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Disney Says Gnomeo and Juliet Still Alive and Singing

Despite a recent online account that Disney quietly pulled the plug in November on GNOMEO AND JULIET, the studio maintains that any rumors of its demise are premature. Indeed, producer Don Hahn told SCIFIWIRE that the computer-animated riff on Shakespeare's classic tale about two star-crossed ceramic gnomes set in England is still in development. Elton John (a co-producer through his Rocket Pictures) and Tim Rice have written songs, and Ewan McGregor is still on track to voice Gnomeo, though no mention was made about Kate Winslet still voicing Juliet.

It was previously reported that Gary Trousdale (ATLANTIS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME), in his first solo directing stint, was removed from the project over creative differences, and has since moved on to DreamWorks Feature Animation.