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17 September 1988 (USA) See more »
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Stories about either Garfield and Odie and the trouble they get into, or Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals. Full summary »
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Fun and laughter for all ages! See more (37 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 56)
Lorenzo Music ... Garfield / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Thom Huge ... Roy Rooster / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)

Gregg Berger ... Odie / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)

Howard Morris ... Wade Duck / ... (121 episodes, 1988-1994)

Frank Welker ... Bo / ... (118 episodes, 1988-1994)
Julie Payne ... Lanolin / ... (84 episodes, 1988-1994)
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Series Directed by
Jeff Hall (45 episodes, 1989-1991)
Dave Brain (45 episodes, 1992-1994)
Ron Myrick (44 episodes, 1991-1994)
Vincent Davis (40 episodes, 1991-1994)
James West (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
Tom Ray (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Clark (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bob Curtis (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Walker (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Paul Gruwell (18 episodes, 1989)
Allen Foster (16 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Sparey (14 episodes, 1988-1994)
Tom Tataranowicz (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bernard Wolf (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Karen Peterson (12 episodes, 1989)
Mitch Schauer (8 episodes, 1989)
Bob Nesler (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Brian Hogan (5 episodes, 1994)
Marija Miletic Dail (4 episodes, 1989)
Becky Bristow (4 episodes, 1992)
Carole Beers (2 episodes, 1989)
Cullen Blaine (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Writing credits
Jim Davis (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Mark Evanier (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Sharman Divono (48 episodes, 1988-1991)

