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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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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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A kids' cartoon worth revisiting 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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The US Acres cartoons (known as Orson's Farm in other countries) were based on another comic also drawn by Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis in 1986. It was picked up by a then-unprecedented 505 newspapers by United Features Syndicate (the same comic newspaper publisher that runs the Garfield comics). The comic strip itself didn't do as well as its more-successful counterpart Garfield and only ran from 1986 until its final strip on 15 April 1989. Ironically with the series cancellation in 1995, this means that the US Acres cartoons lasted for 7 years (over twice as long as the original comic strips they were based from). There has however been a recent demand for re-releasing the US Acres comic strip, and in October 2010, the comic strips were re-released as web comics and can be found on the Garfield.com website.See more »
Quotes:
Garfield:[on show intro] Hey, Heathcliff! Eat your heart out!See more »
Soundtrack:
U.S. Acres SongSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A kids' cartoon worth revisiting, 16 April 2005
Author: soymilk from East Anglia, UK

At one point when I was very young, 'Garfield and Friends' was one of the after-school cartoons I always looked forward to being able to watch the most – every Thursday I would eagerly await getting home and tuning in to the sardonic ginger-tabby and his various musings on life. I LOVED the initial theme song, 'Friends are There' (in fact I can still remember how frustrated I was when they converted to the painfully catchy 'Get Ready to Party' opener – ugh!), and the escapades that the overweight kitty got himself into always held my interest from beginning to end. Even when production stopped and the show left the air, and when I grew up and lost my enthusiasm for after-school TV (though I'll always have a soft spot for cartoons deep down, and this show is one of the key reasons why), a whole load of the stories, the characters and of course the theme music stayed with me through the years. I was delighted, a couple of years or so ago, to find a satellite channel that broadcast repeats of 'Garfield and Friends', and decided to watch them chiefly for the childhood memories. It came as quite a pleasant surprise, therefore, to discover just how well 'Garfield' now stood up to even my cynical young adult mind. The writing here could be so smart and dry that I found myself smiling at lines which meant nothing to me at that age. Back then, I just loved it for the visual humour and the easy-to-follow narratives, but really there were so many layers to this show all along that I had to wait to be able to value.

There was one mild disappointment that I probably should try and get out of the way as quickly as possible, and that's that the lesser known Jim Davis cartoon that accompanied it, 'US Acres' (or, as it was titled here in the UK, 'Orson's Farm') proved exactly the opposite – that is, it doesn't impress me nearly as much now as it did when I was six or so. I feel like I'm echoing pretty much everyone else here in saying it – that they were good for non-discerning kids who wouldn't mind the preachy morals or grating musical numbers that turned up in *every single damn episode*. Older viewers, on the other hand, might want to use the 'US Acres' segments as time to step out into the kitchen and fix themselves a cup of coffee before the next 'Garfield' one starts. That in mind, the inspired opening credits sequence, in which Garfield battles it out with Orson and his farmyard cronies for screen dominance, just about manages to justify them.

Back to the truly great stuff – the 'Garfield' segments. There are so many glowing things to be said about those cartoons. Lorenzo Music's voice-work was fabulous. The anti-heroic characters were all wonderful, and so unlike any you could find in other kids' cartoons at the time – as well as our sarcastic, self-serving lead, we also had the hapless social misfit Jon Arbuckle, the mindless, relentlessly cheerful yellow canine Odie, and Nermal, a narcissistic little kitten who values his natural cuteness above everything else in life (and yes, he IS officially a male, no matter how feminine his voice-over sounded – that's something which always confused me as a kid). Another thing to be admired about 'Garfield' was just how brave and risk-taking it was for a cartoon that came after 'the Flinstones' but just before 'the Simpsons' – in between the great success that those two shows each enjoyed, animation had been widely regarded as exclusively juvenile stuff of no importance other than to keep the younger members of the family quiet for half an hour. Such disregard did little to dampen Garfield's attitude. His cartoons were willing to play around with the customs of the format, with its very post-modern self-referring humour (not to mention the fact that Garfield himself appeared to be fully aware that he was really a character in a cartoon show), and frequent stabs at experimental episodes – I'm thinking along the lines of the one where Garfield wakes up in the wrong cartoon, or those where he steps out of the context of his own cartoon and gives a lecture on what makes successful comedy, or whatnot. Most of it paid off really well.

And I just realised that I managed to get through most of this comment without reference to that live action movie with a CGI Garfield that 20th Century Fox churned out last year. Well, maybe one day when I'm feeling bored I'll finally give in, sit down and give it a chance, but I don't anticipate that it'll come anywhere close to the standards set by this TV show (for one thing I just can't picture Garfield without Lorenzo Music's vocals). This is, after all, one the finest pieces of animated TV that us kids of the late 80s/early 90s ever had the pleasure of growing up with. And it's not the sort of thing that can be easily repeated.

Grade: A (that's for Garfield, not Orson, mind)

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