Garfield Cartoon Information
Here’s some Garfield cartoon information that, I hope, will help you find the perfect gift for fans of this lovable orange cat.
In addition to the comic strip, Garfield had its own television series entitled Garfield and Friends, which aired on CBS from 1988 through 1994. I used to watch this show when I was (much) younger. The series was mostly written by Mark Evanier and it showcased a more sophisticated wittier style of humor than the Garfield TV specials.
The segment U.S. Acres (later renamed Orson’s Farm for foreign distribution) was presented along with the Garfield segment. U.S. Acres followed the adventures of Orson the pig and his friends, including Roy, a self-absorbed rooster, Wade a duck who always wears a flotation device, and Bo, a good natured Sheep.
Fox Entertainment released all the episodes of the TV series on DVD. Each box set contains five volumes and each volume has several episodes. Of course, these DVD collections make a great gift for cat lovers who are also fans of this fat cat's cartoons. You can easily find the DVD sets online.
Garfield cartoons on DVD
Here’s a list of the DVD sets, and their release dates:
-Garfield and Friends, Volume I (2004)
-Garfield and Friends, Volume II (2004)
-Garfield and Friends, Volume III (2005)
-Garfield and Friends, Volume IV (2005)
-Garfield and Friends, Volume V (2005)
-Garfield and Friends, Behind the Scenes (2006)
-Garfield and Friends, An Ode to Odie (2007)
-Garfield and Friends, Dreams & Schemes (2007)
-Garfield and Friends, A Cat and His Nerd (2008)
You can never get enough of this fat cat? No problem, there were also several TV specials starring Garfield, which you can also find on DVD. Here’s the list of the Garfield cartoon specials:
-Here Comes Garfield (1982)
-Garfield on the Town (1983)
-Garfield in the Rough (1984)
-Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985)
-Garfield in Paradise (1986)
-A Garfield Christmas (1987)
-Garfield Goes Hollywood (1987)
-Happy Birthday, Garfield (1988)
-Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)
-Garfield’s Babes and Bullets (1989)
-Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)
-Garfield’s Feline Fantasies (1990)
-Garfield Gets a Life (1991)
If you were looking for a Garfield-related gift, I hope this information has been useful. I’m certain you will find something to please any Garfield fan! And don’t forget to check this Garfield page for additional gift ideas for Garfield fans.
Movies about this orange cat
The Garfield cartoon made it to celluloid:
--Garfield: The Movie premiered on June 11, 2004. Bill Murray provided the voice in this movie.
--Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties was released in 2006. The cast includes Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield. This is the sequel to Garfield- The Movie.
--Garfield Gets Real is a computer-generated animated movie to be released in late 2007. It was written by Jim Davis, Garfield's creator. The film was produced by Paws, Inc. in conjunction with Wonderworld Studios, and will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.
Garfield also made it to the video game consoles. Here’s a partial list of recent Garfield video games:
- Garfield- A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
- Garfield- Movin' On Up (2007)
- Garfield Gets Real (2007)
Books on Garfield
Love cats (especially this one) and reading? Cat lovers who love reading will certainly welcome a good book. And, if these cat lovers also love our lovable orange cat, then here are a few books you might like to give to your friends or to yourself:
- Lights, Camera, Hairballs!: Garfield at the Movies by Jim Davis, Brett Koth (Editor), Mark Acey (Editor), and Scott Nickel (Editor). Garfield reviews many popular movies in his very own style. This book makes a great gift for children.
- Merriam-Webster and Garfield Dictionary by Merriam-Webster, and Jim Davis (Illustrator). This is a lighthearted and fun dictionary. And, you might just learn a new word or two.
- Garfield's Guide to Everything by Jim Davis , Mark Acey, Scott Nickel. The orange cat shares his opinions on a host of topics, including ecology, dogs, and golf.
Fun facts about the Garfield cartoons
- In 1980, Garfield’s first book made it to the New York Times bestsellers list. The book was titled “Garfield at Large”. Many more books would follow.
- Garfield’s balloon first appeared on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1984.
- The Garfield-comic strip holds the Guinnes’ world record for the most widely syndicated comic strip.
- Several Garfield-TV Specials have won Emmy awards, including: Garfield in the Rough (1985) and Babes and Bullets (1989)
- Garfield’s first cookbook was published in 2003.
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