Garfield Movie Release Date: Garfield, the lovable lasagna-devouring cat, readies for his inaugural animated film after decades of comic strips, TV shows, and a couple of live-action films starring Bill Murray. Amid fervent anticipation, here’s the lowdown on The Garfield Movie.
Release Date and Streaming Availability
Mark your calendars for May 24, 2024, as Garfield’s animated escapades hit theaters amidst a bustling Memorial Day weekend. Initially exclusive to theaters, the movie will eventually grace Netflix screens, following Sony’s deal with the streaming giant.
Trailer and Plot Insights
The trailer showcases Garfield’s hilarious exploits, starting with a cunning pizzeria caper. An unexpected reunion with his father, Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson), launches Garfield and Odie into a comical and high-stakes heist.
Chris Pratt lends his voice to Garfield, backed by Samuel L. Jackson as his father, Vic. The star-studded cast also includes Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Nicholas Hoult, Ving Rhames, Cecily Strong, Bowen Yang, and Harvey Guillén as Odie.
Behind the Scenes
Director Mark Dindal and writer David Reynolds lead the charge, reuniting from their work on Chicken Little and The Emperor’s New Groove. The production boasts an ensemble of accomplished producers and executive producers, with Garfield creator Jim Davis on board.
Revisit the Bill Murray Era
For those craving the Bill Murray Garfield experience, here are handy links to stream the live-action films: Garfield: The Movie (2004) and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), providing a dose of Garfield’s antics before the animated extravaganza.