Julie Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’ Blows in on Disney DVD September 13

'The Tempest' from Miramax Films

Ahead of any formal announcements, Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for Julie Taymor’s The Tempest from Disney’s Touchstone Pictures on DVD with a noted release date of June 7, 2011 September 13, 2011. Amazon has also listed a Blu-ray edition for the film, but no release date has been specified as of yet, nor have any details specific to either release. Because Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has been experimenting with releasing DVD editions days or weeks after the Blu-ray editions, the only fairly safe assumption at this time is that the Blu-ray edition should be available by June 7 at the latest.

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Clips: ‘Balcony’ and ‘Delicate’

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?

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Concept Art, Character Poses and New Still

GNOMEO AND JULIET

Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures have provided us with a slew of new concept art and character poses from its upcoming release of Gnomeo & Juliet. Also included in the batch of images is a new still featuring ‘the Elton John gnome,’ pictured here.

In 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. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Concept Art, Character Poses and New Still

GNOMEO AND JULIET

Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures have provided us with a slew of new concept art and character poses from its upcoming release of Gnomeo & Juliet. Also included in the batch of images is a new still featuring ‘the Elton John gnome,’ pictured here.

In 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. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ New Hi-Res Stills, ‘What’s In A Gnome?’ Featurette and Television Spot

Juliet ©Miramax Film NY, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Clip: ‘Kick Some Grass’

Gnomeo © Miramax Film NY, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney’s Touchstone Pictures released a new clip from its upcoming animated film Gnomeo & Juliet today via Apple.com.

In the clip, Gnomeo is preparing for a covert mission to enter the red garden. While Shroom seems quite hesitant to move forward with the operation, Benny is meets the same level on the side of enthusiasm.

Gnomeo and Juliet features the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Dolly Parton and Hulk Hogan. It will be released in theaters nationwide on February 11, 2011.

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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ – Twenty-Six New Hi-Res Stills

Top to bottom: Juliet, Gnomeo, Featherstone © Miramax Film NY, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Studios and Touchstone Pictures have just provided us with more than two dozen new stills from Gnomeo & Juliet starring James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. The stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery for the film below. As always, click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image.

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First Look: ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Theatrical Poster and New Stills

Gnomeo and Juliet from Touchstone Pictures

Disney’s Touchstone Pictures has provided us with the teaser one-sheet and two additional stills from its February 11, 2011 release of Gnomeo and Juliet. The greatest love story ever told, starring…garden 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. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

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Report: Miramax’s ‘The Debt’ and ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ Will Not Be Released by Disney

At the 2009 D23 Expo, it was announced that Hollywood neo-legend  Guillermo del Toro would be teaming up with Walt Disney Studios to form a new shingle, Disney’s Double Dare You with the first project to be Trollhunters. Despite the announcement at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con that del Toro would be charging a remake of the studio blemish The Haunted Mansion, staying truer to the original attraction (which doesn’t use the definite article), it was also recently announced that Trollhunters would be going to Disney arch-nemesis DreamWorks Animation.

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Photo Gallery: ‘The Tempest’ North American Premiere at New York Film Festival

Elliot Goldenthal, Julie Taymor, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren

This past weekend, the 48th Annual New York Film Festival honored director’s Julie Taymore’s spin on the Shakespeare classic by making The Tempest the Centerpiece of the festival. The first of the two screenings on Saturday night also managed to double as the North American premiere of the film. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the second screening, introduced by Julie Taymor. Noting The Tempest was celebrating its 400th anniversary, Taymor reflected on her experiences with the Shakespearean play dating back to directing a staged version of the play some time ago. Despite the material’s origins and mostly native British cast, she also quipped it was an American film as it had been filmed on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, a place she had once vacationed at and decided then and there ‘it was The Tempest.’ It’s also worth noting that portions of the film were also filmed in New York soundstages in addition to Hawaii.

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