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Garfield (2004)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  11 June 2004 (USA)
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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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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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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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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

The scene where Garfield gets flattened against the back windshield of Liz's truck is obviously a joke on the very popular Garfield plush toys that have suction cups on the paws so they can be stuck on windows. Garfield even takes the same pose as the plush toy, with the arms up diagonally. See more »

Goofs

When the table with the bowling ball falls, you can see the wire that pulls it. See more »

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

The opening song stops just as Garfield hits his alarm clock. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shark Tale (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Mama
(2003)
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams) and Tippa Irie (as Anthony Henry aka "Tippa Irie")
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas (as Black Eyed Peas)
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The original fat cat?
23 October 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

What happened to the cartoon Garfield we've grown to love? Live action mixed with CGI and a simple story line with an unimaginative script; I guess small children are not expected to notice such. Garfield's lasagna gorging and TV watching is slightly interrupted when his owner Jon(Breckin Meyer)falls head over heals for an attractive veterinarian(Jennifer Love Hewitt)that influences the adoption of a puppy named Odie. When Odie is abducted, Garfield is compelled to drag himself off the couch and search for the likable canine. Bill Murray provides the voice of Garfield and is to put it mildly...a p-ss poor fit for the clever actions of the lazy and lovable rotund feline. What happened to Jon the nerd? And he sure shouldn't be deserving the attention of someone as fine as JLH. This movie could have been much more if done in the vain of maybe SHREK or FINDING NEMO. But no doubt...the small fry will probably wear their copy out before entering elementary school.


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