GNOMES! animated feature gets green light.

Eight years after it was pre-emptively purchased by Vanguard Films, Micah Herman and Kyle Newman's GNOMES! has finally found a home. Producer John Williams (Shrek) has closed financing to make the animated movie, teaming with the animation company Cinesite and will begin production in March of 2015.

The story centers on a boy who discovers that the garden gnomes in his backyard are actually alive. When he starts to suspect that his mom's new suitor is a gnome-eating troll, the boy enlists the gnomes' help and all sorts of trouble ensues.

To get a better idea of the quality of the animation, here is another vfx short created by Cinesite, called Beans.