If you're a Smurf you're meant to spend your days in Smurf village contributing to the town in any way you can. Papa Smurf sees over the town folk and keeps an eye on some of the younger Smurfs who are not so keen to settle into their traditional way of life.
One of those said Smurfs is Smurfette, she's always had a sense of adventure about her and when she discovers an ancient map, the temptation to explore and find what secrets the map holds is too great to resist.
Smurfette and her closest friends (Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty) all fill their beds with dummies and set off on their mission. It doesn't take long before the little blue friends find themselves in more danger than they anticipated. With limited supplies they three Smurfs know that their journey through the forbidden forest is going to be a huge challenge.
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Gnomeo (voiced by McAvoy), son of Lady Bluebury (Smith), is the leader of the blue Montague garden. Accompanied by his sidekick Benny (Lucas), Gnomeo engages in tit-for-tat warfare with the red Capulets next door. Then he meets Juliet (Blunt), daughter of Lord Redbrick (Caine), and it's love at first sight. Which sends red warrior Tybalt (Statham) into a rage. As they plot a secret life together, Gnomeo and Juliet are assisted by Juliet's frog friend Nanette (Jensen) and the garden flamingo Featherstone (Cummings). But can these star-crossed lovers find happiness?
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Some gardens just wouldn't be complete without the addition of a garden gnome or two. The gardens on Verona Drive are no exception; the owners of the houses are extremely fond of their little hat wearing friends. What the human residents don't realise is that when all's quiet and there are no humans around, their garden comes to life!
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Don't get too far ahead of me now. The Prince of Egypt is a solid and consistent movie. The animation is first rate, the storyline is strong, and at first glance it is missing nothing from the formula of winning animation. Nonetheless, it rises more to the level of recent mid-range Disney successes like Hercules and Hunchback, than the pantheon of Belle and Simba. And its fundamental shortcoming is really no different than that of these two recent Disney releases, which is a basic disregard for the animation formula. In short, these movies seem to ignore the fact that they are first and foremost musicals. And the most important element of a musical is, or course, the music.
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