“Garfield” Movie Finds its Director

The animated Garfield feature is finally moving forward.

The film, which was announced back in 2016, has seen very little movement since. But now that the production has found its director it looks like it’s time to bust out the lasagna again.

Alcon Entertainment’s animated feature about everyone’s favorite feline has tapped director of The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little’s Mark Dindal to direct. Unlike previous Garfield movies, which blended live-action with CGI, it will be fully animated.

Jim Davis, the creator of the Garfield comic will serve as executive producer. John Cohen (Despicable Me) and Steven P. Wegner will produce along with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

“Jim Davis’ beloved creation has been an international sensation for all ages for decades and we are thrilled to partner with Mark Dindal, who has brought delightful characters to life throughout the years,” said Kosove and Johnson. “We are excited to see what he does with Garfield.”

Dindal said, “Comic strip characters have always had a special appeal to me. To have this opportunity to make a film with a classic character like Garfield is a privilege and a thrill.”