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Toto's Tale

'Wizard of Oz' spinoff to adopt dog's viewpoint


An animated spinoff of "The Wizard of Oz" is in the works at Warner Bros.

The Hollywood studio reports it has hired British screenwriter Mark Burton to adapt "Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of Oz," the 2017 children's book that tells the fantastical story from the point of view of Dorothy's dog.

Burton's screenwriting credits include the 2006 Academy Award-winning "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and 2011's "Gnomeo & Juliet."

Warner Bros.' other animation projects include a new movie based on the Dr. Seuss classic, "Cat in the Hat."