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Garfield Movie Characters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Erine81981, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I need some help here. I found out most of the other animal characters that will be on the Garfield movie and I wanted to know if anyone has ever seen or heard of theses characters and if so could u tell me if they've been in the cartoon or comic stip.



    Brad Garrett voicing Luca

    Alan Cumming voicing Persnikitty

    J.D. Crew voicing Trix

    Walter J. Chapman

    Spanky (forgot to get the voice actor)

    Hope someone can help me. Thanks.



    P.S. Is Louis that mouse thats in the comic strip and cartoon?
     
  2. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    Brad Garrett and Alan Cumming being in the movie is cool, but I'm not familiar with any of those characters.
    Erin
     
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I dunno... I'm still teetering over the edge if I want to see this film or not. It looks passible, but I just don't like a bunch of things in the movie, especially how Garfield is the only CGI animal in the movie, and Odie is a regular dog (amoung others).

    man... I'm totally dissappointed in Jim Davis. When i was little, he was my hero, and garfield was one of my inspirations to be a cartoonist. Now, he makes this movie, and he quit the comics a while back (just signs the boxes) and I really feel betrayed by him. I do still like Garfield, but more of the older stuff.

    When Jon ripped off the nose of the fiberglass clown at a fast food drive through and yelled in it was the last great strip of the series.... :cry:
     
  4. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I won't see it, but I never see any movies...
     
  5. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of any of those characters. Where's Pooky, Arlene, Nermal, etc?

    I, too, am also a bit disappointed with Jim Davis and his Garfield strip. It used to be so funny. Maybe my tastes in humor have changed, but to me it seemed that Garfield was better when I was younger. Now I just don't know. I do know that I don't care much for Jim Davis' lack of involvement with the strip.

    I'm also pretty 'blah' about the movie. I know I can't judge it without seeing it first, but my gut feeling is pretty bad.

    If you ever want to read the most UNUSUAL and creative Garfield book, try to find Garfield: His 9 Lives.

    My favorite more recent Garfield strip is the one where Garfield makes a mouse spin around so fast he barfs in Jon's coffee cup.

    --Klonoa
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have a copy, but alas, it was free from a library, with half the pages Missing. (It did have the first half, though...I have the special on tape somewhere... but it's old)

    As for Nermal and Arliene... they're gonna be in the movie (If I recall, Debra Messing was going to play Arlene....)

    Once again, there already WAS a Garfield movie, an animated feature in the 80's, which didn't do well at the box office (I gather... I've never heard of it past the conceptual stages).

    The4 only good that can come out of this is seeing Garfield specials, etc, finally come out on DVD.... been wanting to see Babes and Bullets....
     
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member



    I'm with everyone that I only like the old stuff but I haven't read that much newspapers to know so I just like it. Didn't know he stop doing the strip. Is this so? Thanks I was about to explain to u they are in the movie. I'm doing a window display down where I work (Goodwill). I was on ebay last night looking at some old stuff toy, figuriens and books that I was looking at the movie poster to buy and I saw those names and wonder who they were but that Mouse is the one from the comic and cartoon. The one voiced by Nick Cannon.
     
  8. Lazy J

    Lazy J Active Member

    Hi Ho
    I would like to way in on some of the comments here. First of I am not objective, I am a Huge Garfield follower, have toured Paws Inc and have meet Jim Davis (and his parents for that mater) twice. So If I sound one sided its only because I am.

    “man... I'm totally disappointed in Jim Davis. When I was little, he was my hero, and Garfield was one of my inspirations to be a cartoonist. Now, he makes this movie, and he quit the comics a while back (just signs the boxes) and I really feel betrayed by him. I do still like Garfield, but more of the older stuff.”

    That’s not what I saw when I toured the studios last year, and I haven’t heard of it changing. True Jim does not draw very line of the comic you see in the paper. He comes up with the gag, makes a rough sketch of it and then it gets handed off to the Paws artists they draw a final version, once it is Ok’ed by Jim, he signs it and it gets shipped to the papers. There is a great explanation of this on a TV special that aired on CBS celebrating Garfield’s 10 birthday, He turned 25 last year (I got a piece of the birthday cake in fact). It is my understand that all the Garfield comic strips since at least 1983 have been made that way.

