A new Garfield film is being developed. Chris Pratt has recently been confirmed as the voice of the renowned orange cat in an all-new animated film slated for a worldwide release by Sony Pictures. The script was written by Oscar-nominated writer David Reynolds (Finding Nemo), and Mark Dindal (Chicken Little) will direct, reuniting the two after they previously collaborated on The Emperor’s New Groove.
Garfield creator Jim Davis will executive produce the upcoming film, which will be animated and produced by DNEG Animation (Ron’s Gone Wrong).
Pratt is no stranger to voiceover work, having previously contributed to the Lego Movie flicks as well as the Pixar feature Onward. It was recently reported that he will provide the voice of Mario in an animated Super Mario Bros. film, a job that has elicited conflicting reactions from fans. Pratt posted an Instagram video at the time about how odd it was for him to play that part because he remembered playing the original arcade game with stolen quarters.
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Unfortunately, even with these credentials, people who hate Christ Pratt are angry and letting everyone know. Even his own fans didn’t hold back after it was announced. In fact, even the news about the Super Mario Bros. wasn’t well received by Mario loyalists, with one person Tweeting, “Imagine surviving two recessions and a pandemic only to have to endure Chris Pratt as Mario.”
In the beginning, animated movies starring Chris Pratt were spaced by 24 weeks, then 12, then six, then every two weeks. The last one, with Garfield, was a week. In four days, we could be seeing new casting announcements every eight hours, until they’re coming every four minutes. pic.twitter.com/1oMjuuNm7c
— transfeminine frankenstein (@draculavoice) November 1, 2021
Bill Murray was the last cinematic voice of the lasagne-loving-Monday-hating feline, with big screen outings in 2004 and 2006.