Garfield Gets Real
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The title could easily confuse viewers.
- 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.
- The main plot starts only twenty-four minutes into the film, which is really bad since the film is rather short.
- 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.
- The character designs are a mixed bag. While the main cast is designed decently, the side characters look horrendous due to poorly-drawn outlines.
- Bland humor.
- 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.
- The film ends with a dance party, which has already been done in several other better films.
- It does try to stay loyal to the original source material.
- It is nice to see Arlene appear in animation for the first time since Garfield and Friends.
- 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.
- Decent voice acting.
- Dagwood from the comic strip Blondie makes a cameo appearance. Grimm from Mother Goose and Grimm also makes a cameo.
- There are some funny moments here and there.
- The animation fits well with the concept. In fact, it arguably looks better in the real world than in the comic world.
- The music, particularly the opening theme, is good.