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Garfield Gets Real (2007)

Follow Garfield behind the scenes in Cartoon World where he grows bored with his life as a comic strip star.


Mark A.Z. Dippé, Kyung Ho Lee (co-director)


Jim Davis
1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Frank Welker ... Garfield / Keith / Prop Boy / Nerd / Two Headed Guy / Goth Kid / Hardy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rajia Baroudi Rajia Baroudi ... Sheila / Concertina Girl (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Odie / Shecky / Hale (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... Bonita / Mother / Rusty / Bobby (voice)
Greg Eagles ... Eli (voice)
Pat Fraley ... Delivery Gnome / Sid (voice)
Jason Marsden ... Nermal (voice)
David Michie ... Tape Holder (voice)
Harold Perrineau ... Husband (voice)
Neil Ross ... Wally / Charles (voice)
Stephen Stanton ... Randy / Father (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Billy / Waldo / Eric (voice)
Audrey Wasilewski ... Arlene / Zelda / Betty / Ashley (voice)
Wally Wingert ... Jon Arbuckle / Mike (voice)


Follow Garfield behind the scenes in Cartoon World where he grows bored with his life as a comic strip star.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


While the Garfield characters is here, this animated trilogy has all the other characters being as original. In this movie, two characters from two different comic strips is exclusively used: Dagwood from the "Blondie" comic strip series and Grimmy from the "Mother Goose & Grimm" comic strip series. See more »


The local newspaper is dated on Thursday November 9, 2006, but on the second panel of that day's Garfield comic strip the copyright is dated 2007. See more »


Garfield: Every time I think I've hit rock bottom, someone hands me a shovel.
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Crazy Credits

At the ending of the second half of the closing credits, there's a comedic disclaimer that says "No cats were harmed in the making of this film." Apparently, both the Cartoon World and the Real World shown in this movie is unharmed to its characters. See more »


Follows Garfield Gets a Life (1991) See more »

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Just another average Garfield movie with an abysmal game to go along with it.
17 December 2020 | by CrazyCockatoo2003See all my reviews

The only reason I am making this review in the first place let alone watched this is because I have played it's video game counterpart "Garfield Gets Real: The Videogame" weeks prior.

Garfield Gets Real is a direct to video CGI animated film based on the popular Garfield comics and is part of the Garfield CGI movie trilogy. While the live action films were mediocre to say the least, this movie however is at least a step up from them.

To quickly get the cat out of the bag (no pun intended), the video game it spawned is absolutely abysmal (especially when comparing it to games like Garfield's Nightmare). Nearly everything about it is awful, especially the controls and certain levels of the game where if you make even one mistake, you have to start the whole stage over (especially with Level 3)

What I dislike about this film is that the opening scene involving the houses growing doesn't make any sense, the bees look uncanny, it has poor grasp of the source material, some of the characters look out of place, the toilet humor is not called for, many of the characters sound very annoying and unlikable, the entire subplot involving Odie is quite bland, the dialogue is stupid, and there is a lot of clichés present in this movie for the worse (including the dance scene at the end)

Although, there are some good qualities in this movie, which include it's good animation, the voice acting is passable, the plot is passable, it does an okay job adapting one of the comics during the studio scene, Garfield at least stays mostly true to his character, a lot of references of the comics were shown here unlike the two live action movies, Odie has a lot more personality this time around, Wally and some of the other less familiar characters are good, and there is good character development especially towards Wally.

Overall, like with every other Garfield movie, this one is mediocre. However, only when compared to it's atrocious video game adaptation, its the greatest Garfield related thing since the comic. If you are a fan of the Garfield franchise, give it a try. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone let alone the game it spawned.

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16 November 2007 (Turkey) See more »

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Garfield - A Zampa libera See more »


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