Series Produced by
Phil Roman .... executive producer (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Jim Davis .... executive producer (64 episodes, 1991-1994)
Lee Mendelson .... executive producer (64 episodes, 1991-1994)
Vincent Davis .... producer (52 episodes, 1991-1994)
Mark Evanier .... co-producer (48 episodes, 1992-1994)
Bob Curtis .... producer (34 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bob Nesler .... producer (34 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Cawley .... associate producer (32 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kim Campbell .... associate producer / associate producer: Paws Inc. (32 episodes, 1993-1994)
George Singer .... producer (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mitch Schauer .... producer (18 episodes, 1989)
Thom Huge .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Original Music by
Ed Bogas (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Desirée Goyette (57 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Timothy J. Borquez (47 episodes, 1989-1994)
Julie Gustafson (46 episodes, 1989-1994)
Sam Horta (44 episodes, 1989-1990)
Brian F. Mars (32 episodes, 1989-1994)
Tim Terusa (12 episodes, 1990)
Jennifer Mertens (4 episodes, 1994)
Thomas Syslo (4 episodes, 1994)
Les Wolf (4 episodes, 1994)
Mark R. Crookston (2 episodes, 1994)
Julie Ann Lau (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Management
Bill Schultz .... executive in charge of production (107 episodes, 1989-1994)
Barbara Beck .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager / ... (48 episodes, 1991-1993)
Anne Luiting .... studio production manager / post-production supervisor (31 episodes, 1993-1994)
Lizabeth Aguiar .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1990)
Noel-Quinn Roman .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1994)
Jim Wyatt .... production manager (16 episodes, 1994)
John Cawley .... production manager (11 episodes, 1991-1994)
Barbara Cordova .... production manager (11 episodes, 1991)
Carmen Brooks .... production manager (4 episodes, 1991)
David Honicky .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1991)
Ted C. Bemiller .... production manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Stephanie Elliott .... production manager (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Department
Gary Conrad .... storyboard artist / models (79 episodes, 1988-1994)
Lin Larsen .... models / storyboard artist (60 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mitch Schauer .... models / storyboard artist (51 episodes, 1988-1991)
Karl Toerge .... storyboard artist / models (48 episodes, 1989-1994)
Salene Weatherwax .... models (45 episodes, 1990-1994)
Bob Boyle .... storyboard artist / models (42 episodes, 1991-1994)
Bob Curtis .... storyboard artist / models (35 episodes, 1990-1994)
Floyd Norman .... storyboard artist / models (31 episodes, 1988-1994)
Bill Riling .... storyboard artist / models (27 episodes, 1991-1994)
Scott Shaw .... storyboard artist / models (27 episodes, 1991-1994)
Jim Schumann .... models / storyboard artist (25 episodes, 1992-1994)
Art Roman .... models / storyboard artist (25 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bob Nesler .... storyboard artist (24 episodes, 1988-1992)
Norman Quebedeau .... storyboard artist / models (24 episodes, 1992-1994)
Monte Young .... storyboard artist / models (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gary Hoffman .... storyboard artist / models (17 episodes, 1988-1994)
Peter Alvarado .... storyboard artist (17 episodes, 1989-1991)
Cullen Blaine .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1988-1993)
Bob Onorato .... models (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kurt Conner .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Carol Lay .... storyboard artist (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Davis Doi .... storyboard artist (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Victor Cook .... storyboard artist / models (10 episodes, 1989)
Ron Hughart .... models (9 episodes, 1988)
Brett Koth .... models / storyboard artist (9 episodes, 1988)
Michael Swanigan .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 1989-1994)
Don Dougherty .... storyboard artist / models (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nora Johnson .... models / storyboard artist (9 episodes, 1994)
Marty Murphy .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ron Maidenberg .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 1989)
Jeff LaFlamme .... models (8 episodes, 1993)
Dave Brain .... models / storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1994)
Dan Haskett .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Chris Jenkyns .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 1989)
Brad Landreth .... storyboard artist / models (5 episodes, 1992-1994)
Jeff Hall .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Karl Fischer .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Elaine Hultgren .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Scott Jeralds .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Robert Dranko .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1990)
Tom Owens .... models (4 episodes, 1990)
Al Zegler .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1991)
Robin Steele .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1992-1994)
Brian Hogan .... models (4 episodes, 1994)
Libby Reed .... color designer / color assistant (3 episodes, 1989-1994)
Allen Foster .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lance Kramer .... models / storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Vincenzo Trippetti .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1989)
Leslie Gorin .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Elayne Shiina .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Gary Goldstein .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Liz Holzman .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1993)
Bob Miller .... models (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Sound Department
Tom Amelotte .... sound re-recording mixer / voice recording mixer (47 episodes, 1992-1994)
Thomas Syslo .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (45 episodes, 1992-1994)
George Thompson .... voice recordist (39 episodes, 1988-1989)
Timothy J. Borquez .... re-recording mixer / dialogue editor (22 episodes, 1988-1991)
Mark R. Crookston .... sound editor / sound effects editor (19 episodes, 1988-1993)
Thomas A. Harris .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1991)
John O. Robinson III .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1991)
