Elton John and David Furnish formed Rocket Pictures in 1996 as a film production company, before being joined by Steve Hamilton Shaw in 2005. Under this guise the company produced Tantrums & Tiaras, Women Talking Dirty and It’s a Boy Girl Thing.
Gnomeo & Juliet: Paris, the rock star gnome
In 2009 the company took a new direction, becoming a musical and family entertainment outfit operating over animation, film, TV and stage. The first project under the new Rocket Pictures was Gnomeo & Juliet, the worldwide hit 3D animation released in 2011, featuring the voices of Emily Blunt and James McAvoy, as well as original songs by Elton and Bernie Taupin. This film grossed $200 million at the box office worldwide. Alongside this, Rocket produced two series of the critically acclaimed TV music show Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…
Upcoming productions include Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet, and Rocketman, a musical biopic movie based upon Elton John’s life.top