Gnomeo and Juliet - The Movie

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The star-crossed lovers in this animated version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are garden gnomes who belong to two different tribes, one blue and one red. The tribes live in neighbouring gardens belonging to the Montague and Capulet families. Although this story isn’t as tragic as the original, there’s still a lot of competition and warring between the two tribes.

Gnomeo (voice of James McEvoy) is the son of Lady Blueberry (Maggie Smith), the leader of the Blues. Juliet (Emily Blunt) is the daughter of Lord Redbrick (Michael Caine), the leader of the Reds. Gnomeo and Juliet meet by accident, unaware that they’re from opposing tribes. They instantly fall in love. Things get tricky when they realise that their love is doomed, but Juliet is a headstrong girl, determined to break away from her overprotective father.

Gnomeo and Juliet feel that their love is stronger than family rivalry and continue their romance with almost disastrous consequences.

Raising Children Network. (2020). Gnomeo and Juliet. Retrieved from

Gnomeo and Juliet

Bloodworth, B. (Producer). Asbury, K. (Director). (2011). Gnomeo and Juliet. [Motion Picture]. UK: Touchstone Pictures. 

Romeo and Juliet - Bite Size Shakespeare

BBC Worldwide Learning (Producer). (2014). Romeo and Juliet. [Video File episode]. In BBC Worldwide Learning  (Producers), Bitesize Shakespeare . Retrieved from Https://  

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