Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Garfield As Himself |
Garfield on the Town / Garfield Gets a Life / Here Comes Garfield
Actors: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Julie Payne, Frank Welker
Directors: John Sparey, Phil Roman
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
In Here Comes Garfield, poor, sweet Odie is sent to the pount after he and Garfield are caught trying to annoy a nasty neighbor, and it's up to the fat cat to free the dim-witted pup. In Garfield On The Town, Garfield esca... more »
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James R. from EMERALD ISLE, NC
Reviewed on 11/26/2009...
Great disk. Works perfectly
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Angela L. from PIPE CREEK, TX
Reviewed on 10/6/2009...
It was cute. Our kids like it as they tend to like all Garfield movies.
Three Great TV Specials On One Must-Have DVD
Antoinette Klein | Hoover, Alabama USA | 07/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was so happy when I heard this DVD was going to be released as I can never get enough of the fat cat's sardonic wit. I have now watched each of the three episodes several times and am hoping even more are released soon.HERE COMES GARFIELD, the first selection, opens with Garfield strutting his stuff in a great dance number while Lou Rawls sings. The episode is filled with great "Garfieldisms" like "I hate mornings. I'd like them better if they started later" and "Show me a good mouser and I'll show you a cat with bad breath." The plot has a lot of similarity to the 2004 big-screen movie. Odie, the hapless dim-witted dog, is picked up by the pound and Garfield decides to break him out.GARFIELD ON THE TOWN is a nostalgic episode. A trip to the vet takes an unexpected turn when, unnoticed by Jon, Garfield falls out of the car. While lost and roaming the unknown streets he encounters a herd of alley cats with a lot more street-smarts than the tubby tabby possesses. He seeks cover in a place that is eerily familiar and we soon find out that this is the kitchen of the Italian restaurant where Garfield was born and experienced his first lasagna. His mom still lives there and, of course, she recognizes Garfield immediately and introduces him to his brother, grandfather, cousins, and more. Unfortunately, Garfield will never fit in as they are dedicated mousers and we know how he feels about that! An action-packed rumble between Garfield's family and the alley cats ensues and Garfield is saved and led back to his true home with Jon and Odie. But this touching glimpse of his connection with his mother is outstanding.GARFIELD GETS A LIFE finds Jon bored with his situation and desperately attempting to meet girls at clubs, laundromats, video stores, any place he can think of. He and Garfield finally wind up at Lorenzo's School for the Personality Impaired where Jon does indeed meet a girl he adores. She is wild about Jon as well, but unfortunately she is allergic to cats. This is cute and clever, though it's a no-brainer as to the choice Jon will make. If you love Garfield, you will love this DVD. His "original" voice as performed by the late Lorenzo Music and the great writing of Jim Davis combine to make this a five-star treat for fans."
Finally, we have Garfield on DVD.
Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 07/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's taken long enough. But now, with the release of the Garfield movie, seems to be the best time for the fat cats DVD debute. There are 3 TV specials on this DVD, all directed by Phil Roman (Producer of The Simpsons, The Critic, King of the Hill).The first is 'Here Comes Garfield' from 1982Most feature-length movies achieve only half of what Here Comes Garfield does. Even though it's only 24 minutes long. Garfield and Odie may have a love/hate relationship but deep down they need each other.The feline and the canine torment an old neighbor, who promptly calls the animal pound, who takes Odie away. Garfield bids good riddance but later at night the guilt and dread of a missing Odie overpowers him and he sets about rescuing him from the pound. Garfield may have come from a simple comic strip but there are some touching moments in this TV Special that prove why he has been so consistently popular for the past 25 years.The animation mimics Jim Davis' early incarnation of Garfield (this was made in 1982) and although it's not as refined as the modern Garfield he's still the same great, fat cat. The late Lorenzo Music is his voice (or thoughts), though Thom Huge is not the voice of John, he would appear in the further TV Specials and the later TV Series.A genuine classic.Second up is 'Garfield on the Town' from 1983.We all know how much Garfield hates going to the vet. So after wrecking Jon's house the fat cat is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the car. But even on the way there Garfield can't sit a peace. Until he falls out of the window and into the busy street. He quickly learns that freedom from Jon and life on the streets isn't all fun and games. No one is kind to him, he's cold and quickly hungry. So when he dips into a smelly garbage can he's met with hostility from a punk alley cat. Being house cat and used to home comforts, Garfield cannot match the aggression of this alley cat. More so when a hundred of them (looking more like the Critters from the movie of the same name, than alley cats) come after him. Garfield takes refuge in an old building which just happens to be Italian Restaurant where he was born. There he meets him mother and the rest of his family. Tho he doesn't belong. And Garfield learns that his real family is Jon and Odie. It's a very sweet natured story and the ending is cute and touching. There is a good reason why it won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program.Lastly we have 'Garfield gets a Life' from 1991. In this TV special Jon is the one who needs a life. The highlight of his day is counting the tiles on the ceiling and rearranging his sock drawer. Not content with this forever, Jon takes Garfield to a self help group in order to meet people. How many people will be interested in a loner 20-something who's best friend is a cat?After several failed attempts at getting a girl, including one cringeworthy dance scene that rivals David Brents' fusion of Flashdance and MC Hammer in The Office (Disco's dead?, says Jon), he is more than shocked to find a cute girl who is as much as a jerk as himself. Naturally, they get on but Garfield is worried that John will forget about him and prefer having kids to a cat. Fortunately Jon's new girlfriend is allergic to cats. With slicker animation than past TV specials, this feels like a longer episode of Garfield and Friends.The DVD sports a 1.33:1 picture that presents the animation far cleaner and better than the old VHS tapes ever did. The sound is plain old Mono but it does the trick. The only extra is a brief featurette on the Garfield movie. I do wish Fox would release another DVD like this with other Garfield TV specials like 'Garfield in the Rough', 'Garfield in Paradise' and 'A Garfield Christmas'. But just get this 'un to tide you over until the Garfield and Friends: Season 1 DVD come out."
Garfield At Last!
Tom N Carello | Marquette, MI United States | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All this time looking, with all the other TV Series on DVD (and Charlie Brown specials already exist), we finally get ALL the Garfield shows on DVD...starting with the 3 Specials on here (Garfield As Himself), and also available now for preorder (right here through amazon) is Garfield And Friends Vol1, with 24 Episodes. Plans are to release 5 Volumes to get all 121 shows available to us, as well as the Remaining Specials including the 3 Holiday Shows. Garfield And Friends Vol 2 and the 2nd 'specials' DVD may be available around time for Christmas. (expected anyway).I am excited, Garfield Just Rocks!!!
EDIT: Garfield Holiday Specials DVD Now Available For Pre-Order Here At Amazon!!!"