History Film / Garfield

21st Apr '18 11:11:38 PM nombretomado
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** ''Tail of Two Kitties'' has [[UpToEleven even MORE]], to ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', ''Literature/TheUglyAmerican'', ''Born Free'', ''Fists of Fury'', ''Film/TheJeffersons'', ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'', ''Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo'', ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Film/FreeWilly'', ''Series/FearFactor'', and ''Literature/OliverTwist''.

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** ''Tail of Two Kitties'' has [[UpToEleven even MORE]], to ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', ''Literature/TheUglyAmerican'', ''Born Free'', ''Fists of Fury'', ''Film/TheJeffersons'', ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'', ''Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo'', ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Film/FreeWilly'', ''Series/FearFactor'', and ''Literature/OliverTwist''.
29th Mar '18 7:31:41 PM Khrunwahl02
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: Arlene in the comics is [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife pink]], while Arlene in the first movie is gray (since the cat that plays Arlene is a Russian Blue).

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** Garfield's black stripes are changed to darker shades of orange.
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Arlene in the comics is [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife pink]], while Arlene in the first movie is gray (since the cat that plays Arlene is a Russian Blue).Blue).
23rd Mar '18 9:44:59 AM Khrunwahl02
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The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme {{Jerkass}} and DeadpanSnarker he is. Jon Arbuckle buys a dog named Odie because his extreme crush, Liz Wilson told him to. Needless to say, Garfield doesn't like this, but then Odie gets kidnapped by a [[BigBad villain]] named "Happy Chapman" (Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair! The plot borrows crucial elements from the 1982 animated half-hour ''Here Comes Garfield'', such as the [[spoiler: animals breaking out of the kennel]] and Garfield having to go rescue Odie.

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The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme {{Jerkass}} and DeadpanSnarker he is. Jon Arbuckle buys a dog named Odie because his extreme crush, Liz Wilson told him to. Needless to say, Garfield doesn't like this, but then Odie gets kidnapped by a [[BigBad villain]] named "Happy Chapman" (Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair! The plot borrows crucial elements from the 1982 animated half-hour ''Here Comes Garfield'', such as the [[spoiler: animals breaking out of the kennel]] animal kennel and Garfield having to go rescue Odie.
23rd Mar '18 9:44:35 AM Khrunwahl02
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The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme {{Jerkass}} and DeadpanSnarker he is. Jon Arbuckle buys a dog named Odie because his extreme crush, Liz Wilson told him to. Needless to say, Garfield doesn't like this, but then Odie gets kidnapped by a [[BigBad villain]] named "Happy Chapman" (Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair! The plot borrows many elements from the 1982 animated half-hour ''Here Comes Garfield'', such as the [[spoiler: animals breaking out of the kennel]] and Garfield having to go rescue Odie.

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The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme {{Jerkass}} and DeadpanSnarker he is. Jon Arbuckle buys a dog named Odie because his extreme crush, Liz Wilson told him to. Needless to say, Garfield doesn't like this, but then Odie gets kidnapped by a [[BigBad villain]] named "Happy Chapman" (Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair! The plot borrows many crucial elements from the 1982 animated half-hour ''Here Comes Garfield'', such as the [[spoiler: animals breaking out of the kennel]] and Garfield having to go rescue Odie.
23rd Mar '18 9:44:17 AM Khrunwahl02
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The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme {{Jerkass}} and DeadpanSnarker he is. Jon Arbuckle buys a dog named Odie because his extreme crush, Liz Wilson told him to. Needless to say, Garfield doesn't like this, but then Odie gets kidnapped by a [[BigBad villain]] named "Happy Chapman" (Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair!

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The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme {{Jerkass}} and DeadpanSnarker he is. Jon Arbuckle buys a dog named Odie because his extreme crush, Liz Wilson told him to. Needless to say, Garfield doesn't like this, but then Odie gets kidnapped by a [[BigBad villain]] named "Happy Chapman" (Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair!
chair! The plot borrows many elements from the 1982 animated half-hour ''Here Comes Garfield'', such as the [[spoiler: animals breaking out of the kennel]] and Garfield having to go rescue Odie.


