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Here Comes Garfield (1982)

The first TV special starring the rotund comic strip staple Garfield the Cat. Here, he and his dull-witted canine cohort Odie end up at the pound.

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Lorenzo Music ...
Garfield (voice)
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Jon Arbuckle (voice)
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Hubert (voice)
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Reba / Skinny (voice)
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Fast Eddy / Fluffy (voice)
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Odie / Salesman (voice)
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Little Girl (voice) (as Angela Lee)
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The first TV special starring the rotund comic strip staple Garfield the Cat. Here, he and his dull-witted canine cohort Odie end up at the pound.

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Trivia

Sterling Holloway was the original voice for Garfield but Lorenzo Music got the role instead. See more »

Quotes

Hubert: [on the phone] Hello, City Pound? This is Hubert on Main Street; I've got a couple of customers for you.
[bellows]
Hubert: Send a truck right over!
[truck promptly pulls up]
Hubert: What took you so long?
[bellows again]
Hubert: Get that cat and that dog, and take them away!
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Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghostbusters: Conclusion (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Long About Midnight
Performed by Lou Rawls
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Cute and sad
24 June 2004 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

As you may know, Garfield movies are animated frame-by-frame adaptations of the Garfield mini-books (the story specials, not the numbered books), with a few songs thrown in. Here Comes Garfield was the first movie, with nine more to follow.

OK, maybe it's just a cheesy 25-minute cartoon translation of a comic book, but I found it to be done remarkably well. I was embarrassingly moved by the tear-jerking "Goodbye My Friend" song that played around the time of Odie's impending execution. That was at age 7. Well, now that this just came out on the new "Garfield As Himself" DVD (which also contains the 2nd and 10th movies), I watched it last night at freaking 23, and damnit, I STILL almost cried. Then I felt like cheering when the "Together Again" reunion song got me all roused up during the big city pound breakout.

If you're a Garfield fan, prone to being moved by music, and have any problem admitting what a sensitive wuss you are, don't see this.


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