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The Garfield Movie The Garfield Movie

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new full-length trailer for The Garfield Movie, due in theaters on May 24, 2024.

Today’s trailer offers audiences their first listen to Chris Pratt’s version of the famous orange cat and Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of Garfield’s father, Vic.

The Garfield comic strip and its best-remembered animation adaptations became fan favorites for their honest, recognizable, and humorous portrayals of domesticated life. The Garfield Movie trailer chooses to go in a vastly different direction with the franchise, implanting its characters into a heist movie with an estranged father subplot.

What we know about The Garfield Movie:

  • Sony’s synopsis reads: Garfield, 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 – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.
  • Dindal directs from a screenplay by Reynolds and long-time writing partners Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove. It’s based on characters created by Jim Davis.
  • The Garfield Movie is directed by Mark Dindal, an adept animated comedy filmmaker who previously helmed beloved features such as The Emperor’s New Groove and Cat’s Don’t Dance. Garfield also boasts some serious screenwriting power in Dindal’s The Emperor’s New Groove co-writer David Reynolds, who also penned several Disney and Pixar animated films, including Finding Nemo and Mulan, earning an Oscar nomination for the former.
  • The film is produced by Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, and DNEG, with the latter handling animation.
  • The Garfield film’s voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Waddingham, Cecily Strong, and Ving Rhames.