Gnomeo & Juliet

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Gnomeo & Juliet (Touchstone Movie)

“Gnomeo & Juliet” is an animated romantic comedy film released in 2011, directed by Kelly Asbury. The movie is a modern and quirky adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragic play “Romeo and Juliet,” but with a twist – the characters are garden gnomes!

The story revolves around two neighboring gardens, one belonging to the Montague gnomes and the other to the Capulet gnomes. Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) is a blue gnome from the Montague side, and Juliet (voiced by Emily Blunt) is a red gnome from the Capulet side. The two gardens have a longstanding rivalry, with both sides engaging in pranks and antics against each other.

Despite the feud, Gnomeo and Juliet unexpectedly meet one night and instantly fall in love with each other. Their budding romance blossoms in secret, as they must keep their relationship hidden from their respective families. As their love deepens, they decide to defy the odds and find a way to bring peace to their feuding families.

The film is a whimsical and hilarious take on Shakespeare’s classic, filled with playful references to the original play. The garden gnomes’ world is full of humor and charm, with lively characters and colorful animation that captivates both children and adults.

The movie features an eclectic soundtrack, with songs from music legend Elton John, who also serves as the executive producer of the film. The music enhances the emotions and atmosphere of the story, making it an even more enjoyable and immersive experience.

In addition to the main characters, the film also introduces a host of other entertaining gnome characters, each with their unique personalities and quirks. The voice cast includes talented actors like Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, and Ozzy Osbourne, adding to the film’s star-studded appeal.

“Gnomeo & Juliet” is a delightful blend of romance, comedy, and adventure that celebrates love, friendship, and the importance of embracing diversity. It delivers a positive message about breaking down barriers and finding common ground, even in the most unexpected places.

With its endearing characters, clever storytelling, and vibrant animation, “Gnomeo & Juliet” offers a refreshing and fun-filled twist on a timeless classic, making it a perfect family-friendly movie that will warm the hearts of audiences of all ages.

Additional Details


  • James McAvoy: Gnomeo
  • Emily Blunt: Juliet
  • Michael Caine: Lord Redbrick
  • Jason Statham: Tibbles
  • Maggie Smith: Lady Bluebury
  • Patrick Stewart: William Shakespeare
  • Ashley Jensen: Nanette
  • Stephen Merchant: Paris
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Fawn
  • Matt Lucas: Benny
  • Jim Cummings: Featherstone
  • Hulk Hogan: Terrafirminator Announcer
  • Julie Walters: Ms. Montague
  • Richard Wilson: Mr. Capulet
  • Kelly Asbury: Red Goon Gnomes
  • Dolly Parton: Dolly Gnome
  • Julia Braams: Stone Fish
  • James Daniel Wilson: Fishing Gnome
  • Tim Bentinck: Conjoined Gnome Left
  • Julio Bonet: Mankini Gnome
  • Neil McCaul: Conjoined Gnome Right
  • Maurissa Horwitz: Call Me Doll
  • John Todd: Dancer


  • Director: Kelly Asbury
  • Producers: Baker Bloodworth, David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw
  • Screenplay: Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton, Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg and Steve Hamilton Shaw

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