History Film / Garfield

26th Dec '16 5:25:27 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[DepravedKidsShowHost Depraved Pet Show Host]]: Happy Chapman. While he may ''look'' like he lives up to his name, in reality he is very arrogant, allergic to cats, and wants a dog to star in his show to overshadow his more successful twin brother newscaster Walter.

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* [[DepravedKidsShowHost Depraved Pet Show Host]]: DepravedKidsShowHost: Happy Chapman. While he may ''look'' like he lives up to his name, in reality he is very arrogant, allergic to cats, and wants a dog to star in his show to overshadow his more successful twin brother newscaster Walter.



* DistinctionWithoutADifference: In the second film, when Jon explains the mix-up between Garfield and Prince to Smithee:
-->'''Smithy:''' Are you saying you have a cat that's Prince's {{Doppelganger}}?
-->'''Jon:''' No, I'm saying they look exactly alike, and there's a chance they may have gotten mixed up.



* NoExceptYes: In the second film, when Jon explains the mix-up between Garfield and Prince to Smithee:
-->'''Smithy:''' Are you saying you have a cat that's Prince's {{doppelganger}}?
-->'''Jon:''' No, I'm saying they look exactly alike, and there's a chance they may have gotten mixed up.



-->'''Jon''': Liz, I have a confession... It's not really a confession, it's more of an admission. It's a... you know, it's like a declaration. I have a....
-->'''Liz''': I love it when you do that!
-->'''Jon''': Do what?
-->'''Liz''': Y'know, trip over yourself. It's cute... It's one of the reasons why I had a crush on you in high-school.
-->'''Jon''': You had a crush on me?
-->'''Liz''': Yeah... I thought you were really cute, decent, not like all those other jerks.

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-->'''Jon''': -->'''Jon:''' Liz, I have a confession... It's not really a confession, it's more of an admission. It's a... you know, it's like a declaration. I have a....
-->'''Liz''': -->'''Liz:''' I love it when you do that!
-->'''Jon''': -->'''Jon:''' Do what?
-->'''Liz''': -->'''Liz:''' Y'know, trip over yourself. It's cute... It's one of the reasons why I had a crush on you in high-school.
-->'''Jon''': -->'''Jon:''' You had a crush on me?
-->'''Liz''': -->'''Liz:''' Yeah... I thought you were really cute, decent, not like all those other jerks.
5th Dec '16 11:49:33 AM ngh93
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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" (Stephen Tobolowsky). 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" (Stephen Tobolowsky).(Creator/StephenTobolowsky). Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair!
26th Sep '16 11:31:46 PM TheMisterSonic
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The first movie opens up with the song "Holla" By Baha Men, which contains the uncensored lyrics; "Drop the top and dance all night"
21st Sep '16 5:07:27 AM F1Krazy
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The movie was followed with a sequel in 2006, called ''Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties''. In it, Liz goes to England to make a speech, and while she, Jon, and Garfield are there, Garfield [[PrinceAndPauper gets his life mixed up with that of an English cat]]. But the dastardly Lord Dargis (BillyConnolly) wants the cat out of the picture so he can inherit Carliyle castle

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The movie was followed with a sequel in 2006, called ''Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties''. In it, Liz goes to England to make a speech, and while she, Jon, and Garfield are there, Garfield [[PrinceAndPauper gets his life mixed up with that of an English cat]]. But the dastardly Lord Dargis (BillyConnolly) wants the cat out of the picture so he can inherit Carliyle castle
Carlyle Castle.



* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Nermal went from "the cutest cat in the world" who rubs it in on Garfield's face to his best friend [[CaptainObvious who points out the obvious]].

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Especially in the second movie, where Garfield busts out some ''serious'' dance moves. It's a stark contrast to his usual laziness in the comics.
* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Nermal went from "the cutest cat in the world" who rubs it in on Garfield's face to his best friend [[CaptainObvious who points out the obvious]].



* CarCushion: Doubly subverted in the first movie. He's so heavy he falls straight through the ceiling of the truck. [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Into lasagna.]]

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* BritishRoyalGuards: Garfield comes across one during ''A Tail of Two Kitties'' and tried to get him to crack. He fails. Then Odie [[UrineTrouble pees on the man's trousers]]. ''[[SubvertedTrope That]]'' [[SubvertedTrope gets him to crack]].
--> '''Garfield''': [''frantically running away as the soldier chases after him''] The British are coming! The British are coming!
* CarCushion: Doubly subverted in the first movie. He's Garfield's so heavy he falls straight through the ceiling of the truck. [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Into lasagna.]]]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: The plot of the second film hinges on a few: Prince just ''happens'' to wash up near Jon and get mistaken for Garfield; Smithee just ''happens'' to come across Garfield and mistake him for Prince; Liz just ''happens'' to be visiting the Carlyle Estate during the climax. Any one of those things not happening would have completely derailed it.
* CosmicDeadline: A villainous example: in order for Carlyle Estate to pass on to him, Lord Dargis has to get rid of Prince before the lawyers arrive to sign the deeds over to Prince. He thinks he's succeeded, and has a massive OhCrap moment when he realizes Prince is still alive.



