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Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

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Cast

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Garfield (voice)
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Announcer (as Daamen Krall)
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Dog Owner #1
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Dog Owner #2
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Roy the Lodge Member
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Storyline

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Garfield: The Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$849,745 (Italy) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$1,496,587 (South Africa) (5 November 2004)
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Trivia

In the film, Jon adopts Odie from his vet Liz's animal hospital. In the comic strip, Odie was originally the pet of Jon's friend Lyman. See more »

Goofs

The night Garfield gets kicked out of his house and has to sleep on the porch, he looks into a window and sees Odie sleeping on the bed with Jon with no collar on. At one point when Odie is out on the porch with Garfield, he has the collar on. Then, when Odie runs off the porch to chase a scooter, the collar is gone again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Garfield: I hate Mondays.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there are still photos. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

New York State of Mind
(1976)
Written by Billy Joel
Additional lyrics by 'Joel Cohen (VII)' (2004) & Alec Sokolow (2004)
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Harmless fun - unfortunately geared towards the kids
7 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Firstly, i really liked the CGI incarnation of everyone favourite cat and i thought Bill Murray provided his voice superbly, capturing his character with perfection. Other than that though Garfield - the movie failed to deliver the essence of the cartoon's produced by Jim Davis. The humour in the original comic strips were entirely geared at the adult generation, not the kids.

I knew the movie would cater for the younger viewer, but i felt that it went overboard a little, and this was detrimental to the films enjoyment. As a family movie it is entertaining, but Garfield - the movie seems to have ignored the comedy that made him everyone's favourite cat; only traces of it still remain.

It's worth watching as a family movie, but for fans of the Jim Davis comic character, it's probably best left alone.

6/10


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