7 Films Butchering Childhood Classics

Entertainment companies often cash in on beloved characters

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Garfield

garfield 7 Films Butchering Childhood ClassicsJim Davis’ Garfield — the world’s most syndicated comic strip — first hit the big screen with the slogan: “Get ready for frisky business.”

That was the first of many red flags.

The remake took the beloved cat, made him into a CGI Garfield, threw him in a live-action world and ended up being 5 Rotten Tomatoes points away from making the site’s “100 Worst Movies of All Time” list.

The film was unimpressive in U.S. box offices, but overseas popularity helped it gross more than $200 million worldwide … sadly giving 20th Century Fox enough reason to make a sequel (with the groaner title Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties).

The second film brought in around half as much — and Raspberry nominations for Worst Prequel or Sequel and Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment.

Even Bill Murray, the voice of Garfield, said he regretted doing the film.


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