Garfield's Pet Force
|Garfield's Pet Force|
|Directed by||Mark A.Z. Dippé
Kyung Ho Lee
|Produced by||Daniel Chuba
Ash R. Shah
|Written by||Jim Davis|
|Narrated by||Frank Welker|
|Edited by||Rob Neal
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Lionsgate Home Entertainment (UK)
|Running time||76 minutes|
Garfield's Pet Force is a 2009 CGI film based on characters from the Jim Davis comic strip Garfield and loosely based on the Pet Force novel series. It is the sequel to Garfield's Fun Fest (2008). It is the final installment in the Garfield CGI Cartoon films. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on June 16, 2009. It was written by Garfield creator Jim Davis. In 2010 it was released in 3-D.
When Vetvix comes to Comic Strip World to go after Garzooka. Garzooka enlists Garfield, Nermal, Arlene, and Odie to help him stop Vetvix by becoming the Pet Force. However, Garfield would rather eat and sleep than help save the world. When Vetvix starts threatening Garfield's world, Garfield realizes what's really at stake. Will Garfield stop being lazy and help the Pet Force, and save the world?
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On the planet Dorkon, Professor Wally (the professor counterpart to Wally) shows Emperor Jon (the Emperor counterpart to Jon Arbuckle) his new invention, The Moscram ray gun, a device powered by the Klopman crystal that can scramble inanimate objects and organisms into new creatures under the user's control. But Emperor Jon is more concerned about finding a wife to continue the royal bloodline. Soon a warship lands near the palace. Emperor Jon runs into Vetvix (the super-villain counterpart to Dr. Liz Wilson), and asks her if he can marry her. She agrees, but only because she wanted to steal the Moscram Ray Gun, and is successful. Professor Wally calls the Pet Force: Garzooka (Garfield's superhero counterpart), Odious (Odie's superhero counterpart), Abnermal (Nermal's superhero counterpart) and Starlena (Arlene's superheroine counterpart). But Vetvix zombifies every member of the Pet Force except Garzooka. He manages to get hold of the Klopman Crystal and escapes with Professor Wally in a secret passageway. The professor uses his computer to search the universe for counterparts with DNA matches with the Pet Force. Professor Wally finds the counterparts, and give Garzooka their pictures and some serums that will transform the counterparts into the Pet Force, and he flies away in his space ship to Comic Strip World leaving Professor Wally behind with Vetvix vowing for revenge.
The situation was revealed to be a comic book Nermal was reading during a cookout with the gang. Nermal is really excited about getting the next 100th edition issue. Garfield's friends go to the Comic studio to work their new strip, except Garfield who wants to finish all the hot dogs. Nermal gets the new Pet Force issue from a news stand, with Garzooka jumping out of a comic book afterwards. Garzooka heads for Jon's house and is told where Odie, Arlene, and Nermal are by Garfield. Garzooka gives Garfield the Klopman Crystal as well telling him to protect it. Curiously, the pages of the comic book show exactly what is going on in Comic Strip World with Garfield & his group, but pages of future incidents are blank until the incidents occur.
In the break room at the Comic Studio, Nermal, Arlene, and Odie notice Garzooka behind them. Garzooka hands them the serums asking them to help him stop Vetvix, but they don't change immediately after they drink the serums. However it's time for Odie, Arlene, and Nermal to go to work and Garzooka follows. Meanwhile, the real Garfield is enjoying a relaxing day all to himself, but is captured by Vetvix (who appeared in Comic Strip World earlier) who tortures him for the Klopman Crystal, but to no avail (because Garfield is a cartoon character). Garfield tries to protect the Klopman Crystal, but it is taken by Vetvix and orders her guards to get rid of Garfield.
