Synopsis: Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way.
Director(s): Peter Hewitt
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min


- [Ringing]

- Huh?

What the... Aw.



I hate Mondays.


Pooky, cover me.

I'm goin' in.

Alley... oop.!

B-b-b-b-b-bah, ha!


Oh, Sleeping Beauty, wake up.

You can stop dreaming about me

because I'm here.

Now, just wake up.

You've got work to do.

You're not just my owner,

you're my primary caregiver.

- Now be a...

- Not now, Garfield.

Get... A-Ah...

Just... All right.

Cut the sweet stuff.

Easy now. Just...

Trying to cuddle

with me, huh?

Trying to avoid

your duties, huh?

Well, that just

ain't gonna... fly!

It isn't gonna

work with m... me.

See, I'm getting my exercise,

doin' my job.

Just one quick cannonball!

- Oh!

- Morning.


?? [Jon Singing]

Okay! I think you're clean enough now.

- H-H-Hot.! Hot.! Hot.!

- Got your towel right here.

Garfield.! No.!


- It's liver flavored.

- Mm! Delicious.


Mm. Mm!


Oh! Oh, liver!

- [Spitting]

- Well, actually, it's liver flavored.


That was a good breakfast.

Now I think I'll just

fall off the "Catkin's" diet...

and get myself

a little high-fat chaser.


- Garfield, look, the milk truck.

- Oh, attaboy, Nermal.

- The milk truck comes every day.

- Yeah, but maybe not today.

Maybe it's changing routes.

Maybe this'll be the last we'll ever see of it.

Come on. It's just across the street.

We're cats. We like milk.

- Let's go for it.

- No.

- But, you... -

- But nothin'.

I don't leave

the cul-de-sac for anything.

Out there,

it's a hornet's nest of trouble.

Bad things happen out there.

So I don't go out there.

Besides, I've found

if you wait long enough...

everything comes to you.

[Nermal]? Here come the milkman

Here come the milkman?

- ? He got his shoes on, he got his milk pan??

- Hey, Nermal...

let's play astronaut

again today.

- Yeah?

- Yeah, I love that game.

You're such a brave

little astronaut.

- All right.

- Prepare tojump into your spaceship,

Commander Nermal.

But wh-wh-what

about the milk?

- Who needs milk when you can be in outer space?

- Ah.

- You got a secret mission today.

- Yeah?

- You'll be exploring the Milky Way.

- Okay.

I get the chills when you jump

in your little spacecraft.

The nation thanks you.

Prepare to blast off.

- I'm ready to go, friend.

- Three, two, one.


Now I feel like it.

Bon voyage.

Look at me go.!


- [Garfield] Don't look down.!

- I'm an eagle flying.!


Come to papa, baby.

I can see everything up here.

I can see my house.


Got milk?

I can see

the whole neighborhood.

- Well, that's nice. That's very nice.

- Hey, there's another milk truck.


And that is even nicer.

- I can see... Whoa!

- Mission accomplished, Nermal.

Whoa.! Whoa,

Garfield, do it again.

Where did everybody go?

You're on the wrong side

of the street, fat cat. Beat it!

And you, Luca, the wrong side

of the evolutionary curve.

Okay, that's it.

- You're gonna get it good today.

- I make a point to get it good every day.

The real question, Luca,

is how shall I outwit you this time?

- What?

- Shall I baffle you with simple math?

- I know how to spell.

- Or should I distract you with something shiny?

- Now you're making fun of me.

- I hope so. You're no fun to look at.

You'll never get

the best of me! Aaah!

- I think I just did.

- Not the ducks again!

Jump back!

And kiss myself.


If I ever get off this chain,

you're goin' down.

Everybody back up! I don't know

how wild this thing is gonna get.

I love the smell of

cinnamon-apple in the morning.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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