Saturday, February 12, 2011

Disney Pictures Presents Gnomeo and Juliet!

I had the pleasure of attending a NYC 3D screening of Gnomeo and Juliet and it was a welcome break between the madness of pre Fashion Week events and events surrounding the NYC Toy Fair!

The greatest love story ever told, gnomes? In the upcoming “Gnomeo & Juliet,” Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (“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. Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.

I had a fun time playing ‘who is that voice’ in my head, some were easier to recognize than others, like Patrick Stewart, Hulk Hogan, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton and Michael Caine!

And hopefully you like Elton John, because you will be hearing lots of Elton songs in this movie! There is a very energetic version of Crocodile Rock Performed by Nelly Furtado and Elton John. J

Here is the clip:

While the movie is rated General Audiences, there are a few double entendres in there, and while they will course of make the adults laugh, you want to be aware they are there and decide based on your child’s maturity level, if you feel comfortable with that. I thought the 3D effects in Tangled was a bit more dynamic than in Gnomeo and Juliet, but all in all it is a fast paced, cheeky take on the Shakespeare Classic, With a Cameo by the man himself, well ….. at least his statue was there! J
I was excited to find some butterfly sightings! And when you visit the website you will find a blue butterfly there too! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I have been enjoying playing spot the butterfly during Disney Animated Films and I’ve even got family and friends doing it now! J
I did want to let you know that Disney did offer us a giveaway, but I’m covering pre-fashion week events and fashion week itself as well as the NY Toy Fair for outlets that I write for, and with our Valentine’s Guide now in full swing I just couldn’t take anything else on. My apologies dear readers, I did however want you to know that Disney was very much thinking of you!
In fact, because of the insanity of my schedule, our Valentine’s Day Buying Guide, is running well past Valentine’s Day itself and it will run straight through February!

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FTC Disclosure: I was provided with Screening Passes for this film. There was no monetary compensation. I was not asked to write about my experience, and my opinions of this film are expressly my own.


  1. I'd like to take my little one to see this movie, whenever it comes out in London.

  2. it looks like a cute movie. thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh this looks so cute. I would love to take my grand nieces to see this, if they haven't already. I have a thing for Gnomes and gardens, so I'm sure I will enjoy it as much as they will. Thanks for the review.

  4. @diplo_daddy I am sure you and your little one will enjoy it!

    @~dab let us know what you thought when you see it

    @trishden If you have a thing for Gnomes then you definitely must see this. You may find yourself staring at them out the window just to make sure they really don't have a secret life when they think you are not looking! :)