‘The Garfield Movie’ Release Date & Everything You Need To Know

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The Garfield Movie brings the popular Lasagna-loving cat back to the big screen. There were two previous movies about the cartoon cat, with Bill Murray as the voice of the CGI live-action films. However, the new movie is fully animated and is targeted at younger audiences and families.

Here is a look at The Garfield Movie release date, cast listing, and where you can stream it when it arrives.

What Is The Garfield Movie Release Date?

The Garfield Movie hits theaters on May 24, 2024. Directed by Mark Dindal, who also directed Disney’s animated classic The Emperor’s New Groove, this is two months after its initial release date, as Sony and Columbia chose to push it into the summer months to ensure a bigger audience when school lets out.

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For those who wait for streaming, the movie won’t likely hit at-home screening until the end of summer, at the earliest. However, we do know that Sony has a first-release deal with Netflix. This means when it comes out for at-home streaming, Netflix will be its first home. For those who want to buy it digitally, Sony’s deal has a 45-day minimum wait for it to arrive, so that will be around July.

Who Is In The Garfield Movie Cast?

The cast for The Garfield Movie is a list of A-list actors voicing the classic cat and his owner Jon and friends. The cast is headlined by Chris Pratt as the voice of Garfield. Pratt has also voiced Emmett in The LEGO Movie and Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

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Here is the rest of the major actors lending their voices to The Garfield Movie.

  • Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) voices Vic
  • Nicholas Hoult (Renfield) voices Jon Arbuckle
  • Harvey Guillen (What We Do In The Shadows) voices Odie
  • Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) voices Otto
  • Cecily Strong (Schmigadoon!) voices Marge
  • Snoop Dogg voices A blue Maine Coon

What Is The Garfield Movie About?

The Garfield Movie starts with Garfield as a kitten who crawls out of an alley and finds an Italian restaurant where he sneaks in and gets his first taste of lasagna. He then meets Jon and the rest is history. However, this is also where the movie flips into the present day when the plot begins.

The main plot of The Garfield Movie sees the cast have a reunion with his biological father (Samuel L. Jackson) and a heist that sees Garfield and Odie in over their heads. This is the first time Garfield has come to the movie screens in an animated theatrical release.

Are you excited to see The Garfield Movie? Will you be seeing it with your kids at theaters this summer, or will you wait for streaming? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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