Countdown to the New Year: Oz Style (VIDEO)

The March 2013 release of Oz The Great and Powerful is just around the corner, so Disney has launched a countdown to the New Year especially for fans who are eagerly anticipated more details about the groundbreaking movie.

Watch the New Year’s Countdown video above to see new images and magical moments from the film, which stars James Franco as the Wizard, and is directed by Sam Raimi, the man behind the helm of The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy.

To help launch us in to the year of Oz The Great and Powerful, Disney is helping fans ring in 2013 with a chance to win a trip to Seattle, Washington: The other Emerald City!

Here’s how Disney’s Road to the Emerald City Sweepstakes and Instant Win works:

Inspired by the Wizard’s journey, Disney is encouraging everyone to Tweet their New Year’s Resolution with #DisneyOz for a chance to win. Tweets are collected via a Facebook application and appear in a virtual Yellow Brick Road that moves with each Tweet — eventually paving the way to the Emerald City. Bonus yellow bricks will appear at times to unlock chances to win prizes instantly throughout the month of January. For more details and official rules, head to the Oz The Great and Powerful Facebook page.

Promotion begins on December 31st and will run through January.