Timothy J. Garrity .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1993)
Julie Gustafson .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1993)
Sam Horta .... supervising sound editor (16 episodes, 1993)
Stephen Janisz .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1993)
Chris Rabideau .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1993)
Tom Jaeger .... sound editor (15 episodes, 1993)
Greg LaPlante .... sound editor (15 episodes, 1993)
Kenneth Young .... sound editor (15 episodes, 1993)
Jennifer Mertens .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1994)
Les Wolf .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1994)
Patrick J. Foley .... sound effects editor (8 episodes, 1988)
Tim Terusa .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 1988)
Brian F. Mars .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1988)
Michael Gollom .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ted C. Bemiller .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1994)
Gene Orozco .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Animation Department
Phyllis Craig .... color designer (118 episodes, 1988-1994)
Libby Reed .... color designer / color assistant (82 episodes, 1989-1994)
Cliff Voorhees .... key layout artist (70 episodes, 1989-1994)
Lynn Hoag .... overseas supervisor (69 episodes, 1990-1994)
Robert Givens .... key layout artist (65 episodes, 1988-1992)
Al Budnick .... key background artist (34 episodes, 1992-1994)
Don Watson .... key background artist (32 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gloria Wood .... key background artist (29 episodes, 1989-1991)
Serge Michaels .... key background artist (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Richard H. Thomas .... key background artist (25 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ellie Bogardus .... key background artist / color designer (23 episodes, 1988-1994)
Mark Whiting .... key background artist / key layout artist (21 episodes, 1991-1994)
Rolando Oliva .... key background artist (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul Gruwell .... overseas supervisor (16 episodes, 1990)
John Koch .... key layout artist (16 episodes, 1991-1994)
Kevin Petrilak .... animator: main title animation / animator (15 episodes, 1988-1994)
Warren Marshall .... key layout artist / key background artist (14 episodes, 1990-1994)
Shannon Meyer .... ink and paint supervisor: C&D Ink & Paint Service (13 episodes, 1988)
Lin Larsen .... key layout artist (12 episodes, 1988-1994)
Bari Greenberg .... key background artist / key layout artist (12 episodes, 1991)
Deborah Mark .... color designer (12 episodes, 1992)
Nora Johnson .... key layout artist (12 episodes, 1994)
Norly Paat .... key background artist / key layout artist (11 episodes, 1992-1994)
Gary Hoffman .... key layout artist (10 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dean Thompson .... key layout artist (9 episodes, 1990-1994)
Ed Ghertner .... key layout artist (8 episodes, 1988-1994)
Brad Landreth .... key layout artist (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Don Dougherty .... key layout artist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Monte Young .... key layout artist (7 episodes, 1994)
Jeff LaFlamme .... key layout artist (6 episodes, 1992-1994)
Bob Curtis .... key layout artist (6 episodes, 1993)
Gary Eggleston .... key background artist (6 episodes, 1994)
Dan McHugh .... key layout artist (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kevin Wurzer .... key layout artist / animator (5 episodes, 1989-1994)
Jim Fletcher .... key layout artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Elaine Hultgren .... key layout artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Small .... key background artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Cullen Blaine .... key layout artist (4 episodes, 1993)
Art Roman .... key assistant animator (4 episodes, 1994)
Alvaro Arce .... key layout artist (3 episodes, 1988)
Bob Nesler .... key layout artist (3 episodes, 1988)
Phil Ortiz .... key layout artist (3 episodes, 1988)
Alan Bodner .... key background artist (3 episodes, 1989-1994)
Bill Littlejohn .... animator (3 episodes, 1994)
Rasoul Azadani .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1988)
Alberto De Mello .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1993)
Bob Miller .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1993)
Bob Boyle .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Dave Burgess .... supervising animator (2 episodes, 1994)
Bob Carlson .... animator (2 episodes, 1994)
Jim Mueller .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Barrie Nelson .... animator (2 episodes, 1994)
Sam Nicholson .... animator (2 episodes, 1994)
Bob Zamboni .... animator (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Julie Gustafson .... picture editor (47 episodes, 1991-1993)
Angela Ousey .... post-production coordinator (32 episodes, 1991-1994)
Stephen P. Arkle .... video services / video transfer (32 episodes, 1992-1994)
Sam Horta .... editorial supervisor / editorial consultant / ... (27 episodes, 1988-1994)
Lizabeth Aguiar .... post-production coordinator (27 episodes, 1989-1994)
Richard Roman .... post-production coordinator (18 episodes, 1990)
Kevin Spears .... picture editor / editorial supervisor (15 episodes, 1988-1991)
Noel-Quinn Roman .... post-production coordinator (15 episodes, 1993)
Thomas Syslo .... picture editor (15 episodes, 1993)
Barbara Beck .... director of post-production (15 episodes, 1994)
Julie Ann Lau .... picture editor (11 episodes, 1994)
Marc Wielage .... telecine colorist (4 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Music Department
Gary Clayton .... music recordist (91 episodes, 1988-1994)
Jon Barnard .... songs: "U.S. Acres" (49 episodes, 1988-1990)
Thom Huge .... songs: "U.S. Acres" (49 episodes, 1988-1990)
Desirée Goyette .... composer: theme music (46 episodes, 1991-1994)
William Griggs .... music editor (29 episodes, 1991-1993)
Brian F. Mars .... music editor (18 episodes, 1992-1994)
Chris Rabideau .... music editor (16 episodes, 1994)
Timothy J. Borquez .... music editor (13 episodes, 1988)
J.R. Johnston .... composer: theme song (12 episodes, 1994)
Neil Panton .... composer: theme song (12 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Other crew
Mark Evanier .... voice director (121 episodes, 1988-1994)
Kristy Mendelson .... production coordinator (60 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Cawley .... pre-production coordinator / production coordinator (55 episodes, 1988-1990)
Lizabeth Aguiar .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1988)
Lolee Aries .... pre-production coordinator (6 episodes, 1990)
 

