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->'''Red Good Gnome:''' ''The story you about to see has [[TwiceToldTale been told before. A lot]]. We're going to tell it again. But different.''

A young man falls in love with a woman named Juliet, but why must he suffer the pressure of his peers, while struggling to be with his true love born of a rival family? Through the impossible, he faces obstacles without fail, with the help of his midget sidekick... and... plastic... flamingo... ornament? Oh. Right. This man's name is [[IncrediblyLamePun Gnomeo]]. And the characters are living ceramic garden gnomes in a back yard. [[DontExplainTheJoke Get it?]]

''Gnomeo & Juliet'' takes [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet the most famous love story of all time]] and places it in the back yards of neighboring English households. In development at Disney for at least a decade, it was later farmed out to Starz Animation and ultimately released under the TouchstonePictures banner in 2011, on Valentine's Day weekend. EltonJohn executive produced this 3D CGI animated film and even contributed a few songs to the soundtrack. Starz Animation and Rocket Pictures created the animation.

There is currently a sequel in development entitled ''Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes''.
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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Juliet [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot the ninja garden gnome]].
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Not even an animal. A lawn ornament mushroom.
* AlmostKiss: Repeated several times.
* AllStarCast: JamesMcAvoy, EmilyBlunt, Creator/JasonStatham, Creator/PatrickStewart, Maggie Smith, Creator/MichaelCaine, Wrestling/HulkHogan, DollyParton, JimCummings, Music/OzzyOsbourne…
* AsYouKnow: During the lawnmower race, Dolly Gnome does this: "Now, I know you don't need me to tell you the rules, but I'm gonna, because I wanna!"
* AwesomenessIsVolatile: The ad for the Terrafirminator claimed that looking at it would cause people's heads to explode.
* BadOmenAnecdote: Gnomeo has a chat with a statue of Creator/WilliamShakespeare, who tells him that [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet he knows this story]]. When Gnomeo asks what happens to the lovers in that story, Shakespeare tells him that they both die.
--> '''Gnomeo:''' ''They both die?'' What kind of an ending is that?
--> '''Shakespeare:''' My dear boy, this is a tragedy.
--> '''Gnomeo:''' Yeah, you're telling me, mate! It's rubbish! There's gotta be a better ending than ''that!''
* BrickJoke: "Told you so."
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The lights and music display.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The two neighboring houses are painted in red and blue colors. The two sides of the war are red gnomes and blue gnomes, both with the respective colors on their outfits. The characters even refer to themselves as Reds and Blues. In case it wasn't clear enough.
** And some things that are shared, like the Cupid's flower and the lawnmower at the end, are purple—[[CaptainObvious red and blue combined]].
* CompositeCharacter:
** Benny is named after Benvolio from the original play, but his personality and role in the story is a lot closer to that of Mercutio.
** According to WordOfGod, Gnomeo was meant as an amalgam of Romeo and Mercutio.
* DancePartyEnding
* DarkReprise: Listen for a slow, orchestral version of the guitar riff from "Saturday Night's (Alright for Fighting)" in the scene just after [[spoiler:Tybalt dies.]]
* DeathIsCheap: After all the fuss and drama made over [[spoiler:Tybalt and Gnomeo's (supposed) deaths, in the DancePartyEnding Tybalt is glued back together and aside from the odd limb dropping off is PERFECTLY FINE!]]
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:In the DancePartyEnding, Benny just happens to find Featherstone's lost love on the internet and orders her.]]
* DevelopmentHell / TroubledProduction: Greenlit by Disney executives in the late '90s as basically a vehicle to show off EltonJohn's music catalog, the movie had a notoriously troubled in-house development; specifically, the animators had absolutely no idea how to make the film work. It crawled along until 2006, when Disney's leadership changed and {{Pixar}}'s John Lasseter (who was placed in charge of Disney's animation studio) was given a briefing on the films that the studio had in development. When they got to ''Gnomeo'', Lasseter bluntly asked "Wait, why exactly are we making this?" No one in the room could give him an answer, so the film was cancelled. In 2007 the film rights were transferred to Starz Animation, who made the movie that we have today.
* DisneyDeath: Occurs not once, but ''twice'' during the movie:
** The first is when Gnomeo is apparently hit and smashed by a passing truck; the wreckage is actually from a blue ceramic dish that fell out of the vehicle.
** Second time occurs during the finale when Gnomeo is trying to save Juliet from the Terrafirminator: Dust clears, everyone gapes in shock, the rubble begins to shake ... and then [[SubvertedTrope someone else crawls out]], subverting this. More shock, then it begins to shake as the display tower activates, [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion to reveal Gnomeo and Juliet safe and sound]]]], making a double subvert.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A gnome's hat-height. [[spoiler:Made even more blatant when an envious Tybalt (with a small hat) smashes Benny's large... hat.]]
* DroolHello
* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives]]: [[spoiler:While at first seems that Tybalt died, he appears glued back together in the ending.]]
* FunWithSubtitles: The film takes a crack at martial arts movies.
