In 2005, Zach Braff played the title character in the animated "Chicken Little," and now he's graduated, sort of, into primate form.

In the role of the winged monkey Finley in "Oz the Great and Powerful," Braff is no longer just a simple animated chicken -- he partakes in the modern process of motion-capture animation, not unlike the technique used for Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise.

Both of his characters (his real-life iteration, Frank, is the real-life assistant to "wizard" James Franco) are dedicated partners, wholly honest and genuine. Frank and Finley also provide the comedy relief, especially when things get serious in Oz.

Moviefone caught up with Braff at an "Oz" press junket in Toronto, and he spoke with us about returning to animation, how magical the set was, and whether or not he learned any magic tricks.

Watch the video, above.

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