The Garfield Show

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The Garfield Show
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Also known as Garfield et Cie (French Title)
Genre Comedy
Adventure
Format Animated series
Based on Garfield by Jim Davis
Developed by Philippe Vidal
Robert Rea
Steve Balissat
Directed by Philippe Vidal
Voices of (English):
Frank Welker
Gregg Berger
Wally Wingert
Jason Marsden
Audrey Wasilewski
Julie Payne
(French):
Gerard Surugue
Bruno Choel
Philippe Bozzo
Marc Saez
Veronique Soufflet
Gilbert Levy
Composer(s) Laurent Bertaud
Jean-Christophe Prudhomme
Country of origin France
United States
Original language(s) French
English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 104+ (aired) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jim Davis
Robert Rea
Producer(s) Kim Campbell
Marie-Pierre Moulinjeune
Mark Evanier
Running time 22 minutes (Two 11-minute stories in each episode)
Production company(s) Dargaud Media
Paws, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channel France 3
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run December 22, 2008 (2008-12-22) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Garfield and Friends
External links
Website

The Garfield Show (French title Garfield et Cie) is a French-American CGI animated television series that premiered in France on France 3 on December 22, 2008. English-language episodes started airing on Boomerang UK on May 5, 2009. It premiered on YTV in Canada on September 13, 2009. However, it was taken off the air on May 30, 2011, for a hiatus and returned on September 6, 2011. The show was taken off the schedule in Canada once again on December 23, 2011 and hasn't been airing in Canada since. It premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on November 2, 2009.

Based on the American comic strip, Garfield, the series is executive produced by Garfield creator, Jim Davis, and co-written and voice directed by Mark Evanier, who also wrote most of the episodes for the Garfield and Friends series. Returning from Garfield and Friends are the voice actors Julie Payne (Liz) and Gregg Berger (Odie). Frank Welker replaces the late Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield, and Wally Wingert replaces Thom Huge as the voice of Jon Arbuckle. Also returning is David Lander, reprising his role as Doc Boy from the earlier Garfield prime-time special A Garfield Christmas Special (1987). The show is produced by Dargaud Media and Paws Inc.[1] The show is directed by Philippe Vidal and the music is composed by Laurent Bertaud and Jean-Christophe Prudhomme.

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Characters[edit]

Further information: List of Garfield characters

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Eddie Gourmand
  • Dr. Whipple
  • Professor Thaddeus Bonkers
  • Doc Boy Arbuckle
  • Mom Arbuckle
  • Dad Arbuckle
  • Aunt Ivy
  • Vito
  • Harry
  • Drusilla and Minerva
  • Herman Post
  • Patrick and Paddy the Leprechauns
  • T3000
  • The Evil Space Lasagnas
  • Pooky
  • Al the Dog Catcher
  • Pete the Dog Catcher
  • Liz's Parents

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 52 November 2, 2009 December 23, 2009
2 52 December 13, 2010 June 28, 2011
3 52 September 4, 2012 October 5, 2012
4 52 TBA TBA
5 52 TBA TBA

Cast[edit]

French voices[edit]

  • Gérard Surugue - Garfield, Additional Voices
  • Bruno Choël - Jon, Additional Voices
  • Gilbert Levy - Squeak, Additional Voices
  • Véronique Soufflet - Arlène, Dr. Liz Wilson, Additional Voices
  • Marc Saez - Nermal, Additional Voices
  • Philippe Bozo - Harry, Additional Voices

English voices[edit]

  • Frank Welker - Garfield, Eddie Gourmand, Cleaning Robot, Evil Space Lasagnas, T3000, Paddy, Additional Voices
  • Gregg Berger - Odie, Squeak, Harry, Herman Post, Omar the Genie, Additional Voices
  • Wally Wingert - Jon Arbuckle, Al the Dog Catcher, Hercules, Additional Voices
  • Jason Marsden - Nermal, Vito, Liz's Father, Pete the Dog Catcher, Professor Bonkers, Additional Voices
  • Julie Payne - Dr. Liz Wilson, Liz's Mother
  • Laura Summer - Drusilla & Minerva the Twins, Additional Voices
  • Audrey Wasilewski - Arlene, Newscaster

Additional voices[edit]

Crew[edit]

Video game[edit]

A party video game titled The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna, was released in July 2010 for the Wii. It includes over 12 minigames and supports the Wii Balance Board and Wii Motion Plus.

International airings[edit]

In Indonesia, The Garfield Show scheduled aired on MNCTV. In China, The Garfield Show(加菲猫的幸福生活) is shown daily on CCTV-Kids. In the US, the series is aired on Cartoon Network. The series also airs in the Irish Language in Ireland on TG4 as part of their children's strand Cula 4.[3] The series also airs in the Serbian Language in Serbia on Ultra TV. Also, Star Channel Greece has shown the first 2 seasons so far.

Garfield and Friends[edit]

Further information: Garfield and Friends

The previous animated series of Garfield came out in 1988. Some people who worked on that show also work on The Garfield Show.

Lorenzo Music was replaced by Frank Welker in this series due to Music's death in 2001.

The cast of that series was different from that of The Garfield Show. Liz was considered a secondary character because she wasn't in a relationship with Jon at the time of that series. At the same time, Arlene made one appearance on Garfield and Friends. The Friends in Garfield and Friends, was the cast of U.S. Acres (aka Orson's Farm outside of the United States). U.S. Acres episodes were usually bookended by two Garfield episodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Garfield Show – Studios". The Garfield Show Diary. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Evanier, Mark. "Why I Haven't Been Sleeping Lately…". NewsFromMe.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cula 4: An Garfield Show" (in Irish). Retrieved 11 February 2012. 

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