Who can forget that old cheesy William Shakespeare, the greatest writer the 1560’s ever knew. He is still known today for such plays like The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Much Ado About Nothing. But the one that has still moved us to tears for centuries is the tragedy Romeo and Juliet, presumably the most famous Shakespearean play (let alone tragedy) ever written. But this is not about a sad, sad Shakespearean play. It’s about a funny, funny CGI movie coming next month. Have you ever wondered what all those darn old garden gnomes and flamingos did while you were away? From thence comes…
Gnomeo and Juliet features two garden gnomes (Gnomeo and Juliet, of course) that are in a forbidden love. They hope to find happiness and deflect tragedy as they are caught in a feud between neighbors. It’s the red vs. the blue! According to Box Office Mojo, this movie is rated G (appropriate for all), and is the first film with this rating, also the first family film, since the 90s’ The Nightmare Before Christmas. So it’s been a good eighteen years since a G-rated movie ever reached Touchstone Pictures.
The movie is being edited by Catherine Apple, the studios are Rocket Pictures and Starz Animation, and it will be released in both the U.S. and the U.K. If you want to get hopping over to the movies, start on February 11, 2011, because that’s when the movie’s hitting theaters.
Also, the soundtrack will release 3 days before the movie, featuring artists like Chris Bacon and Lady Gaga. If you want a bigger peek, click here!