In this piece we will discuss about the American Comedy movir- ‘Garfield’. So, let’s have a look!
The Movie also known as Garfield on-screen is a 2004 American comedy film. The term “electronic commerce” refers to the sale of electronic goods. Peter Hewitt directed the film, which stars Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson, and Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield, who was produced using computer-generated imagery. Davis Entertainment Company and 20th Century Fox co-produced the picture. On June 11, 2004, it was released in the United States. Critics gave the picture scathing reviews, yet it made $200 million on a $50 million budget. Garfield- A Tail of Two Kitties, the sequel, was published in 2006.
Garfield, a large, lethargic, and free-spirited orange cat, lives in Los Angeles with his owner Jon Arbuckle and spends his time antagonizing Jon and tormenting his ferocious Dobermann neighbor, Luca. Aside from Jon, Garfield maintains an unexpected relationship with a helpful mouse, Louis, by continuously sparing him, and also socializes with his other neighborhood cats, Nermal and Arlene.
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Jon has began frequently bringing Garfield to the veterinarian, in order to visit doctor Dr. Liz Wilson, whom he is in love with. Jon wants to ask Liz out, but owing to a mistake, Jon is awarded custody of a puppy named Odie, who is sweet, energetic and kind.
In any case, Jon and Liz start dating. Garfield, on the other hand, grows to loathe Odie and makes fun of him at every opportunity. Odie is brought to a canine talent event, where Liz is a judge. Garfield becomes involved in a dispute there with other dogs, which sends Odie to the middle of the ring, where he executes a successful improvised dance to the Black Eyed Peas’ “Hey Mama“. A local television personality named Happy Chapman, who is also a judge, is thrilled with Odie’s performance, and offers Jon a television deal for Odie, but Jon rejects.
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When Garfield arrives home, annoyed by Odie’s presence in his life, he smacks a ball, setting off a chain reaction that causes the house to fall apart.
Meanwhile, Happy Chapman, found to be allergic to cats, is envious of his news reporter brother, Walter, and wants to be more by singing on “Good Day New York“. Chapman and his employee Wendell discover Mrs. Baker’s note of Odie and, seeing the rich opportunities, claim Odie as Happy’s own. When Garfield sees Odie on television and hears Chapman declare he and Odie are traveling to New York City, Garfield goes out to rescue Odie. When Jon realizes that Garfield is now gone, he instructs Liz to begin hunting for him and Odie. Garfield enters the broadcast tower through the air vents and discovers Odie in a kennel, but Chapman arrives and straps a shock collar on Odie, which, when activated, free him.
Garfield and Odie quickly overpower Chapman by triggering the collar. When Jon and Liz arrive, they confront Chapman, whom Jon strikes in the face for taking his dogs. Garfield, Odie, Jon, and Liz reconnect and return home, while Chapman is jailed for allegedly being involved with the trains and kidnapping Odie. Back at home, Garfield regains his friends’ trust by being hailed as a hero. Liz and Jon fall in love, and Garfield learns the value of friendship.
The Movie was released in theaters on June 11, 2004, one week before Garfield’s 26th anniversary. It was preceded in theaters by an Ice Age short film, Gone Nutty. On October 19, 2004, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film on VHS and DVD. Behind-the-scenes footage, deleted sequences, and the Baha Men music video “Holla!” are among the extra features. On October 11, 2011, the film was released on 3-disc Blu-ray.
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