Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? —IMDb
Kelly Adam Asbury (born January 15, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American film director, screenwriter, voice actor, published children’s book author/illustrator, and non-fiction author/historian.
He attended Lamar University for two years before, in 1980, transferring to the renowned California Institute of the Arts, where he studied animation and filmmaking. He is known for being an artist in a variety of capacities on many animated movies and directed the two Academy Award nominated feature films Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and Shrek 2 (2004).
In addition to directing, Asbury provided some of the extra voices in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third.
He has written a non-fiction book titled Dummy Days, which is a biography of five 20th century ventriloquists. He is the author and illustrator of twelve published children’s books.
He recently co-wrote and directed the popular animated movie titled Gnomeo and Juliet (2011), for which he also provided the… read more
Yes, Romeo and Juliet as performed by garden gnomes. More specifically, two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona Drive, whose enmity has spread accordingly to their yard ornaments - trinkets voiced by the likes of Statham, Caine, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ozzy Osborne, Hulk Hogan and Dolly Parton at that, not to mention music by Elton John and Lady Gaga. All this, and its very self-aware Shakespearean origins, clearly deem it an entirely light-hearted venture - crisply animated; serviceable diversion.
Although it isn't as bad as the movie with seals in it, this cute, quirky take on the repetition of Shakespeare adaptations is horribly botched by typical Hollywood CG cliches, such as awful puns, obvious pop culture references and a mankini.