Garfield: The Movie pounced into theaters in 2004. The live-action/CGI picture was adapted from the syndicated cartoon strip created by Jim Daavis. The screenplay, written by Toy Story talents Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen, features the lasagna-loving fat cat living a worry-free life in the comfort of his favorite easy chair, until his owner introduces a new member to the household — a dimwitted dog named Odie.
The cast includes Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, Kate & Leopold) as Jon Arbuckle, the long-suffering owner of pets Garfield and Odie; Jennifer Love Hewitt (Can't Hardly Wait, The Audrey Hepburn Story) as Liz, the veterinarian; and Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield.
The film has been in release worldwide with box office receipts topping $200 million, making it the 25th in the world box office receipts for 2004.
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties made its debut in theaters in June 2006. (Internationally, the film was released as Garfield 2.) Once again, a box office success, like it's predecessor, the film raked in over $140 million and was the 36th highest growing film worldwide in 2006. In China alone, A Tail of Two Kitties grossed 46.4 million yuan ($5.8 million USD), in its first three weeks, breaking the Chinese box office record for an animated film held by The Lion King for 12 years, according to The Beijing News.