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Imira Acquires Classic Animated Specials

Leading Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has recently closed a deal that will allow them to represent two features – – El Bosque Animado (The Living Forest) (1 x 82’) and El Sueño de una noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream) (1 x 80’) for worldwide distribution. El Bosque Animado (The Living Forest) focuses on the story of every element of flora and ...

Gnomeo and Juliet hit Blu-ray and DVD
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Gnomeo and Juliet hit Blu-ray and DVD

Today, May 24th, marks the day where the world of animation mixes with the world of Shakespeare, as Disney brings Gnomeo and Juliet home to Blu-ray and DVD. In the secret world of garden gnomes, a feud between neighbors forces a lovestruck couple to overcome obstacles and see if love truly can conquer all. Featuring music from Sir Elton John, and the voice talents of Emily Blunt, James McAvoy ...

Touchstone presents Gnomeo & Juliet's Mow-down Showdown
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Touchstone presents Gnomeo & Juliet’s Mow-down Showdown

Not too long from now, fans of love, Shakespeare, and CG animation, not to mention videos, will have something to rave about. Why? Because Disney is bringing Gnomeo & Juliet home on Blu-ray and DVD. But then you ask yourself… “self? Isn’t this just like any other Gnome-based promotion?” Well that’s where you’re (we’re?) wrong! This time, ...

Gnomeo & Juliet on DVD and Blu-ray May 24th
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Gnomeo & Juliet on DVD and Blu-ray May 24th

On May 24th, the love story comes home! Gnomeo & Juliet is a modern day take on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet story, played out by your regular, every day garden gnomes. Of course! Featuring music from famed composer Elton John, the film matches the voice talents of Emily Blunt and James McAvoy with the most timeless romantic tale of all time. Caught in a feud between ...

Valentine's Gnomeo & Juliet in theaters today
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Valentine’s Gnomeo & Juliet in theaters today

Today is a day of love. Well, of a love movie. The love day is technically this Monday, but Valentine’s Day is but a mere holiday — we’re talking about the timeless tale of real love here! Shakespeare’s immortal story of Romeo & Juliet has been told a hundred ways with a hundred variations, but we’re hard pressed to recall a version starring garden gnomes. ...

Gnomeo and Juliet What's In a Gnome Featurette
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Gnomeo & Juliet: What’s In a Gnome Featurette

Much like Romeo and Juliet, Gnomeo and Juliet are two characters sharing a forbidden love — except theirs is much less historical and much more …gardeny. But regardless of their CG animated form, the basics of William Shakespeare’s play remains true, with Gnomeo and Juliet looking for everlasting happiness in the middle of their families’ feud. Rocket Pictures, Starz ...

Gnomeo & Juliet in theaters February 11
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Gnomeo & Juliet in theaters February 11

As we quickly approach Valentine’s Day’s holiday and season of love, its important to reflect upon the most famous and romantic relationship of them all; Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s tribute to the heart. Now, it’s a little known fact that Mr. Shakespeare, or “Willy” as he liked to be known, was a fan of stories and re-tellings. He also enjoyed spoofs, ...

Lionsgate's Alpha and Omega gets Kate and Humphrey in theaters today
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Lionsgate’s Alpha and Omega gets Kate and Humphrey in theaters today

The wait is over, the movie is here! Alpha and Omega is Lionsgate’s answer to the impossible love story. Maybe not as Shakespeareanly perfect as, say, Romeo and Juliet, but …well, that was Shakespeare! It’s an unfair advantage. Kate and Humphrey take a similar, but modern, approach. And, also, as wolves. Kate is an alpha wolf. Humphrey is an Omega wolf. The two do not ...

Gnomeo and Juliet set for a February 11, 2011 release, says eOne Entertainment
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Gnomeo and Juliet set for a February 11, 2011 release, says eOne Entertainment

Occasionally, movie ideas come along that studios have to fight over. Such is the case with Gnomeo and Juliet, a 3D animated take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet being produced by eOne Entertainment as part of Touchstone Pictures. And whom did they wrestle ownership away from? None other than Disney, legends in the field of CG toons. But as John Lasseter and the rest of the Pixar ...

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