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Garfield (2004)

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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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(comic strip "Garfield"), , 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garfield (voice)
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Rufus Gifford ...
Dog Owner #1
Dog Owner #2
Ryan McKasson ...
Dog Owner #3
Susan Moore ...
Dog Owner #4
Roy the Lodge Member


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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,727,611 (USA) (11 June 2004)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bill Murray has said during interviews that he hates that he didn't think to have Garfield say his famous Ghostbusters (1984) line "Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" (In the scenes of Odie being introduced to the house) until after all post production had been completed and it was too late to add it. See more »


Before Happy Chapman is approached by the dogs, cats, and rats he wraps the electric collar around Odie's neck, although he doesn't appear to fasten it. In the next few shots, the collar switches back and forth between Odie's neck and Chapman's hand. See more »


[first lines]
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Crazy Credits

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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.


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