- Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Jason Statham, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Jim Cummings, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Hulk Hogan, Dolly Parton, Ashley Jensen, Richard Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Kynman
- Director: Kelly Asbury
- Writers: Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton, Kevin Cecil, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Andy Riley, Steve Hamilton Shaw, John R. Smith, Rob Sprackling
- Producers: Baker Bloodworth, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton Shaw
- Co Producer: Igor Khait
- Associate Producer: Kara Lord
- Executive Producer: Elton John
- Art Directions: Karen deJong, Andrew Woodhouse
- Casting: Gail Stevens
- Editor: Catherine Apple
- Musics: Chris Bacon, James Newton Howard, Elton John
- Production Design: Karen deJong
The greatest love story ever told, Gnomeo and Juliet are two garden gnomes 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 lasting happiness.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Production Companies: Rocket Pictures, Starz Animation, Touchstone Pictures
2011 Guide Analysis: "This CG comedic take on the Shakespeare play was originally slated as one of Disney Animation's major upcoming features. Then Disney acquired Pixar, John Lasseter took over the devision and 'Gnomeo' was shut down. Miramax picked up the pieces and managed to get the film made, but then it folded which left this sitting on a shelf.
Ultimately Disney decided to take the film back and is now pushing it out through its Touchstone Pictures banner, making it that label's first ever G-rated film and its first animated release since "The Nightmare Before Christmas" back in 1993. The cast is almost entirely made up of great British talent, though director Kelly Asbury is a Texan best known for directing the CG-animated "Shrek 2" and the traditionally animated "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron", both for Dreamworks.
The soundtrack is a big selling point here with songs by Elton John, Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado and Kiki Dee alongside James Newton Howard's score. John himself turned up at Cannes this year to promote the film. While it looks kind of cute, there's little here to separate it from various other third-tier CG movies hitting cinemas next year. Certainly the fact that at least seven writers are officially credited (and god knows how many more aren't) is a point of concern."