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Encyclopedia > Gnomeo and Juliet
Gnomeo and Juliet
Directed by Rob Sprackling
Produced by Baker Bloodworth
David Furnish
Elton John
Steve Hamilton Shaw
Written by Kevin Cecil
Andy Riley
William Shakespeare (play)
Starring Kate Winslet
Greg Ellis
Ewan McGregor
Judi Dench
Michael Cook
Music by Elton John
Tim Rice
Distributed by Rocket Pictures

Gnomeo and Juliet is the announced title of a motion picture which Miramax Films and Sir Elton John's Rocket Pictures have said will be released in Christmas 2008. The film reportedly stars Ewan McGregor as Gnomeo, Kate Winslet as Juliet, Judi Dench as Nurse and Greg Ellis as Tybalt. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links Crystal_Clear_app_aktion. ... David Furnish (born October 25, 1962) is a Canadian filmmaker who is the civil partner of British entertainer Elton John. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Kevin Cecil is a British scriptwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ... Greg Ellis (born March 21, 1968 in Wigan, Lancashire, England) is an English actor. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... Michael Cook (13 February 1933 -- 1 July 1994) was a playwright. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist for musical theatre, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... Greg Ellis (born March 21, 1968 in Wigan, Lancashire, England) is an English actor. ...

Contents

Plot

According to current sources, the plot is expected to involve two garden gnomes which fall in love with each other, although their families are sworn enemies.


Production history

Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley wrote the current working version of the script, derived from one written by Rob Sprackling and John Smith, and brought to Disney several years ago by Rocket Pictures. John Smith (b. ...


When Disney bought out Pixar, it was announced that John Lasseter would be appointed Chief Creative Officer of both the Pixar and Disney animation studios. Before he even officially stepped in as COO in April 2006, Lasseter cancelled the project. According to http://www.animated-news.com, it points to a blog that says that this film has been cancelled because Pixar asked, "Why are we making this"? In April, however, John finished a deal with Miramax Films. John A. Lasseter (born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an Academy Award-winning American animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Feature Animation. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ...


Miramax announced an exclusive deal with Rocket Pictures to develop and produce Gnomeo and Juliet, loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and set in the world of tacky garden gnomes. Rocket Pictures producing partners, David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw, who are currently finishing post-production on their latest film It's a Boy Girl Thing, will shepherd the project with Miramax president, Daniel Battsek. Veteran animator Kelly Asbury (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Shrek 2) will direct. Romeo and Juliet in the famous balcony scene by Ford Madox Brown For other uses, see Romeo and Juliet (disambiguation). ... This article is about the mythical creatures. ... David Furnish (born October 25, 1962) is a Canadian filmmaker who is the civil partner of British entertainer Elton John. ... Its A Boy Girl Thing is a 2006 body swap romantic comedy film starring Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers. ... Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American director, writer, actor and author. ... Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an animated film released in 2002 by Dreamworks Pictures. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ...


"I have had a longstanding relationship with Rocket Productions and have been following this project since I was at BVI," said Daniel Battsek. "I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to bring 'Gnomeo' to Miramax."


"I am very excited about working with Miramax," stated Elton John. "Gnomeo is an edgy concept and Miramax is the perfect home to push the envelope in animation. Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


Lyricist Tim Rice has agreed to collaborate with John on the songs for the film. Kate Winslet will provide the voices of one of the characters. Additional casting to be announced at a later date. Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist for musical theatre, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ...


Gnomeo and Juliet is to be animated in the UK by producer Baker Bloodworth (Lorenzo, Destino). Lorenzo (2004) is a Disney animated short about a pampered cat, Lorenzo, who is dismayed to discover that his tail has developed a personality of its own. ... paranoiac-critical image of Zeus from Destino. ...


Trivia

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity which is controlled by another entity. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The MPAA film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a movies suitability for certain audiences. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Bitch Is Back is a song by Elton John, written with Bernie Taupin. ... The MPAA film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a movies suitability for certain audiences. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  • Murray, Rebecca (April 16, 2006). "Miramax Films Picks Up Gnomeo and Juliet", About.com.
  • (April 14, 2006) "Wherefore Art Thou, Gnomeo? At Miramax", Comingsoon.net.
  • Ball, Ryan (April 13, 2006) "Gnomeo in Miramax’s Garden", Animation Magazine.

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  Results from FactBites:
 
All Headline News - Animated Film Gnomeo And Juliet Based On Shakespeare's Play - December 28, 2006 (214 words)
The new film, titled Gnomeo and Juliet, is "set in the world of tacky garden gnomes."
'Gnomeo' is an edgy concept and Miramax is the perfect home to push the envelop in animation," Elton John said.
Gnomeo and Juliet will be animated in Britain with Academy Award nominee Baker Bloodworth serving as producer.
CanMag- Casting Update- Kate Winslet To Meet Elton's Gnomeo (385 words)
Being pushed by performer Elton John, Gnomeo and Juliet is a twist on Shakespeare's classic that's set in the world of tacky garden gnomes.
Gnomeo and Juliet was originally stationed over at Disney with a hopeful 2008 release date; that's what Elton was pushing for.
The script for Gnomeo and Juliet was originally written by Rob Sprackling and John Smith but has now been polished over by scribes Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley.
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