How does he keep getting away with it?! No, I’m not talking about whatever silly cancel campaign Twitter has against Chris Pratt. I mean Jim Davis. How does his lazy orange cat keep getting movie deals?! Were the first two live-action films not enough for everyone to realize that Garfield doesn’t belong on the silver screen? Apparently not.
According to Deadline, Sony announced today that the next Garfield film will premiere in theatres on February 16th, 2024. The animated exploits of Garfield see Chris Pratt voicing the lead role with Samuel L. Jackson playing the role of Garfield’s dad Vic. However, there is a glimmer of hope because this is being directed by Mark Dindal, who helmed Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove and the underrated Chicken Little. The script is by Finding Nemo‘s David Reynolds.
February? You know that is usually a dumping ground for films that won’t turn a profit during any other time of the year, right?
The feature-length animated film starring the lasagna-loving feline is the work of Alcon Entertainment. The company’s landing page asks me to install Flash 9.0 or higher. So, that’s always a good sign. Alcon’s track record includes the following films: Dolphin Tale 1 & 2, Dude, Where’s My Car, Blade Runner 2049, The Book of Eli, and Beautiful Creatures. That list explains a few things.
If the movie dropped Pratt and hired a voice actor who could replicate Lorenzo Music’s voice, I’d watch that Garfield movie. Mr. Music’s voice can instantly transport anyone back to the 1980s when he could be heard in the roles of not only Garfield but also Peter Venkman and Tummi Gummi.
What do you think of Pratt as Garfield? Does he have the mellow/lazy tones that match the character? Tell us what you think about Jim Davis’s creation and the ongoing, unstoppable Garfield franchise below.[Source: Deadline]