    “Once again, there already WAS a Garfield movie, an animated feature in the 80's, which didn't do well at the box office (I gather... I've never heard of it past the conceptual stages). “

    I respectfully dispute this statement. TV shows Yes Feature film, No. This summers GCI movie will be the fat cats first trip to the box office.

    I whole heartily agree with the following statement…
    “The only good that can come out of this is seeing Garfield specials, etc, finally come out on DVD.... been wanting to see Babes and Bullets.…”

    I am trying to remain open minded about the movie but I wish they could have just given a 2 hr cartoon or mixed 2d and real live like Looney Tunes Back In action did. But this June a DVD with 3 Garfield specials comes out and the first season set of the Garfield and Friends series comes out in June.
     
  9. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    Is that right? I always did like the Garfield animated cartoons.

    --Klonoa
    Trivia Question: An old sitcom featured Jim Davis and Garfield. What was it?
     
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    that's what i thought, but someone says they've actualkly seen it. maybe it was direct to video? I dunno... but then, a lot of movies in the 80's, especially cartoon ones were obscure. There was even a Heathcliff movie, which I also have never heard of. I still need proof that this movie actually did exist, though. It could have, it could not have. Unless I find real proof, all I have was that one guy's testimonial, and a hunch....
     
  11. Lazy J

    Lazy J Active Member

    The Ted Kinght Show had a Garfield story line once. Is that it?
     
  12. Lazy J

    Lazy J Active Member

    Here are some links
    Garfield as himself
    Garfield and friends season one

    If you love the cartoon show be sure and check out this
    Its the webpage of the guy who wrote the cartoons (his name will be familiar to anyone who rembers trying to read those credits on Sat morning).
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sweet Update, jay! :D
     
  14. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if anyone has some neat info on the show and movie could u do a little transcript on it or if u have some neat stuff u would like to email me like drawings of the Crazy cat or friends of the that fat one we call Garfield then send them my way. I'm doing a display at Goodwill (were I work) for the premiere of the movie. I justed wanted all ya'll to know. I love the stuff on the cartoon J. Thats wonderful. Does anyone know if there will be any stuff in the movie talking about the Farm Animal. I really don't care if there isn't I just thought if there was I could get it from ya'll. LOVE THAT CAT!!!!

    Email: unclekermit@sbcglobal.net
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't think there'd be much refference to US Acres in the film, Ernie.... I'd guess they could watch it at one point. but outside of Garfield and Friends, US Acres was never that popular. And I really loved that strip...
     
  16. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    Dr. Tooth, there WAS actually a Heathcliff movie. I did see it in theaters. A long time ago, a neighbor friend would always take a bunch of preschoolers to a 'Summer Movie Camp' where you just see a kids movie during the day every week, and I'd tag along too to help out and stuff. I saw a lot of kids movies that way. Some were great like I got to see Follow That Bird. The Heathcliff movie wasn't so good. It was just a few of the cartoon episodes thrown together by Heathcliff telling stories to three little Heathcliff kittens.

    I recently saw the Heathcliff cartoon again and you know, it was a lot better than what I remembered it being. It's usually the other way around with old 80's cartoons like that. The Catillac Cats were awesome. Loved their car. Of course there's an even older Heathcliff cartoon than that one, called Heathcliff and Marmaduke.

    Lazy J, I haven't seen that Ted Knight one that you mentioned, so I guess I should rephrase the question to mean what TV sitcom am I thinking of that had Garfield and Jim Davis in it. Didn't you know you have to read my MIND on these things? :) (the show was Benson)

    --Klonoa
    I still really like the Garfield cartoon though. I would love to see a movie in that format. "Candy, candy, candy, candy..."
     
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    that's what I said. it was one of Dic entertainments few movies (and judging by the fact it was just rehashing the TV series, it's no wonder)

    The Cattilac cats were just great... I miss those guys so much... They really should have made their own spinoff show...
     
  18. Lazy J

    Lazy J Active Member

    Who was your fave cat?
    Wordsworth was mine but I also loved Mongo.
     
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I dunno... I liked Mongo, Hector and Wordsworth... could never chose between the three...
     
  20. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Well-Known Member

    I think they may have ruined it before it starts.... I mean... Garfields lips are supposed to move..... THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO!
     


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