Back at Comic Studio, the gang is interrupted by Vetvix who crashes her war ship into the Comic Studio and zombifies most of the characters at the studio. Nermal, Odie, Arlene, Jon, and Garzooka escape to the back alley. Garzooka is wondering why the serums haven't taken effect yet. He notices Garfield falling from sky, when Odie, Nermal, and Arlene turn into their Pet Force counterparts, the effects of the serums having been delayed. They plan to bring down Vetvix's ship using the antenna on top of a tall tower nearby. Vetvix's ship reverses, causing a bill board to break to pieces. The Pet Force hide under one of the broken pieces of the bill board and escape while being chased by zombies and manage to reach the tower by crashing through walls. Eli saves Garfield from Vetvix, by making the air vent suck him in while Jon and a trash can were scrambled then becoming zombies. Vetvix causes chaos, zombifying all of the Comic Strip World. Eli scolds Garfield for not helping the Pet Force when the team needed him. Eli also scolds him that Vetvix would never had gotten the Klopman Crystal if Garfield went with Garzooka when Garzooka came to his world instead of Garfield being lazy and eating hot dogs. Garfield doesn't see himself as a hero. Garfield prefers to eat and sleep through the day than save the day. Eli tells Garfield that he needs to stop being lazy and get involved. Eli and Garfield manage to find three survivors: Wally, Wally's wife Bonita, and Betty. Eli tells Garfield that this is the opportunity to get involved and save the day. Garfield decides to name himself and the survivors "The Crazy Crew" and form their own plan. Meanwhile at the tower, Garzooka realizes the zombies are too much for the Pet Force. Luckily Garfield and Wally disguise themselves as Garzooka, and get the zombies' attention. The real Garzooka and the Pet Force go to the antenna and use it to bring down Vetvix's ship. Meanwhile, the zombies chase Garfield and Wally to the Comic Studio, and Eli opens the pit in the filming area, in which the zombies fall into. Meanwhile at the tower, Vetvix shoots the Moscram Ray Gun using the super scramble mode at the Pet Force.
Emperor Jon and Professor Wally break free (by the Professor's monocle that Garfield put on the windowsill earlier), and take over the ship, flying into the air, making Vetvix fall off. However, she makes a giant monster by shooting the ray gun at most of the buildings in the Comic Strip World, and decides to use the monster to destroy everything and get back her ship. Meanwhile, Vetvix's ship lands near the back alley of Comic Studio, and the Crazy Crew meet them, who let Garfield enter the ship. The ship flies above the monster and Garfield jumps off. By using the power of the Super Scrambled Pet Force and the dropped Moscram Ray Gun, Garfield defeats the monster along with unscrambling the Pet Force. Garfield and the "Crazy Crew" surround Vetvix and she backs up into a corner called the "Smile Section" which Betty invented. Garfield shoots Vetvix with the Moscram Ray Gun and Vetvix becomes a nice woman who is the perfect spouse for Emperor Jon. Eli opens the pit and Garfield unscrambles the zombies. Garzooka gives Arlene, Odie, and Nermal the red serums, and drink it. Emperor Jon and Queen Vetvix start their honeymoon after Emperor Jon immediately forgave her. Garfield finally wins Arlene's feelings, and two gaze at the stars. Suddenly, a trail of stars goes under them and they float into space and dance, before returning to Earth, and the film ends.
In the post-credit scenes, the gang watch a video (showing that the real Pet Force is back) at the Comic Studio. They notice that Betty is there too, and realize that she followed Garzooka to Dorkon. It looks like there will have to be a new assistant director to Charles which Nermal is eager to take.
- Frank Welker as Garfield, Garzooka, Computer Voice, Dog, Keith, Kung Fu Guard, Lawyer, Monster, Spike Guard, and the Narrator
- Gregg Berger as Odie
- Audrey Wasilewski as Arlene
- Jason Marsden as Nermal
- Vanessa Marshall as Vetvix
- Wally Wingert as Jon Arbuckle and Emperor Jon
- Fred Tatasciore as Billy Bear, Horned Guard
- Greg Eagles as Eli
- Jennifer Darling as Betty, Bonita Stegman
- Stephen Stanton as Randy Rabbit, Skinny Guard, Newspaper Stand Guy
- Neil Ross as Wally, Professor Wally, Charles