Garfield Gets a Life
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|Garfield Gets a Life|
|Directed by||John Sparey|
|Produced by||Phil Roman
Jim Davis, Jay Poynor (executive producers)
|Written by||Jim Davis|
|Music by||David Benoit and Desirée Goyette (music and lyrics)
Lou Rawls, B.B. King and The Temptations (vocals)
|Edited by||Timothy Borquez
Brian F. Mars
Sam Horta (supervising)
|Release date(s)||May 8, 1991|
|Running time||22 min.|
Garfield Gets a Life is a half-hour animated television special based on the Garfield comic strip written by Jim Davis. It features Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield. The special was first broadcast May 8, 1991 on CBS and has been released on both VHS and DVD home video. It was the final Garfield television special, probably due to the success of the Garfield and Friends animated series. Odie only appears twice in this special.
Jon recognizes that he needs a life; to escape from his boring existence as the guy who routinely arranges his sock drawer. Garfield is suffering the same way, growing bored watching his favorite TV show, "Yukon Stinky". Jon reads a book called How to make friends and fool the rest and attempts to find a girlfriend, but is unsuccessful. All the women he asks out find him to be a dweeb. Even a giant thug hates Jon's singing and music playing.
One night, Jon sees an advertisement on TV for "The Lorenzo School for the Personality Impaired" and decides to attend. He meets a lady named Mona and starts a friendship with her without using any of the techniques they learned in class. Garfield, fearing that their companionship could soon turn into marriage and children, hatches a plan to end the relationship. Lisa scratches Garfield's back, he tickles her nose, she breaks into a sneeze fit, leading him to tickle her nose more.
Jon decides to take her back to her house, and Garfield chaperones them by sticking on the back window of Jon's car using suction cups, à la the Garfield "Stuck On You" plush toy. At the end, Jon must choose between his girlfriend and his furry companion. He, of course, chooses the latter.
- Lorenzo Music - Garfield
- Thom Huge - Jon Arbuckle
- Gregg Berger - Odie
- Julie Payne - Library Girl / Receptionist
- Frank Welker - Lorenzo / Gunner
- June Foray - Mona Lisa / Librarian
- Kim Campbell- Additional Voices
- Kevin Campbell- Additional Voices
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