Odie is brought to a canine talent show, where Liz is a judge. Garfield (Bill Murray), the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. The movie is, sadly, 10 years overdue. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. The film was released in theaters on June 11, 2004 by 20th Century Fox, exactly one week before Garfield's 26th anniversary on June 19, 2004. Nermal and Arlene witness this as Odie runs away where he is then picked up by an elderly woman named Mrs. Baker. Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt and inspired by Jim Davis' comic strip of the same name. ‎Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Garfield: The Movie directed by Peter Hewitt for $14.99. As Garfield has attempted to extend its "brand" by licensing to Cub Scouts and 4-H, you can't help but think it's grasping for an audience that never became fans like the previous generation did.6/10, because I can't bring myself to demolish a character that still makes me laugh, even if his best work was from when I was young enough to be in the target audience. [beat] What the hell? Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. Breckin Meyer ("Inside Schwartz") is just not the right fit for Jon. The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been abducted by Gargamel, since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation, creatures called "The Naughties", into real Smurfs. The music video premiered in early summer 2004 and featured clips from the film and gags showing obvious references to the Garfield franchise (such as lasagna jokes). Chapman and his assistant Wendell find a notice Mrs. Baker created of Odie and, recognizing the lucrative possibilities, claim Odie as Happy's own. View production, box office, & company info. When Odie comes out to comfort Garfield, he gets inside and locks Odie out on purpose. The film was released on a 3-disc Blu-ray on October 11, 2011. While I can accept the whole high-school-crush of Jon and Liz on each other (something definitely not in the comic strip), the payoff would have been better had the tension not vanished prematurely.The plot arc is not necessarily departed from all of Garfield. Garfield Gets Real was also known as Garfield 3D in some markets, as it was the first fully-3D Garfield film. I'll TALK! It grossed a total of $75,369,589 domestically, and a further $125,434,945 internationally. Twentieth Century Fox 2004 Preview. Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. Meanwhile, Mrs. Baker tells Jon that Chapman took Odie, making him believe Garfield was taken by Chapman as well and then learn Chapman is leaving for the train station. [2] Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie were considered for the role of Liz, but both dropped out with busy schedules. When Garfield sees Odie on television and hears Chapman announce he and Odie are going to New York City, Garfield sets out to rescue Odie. The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him. Complacent, self-absorbed cat Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray) is jealous of the new addition to his household, a dog named Odie, who is now the center of his owner's attention. Garfield (Bill Murray), the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. Garfield Mouse1177. Garfield: The Movie (titled simply Garfield onscreen) is a 2004 American live action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt inspired by Jim Davis' comic strip of the same name. But when Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer), in an effort to impress veterinarian and old high-school crush Liz (Jennifer Love Hewitt), adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend. Meanwhile, Happy Chapman, who is revealed to be allergic to cats, is jealous of his news reporter brother Walter J. Chapman, and wants to be more by performing on the TV show "Good Day New York". The animated half-hour shows of the 1980s work so much better that they might have been able to make more money simply by scrapping the film and putting out DVDs. It's a funny take. [citation needed]. The Garfield calendar on my desk still gives me laughs.As for the product placements, yes, they were a bit much, but at least part of the time they were well integrated. Garfield is now part of the Nickelodeon family. Garfield also socializes with his fellow neighborhood cats, Nermal and Arlene. Garfield hits an emergency stop button which halts all the trains just in the nick of time, then returns Chapman's train to the station. [3] However, Bill Murray took the role as Garfield. Garfield gets into the broadcast tower via the air vents and finds Odie locked in a kennel, but Chapman enters and secures a shock collar to Odie, which, when activated, releases an electric collar that forces Odie to perform tricks. And now you've got a tick magnet! However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to … And I thought: Christ, well, I love those Coens! The site's critical consensus reads, "When the novelty of the CGI Garfield wears off, what's left is a simplistic kiddie movie. Chapman boards a New York-bound train, with Odie in the luggage car. A sequel, titled Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, was released on June 16, 2006 in North America. Cat Nap. Perhaps the biggest concern … "[5][6], According to Jim Davis, Murray recorded his dialogue in his apartment in New York City and on the set of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou in Greece. After engaging in an effort to find a good review - much harder than I ever imagined it would be - and finding the movie listed at the bottom of the barrel, I felt almost an obligation to go see this on opening day - either to prove the critics wrong, or to get fodder for a scathing letter to Jim Davis. What did you think? They're funny. