Chris Pratt voices Garfield in the new movie trailer
Remember all the uproar when it was announced that Chris Pratt was cast as the voice of Mario The new movie Super Mario Bros? It’s not Italian! He might not even be a plumber! I want an equally embarrassing response to this news: Chris Pratt is the voice of Garfield in his new CGI animated film, The new movie Garfield. Chris Pratt is not a cat at all! This is absurd.
In the past, Jim Davis’ long-running comic strips inspired TV cartoons, along with two live-action/animated hybrid movies from the 2000s that featured Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield. (One of them was given Garfield: Two Kittens’ Tailswhich I’m writing here just because it’s funny to write Two Kittens Tail in any context.) This film is full of life – and interestingly it comes from the director (Mark Dindal) and writer (David Reynolds) of The Emperor’s New Groove, which has to be in the conversation for the funniest Disney animated film of all time. So while a Garfield movie (featuring a non-cat Chris Pratt?!?) doesn’t bother me, the thought of the New Groove boys getting back together definitely gets my attention.
That said, I wouldn’t necessarily have noticed their involvement in the trailer, which is mostly about cute Garfield as a kid eating things, and then grown-up Garfield getting into an adventure with father (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, also not a cat).
Check out the trailer for The new movie Garfield below:
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Again, not like The Emperor’s New Groove –y as I would like, but at least the animation style brings out Davis cartoons in a pleasant way. Maybe it will do better than the trailer? I hope so.
Here is the official synopsis of the film:
Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild adventure a – outside! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their idyllic lives to join Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.
The Garfield movie is scheduled to open in theaters on May 24, 2024.
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