ORDDU: Billina was actually quite funny and entertaining. They were smart to include her since she was from the original story. Fairuza Balk as Dorothy was fine, too--although not as charasmatic as Judy Garland. But, then, Judy Garland is a tough act to follow. At least Fairuza was closer to the right age for Dorothy from the books. Return to Oz was better than some give it credit for. Comparing it to M-G-M's Wizard of Oz may be a natural thing to do, but it's also unfair. A lot of talent and hard work went into making the film. To dismiss it so readily most likely means the original stories were never read or appreciated by those doing the dismissing. But Return to Oz has a cult following and it's good that Disney made the film.