According to the Hollywood Reporter, Chris Pratt will be the new voice of Garfield in a forthcoming animated film from Paramount Pictures. The lazy orange cat is known for despising for Mondays, so it’s only fitting that this news arrives on a Monday.
In 2016, the upcoming animated film was first announced. Mary Dindal (Chicken Little) will direct it, and David Reynolds will write the script (Finding Nemo). The Emperor’s New Groove, released in 2000, was the last time the two collaborated.
Pratt will also lend his voice to Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. film Mario. Barley from Pixar’s Onward and Emmet from The Lego Movie are among his previous voice roles. The jury is still out on whether Pratt will release an Instagram video about his love of lasagna and Garfield, but it’s still Monday.
Garfield first appeared in newspapers in 1978, and the cat has since appeared in numerous television shows, two theatrical live-action animated hybrid movies, and three direct-to-video films. Garfield was voiced by comedian Bill Murray in the 2004 and 2006 films, and his owner, Jon Arbuckle, was played by Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken).
The Garfield animated movie does not have any further production news.