Garfield in Paradise (1986)

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The Garfield gang is in Hawaii with a 1957 Chevy.



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Cast overview:
Lorenzo Music ...
Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge ...
Jon (voice)
Chief (voice)
Frank Nelson ...
Hotel Clerk / Salesman (voice)
Pigeon / Odie (voice)
Desirée Goyette ...
Owooda (voice)
Julie Payne ...
Mai-Tai / Stewardess (voice)
Nino Tempo ...
Monkey (voice)
Carolyn Davis ...
Woman Cat (voice)
Off Camera Voice (voice)


Garfield, Jon, and Odie are in Hawaii and must save a native tribe from a erupting volcano with the help of their rented 1957 Chevy. Not that isn't time for Garfield to have a little love interest. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <>

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Release Date:

27 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Garfield au paradis  »

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Did You Know?


In the book, "Garfield At 25: In Dogs Years I'd Be Dead", Jim Davis stated that this is his favorite of the Garfield TV specials. See more »


When we first see Pigeon, he's talking in a hippie type voice, later when we see him investigating the volcano wanting the car, he's talking in a gruff voice. See more »


[first lines]
Jon Arbuckle: [boarding the plane] Paradise World, here we come! Isn't this exciting, Garfield? C'mon, let's find our seats!
Garfield: I'm not going.
Jon Arbuckle: [impatiently] Will you come on?
[Garfield boards the plane, dressed as a human; he does not look happy]
Garfield: I've never been so humiliated in my life.
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Followed by A Garfield Christmas Special (1987) See more »


Hello, Hawaii (Can I Come Over?)
Performed by Lou Rawls (as Garfield) and Desirée Goyette
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Great summer classic
9 August 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

"Garfield" is one of the classic comic strips of all time, and it spawned several classic TV series and specials. This is one of them.

Okay, the idea of taking the usual gang of people and sending them to Hawaii for some fun in the sun is not a new idea for sequels. Not even the idea of having the gang get mixed up with a forgotten tribe of polynesians who worship the volcano god and want to toss people into the pit of lava as a sacrifice is new. Having the lost tribe of Polynesians be a bunch of neo-1950's beatniks and surfer dudes is possibly a new spin on the old premise, however, and the humor is up to the usual Garfield standards.

Yes, this is a bunch of corporate-created commercial fluff, but for what it is, it's still pretty darn funny.

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