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. [3], Principal photography began on March 10, 2003, and wrapped on June 12, 2003. Which second installment was the most disappointing? "[12] "[8] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 27 out of 100 based on 31 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Take a look at Chris Pine's biggest roles and the parts he never got the chance to play, including a major role in Avatar. After switching his liver flavored cat food with Jon's corned beef hash, Garfield spots a pie outside on the neighbor's window. Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Jon has made a habit of bringing Garfield to the veterinarian, in order to see vet Dr. Liz Wilson (whom he is in love with). Baha Men performed the song "Holla!" [After he switched Jon's hash with his food and Jon eats Garfield's food] Actually, it's liver-flavored! It was released in the … A. O. Scott of The New York Times wrote: "That Garfield speaks in the supercilious, world-weary drawl of Bill Murray is some small consolation, as are a few of the animal tricks. Garfield, however, begins to dislike Odie and pokes fun at him in any given moment. While the film received negative reviews from critics, it was a box office success, grossing over $200 million on a $50 million budget. Garfield: The Movie (titled simply Garfield onscreen) is a 2004 American live action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt inspired by Jim Davis' comic strip of the same name. And it kind of defends him against the criticism of making such an overtly commercial film. The film grossed in total $200,804,534 worldwide. Aside from Jon, Garfield maintains an unlikely friendship with a helpful mouse, Louis. Well, I can't say that." [7] The film was shot in Los Angeles, California, including some scenes that were shot at an Amtrak station in that city. Finally, I went out to L.A. to record my lines. Animated feature film based on the popular comic strip about a sarcastic, lasagna-loving cat. Written by I was the one! Title: for the film and its soundtrack. So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, "Who the hell cut this thing? However, an animal control officer catches Garfield, mistaking him as a stray. A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson, and features Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters. The movie doesn't deserve to be ranked as low as it is by the critics. Competition. "[13], Murray said in an interview with GQ that he was confused when he agreed to play the voice of Garfield for the film.[14]. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson, and features Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield. It’s hard to believe that Jim Davis’ lazy, gluttonous, orange feline has been with us for more than 25 years. At the same time, Garfield is released from the pound by Chapman's abandoned feline star Persnikitty, who is really named Sir Roland, along with the other animals. But, it's complete horse shit. And you sit there and go, What can I say that will make this funny? [1] A sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, was released on June 16, 2006. Garfield (Bill Murray) is a fat cat who loves nothing more than laying about and eating lasagna, but when his owner, Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) gains a dog as a new pet, Garfield feels left out and would constantly try to be the better pet. Garfield Complacent, self-absorbed cat Garfield is jealous of the new addition to his household, a dog named Odie, who is now the center of his owner's attention. Garfield sneaks into the train system control room and frantically switches the tracks, leading to an impending multiple train wreck. I still love the character. WIKIS. Competition. Have you seen this movie? [to Jon, about adopting Odie] You had me, a chick magnet. Use the HTML below. Garfield was created with computer animation, though all other animals were real. Jan 9, 2004. Those citing ripoffs from "Toy Story" and other similar movies should note the 1982 TV special "Here Comes Garfield" shares many elements of both movies and so this movie doesn't take from Pixar, but rather from itself 20 years ago.The comments that the strip has declined are not off-base. Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller were considered for the role of Jon Arbuckle, but both actors turned it down because they wanted too much money. Who made Odie a wiener dog with talent? It fits more in the mid-1980s, when the strip actually did have week-plus-long plots. Written by Jim Davis and produced under his Paws Inc. company (owned by Nickelodeon), the movie had a limited theatrical release, with the DVDs being shipped to … It was released in the United States on June 11, 2004. I don't know if I should even tell this story, because it's kind of mean. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson and features Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield, who was created with computer animation, though all other animals were real. Garfield: The Movie (1,305) IMDb 5.0 1h 20min 2004 X-Ray PG Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. Just one quick CANNONBALL! Since his debut in the Chicago Sun-Times on June 19, 1978, Garfield has become a daily comics page fixture. [citation needed], Rhythm and Hues provided special effects for the film. [10], Roger Ebert gave the film a positive review, rating it a three out of four stars saying the movie was "charming". Dec 12, 2003. When Jon finds out, he forces Garfield to sleep outside for the night. In The Real Ghostbusters, Lorenzo Music was the first voice of Peter Venkman, note It was delayed, I read, because Jim Davis believed the technology wasn't there. An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess. Those that liked the show should buy that, and only rent this movie.I wish that the networks would put "A Garfield Christmas" and some of his other specials back on the air; it would build more interest in him. The clueless Odie chases his tail till he's dizzy, crashes into walls, and barks without cause, all to the unbridled delight of Jon who eagerly welcomes Odie into his home. They attack Chapman and place the collar on his neck, allowing Odie to escape. 