Kansas, where he performs in the traveling Baum Brothers Circus. While we have a photo of the sideshow Strongman (portrayed by Tim Holmes), we also have a photo of a young lady who bears a striking resemblance to actress Joey King. How’s that? You know how the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz ends (the book itself does not share the same ending in the slightest), so it’s only fair that you know just how this prequel begins. It’s already been shared that Zach Braff, who voices Finley, also serves as Oz’s assistant in Kansas. In fact, there may be even another friendly face or two in the opening scenes, so you’ll want to keep an eye out.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Clip – ‘China Girl Joins the Party’

China Girl (voiced by Joey King); James Franco, right ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios New Zealand, we have a new clip from Disney’s upcoming Oz the Great and Powerful (in theaters March 8) titled ‘China Girl Joins the Party.’ Although we have seen many photos of China Girl to date, this is the first clip that actually shows her talking and interacting with fellow Ozians. In this case, it’s Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) and Finley (voice of Zach Braff) after encountering her in China Town while in pursuit of the Wicked Witch of the West.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Nine New Hi-Res Stills Reveal Darker Side of Oz

Rachel Weiss Ph: Merie Weismiller Wallace, SMPSP ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In support of recently released clips, Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with nine new stills from its film, Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.

Quite a few of the new stills feature China Girl (voiced by Joey King) as well as Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) and Finley (voice of Zach Braff) exploring the ruins of China Country. We also get a few additional looks at the darker side of the land including the forest as well as Evanora (Rachel Weisz) getting her witch on as well as some up close and personals between Diggs and Glinda (Michelle Williams).

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ ‘Argument Over Oz’ Clip Teases Plotpoints

Rachel Weisz, left, Mila Kunis, right ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A new clip from Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful has surfaced, with this one courtesy of Walt Disney Studios New Zealand and titled ‘Argument Over Oz.’ The clip features those wacky sister witches Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodora (Mila Kunis) as they debate over the credibility of the newly dubbed Wizard, Oscar Diggs (James Franco) and whether he is able to save the land from the tyranny of the mysterious Wicked Witch of the West. Evanora also begins to question Theodora’s loyalty, fearing/accusing her of pledging allegiances to the Wicked Witch of the West, which elicits quite an interesting response.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Clip: ‘Bananas’ Plus Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

'Oz the Great and Powerful' Triptych Middle PanelCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios Australia, we have a new clip from Disney’s upcoming Oz the  Great and Powerful. The clip — titled ‘Bananas’ — features a little male bonding between Oscar Diggs/The Wizard (James Franco) and Finley the flying monkey (voiced by Zach Braff) as they venture along the yellow brick road in their quest to rid Oz of the Wicked Witch of the West so that Diggs can claim the sea of treasures of the Emerald City as well as ‘appropriately’ pay Finley for his assist in the act. Diggs also gives off the vibe that he’s a bit of a love ‘em and leave ‘em type — surely that can’t can’t come back to bite him in the end.

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‘Disney twenty-three’ to Feature ‘Oz,’ ‘Maleficent’, ‘Frozen’, Plus Animal Kingdom’s 15th and More

'Disney twenty-three' Spring 2013The spring issue of Disney twenty-three, the flagship magazine of D23: The Official Disney FanClub, hits stands February 12, loaded with articles to delight both Disney fans and the general public. The cover story, ‘A Great and Powerful Odyssey,’ gives readers an exclusive tour of the land at the end of the road of yellow bricks in Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful releasing in theaters this March. The article features interviews with stars Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff. In addition, there’s a sneak peek of 2014’s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, which offers a new take on the legendary Sleeping Beauty story.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Seven New Hi-Res Stills

China Girl (Voiced by Joey King), left; Finley (Voiced by Zach Braff), right ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with seven new stills from its film, Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.

The new stills give us some fabulous looks at Finley (voiced by Zach Braff) and the China Girl (voiced by Joey King) along with a peek at the developing relationship between Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) and Theodora (Mila Kunis) along with Munchkins and Quadlings.

The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to enlarge.

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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ New Hi-Res Stills Full of Finley and Glinda Goodness

Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with seven new stills from its film, Oz the Great and Powerful, which debuts in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.

The new stills give us some fabulous looks at Finley (voiced by Zach Braff) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) in particular, but our personal favorite is the environment one which appears to be Oscar Diggs/Oz (James Franco) after his balloon crash lands into the waters of Oz, with him approaching Theodora (Mila Kunis) off in the background.

The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to enlarge.

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