-->'''Happy Chapman''': Oh please what a Know-it all! And everybody always said I was the handsome one, I was the smart one, and I was born first. But there you are "Live from the Hague". And here I am working with this sack of dander on a dead-end regional morning show.

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-->'''Happy Chapman''': Oh please Oh, please, what a Know-it all! know-it-all! And everybody always said I was the handsome one, I was the smart one, and I was born first. But there you are "Live "live from the Hague". And here I am working with this sack of dander on a dead-end regional morning show.



* TheDogBitesBack: Or rather, the Cat bites back, Persnikitty (real name Sir Roland) [[TheCavalry led the escaped animals from the pound to attack Happy Chapman]].
* GroinAttack: Dargis is subjected to one in the second film. From a ''Rottweiler'', no less.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Or rather, the Cat cat bites back, back. Persnikitty (real name Sir Roland) [[TheCavalry led the escaped animals from the pound to attack Happy Chapman]].
* EvilChancellor: Lord Dargis in the second film. He's (perhaps justifiably) outraged when his aunt Eleanor leaves her entire estate to her cat rather than him, and resolves to get Prince out of the way before the deeds can be signed over to him.
* GroinAttack: Dargis is subjected to one in the second film. From a ''Rottweiler'', ''rottweiler'', no less.less.
* 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.



** Mostly averted, as the film seem to focus more on Garfield, especially in his efforts to rescue Odie.

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** Mostly averted, as the film seem seemed to focus more on Garfield, especially in his efforts to rescue Odie.



* LiveActionAdaptation

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* LiveActionAdaptationLiveActionAdaptation: But with a CGI Garfield.



* NoExceptYes: In the second film, when Jon explains the mix-up between Garfield and Prince to Smithy:
-->'''Smithy:''' Are you saying you have a cat that's Prince's doppelganger?

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Throughout the second film, Smithee the butler is ordered around and bullied by Lord Dargis, before finally being convinced to go on a vacation so Dargis can have one last go at killing Prince without Smithee being around to see it. At the end of the film, it's Smithee who calls the police on Dargis, and as Dargis is being dragged away yelling for Smithee to back him up, Smithee just cheerily waves him off.
* NoExceptYes: In the second film, when Jon explains the mix-up between Garfield and Prince to Smithy:
Smithee:
-->'''Smithy:''' Are you saying you have a cat that's Prince's doppelganger?{{doppelganger}}?



* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In the first movie, Garfield stumbles out the window of a tall building, and survives by landing in a lasagna truck. Ignore that fact that he hit the solid metal top of it first, which would be a solid floor with an impact equal to having hit the ground, if not more so. (Justified, as he is a cat.)
* PlotHole: At the climax of the second film, when Dargis finally realizes there are two identical cats, Garfield [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] and says, "For those of you keeping score at home, that's ''eighteen'' lives". However, Garfield had stated earlier in the film that he had already lost a few of his nine lives, so it wouldn't total eighteen.
* PrinceAndPauper: The main idea of ''A Tail Of Two Kitties''.
** The UK version was even called ''[[PunbasedTitle The Prince and the Paw-per]]''.
* RealSongThemeTune: In the first ''Garfield'' movie, Garfield turns on the TV and the song called "Hey Mama" by the Music/BlackEyedPeas plays in its music video, which makes Odie dance. The song would repeat again in the contest, this time from the radio.
* {{Retcon}}: Jon buys Odie from a pet shop in the first movie, despite the fact that in the strip, Jon's former roommate Lyman gave him to him.

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In the first movie, Garfield stumbles out the window of a tall building, and survives by landing in a lasagna truck. Ignore that the fact that he hit the solid metal top of it first, which would be a solid floor with an impact equal to having hit the ground, if not more so. (Justified, as he is a cat.)
* PlotHole: A minor one. At the climax of the second film, when Dargis finally realizes there are two identical cats, Garfield [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] and says, quips, "For those of you keeping score at home, that's ''eighteen'' lives". However, Except it isn't, because Garfield had stated earlier in the film that he had he'd already lost a few of his nine lives, so it wouldn't total eighteen.
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* PrinceAndPauper: The main idea plot of ''A Tail Of Two Kitties''.
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Kitties''. For bonus points, the "prince" cat is actually ''named'' Prince. The UK version was even called ''[[PunbasedTitle ''[[PunBasedTitle The Prince and the Paw-per]]''.
* PunnyName: The second film (set in London, as a reminder) has a character named Abby Westminster.
* RealSongThemeTune: In the first ''Garfield'' movie, Garfield turns on the TV and the song called Music/BlackEyedPeas' "Hey Mama" by the Music/BlackEyedPeas plays in its music video, starts playing, which makes Odie dance. The song would repeat played again in during the contest, this time from on the radio.
* {{Retcon}}: Jon buys Odie from a pet shop in the first movie, despite the fact that when in the comic strip, Jon's former roommate Lyman gave him to him.



