A Live-Action Movie based off the popular comic strip Garfield. It was released in 2004 by 20th Century Fox. It starred Bill Murray as Garfield, Breckin Meyer as Jon, and Jennifer Love Hewitt as Liz. It was directed by Joel Cohen.The plot deals with Garfield, as lazy and fat as ever, being the extreme Jerkass and Deadpan Snarker 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 villain named "Happy Chapman". Garfield sets out on an adventure to rescue Odie...and get back to his beloved chair!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 gets his life mixed up with that of an English cat.There were also three CGIDirect-to-VideoNon Serial Movies from 2007, 2008, and 2009: Garfield Gets Real, about Garfield getting sick of his job as a comic strip character and going to the real world, Garfield's Fun Fest, about Garfield trying to get Arlene back from a cat named "Ramone", and Garfield's Pet Force, a spin off showing the characters as superheroes.
Mirror Routine: In A Tale of Two Kitties, Garfield and Prince do this when they finally meet, over a hedge arch. They desynchronize once Garfield tries some wicked dance moves.
Not the Fall That Kills You: 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.)
Plot Hole: In the second film, the "castle" note It's called a castle, but it isn't. is in Carlisle which is just south of the boarder of Scotland, so why was the butler looking for the cat in London?
Preview Piggybacking: Argubly, the only reason anyone saw the first movie when it aired on The Hub was to see the Equestria Girls commercial that premiered on it (the song, the film wasn't out until two years later). This got lampshaded in a comic that showed a screenshot from the movie, Pinkie Pie's family looking at it in disbelief, a screenshot from the commercial, and the family with happy expressions.
Real Song Theme Tune: In the first Garfield movie, Garfield turns on the TV and the song called "Hey Mama" by the Black Eyed Peas 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.