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The Elton John movie "Gnomeo & Juliet," an animated musical based on William Shakespeare's tragic romance, is no longer in production at Walt Disney Feature Animation, the studio said Monday.

John was producing the movie about small star-crossed lovers through his Rocket Pictures banner, and was engaged to write the songs.

"Gnomeo" was Disney's second animation collaboration with John following 1994's "The Lion King," which featured John and lyricist Tim Rice's Oscar-winning "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."

The crews at Walt Disney Feature Animation who were in production on the project have been reassigned to other projects, a Disney spokeswoman said.