* RousingSpeech: Garfield gives one to the Carlisle Castle animals in the second film to encourage them to... make a perfect lasagne. This ''is'' Garfield we're talking about, after all.

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* RousingSpeech: Garfield gives one to the Carlisle Carlyle Castle animals in the second film to encourage them to... make a perfect lasagne. This ''is'' Garfield we're talking about, after all.



-->'''Jon''': Liz, I have a confession... It's not really a confession, it's more of an admission. It's a, you know it's like a declaration. I have a....

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-->'''Jon''': Liz, I have a confession... It's not really a confession, it's more of an admission. It's a, a... you know know, it's like a declaration. I have a....



-->'''Liz''': Yeah.... I thought you were really cute, decent, not like all those other jerks.

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-->'''Liz''': Yeah....Yeah... I thought you were really cute, decent, not like all those other jerks.



* StarringSpecialEffects

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* StarringSpecialEffectsStarringSpecialEffects: Garfield is CGI in a live-action setting.




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* VillainousBreakdown: By the time Garfield, Prince, and the Carlisle Castle animals are finished with Lord Dargis, he's reduced to a gibbering wreck.
-->'''Lord Dargis''': It was the animals, you know. They were plotting against me. Ask Smithy, he'll vouch for me. '''SMITHYYY!'''



* DancePartyEnding: ''Garfield Gets Real''

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* DancePartyEnding: ''Garfield Gets Real''Real''.
31st Jul '16 1:35:46 PM TitoMosquito
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Nermal went from "the cutest cat in the world" who rubs it in on Garfield's face to his best friend [[CaptainObvious who points out the obvious]].


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* TheDogBitesBack: Or rather, the Cat bites back, Persnikitty (real name Sir Roland) [[TheCavalry led the escaped animals from the pound to attack Happy Chapman]].
31st Jul '16 1:17:23 PM TitoMosquito
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* [[{{DepravedKidsShowHost}} Depraved Pet Show Host]]: Happy Chapman. While he may ''look'' like he lives up to his name, in reality he is very arrogant, allergic to cats, and wants a dog to star in his show to overshadow his more successful twin brother newscaster Walter.

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* [[{{DepravedKidsShowHost}} [[DepravedKidsShowHost Depraved Pet Show Host]]: Happy Chapman. While he may ''look'' like he lives up to his name, in reality he is very arrogant, allergic to cats, and wants a dog to star in his show to overshadow his more successful twin brother newscaster Walter.



** Mostly averted, as the film seem to focus more on Garfield, especially in his efforts to rescue Odie.






* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Shecky (a cat from the Real World who was brought into the Cartoon World at the end of ''Garfield Gets Real'') only cameos in Fun Fest afterward.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Shecky (a cat from the Real World who was brought into the Cartoon World at the end of ''Garfield Gets Real'') only cameos in Fun Fest ''Fun Fest'' afterward.
23rd May '16 12:16:51 PM Mario1995
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After Fox's film rights to the character expired, it was announced in 2016 that ''Garfield'' would have its film franchise rebooted at Creator/AlconEntertainment. The new franchise will consist entirely of CGI-animation, rather than the live-action/CGI hybrid style of the Fox film series. Jim Davis, who had no involvement in Fox's franchise, will be executive producer of that series.

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After Fox's film rights to the character expired, it was announced in 2016 that ''Garfield'' would have its film franchise rebooted at Creator/AlconEntertainment.Alcon Entertainment. The new franchise will consist entirely of CGI-animation, rather than the live-action/CGI hybrid style of the Fox film series. Jim Davis, who had no involvement in Fox's franchise, will be executive producer of that series.
23rd May '16 12:16:23 PM Mario1995
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After Fox's film rights to the character expired, it was announced in 2016 that ''Garfield'' would have its film franchise rebooted at Creator/AlconEntertainment. The new franchise will consist entirely of CGI-animation, rather than the live-action/CGI hybrid style of the Fox film series. Jim Davis, who had no involvement in Fox's franchise, will be executive producer of that series.
27th Mar '16 8:53:49 AM MacronNotes
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* ThreeDMovie: ''Garfield's Pet Force'' was re-released with a 3D version.
23rd Feb '16 10:56:20 AM ngh93
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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In the first movie. Liz says the reason why she has a crush on John since high school because he has always been nicer than the other boys.
-->'''John''': Liz, I have a confession... It's not really a confession, it's more of an admission. It's a, you know it's like a declaration. I have a....

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In the first movie. Liz says the reason why she has a crush on John Jon since high school because he has always been nicer than the other boys.
-->'''John''': -->'''Jon''': Liz, I have a confession... It's not really a confession, it's more of an admission. It's a, you know it's like a declaration. I have a....



-->'''John''': Do what?

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-->'''John''': -->'''Jon''': Do what?



-->'''John''': You had a crush on me?

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-->'''John''': -->'''Jon''': You had a crush on me?
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