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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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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:

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

Gross:

$75,367,693 (USA) (29 October 2004)
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Trivia

The animal trainer wore blue gloves and pushed the real dog off the chair. Then the blue hands were digitally erased. The CG Garfield was animated and matchmoved with the real dog. Then Garfield was composted into the live-action plate, pushing the dog off the chair. 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

The first song on the end credits from the start of the movie only plays for 30 seconds; it can be heard playing all the way through on the DVD Director's Commentary and some of the song choices are different. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.193 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lassie Theme
(1990)
Written by Les Baxter
Courtesy of Classic Media, Inc.
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25 October 2004 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

All the years I've been a loyal reader of the Garfield comics, I never had the impression it's merely meant for kids. On the contrary, most of the dry humor and charismatic Garfield poses are difficult to 'get' for young children. And yet, the film completely aims for a youthful audience. I have no problem with a movie being pro-children, but this is exaggerated and hardly accessible for adult viewers. The movie totally lacks all the elements that make the comics so entertaining. Garfield's clever and sarcastic remarks, Jon's clumsy womanizing techniques… All this has been replaced with an unhealthy dose of feel-good messages and lame jokes. The computer engineered Garfield doesn't appeal and the other, real pets are badly chosen. The plot is standard-sentiment, with Garfield saving his new housemate puppy from a sneaky, fame-chasing TV host. Breckin Meyer (as Jon Arbuckle) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (as the yummy vet Liz) walk around without anything to do and Bill Murray voices Garfield like it's some sort of dire job he wants to get rid of asap. The first (long-awaited?) cinema adventure of everybody's favorite cat appears to be a quickly produced and unprofessional flick soon to be forgotten. Too bad, since you're left behind with the feeling they could have done something better with this.


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