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From Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con right to your computer screen — the trailer for Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful debuted earlier today and the House of Mouse promptly released it to the public shortly thereafter.

Brilliant visuals, a black and white beginning, flying monkeys, and the return of Sam Raimi stand out most of all, and of course the cast — with James FrancoMila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Zach Braff is pretty darn impressive too (It’s a Disney movie, I felt like darn was more appropriate.)

Here is a look at the synopsis and the trailer is below that. Oz the Great and Powerful is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2013.

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

 

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