Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
|Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties|
|Directed by||Tim Hill|
|Produced by||John Davis
by Jim Davis
|Narrated by||Roscoe Lee Browne|
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Bill Murray (voice)
Tim Curry (voice)
|Music by||Christophe Beck|
|Cinematography||Peter Lyons Collister|
|Editing by||Peter S. Elliot|
Ingenious Film Partners
Major Studio Partners
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Running time||85 minutes|
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (also known as Garfield 2: The Prince and the Paw-per in the UK, Garfield: The Movie 2 or its working title Garfield 2) is a theatrical sequel to the 2004 live-action feature film Garfield: The Movie. This film was directed by Tim Hill, written by Brett Lopez, produced by Davis Entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and was released in U.S. cinemas on June 16, 2006 (July 21, 2006 in UK).
Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray) goes to London with Odie to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle (played by Breckin Meyer), who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, Dr. Liz Wilson (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt). Garfield inadvertently switches places with Prince, a royal cat who has just inherited a castle. They both look exactly alike (the same breed).
In the grand estate Garfield now calls home, he receives the royal treatment, including a butler and an international array of four-legged servants and followers. Lord Dargis (the main villain played by Billy Connolly), who's next in line to inherit the estate, wants Prince/Garfield (voiced by Tim Curry) out of the picture.
He makes many attempts to get rid of Prince/Garfield, one involving a vicious but dim Rottweiler, Rommell. (voiced by Vinnie Jones). Eventually Jon, with the help of Odie, prevents Lord Dargis from trying to kill Prince/Garfield. Jon finds a newspaper and goes to Garfield, while Garfield and Prince meet each other for the first time (after spoofing the Marx brothers' mirror gag). When Lord Dargis finds out that Prince is still alive he tries to kill him before anyone sees. Then he threatens everyone if they don't sign the papers to him. Odie and Jon end up saving the day. Smithee alerts the authorities and Dargis is arrested. Garfield had been trying to stop Jon from proposing to Liz but his heart softens and helps Jon in proposing and she accepts.
The exterior castle scenes were shot at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England and some of the interior scenes like the main staircase were at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California, and most film scenes were shot at London.
- Breckin Meyer as Jon Arbuckle, Odie's and Garfield's owner
- Jennifer Love Hewitt as Dr. Liz Wilson
- Billy Connolly as Lord Dargis
- Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield, the movie's main protagonist
- Tim Curry as the voice of Prince XII, a cat who looks like Garfield
- Bob Hoskins as the voice of Winston
- Ian Abercrombie as Smithee
- Roger Rees as Mr. Hobbs
- Lucy Davis as Ms. Abby Westminister
- Rhys Ifans as the voice of McBunny
- Oliver Muirhead as Mr. Greene
- Vinnie Jones as the voice of Rommel
- Joe Pasquale as the voice of the Cluadus
- Roscoe Lee Browne as the Narrator
Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties was panned by film critics, doing no better than it's original. The film currently holds an 11% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film grossed $28,426,747 in the U.S. Box Office (the original made this in its first six days). According to 20th Century Fox, the studio was aware that the film would not make as much as the first, and only made it based on the worldwide success of the first film. It became a huge success overseas, earning $113,011,707, or 79.9% of its worldwide gross.
Home video release
- The DVD was released on October 10, 2006. The DVD includes a "Drawing with Jim Davis" featurette and two games: Garfield's Maze, and Odie's Photo Album. It also includes a music video, trailers, and footage not seen in theaters.
- Extended edition from Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Extended edition DVD in Garfield: The Movie Follow Along DVD in January 1, 2008.
Golden Raspberry Awards
The film was nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards in 2006, one in the category "Worst Prequel or Sequel", and one in the category "Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment".
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