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Garfield Gets Real (2007/Computer Animated Feature/Fox DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C+     Feature: C+



To stay hip and keep up with new market trends, almost all the major cartoon characters of the past are surfacing in CGI computer-made versions and Garfield Gets Real (2007) is the latest such project as everyone’s favorite lazy cat in a slightly contrived piece about the cat going into the “real” world, but it is a CGI one and all kids stuff.


After two features where he was CGI in a live action world, this seems more oddball, but not furball as the 74 minutes is adequate at best and is at least an alternative version of the character who has been around so long at this point, that any different project seems to be worth trying.  Amusing at times, for children, it will depend on if they like the graphic approach or not.  Old fans may have other issues.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 is not bad, but the animation can look pale and images even dated.  One could say that about the older hand-animated episodes, but this is passable.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 has some good surround use, but is nothing spectacular.  DTS might have been a good idea here.  Extras include 2 DVD-ROM games, six featurettes about the making of the feature & the character and a bloopers piece.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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