Disney’s Touchstone Pictures has recently released two new clips from its upcoming release Gnomeo & Juliet, starring James McAvoy and Emily Blunt in the lead roles.
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. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?
In the first clip, titled ‘Balcony,’ Juliet and Gnomeo offer their take on the classic scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
In the following clip titled ‘Delicate,’ Juliet receives a reprimanding from her father, Lord Redbrick (voiced by Michael Caine) who insists on putting her (literally) on a pedestal. The scene also features Nanette (voiced by Ashley Jensen).
Gnomeo & Juliet opens in theaters nationwide on February 11, 2011.