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Garfield: As Himself (Garfield on the Town / Garfield Gets a Life / Here Comes Garfield)


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  • Actors: Lorenzo Music, Sandy Kenyon, Henry Corden, Hal Smith, Hank Garrett
  • Directors: John Sparey, Phil Roman
  • Writers: Lorenzo Music, Jim Davis
  • Producers: Bill Melendez, Jay Poynor, Jim Davis, Lee Mendelson
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00020HA9C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,552 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Garfield: As Himself (Garfield on the Town / Garfield Gets a Life / Here Comes Garfield)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes three TV specials: Here Comes Garfield, Garfield on the Town, Garfield Gets a Life

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Garfield as Himself gathers three thoroughly delightful Garfield television specials from the early 1980s, based on the pudgy, self-centered feline character and friends from Jim Davis's popular comic strip. The trio of stories, all written by Davis (collaborating in two cases with longtime television comedy writer Lorenzo Music, who also provides Garfield's voice) are simple yet sophisticated, perfect for keeping both kids and adults entertained. Here Comes Garfield finds the lethargic, lasagna-loving hero mounting a rescue of best friend/daily foil Odie the dog after the latter is locked in the pound. In the touching yet sardonic Garfield on the Town, the headstrong cat escapes a trip to the veterinarian and ends up exploring a rough part of town, where he discovers his mother among legions of stray critters. Finally, a very funny Garfield Gets a Life concerns Garfield's efforts to coach hapless owner Jon (actor Sandy Kenyon) toward a love life. --Tom Keogh

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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 escapes on a trip to the vet, has a run-in with some alley cats and meets his long-lost mother. Finally, Garfield Gets A Life finds Garfield, Odie and Jon spicing up their lives with makeovers, dating services and disco dancing.

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This is amazing, I am so excited.
Catlady03
A great collection of classic garfield cartoons for the entire family and great for both kids and adults alike.
John Lindsey
The sound, although in mono, sounds better than ever an is more crisp.
Josh P.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Antoinette Klein on July 17, 2004
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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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget on July 11, 2004
Format: DVD
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 1982
Most 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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2004
Format: DVD
There is a website that has confirmed notice that every single Garfield cartoon is scheduled to be released! This means every single special, plus all 121 Garfield and Friends cartoons! The first volume of Garfield and Friends comes out in July, and the next volume is scheduled for Christmastime along with the other holiday specials! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooooo excited for this DVD and the movie! It's going to be great and I absolutely adore this hilarious fat cat! I love him so much cuz he has the same personality as my two cats. I love to imagine my cats saying some of the same things Garfield says. You won't be disappointed with this purchase, as I'm in college and still collect my Garfield stuff and laugh out loud watching the cartoons! I have a full VHS tape of episodes, but they're getting worn out from continuous viewing so these will be so great to have! Thanks Garfield crew for listening to us about releasing these!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tom N Carello on May 1, 2004
Format: DVD
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!!!
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