10 Movie Cats That Prove Why They Are Superior To Dogs, The Social Network Director Made Andrew Garfield Hurl Real-Life Insults at Jesse Eisenberg. (2004). But when Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer), in an effort to impress veterinarian and old high-school crush Liz (Jennifer Love Hewitt), adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. But, I guess, since no one does that anymore, 2004 couldn't have a 2-D Garfield.The problem is not necessarily with the CGI Garfield and his actions, although some of the characteristics displayed are not those I associate with the cat. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. ", https://www.cbr.com/lxg-garfield-hellboy-spider-man-hulk-comics2film-wrap-for-june-12-2003/, "Garfield: The Movie Movie Review (2004)", The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna. The problem is with the supporting cast who look, by and large, not like their animated counterparts. Chapman heads for the train station with Garfield in close pursuit. Liz and Jon form a relationship, and Garfield learns a lesson about friendship. [He leaps onto Jon's stomach.] (By the way, since Odie has no speaking lines in either the strip or show, the movie's similar lack is accurate. Check out Garfield: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various artists on Amazon Music. In one series, for example, Odie DID leave home, and Garfield DID follow him, and they ended up running away from the circus together. Jon searches with Liz for Odie while the neighborhood animals angrily ridicule Garfield for locking Odie out and making him run away the night before while Garfield states that he only was protecting his turf and never wanted Odie to run off. Garfield gets involved in an altercation there with other dogs, which moves Odie to the center of the ring, where he begins dancing to "Hey Mama" by the Black Eyed Peas. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate. It's times like this that remind me where I got my sense of humor. And that hurts.Today, Garfield is trapped in a one-day-only three-panel set of running gags that still make me laugh, but don't capture the same attitude of years past. Garfield, Odie, Jon, and Liz reunite and return home, while Chapman is arrested for his supposed involvement with the trains, as well as his theft of Odie. Jon is woken by the fat cat with a dogpile. Add the first question. But when Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer), in an effort to impress veterinarian and old high-school crush Liz (Jennifer Love Hewitt), adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he … The film was produced by Davis Entertainment Company and distributed by 20th Century Fox. A walk in the theater revealed the new hotness: Harry Potter. And I said, "Okay, you better show me the whole rest of the movie, so we can see what we're dealing with." Was this review helpful to you? [citation needed] The special features includes a behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and the Baha Men music video "Holla!". So I sorta read a few pages of it and thought, Yeah, I'd like to do that. Jim Davis Gets Animated. And even that rating is being nice compared to those who want this cat and its empire put to sleep. He responds by saying "Garfield, maybe."[14]. IMDb takes a look at Gal Gadot's biggest roles and the parts she never got the chance to play, including a major role in the James Bond franchise. Shortly after, Garfield and Odie subdue Chapman by activating the collar. YES NO. And then they explained it to me: It wasn't written by that Joel Coen. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. It begins when Garfield, a fat lazy cat who lives with Jon Arbuckle, wakes up from a good night's sleep and awaits a tasty breakfast. Garfield: The Movie (titled simply Garfield onscreen) is a 2004 American live action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt inspired by Jim Davis' comic strip of the same name. In spring 2007, a third Garfield film was announced to be released on June 19, 2008 for his 30th anniversary. Honestly, I don't think adults will find much fun with this movie, but most kids should still be entertained for most parts, since they probably won't notice the problems from the awful dialogue and script. Plus, I looked at the script, and it said, "So-and-so and Joel Coen." I hear "Garfield and Friends" is going to be out on DVD, a TV show that captured the essence of the strip at its peak so much better than this movie did. When Garfield comes back, frustrated over Odie's presence in his life, he hits a ball, causing a chain reaction that trashes the house. In response, Garfield lures Odie out of the house, but then feels guilty when he wanders away and gets lost. Shouldn't Arlene be a lot nicer to Garfield? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Garfield:_The_Movie&oldid=996476276, Live-action films based on animated series, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 December 2020, at 20:58. The film opened up with $21,727,611 domestically in its first weekend. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson and features Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield, who was created with computer animation, though all other animals were real. The film was produced by Davis Entertainment Company and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Garfield arrives only to see the train depart. He's too likable to be our comic-strip loser. 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