Rocket Pictures

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Rocket Pictures
TypePrivate company
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)[1]
FounderElton John
Key people
Elton John
David Furnish
Steve Hamilton Shaw[1]
OwnerThe Rocket Record Company

Rocket Pictures is a British film company founded in 1996 by Elton John to produce family and music-themed film and TV projects.

The company was established in 1996 with a ten-year first-look deal with The Walt Disney Company, a three-year deal with Paramount Pictures and with a currently deal with STX Entertainment.[2]


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STX Entertainment[edit]



  1. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (December 10, 2010). "Rocket Pictures shoots for more music focus". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Minns, Adam (November 7, 2011). "Rocket Pictures unveils fresh slate of titles". Screen Daily. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike (March 8, 2012). "Rocket Pictures Plots 'Gnomeo & Juliet' Sequel, With New Tunes By Elton John". Deadline. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Robinson, Will (7 November 2015). "Johnny Depp takes lead in Sherlock Gnomes". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike (September 21, 2011). "Elton John Tunes Up 'Rocketman,' A Feature Film About His Iconic Music Career". Deadline. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rocket Pictures". Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  7. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (February 5, 2014). "Elton John to Adapt 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' for Big Screen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice To Bring Animated 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' To Big Screen For STX Family". Deadline Hollywood. 28 March 2017.
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike (July 26, 2011). "Elton John's Rocket Pictures And Kelly Asbury Follow 'Gnomeo' With 'Will Gallows And The Snake Bellied Troll'". Deadline. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 20, 2012). "Elton John's Rocket Pictures Turning Kidbook 'Nerds' Into Animated Feature". Deadline. Retrieved January 21, 2012.

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