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.
In addition to the new clip titled ‘Kick Some Grass‘ that we shared with you earlier today, we have received ten additional hi-res stills from Disney’s Touchstone Pictures’ Gnomeo & Juliet. The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery below in no particular order.
In addition, Touchstone Pictures has released the following featurette titled ‘What’s In A Gnome?’ which features a montage of new clips from the film as well as an introduction by director Kelly Asbury and appearances by James McAvoy (Gnomeo), Emily Blunt (Juliet), Ashley Jensen (Nanette), Ozzy Osbourne (Fawn) and glimpses of behind-the-scenes footage of Michael Caine and Hulk Hogan.
Lastly (perhaps) is this television advertisement for the film, titled ‘Comes to Life,’ which will be released in theaters nationwide on February 11, 2011.
It’s indoor vs. outdoor gnomes in this take on the Shakespeare classic from Elton John’s Rocket Pictures and Miramax. With an anticipated release date some time in 2011, no time has been wasted in announcing several book adaptations for the CG film starring the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.
Now available for pre-order (but not shipping any time soon) are the Junior Novelization, the Gnomeo and Juliet Pictureback Book and Gnomeo and Juliet Reusable Sticker Book, all listing a shipping date of January 11, 2011.