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Old 11-02-21, 03:18 PM
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Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has signed on to voice the title character in a new animated Garfield film from Alcon Entertainment, Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced today.

Mark Dindal (Chicken Little, Emperor’s New Groove) is directing the film, based on the iconic comic strip of the same name, from a script by David Reynolds (Finding Nemo). Sony Pictures will distribute it globally in all major territories apart from China.

Garfield follows a cynical and lazy orange cat of the same name and his interactions with his owner, Jon Arbuckle, along with his fellow pet, Odie. The comic strip from cartoonist Jim Davis debuted in June of 1978 and appeared early on in 41 newspapers, though it would ultimately feature in 2,580 newspapers and journals, with an estimated readership of 260 million. To this day, it remains the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world.

The Garfield comic strip has previously been adapted for a number of films—most notably, 20th Century Fox’s 2004 title Garfield: The Movie and its 2006 sequel Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, both of which had Bill Murray voicing the title character.

Alcon acquired feature rights to Garfield from Davis. DNEG Animation will animate and produce the film, with DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb producing alongside Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson, John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner. Davis is exec producing with Bridget McMeel of Amuse and Craig Sost.

Pratt most recently starred in Amazon sci-fi blockbuster The Tomorrow War and had a lead voice role in Disney/Pixar’s Onward. He will next appear in Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Dominion and The Terminal List from MRC and Amazon Studios.

Pratt is repped by UTA, Rise Management, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Reynolds is repped by Gersh.
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re: Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

I don't know if I'll ever get Bill Murray's voice out of my head when I see Garfield but good luck to them.
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Again with Chris Pratt voicing an animated character? Ugh.. I don’t mind the guy, but I’m sick of him.
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I'd be more interested in a movie about the 20th President.
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re: Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

I thought Pratt voicing Garfield was a meme going around, didn't realize it was legit.
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Hollywood has indeed run out of ideas.
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Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

Directed by:
Mark Dindal

Screenplay by: Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove and David Reynolds

Based on the Garfield® characters created by: Jim Davis

Producers:
John Cohen
Broderick Johnson
Andrew A. Kosove
Steven P. Wegner
Craig Sost
Namit Malhotra
Crosby Clyse

Executive Producers:
Jim Davis
Bridget McMeel
David Reynolds
Scott Parish
Carl Rogers
Simon Hedges
Chris Pflug
Louis Koo
Steve Sarowitz
Justin Baldwin
Peter Luo

Cast:
Chris Pratt
Samuel L. Jackson
Hannah Waddingham
Ving Rhames
Nicholas Hoult
Cecily Strong
Harvey Guillén
Brett Goldstein
Bowen Yang
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Re: Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

Meh. I’ve never been a big fan of Garfield but I’m sure my kids will like it.

Not really Pratt’s fault but after all the years of hearing Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield, anyone else just doesn’t sound right. I never saw the Bill Murray movies so I don’t know how he compared.
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I always felt the same and thought it was funny when the genius that was Music also voiced Peter Venkman in the Real Ghostbusters cartoon, which as we know was played by Bill Murray in both Ghostbusters and Garfield.
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Although I agree that I miss hearing Lorenzo Music's voice, I liked that teaser and didn't mind Pratt as much as I thought I would. Heck, even Jon sounds "wrong" but not awful. Just not what I'm used to.
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Re: Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

I thought the trailer was cute, especially seeing baby Garfield meet Jon for the 1st time. But, the majority of this forum is not the target audience for this.

Kind of interesting seeing Pratt voice two pretty well known animated characters in back to back years
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Re: Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

Looks fairly run of the mill to me. Not super impressive but I like Garfield and may end up watching it. I’m at least glad this is a fully animated movie rather than live action/CG Garfield mix.
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Re: Garfield (2024, D: Dindal) - V: Chris Pratt

Even though I kinda grew up with Lorenzo Music doing the voice, when I read the cartoons I always hear it as Steven Wright’s.
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Is Pratt doing a Lorenzo impression, because it definitely had tinges of the old voice to me.

My main problem right now is with the character designs. Like that doesn't really look like Odie, unless he changed the designs again after I stopped reading.
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I think the character designs are okay but I can see what you mean. I think it’s largely down to them being CG instead of more hand drawn style animation.
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There was a chart showing the various character designs over the years. Odie started standing on two legs pretty recently, in 2016 or so.
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It doesn't look like anything that'll win any awards, but it certainly looks suitably entertaining.
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I wonder if there will be a criticism for having Garfield’s absent father voiced by a black actor.
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It will probably be more fun than the Garfield movies from the aughts that are shown in a loop on HBO Family.

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I was hoping this was going to Chris Pratt playing the president in a biopic.
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