Get the lasagna ready, Garfield fans. Garfield: The Movie starring everyone’s favorite orange fat cat is hitting theaters February 16, 2024 in a new animated adventure.
The film stars Chris Pratt as the voice of the lethargic feline. Garfield will also star Samuel L. Jackson as a brand new character, Vic, who is Garfield’s father. Plot details for the film are currently under wraps, but hopefully it fares better than the 2004 live action Garfield film.
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Garfield began as a comic strip by Jim Davis in 1978. He’s known for his love of lasagna and how much he hates Mondays. The comics also feature his owner, Jon, and his dog, Odie. In the past, Bill Murray lent his voice acting chops to the iconic cat
The film was originally announced all the way back in 2016, but several years went by before more news came to light. Last November, it was announced that Pratt would be voicing the fan favorite feline. The news came along not long after it was announced Pratt would also be voicing Mario in an animated film.
earlier this year, Jackson joined the cast as Garfield’s father. This will be the first piece of Garfield media to feature his dad. Throughout the lifetime of the comics, many of his family members, from uncles to grandparents, have been mentioned, but never his father. Garfield has recently been seen in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. He was revealed as the game’s first DLC character late last year.
The film is being directed by Mark Dindal who previously directed The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little. The script for Garfield comes from David Reynolds who worked as writer with Dindal on The Emperor’s New Groove and also wrote Finding Nemo.
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