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GARFIELD: THE MOVIE


Year: 2004
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray, Evan Arnold, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vanessa Christelle, Daamen Krall, Rufus Gifford, Randee Reicher, Ryan McKasson, Susan Moore, Eve Brent, Bill Hoag, Michael Monks, Mel Rodriguez, Juliette Goglia, Ben Kronen, Fabio Serafini, Jerry Hauck, Jerry Giles, Evan Helmuth, Annalea Rawicz, Danny Gil, Leyna Nguyen, Frank Payne, Joe Ochman, Joe Bays, Danna Hansen, Joseph Edward Taylor, John F Schaffer, Ariel Joseph Towne, Joseph Hale, Nick Cannon, Alan Cumming, David Eigenberg, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, Debra Messing, Valek X Sykes, Richard Kind, Debra Jo Rupp, Jordan Kaiser, Yatt Smith, Alyson Stoner
Director: Pete Hewitt
Country: USA
UK: 80 mins
USA Rated: PG for brief mild language
UK Certificate: U contains very mild language and slapstick violence
USA Release Date: 11 June 2004
UK Release Date: 30 July 2004


Synopsis

He's cynical, lazy and, literally, a fat cat. Now, Garfield, the world's most popular comic strip character, is about to become a major motion picture star. The cat who brought us catch phrases like "I would like mornings if they started later" and "I'd rather pig out than work out" toplines a live-action/computer generated film adapted from the syndicated cartoon strip read in 2,600 newspapers by 260 million readers around the globe. Garfield finally has an epic story that is as large as his ego - one that can barely be contained by the big screen.

Life couldn't be sweeter for Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray), everyone's favorite feline. Parked on a comfortable chair in front of the television, feasting on his favorite dish, lasagne, and hurling insults at his beleaguered owner Jon (Breckin Meyer), Garfield is the master of his universe.

When Jon takes Garfield to visit beautiful veterinarian Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt), she gives Jon a pepped-up, tail-wagging, panting creature that represents everything that Garfield loathes. Garfield, meet Odie, a lovable, dim-witted... dog. The wise-cracking cat is, for the first time in his nine lives, left speechless The clueless Odie chases his tail till he's dizzy, crashes into walls, and barks without cause, all to the unbridled delight of Jon who eagerly welcomes Odie into his home.

Odie turns Garfield's perfect world upside down. Garfield's solution: OUT, DARN DOG. When the hapless hound disappears into the evil clutches of local celebrity Happy Chapman (Stephen Tobolowsky), you would think Garfield would rejoice. But he feels responsible for the fate of another. With uncharacteristic energy, courage and selflessness, Garfield manages to pull himself away from his lazy life and spring into action. He's on the unlikeliest of impossible missions: to save Odie.

This adventure brings together Jon and Liz, as well as Garfield's fellow felines Nermal (David Eigenberg) and Arlene (Debra Messing). But most importantly, it unites Garfield with Odie, who - while the finicky feline may never admit it - is really the best friend he has ever had.

DVD EXTRAS

Language: English
Subtitles: Hard of Hearing English
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Sound Quality: English 5.1
2 DISC VERSION

Special Features Disc 1: Garfield Inside Look
Two Games: Find Odie Maze Game / Mixing Moments
Audio commentary by Peter Hewitt and John Davis
Deleted scenes reel
Featurette: Garfield The Cat To Life
Multi-angle content: Grab A Number 2 Pencil (2 angles)
Gone Nutty

Special Features Disc 2: Four featurettes: The Birth Of Garfield; The Rise Of Garfield; Garfield: From Strip To Script; Illustrated Technical Commentary
Five multi-angle 'Garfield Composite Workshop' Segments: Porch Dance; Odie's On TV, On The Fence, Disco Dog!, It's Liver Flavoured
4 Multi-angle 'storyboard to film comparison segments










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