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)
Gregg Berger ...
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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The voice of the unscrupulous hotel clerk is provided by Frank Nelson, who played a similar, smarmy character on Jack Benny's radio and TV show. The clerk greets Jon Arbuckle with Nelson's signature line from the show, "Yeeeeeeeeeeesss?" When Jon asks for the hotel's cheapest room, the clerk says, "Oh, that would be the Jack Benny Suite." 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 Garfield and Friends (1988) See more »


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Performed by Desirée Goyette
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One of my favorite Garfield TV movies.
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Garfield, Odie, and Jon Arbuckle are going on another vacation trip.

This time it's Hawaii for real! Jon Arbuckle and Garfield flew all the way on 3rd Class, along with Odie secretly strode away in the luggage. When they landed in Hawaii they went to their motel, which wasn't as promising as it said in the brochure. So they decide to rent a car and search for some real action.

As they explored the island, they come across a Hawaiian tribe that worships classic cars. As it's said according to legend that dropping a classic car into an erupting volcano can prevent havoc on the paradise. But will it really stop the eruption that's about to begin momentarily? This TV movie is funny and well thought up. What's cool is they have THE WolfMan Jack portraying the Hawaiian Chief which makes this Garifeld TV movie a memorable one. You're able to see it off of the Garifeld Travel Adventures DVD.

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