Comics2Film Wrap for March 31st, 2003


Sources in-the-know gave Comics2Film/CBR News an update on what to expectthat when Garfield the cat is brought to CGI life. In the new live-action andanimated feature he'll have a slightly realistic look, a la "StewartLittle" rather than simply looking like a cartoon character rendered in 3-D(as with "Rocky and Bullwinkle").

StephenTobolowsky is the latest actor to join the cast of "Garfield," playinga character named Happy. Fans will remember Tobolowsky as amnesiac Sammy Jankisin "Memento". The actor can currently be seen in the Gwenyth Paltrowlaugher, "A View From The Top."

The movie stars Breckin Meyer ("Road Trip") as Garfield's owner JonArbuckle, andJennifer Love Hewitt as his prospective girlfriend, Liz. The voice of the roly-polyred tabby himself has not yet been cast.

In other fat cat news, Fritz at the German Comicgatesite tells us that Fox has announced "Garfield" is set to bow January29th, 2004 in Germany. 

For who missed it, C2F/CBR News previouslyreported that the U.S. release is slated for December 19th of this year.



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