Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New 'Garfield' Movie Reportedly Planned

ViacomCBS Networks Americas reportedly revealed today (Tuesday, February 11, 2020) during "Nick Day", Nickelodeon Brazil's Upfront event in which the network unveiled its upcoming slate of programming and experiences, that a brand new Garfield movie is bring produced! The news follows ViacomCBS acquiring the iconic Garfield franchise in August last year. ViacomCBS Networks Americas also confirmed that Nickelodeon are also currently developing a brand new Garfield television series and new digital content inspired by the long-running franchise.

Update (2/12) - It's currently unknown whether the movie is being produced by Nickelodeon, or whether the "Nick Day" referred to the previously announced Alcon Entertainment (something that I didn't know about prior to writing this post). I've updated the post to reflect this.

Nickelodeon plans to develop new Garfield content for all platforms and consumer products for a new generation of fans. Image Credit: Paws, Inc.

At "Nick Day 2020", Nickelodeon also honored Alexandre Volpi from Vertical, the former licencing agent for the Garfield brand in Brazil, in which Volpi talked about the company's solid licensing program for Garfield:

It's currently unknown whether the new Garfield film will be a theatrical movie or made-for-TV. Although unconfirmed, if the Garfield movie is being made for a theatrical release, it's highly likely that it's being co-produced by Paramount Pictures.

From EP Groupo:

GARFIELD “MUDA-SE” PARA A NICK – Isso mesmo. O personagem clássico entra para o time da ViacomCBS. Alexandre Volpi da Vertical, antiga “casa” do famoso gato, marcou presença, foi homenageado e falou, ainda, sobre o sucesso da marca nos últimos anos. Novidades: novo filme em produção, nova animação para TV e novos conteúdos digitais em desenvolvimento.

The acquisition of Garfield is part of Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home for the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, and The Adventures of Paddington series, as well as the the forthcoming first-ever SpongeBob spinoff, Kamp Koral, and all-new animated Star Trek.

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Originally published: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 22:16 GMT.

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