Elton John has a whole new generation to share his animated films with -- namely, his newborn son Zachary!
The new dad is overjoyed, saying, "Fatherhood is so far one of the most incredible things I've ever experienced. I'm very lucky."
Elton says he's excited for the day his son is old enough to watch his new film 'Gnomeo & Juliet.' "When he's like four or five I can show it to him and say 'Your daddies did this,'" He says, adding, "Maybe he'll inspire me to do other animation movies too."
Elton serves as Executive Producer of Disney's new animated feature, and supplied the music as well. Aside from the soundtrack, which features Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado and more, there's another big difference from the original Romeo & Juliet. "It has a slightly different ending," he explains. "We took a liberty with William Shakespeare ... we wanted to have a positive message at the end. We didn't want people to go out of the theater crying, little kids crying. So, we changed the ending a little bit."
Many, especially in America, may be wondering, why gnomes? "Gnomes are a very British thing and a very European thing," he says. "They're very kitch and sort of vulgar in a way, but they're very sweet also. They're so beautiful and ridiculous and silly."
'Gnomeo & Juliet' opens February 11.