Garfield Gets Real

Garfield Gets Real
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How are they even getting real?
Genre: Family
Comedy
Adventure
Directed By: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Written By: Jim Davis
Starring: Frank Welker
Gregg Berger
Audrey Wasilewski
Greg Eagles
Wally Wingert
Jason Marsden
Jennifer Darling
Pat Fraley
Neil Ross
Stephen Stanton
Fred Tatasciore
Photography: Color
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date: August 9, 2007
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Country: United States
Sequel: Garfield's Fun Fest

Garfield Gets Real, also known as Garfield 3D in some regions, is a 2007 American computer-animated film produced by Paws, Inc. in cooperation with Davis Entertainment and The Animation Picture Company, distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and written by Garfield's creator, the film was theatrically released on August 9, 2007.

Bad Qualities

  1. Very poor and off-putting CGI animation, even for 2007 standards. Depending on your view, The Garfield Show, which is criticized by fans for looking cheap, has better animation and the extra's models are more faithful to Jim Davis' style than in this movie.
  2. The characters are extremely dumbed down, especially Garfield, who is no longer sarcastic and is more gentle. Also, the new additions to the cast are unnecessary and unlikable.
  3. The title could easily confuse viewers.
  4. Garfield moves his mouth whenever he is speaking, which is not supposed to be the case since in the comics, he is thinking all of his dialogue. Though this was the case in the two live-action films and it continues into the sequels and The Garfield Show.
  5. The main plot starts only twenty-four minutes into the film, which is really bad since the film is rather short.
  6. The real world doesn't have any real differences to the comic world that Garfield lives in as it has the same cartoon physics, making the real world plot extremely pointless.
  7. The character designs are a mixed bag. While the main cast is designed decently, the side characters look horrendous due to poorly-drawn outlines.
  8. Bland humor.
  9. The film uses a fan-made comic that contains Jon threatening to rape Garfield in the background, implying the animators just went onto Google and searched some random Garfield comics and used anything they could get.
  10. The film ends with a dance party, which has already been done in several other better films.

Good Qualities

  1. It does try to stay loyal to the original source material.
  2. It is nice to see Arlene appear in animation for the first time since Garfield and Friends.
  3. The idea of the comics being set up as if they were a play with a stage, actors, props, etc. is actually a unique concept, but got poorly executed.
  4. Decent voice acting.
  5. Dagwood from the comic strip Blondie makes a cameo appearance. Grimm from Mother Goose and Grimm also makes a cameo.
  6. There are some funny moments here and there.
  7. The animation fits well with the concept. In fact, it arguably looks better in the real world than in the comic world.
  8. The music, particularly the opening theme, is good.

Comments


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FreezingTNT

14 months ago
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Saw this film on Netflix last week. It was... all right.
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Hookuai

6 months ago
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Lesser people gravedig
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FridayMan

6 months ago
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Respond nicely to Hookuai
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Hookuai

5 months ago
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"Funny, but you need to improve how you respond to such shit." - Seanbuscus2600
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Slater2001

14 months ago
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I actually remembered seeing this movie when I was little, thinking it was genius.
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Xian Pu

14 months ago
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To be fair, next to the two live-action Garfield movies, this pretty much was genius.
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PhantomVulture

14 months ago
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I still can't believe that I used to own this movie. Thank god I sold it on eBay, but the horrors, the horrors are still with me from all those years back.
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Nordo

11 months ago
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i remmeberred watching this movie in school when i was a little girl.
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Omar mcmillan

6 months ago
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This movie is horrible Garfield Fun Fest Is way Better than this stupid movie
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Dt2x

one day 5 hours 46 minutes ago
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Saw it on Netflix. Didn't like it.
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SuperStreetKombat

one day 5 hours 42 minutes ago
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I remember seeing this air on Cartoon Network years ago. I think my little sister was mostly the one watching it at the time and I didn't really pay too much attention to it.

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