Gnomeo and Juliet depicts the Shakespeare love story through the world of garden gnomes. James McAvoy voices Gnomeo while Emily Blunt voices Juliet. The rest of the voice cast includes some of the biggest actors in Britain, such as Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Jason Statham and Matt Lucas.
The film includes songs from Elton John, which he penned with his long-time writing partner Bernie Taupin. Elton is also an executive producer on the film. Touchstone Pictures will release Gnomeo and Juliet in the US on February 11th 2011.
Gnomeo & Juliet - Official Trailer
In theaters: February 11th, 2011
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The greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes? In "Gnomeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (co-director of "Shrek 2") and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find a happy ending?
Genre: Family, Action and Adventure, Romance
Director: Kelly Asbury
Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne
Occasionally, movie ideas come along that studios have to fight over. Such is the case with Gnomeo and Juliet, a 3D animated take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet being produced by eOne Entertainment as part of Touchstone Pictures. And whom did they wrestle ownership away from? None other than Disney, legends in the field of CG toons. But as John Lasseter and the rest of the Pixar group merged back into Disney to focus on internal projects like this summer’s Toy Story 3, Gnomeo and Juliet made it’s way to Pathe International, set for a February 11th, 2011 release. The film will still be distributed internationally by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, with a soundtrack provided by Elton John and James Newton Howard.
The voice-over cast features James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Jim Cummings, Stephen Merchant, Ozzy Osbourne, Jason Statham and Matt Lucas and also features songs by Elton John, who is an executive producer on the film, and Bernie Taupin.