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* CreatorCameo: The train conductor who yells "ALL ABOARD!!" when Happy Chapman enters his train is none other than Jim Davis.
15th Jan '18 12:32:17 AM Cryoclaste
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** Also, Garfield watches TV at one point in the first movie, and watches a bit of ''CheaperByTheDozen'', ''{{Lassie}}'', ''Film/OldYeller'', ''Benji'', ''Oh Heavenly Dog'', ''Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog'', and ''The Best *** Sports Show Period''. Also, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Film/AnAffairToRemember'' are on the TV at other points in the movie.

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** Also, Garfield watches TV at one point in the first movie, and watches a bit of ''CheaperByTheDozen'', ''{{Lassie}}'', ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'', ''Franchise/{{Lassie}}'', ''Film/OldYeller'', ''Benji'', ''Oh Heavenly Dog'', ''Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog'', and ''The Best *** Sports Show Period''. Also, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Film/AnAffairToRemember'' are on the TV at other points in the movie.
23rd Dec '17 11:06:23 AM nombretomado
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A LiveActionAdaptation of the popular comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. It was released in 2004 by TwentiethCenturyFox. It starred Creator/BillMurray as the voice of Garfield, Breckin Meyer as Jon, and Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt as Liz. It was directed by Pete Hewitt. [[note]] no relation to Jennifer[[/note]]

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A LiveActionAdaptation of the popular comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. It was released in 2004 by TwentiethCenturyFox.Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. It starred Creator/BillMurray as the voice of Garfield, Breckin Meyer as Jon, and Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt as Liz. It was directed by Pete Hewitt. [[note]] no relation to Jennifer[[/note]]
27th Nov '17 6:58:43 AM Wildstar93
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: Arlene in the comics is [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife pink]], while Arlene in the first movie is gray (since the cat that plays Arlene is a Russian Blue).



** Same with Nermal. He was a gray tabby kitten in the comics, while he's a Siamese cat in the first movie.



* BigDamnHeroes: Happy Chapman's former cat leads the cats, dogs, and rats to the train station to deal with Chapman. Garfield himself leads the attack after they arrive.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Nermal says this in the first movie when Garfield locks Odie outside.
-->'''Arlene''': That Garfield is such a pig!
-->'''Nermal''': Garfield's a pig?



* DogStereotype: Downplayed with Luca. For the first part of the movie, he acts as the usual tough and aggressive guard Doberman pinscher, ready to maul Garfield for taunting him. But for the second part of the movie, he interacts a little bit with Garfield without jumping at him.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Dargis tries to train his rottweiler, Rommel, to seek out Prince (actually Garfield) and savage him to death. Winston the pitbull intercepts Rommel before he can do so and retrains him to attack Dargis' trousers, leading to the aforementioned GroinAttack.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Dargis tries to train his rottweiler, Rommel, to seek out Prince (actually Garfield) and savage him to death. Winston the pitbull English bulldog intercepts Rommel before he can do so and retrains him to attack Dargis' trousers, leading to the aforementioned GroinAttack.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Garfield, just as he is in the comics.
** Luca the Doberman pinscher in the first movie. He's been eager to maul Garfield for the latter's taunting, but even he cheers when Garfield comes back to the cul-de-sac as a hero.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Preston the uptight macaw in the second movie (at least the end of it).
-->'''Preston''': I refuse to partake in this sinful display of hedonism! ''(sees some nuts in a bowl)'' Ooh, those nuts look good.




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* WhatTheHellHero: Even after Odie comes outside to comfort Garfield (who is locked out for the night), Garfield leaves him outside and locks the pet-door, causing Odie to run away. Arlene, Nermal, and Luca the Doberman pinscher call Garfield out on this.
* YouWontLikeHowITaste: Subverted. When encountering a mob of rats in the first movie, Garfield tries persuading them not to eat him because he's too fat for them. They just reply that fat's good enough for them.
26th Nov '17 6:02:30 AM Wildstar93
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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: A mild one concerning breed. In the comics, Odie was considered to be a beagle mix (with Garfield [[DeadpanSnarker snidely]] commenting that he was also part brick). In the live-action movies, he's a wirehaired dachshund.
23rd Nov '17 10:17:42 AM nombretomado
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* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: A CollectorsEdition {{DVD}} of the first movie has a tool for making your own ''Garfield'' strips.

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* LetsSeeYOUDoBetter: A CollectorsEdition {{DVD}} UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} of the first movie has a tool for making your own ''Garfield'' strips.
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