Kevin Cecil & Andy Riley

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Gnomeo & Juliet

Nominated: Writing in a Feature Production, The Annie Awards
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Director Kelly Asbury Starring
  • Emily Blunt
  • Michael Caine
  • James McAvoy
  • Maggie Smith
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    Distributor Miramax Production Company Rocket Pictures/Starz Animation/Walt Disney Pictures

    Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,  Andy and Kevin were primary scripters on this animated film about two feuding gnome families who live adjacent one another - the blue gnomes (the Montagues) and the red gnomes (the Capulets).

    The cast features James MacAvoy and Emily Blunt as the star-crossed lovers and a further stellar line up that includes Sir Michael Caine, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dame Maggie Smith, Dolly Parton, Julie Walters and Richard Wilson.  Sound track includes songs from executive producer Elton John and a new duet from with Lady Gaga.

    Gnomeo and Juliet opened simultaneously in the US and UK in February 2011 and proved to be a hit at the box office on both sides of the Atlantic. The warring garden ornaments pulled in over $25 million in the United States and £2.9m in the UK where it was the weekend's biggest box office attraction.

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    Reviews

    smart and action-packed **** Mark Adams
    Sunday Mirror

    Shakespeare with lawn ornaments turns out to be an unexpectedly winning proposition
    Variety

    plenty of chuckles and a bubbly charm Simon Reynolds
    Digital Spy

    a smart, spirited script
    Wall Street Journal