Sir Elton John Says His Two Sons ‘Love Animation Movies’ and Can’t Wait to See Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes isn’t Sir Elton John‘s initial incursion into component song for charcterised films, though it does have one perk that The Lion King didn’t: his kids!

During a discuss with PEOPLE Now, a mythological piano rocker suggested that his sons with father David FurnishElijah Joseph Daniel, 5, and Zachary Jackson Levon, 7 — are stoked about his newest low-pitched endeavor.

“They adore animation movies, so we can’t wait to take them to see [this],” says John, 70. “They adore a strange one [2011’s Gnomeo Juliet].”

Elton John, David Furnish, and sons Elijah Joseph Daniel and Zachary Jackson Levon.

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“This one, we think, they’ll like a bit improved since they’re a small comparison and it’s got some-more journey in it for them, we know?” adds a father of two.

Furnish, 55, constructed a film and John served as executive producer. The span common a same roles on Gnomeo Juliet.

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John admits he didn’t know that of his songs were going to be featured in a new film (which also featured new tunes), though says that he “loves a characters of a gnomes.”

“They’re so funny, and a expel we have doing a voices are spectacular,” he says. “We’ve combined Johnny Depp this time doing Sherlock. And we have Chiwetel Ejiofor as good doing Watson.”

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Sherlock Gnomes hits theaters national Friday.