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Argentina:30 min | USA:30 min (1988-1989) | USA:60 min (1989-1995)
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At the end of opening theme song, Garfield always says something different.See more »
Quotes:
Garfield:[Odie takes him to a head of cabbage, after telling him it was a watch] Odie, that is not a watch, it's a head of cabbage, there is a difference. You do not tell time with a watch, you make cole slaw out of it.
[Odie groans]
Garfield:Odie, you have a head of cabbage!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fun and laughter for all ages!, 10 November 2009
Author: Electrified_Voltage from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

After the "Garfield" comic strip had been appearing in newspapers for ten years and several TV specials based on the strip had been made, Jim Davis' popular cartoon character finally got his own TV series, a Saturday morning cartoon. Unlike some of those cartoons, this one ran for many years. It was one of the shows I used to watch in my childhood, as I was a big Garfield fan at the time. Early in 2005, after I hadn't seen any episodes of the show for a long time and had since gone through adolescenthood, I purchased the Volume 2 DVD set, and really liked what I saw, making it clear that the show isn't strictly for kids. Since then, I've watched all the episodes on all five volumes of the DVD release, which hasn't changed my mind about the show.

Each episode is divided into three different segments (other than the quickies). The first and third segments always feature Garfield, the lazy, overweight, bitter, sarcastic, cynical feline from the strip. He lives in a suburban house with his owner, a dimwitted, clumsy cartoonist who is terrible with women, and a good-natured but not so bright dog named Odie. Garfield loves to eat, sleep, give Jon and Odie a hard time, watch TV, attack the mailman, etc. He has annoyances in his life, such as Odie licking him, Nermal, a kitten who is generally adored by people and gets on Garfield's nerves during his unexpected visits, and Binky the Clown, a goofy clown who appears on TV. Although Garfield is happy with his lazy lifestyle and doesn't like to leave the house much, he often finds himself on adventures, and it's often up to him to solve problems.

The second full segment of each episode is based on Jim Davis' short-lived, lesser known comic strip, "U.S. Acres" (a.k.a. "Orson's Farm"). This cartoon involves a group of anthropomorphic animals living on a farm together. The leader is a pig named Orson, a bibliophile who can get carried away with his imagination, but can also do some good with it. Other characters include: Roy Rooster, an obnoxious rooster who loves to play tricks on the other animals; Wade Duck, a cowardly duck who is afraid of just about everything and often runs in terror; Bo Sheep, a surfer dude sheep; Lanolin Sheep, Bo's loud-mouthed sister who loves to disagree with him; Booker, an adventurous chick who likes to try and catch worms, but they always outsmart him; and Sheldon, Booker's brother, who is still in his egg shell, with only his feet sticking out so he can walk. The farm often gets intruders, most notably the Weasel, who tries to steal the chickens and eat them, and Mort, Gort, and Wart, Orson's mean brothers (all bigger than him), who like to come to the farm to try and steal the vegetable harvest!

I don't recall seeing most of the episodes of this long-running show on TV during my childhood, but do remember some of the episodes I've recently revisited on DVD, and it seems they're mostly still entertaining. This includes the episode where Jon gets in trouble with the police for paying in cash instead of using a credit card, which I find funnier now than I used to! There are many episodes I didn't see as a kid which have cracked me up in recent years, with Garfield (often Jon and Odie as well) in some bizarre situations and meeting crazy characters, Jon pathetically trying to impress his date, among other things. Many fans clearly consider the "U.S. Acres/Orson's Farm" segments far inferior to the "Garfield" ones, but I disagree. I tend to find those very entertaining as well, with some of Orson's fantasies (sometimes a problem for the others on the farm), Roy's pranks, etc. My favourite character in these cartoons is the cowardly Wade Duck, who makes me laugh so hard, though the other characters can be really funny as well!

Sadly, Lorenzo Music, who gave Garfield his famous distinctive voice, passed away in 2001 from bone and lung cancer at age 64. Howard Morris, who provided the voice of Wade Duck (a voice which definitely fit the character), lived to be much older than Music, but died in 2005. I think this is a good time for me to say R.I.P. to both of them. Even though this show ended fifteen years ago, it's still memorable with a lot to like. Not all the episodes are that great (which is probably the case with any long-running show), and I don't find most of the things Garfield says at the end of the intro very funny, but overall, it's a great family cartoon show! It can obviously appeal to a lot of kids, and there are also things for adults to appreciate, including some clever satire that kids might not pick up. Forget the recent CGI Garfield, if you want good family entertainment for all ages, "Garfield and Friends" could be it!

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