Garfield: Fantasies (Garfield's Babes and Bullets / Garfield's Feline Fantasies / Garfield : His Nine Lives)
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- Includes: Garfield's Babes and Bullets, Garlfield's Feline Fantasies, Garfield: His 9 Lives
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His lives rang from being a prehistoric cave-cat, the beloved pet of an Egyptian pharaoh, the third he belongs to a girl named Chloe and they live in a "wonderland" like garden, the forth he belongs to a court musician, the next he's a stunt cat, then is my favorite life (he also says 6 must be his lucky number leading me to believe this is his favorite life too.) In which he is given to a little girl named Sara for her eight birthday along with piano lessons, he grows up with her as she grows into adulthood and become a piano player. The end of this story has always made me cry from the first time I saw it to this day. (and I'm 21 now) In life seven Garfield is a lab test subject that escapes and actually gets away in a most interesting manner. Number 8 is the life we all know and love in witch Garfield lives with John and Oddie. In this one we get to see Garfield in his first moments in the Italian restaurant he was born it before he is adopted by John. The ninth life Garfield give us a "sneak preview" of, Garfield and Oddie are astronauts going into space and has a great ending.
For those who feel this DVD is too "weird" or "dark" for children please take into account two things, first being that the "9 Lives" was actually revised for television and differs from the book which had much harsher language and some content that is actually bloody, where as "Babes and Bullets" first appeared in "9 Lives" the book as one of the lives and then as it's own more light-hearted and comedic book of the same title-the latter of which is the backbone for this animated special.
As for taking these away from younger viewers who may not "get" all the jokes, you're missing the point. You shouldn't be keeping the young one from watching but rather watching it with them. This is why some of the gags are more adult in nature and why these cartoons originally aired in prime-time, to appeal to a broader audience. These are classics which should be enjoyed by both children and the Child in those of us seeing them again!
Garfield Feline Fantasies: An over active imagination sets Garfield out on an adventure that is clearly inspired by popular movies of the 80's and earlier. Of the three shows on the DVD this is probably the one that most resembles the Garfield of the comic strips. It's still fun to watch and has it's laughs but the main reason for buying this DVD is the following episodes.
Babes and Bullets: Garfield is a hard-nosed detective out to solve a murder. Yes, Garfield is solving a *murder*. Garfield narrates the entire plot line just like a Mikey Splane book from the 80's filled with dames, plot twists, and witty one-liners.
His Nine Lives: This show alone is worth the price of the DVD. It follows Garfield thru all of his past 7 lives and his future 9th life. It starts with "God" creating a cat. Not an old man with wings floating in clouds but a ghostly image of what looks like the outline of a mans face. Garfields lives are not all non-stop laughs (but some of them are just fun) as some of them tackle the issue of death and animal cruelty. It's not enough for me to just say this is bizarre or tackles an adult issue so I'm going to tell about one of the lifes.
*Spoiler* The story of Garfield's life is narrated by a woman who owned Garfield as a child.Read more ›
Interestingly enough, this also contains 'Babes and Bullets', which was originally one of Garfield's 9 Lives - in the book, that is. So all in all, you kind of get 10 lives with this DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love, Love Garfield BUT...First of all ...for a cartoon made for kids there's some weird stuff on here. The Babes and Bullets episode has sexual references. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Reviewer
one of the best old school Garfield movies ever. I used to watch these all the time as we were little children meand me and my brothers and we absolutely love them and still do my... Read morePublished 12 months ago by blanch dixon
my kids are older and they where thrilled to see I had found Garfield nine lives....I was happy to find iot as it was a family favorite when the kids were lilPublished 16 months ago by prarie storm
Great Classic Garfield TV specials, tho the best one in the set is Garfield's Nine LivesPublished 17 months ago by Joshua W
I not only love garfield, i finally have 9 lives movie, i remembered from when i was a little girlPublished 20 months ago by Ana Ibarra
When I was a child, my family would often tape certain TV specials so us kids could watch them over and over again, oftentimes until we wore out the tape. Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by Kenya Starflight
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