gnomes and meet two adorable gnomes from completely different worlds who fight the odds to be together. From a director of Shrek 2, and featuring fun, all-new music by Sir Elton John, the out-of-the-ordinary animated comedy GNOMEO & JULIET releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand – May 24, 2011.
Uniquely packaged with families’ top of mind, GNOMEO & JULIET will be made available for
purchase by Walt Disney Studios as either a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 3D + DVD with Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) and/or a 1-Disc DVD. Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience –with the value and flexibility to enjoy your favorite movies on a variety of platforms of choice. And for those who enjoy to learn more about the making of the film,GNOMEO & JULIET discs come enclosed with never-before-seen bonus features including “Elton Builds A Garden,” “Frog talk with Ashley Jensen,”, “Crocodile Rock Music Video featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado.” And for those who purchase the Blu-ray Disc, it includes hours of extra exclusive bonus features including alternate endings, deleted scenes and more.
GNOMEO & JULIET is brought to life by the extraordinary voices of Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Gnomeo; Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) as Juliet; Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Inception) as Lord Redbrick; Jason Statham (The Trasnsporter franchise) as Tybalt; Ashley Jensen (TV’s Ugly Betty) as Nanette; Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as William Shakespeare; Ozzy Osbourne (TV’s The Osbournes) as Fawn and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter franchise) as Lady Blueberry.
DVD & Movie Download:
• Elton Builds a Garden
• Frog Talk with Ashley Jensen
• “Crocodile Rock” Music Video, featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado
• DVD Bonus plus:
• 2 Alternate Endings with Filmmaker Introductions
• Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Filmmaker Introductions, including:
o 1 Alternate Opening
o 1 Alternate Scene
o 6 Deleted Scenes
• The Fawn of Darkness, featuring Ozzy Osbourne
I had extremely high hopes for this DVD. I mean come on. Shakespeare, Patrick Stewart AND Ozzy Osbourne? How can you miss with that combo?
As I suspected, this was a winner all the way around. Even my husband, who generally ignores most things animated, thought this one was funny and cute. It's geared more toward the younger crowd (it has a G rating), but I found it very enjoyable.
The premise of the movie is pretty basic "star-crossed-lovers" and "falling in love despite your differences" tale, but the music and characters made it really pop. There were plenty of pop-culture references (the mafia! Loved!). I found the movie very clever and even though I knew the basic premise before I even started watching the movie, I found dozens of little "surprises" throughout.
The bonus features are always my favorites, so here's an alternate ending clip you might enjoy:
This movie was funny and smart and suitable for everyone. I just gnome you'll love it!