** Even more hilarious, when Nanette switches back to English, the subtitles switch to Japanese.
* FeudingFamilies: The Reds and the Blues, obviously.
* HappyEnding
* HeldGaze: A very very obvious one when Gnomeo and Juliet first encounter each other after they put grab hold of the flower. It causes them to look into each other's eyes and they hold each other's gazes for a ''looong'' moment.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gnomeo and Benny on the blue side. Tybalt and Fawn on the red side.
** Nanette and Juliet on the red side as well.
* IncrediblyLamePun: "Kick some grass."
** "Ooh, you look like a fungi."
* KarmaHoudini: Benny. Despite destroying both the Reds and the Blues' gardens and [[spoiler:very nearly killing both of the main characters]], he never seems to get any sort of punishment and ends up getting a happy ending along with everyone else.
* KnightTemplarParent: Lord Redbrick. His over-protectiveness [[spoiler:almost kills Juliet when she can't run away from the lawn mower.]]
* LargeHam: Creator/PatrickStewart is having so much fun as Shakespeare's statue. May very well be SelfDeprecation given his theatre background.
* LastKiss: [[spoiler:{{Invoked}} when Gnomeo stays with Juliet on her pedestal, as it appears they're going to be killed by The Terrafirminator. Subverted however, as they turn out to be fine.]]
* LockAndLoadMontage: Gnomeo gets one (with duct tape, garden stakes, mud, and a spray nozzle) before his first raid into the Red yard.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The Terrafirminator.
* NeverSayDie: Notably {{averted}}, especially with a scene devoted to comparing the plot to the source material. [[spoiler:Even if Tybalt does [[UnexplainedRecovery get better]] later.]]
* PairTheSpares: Paris/Nanette. Hey, [[{{Series/Extras}} Darren Lamb and Maggie got together]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Benny's ridiculous daisy costume completely fools Tybalt's miniature minions when he hides out in an arrangement of daisies.
* ParentalBonus: There's a fair bit of innuendo and adult references made throughout the film.
* PlayingAgainstType: Music/OzzyOsbourne as possibly the cutest little faun you'll ever see.
* RedOniBlueOni: Played straight with the Red and Blue gnome clans. The reds in general are more agressive, with Tybalt's anger countering Gnomeo's collected style, and Lord Redbrick being more confrontational than Lady Bluebury. However this gets flipped after [[spoiler: Gnomeo "dies"]] and Lord Redbrick and the reds becomes more somber and Lady Bluebury and the blues becomes more emotional.
* ShoutOut:
** So many Creator/WilliamShakespeare references everywhere it'd make your head spin. The feuding neighbor's houses are 2B and not 2B for starters... The movers are named Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. There is also a truck labeled [[Theatre/TheTempest Tempest]] Teapots and the "[[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew Taming of the Glue]]" brand seen later in the movie. And that's just scraping the surface!
** Even to other works. BrokebackMountain, anyone?
** Also ''Series/{{Lassie}}'' (is TimmyInAWell again?), and a mention for LittleRichard in the same phrase, no less!
** Was that Alan Titchmarsh on Ms. Montague's screensaver?
** It may have been a fluke of the Russian translation, but one of Lady Bluebury's calls to arms seemed to have come from [[TheRoadWarrior Lord Humungus]] himself!
** They even sneak in one to Disney/{{Bambi}}. "[[spoiler:Tybalt]] can't be with us anymore."
** One of the headlines says "AsYouLikeIt"
** Heck, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Bard]] himself appears! (or at least, his statue does) voiced by [[HeyItsThatVoice Patrick Stewart]]!
** Featherstone: [[TheGraduate One word. Plastic.]]
** Featherstone again: "I may not be a smart bird, [[ForrestGump but I know what love is]]".
** When Juliet first tries to leave the garden "Out out!" then the dog's owner calls out "[[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} Damn Spot]]! Over here, boy!"
* SideEffectsInclude: The ad for the Terrafirminator ends with a list of side effects, including dry mouth, [[HearingVoices voices telling you to burn things]], tightened hamstrings, and persistent feelings of awesomeness. In rare instances some people may explode when viewing the Terrafirminator.
** Also file under {{FreezeFrameBonus}} and {{ShoutOut}} (to "Terminator", natch).
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Everyone but Tybalt]]. Also, [[spoiler:[[UnexplainedRecovery Tybalt]].]]
* StarcrossedLovers
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: [[spoiler:While the Terrafirminator is flying through the air at them (in slow motion), our main characters have a brief chat, at normal speed.]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: The ad for the Terrafirminator plays it up like the ultimate man's mower.
* {{Tomboy}}: Juliet.
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:Tybalt]] during the DancePartyEnding.
* VisualPun:
** What's spray-painted behind the bulldog's head when he spits Gnomeo out? [[spoiler:3x3. As in 9. As in K9.]]
** Also a reference to Theatre/{{Macbeth}}.
*** The house's respective addresses are [[{{Hamlet}} "2B" and "2B" crossed out]].
** Mrs. Capulet's laptop has a Banana on it... instead of an apple.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dolly_gnome_1383.png Dolly Gnome]].
* WithCatlikeTread:
** Benny's idea of a costume for an 'ultimate stealth' mission involves dressing as a daisy and strapping a blue spray can (that rattles as he moves) to his back.
*** The spray can was part of the mission, he used it to vandalize the well in the Red garden.
*** And the daisy costume [[spoiler:comes in handy when they [[RuleOfFunny have to hide in a bed of daisies]].]]
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