Mind you, Franck wasn't willing to settle for the sort of half-hearted hand-drawn animation that you used to see on Saturday morning television back in the late 1970s / early 1980s. He wanted to do something richer, far more highly detailed.
Why gnomes? Why not gnomes?, says Kelly Asbury? The result is a computer-animated comedy aimed at children and adults, using Shakespeare's romantic tragedy as the jumping-off point for a more family-friendly fairy tale.