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Garfield: The Movie Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Jim Davis' famous cartoon cat finally makes his way to the big screen in this adaptation of the popular comic strip Garfield, which combines live action with CGI animation. Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) is a sweet, if somewhat clueless, man who shares his home with his pet cat, Garfield (voice of Bill Murray). Garfield is not your ordinary tabby -- he's fat, he's smart-mouthed, he's arrogant, he won't do anything he doesn't have to, and would rather stuff himself with lasagna than do something Jon asks of him. Despite this, Jon loves his cat, but when he decides to expand his animal family, Garfield is less than enthusiastic about the presence of Odie, a lovably enthusiastic dog whose only flaw is his extreme stupidity. While Jon is crazy for Odie, and especially likes having two pets that necessitate periodic visits to Dr. Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a veterinarian he has a crush on, Garfield decides to remove Odie from the picture. Garfield arranges for Odie to become the property of Happy Chapman (Stephen Tobolowsky), a television host who acts like an animal lover on the round-cornered screen but doesn't much like pets on his own time. While Garfield at first enjoys ruling the roost again, he soon realizes the error of his ways, and in a rare example of selfless and ambitious behavior, hatches a plan to rescue Odie from Chapman. Garfield also features the voice talents of Debra Messing, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, and Alan Cumming. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 11, 2004

Cast

Bill Murray
as Garfield
Breckin Meyer
as Jon Arbuckle
Jennifer Love Hewitt
as Dr. Liz Wilson
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Happy Chapman
Debra Messing
as Arlene
Evan Arnold
as Wendell
Mark Christopher-Lawrence
as Christopher Mello
Nick Cannon
as Louis the Mouse
Alan Cumming
as Persnikitty the Cat
David Eigenberg
as Nermal the Cat
Brad Garrett
as Luca the Doberman Pinscher
Jimmy Kimmel
as Spanky
Mo'Nique
as The Rat
Eve Brent
as Mrs. Baker
Mo'Nique
as The Rat

Crew

Peter Hewitt
Director
Jim Davis
Producer
Joel Cohen
Screenwriter
Alec Sokolow
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Spring Aspers
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael A. Stevenson
Editor
Peter E. Berger
Editor
Alexander Hammond
Production Designer
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Art Director
Brian Manis
Co-producer
Matthew Jon Beck
Co-producer
Michele Imperato
Co-producer
Neil Machlis
Executive Producer
Marie France
Costume Designer
Gary Fettis
Set Decorator
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
Michele Panelli-Venetis
First Assistant Director
Brennan du Fresne
Casting
Michele Imperato
Production Manager
Risa Bramon Garcia
Casting
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