We’re thrilled to confirm our involvement as exclusive animation studio for the new Garfield movie, producing the animated feature alongside our partners at Alcon Entertainment!
Following the recent release of our first animated feature, Ron’s Gone Wrong, and its incredible reception from audiences worldwide, DNEG Animation is taking the reins on the latest animated adaptation of beloved comic strip character Garfield, everyone’s favourite lasagne-eating feline.
It’s an exciting project, with David Reynolds (Finding Nemo) writing and Mark Dindal (Chicken Little, The Emperor’s New Groove) directing, and with Garfield himself voiced by none other than Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World). The animated feature will be distributed by Sony Pictures.
Our CEO Namit Malhotra and DNEG Animation President Tom Jacomb will both serve as producers on the project. Talking about the project, Namit said:
“The cat is out of the bag! We’re delighted to be partnering with Alcon Entertainment to produce this fresh new take on a much-loved character. Garfield marks an important milestone for DNEG, in that it is one of our first projects as a production partner to be announced. We’re busy developing an exciting slate of new content alongside our filmmaking partners, and I’m looking forward to sharing more details in the coming months.”
Created by Jim Davis, Garfield first appeared as a newspaper cartoon in 1978 and has gone on to become the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world.