Garfield on the Town (1983)

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Garfield escapes from the car on a trip to the vet and finds the place where he grew up.

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Lorenzo Music ...
Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge ...
Jon Arbuckle (voice)
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Ràoul (voice)
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Odie / Ali Cat (voice)
Sandi Huge ...
Garfield's Mom (voice)
Julie Payne ...
Dr. Liz Wilson (voice)
C. Lindsay Workman ...
Garfield's Grandfather (voice) (as Lindsay Workman)
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Girl Cats 2 and 3 (voice)
Desirée Goyette ...
Girl Cat 1 (voice)
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Garfield escapes from the car on a trip to the vet and finds the place where he grew up.

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At the end, when Garfield watches his mom walking behind a bush, her tail doesn't completely disappear, the animation simply freezes. See more »

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[first lines]
Garfield: [waking up] Good morning, Morning. Guess I'll get up, wake Jon, exercise... unless, of course, that floor is cold. I hate cold floors. I'm not getting out of bed if that floor is the slightest bit chilly.
[He places one finger on the floor ever so slightly and cringes]
Garfield: Yii! It's freezing! Too bad.
[sighs]
Garfield: ...I'm hungry.
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My favorite Garfield Special
4 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Garfield is one of my favorite comics, and as a 24-year-old woman, I do not remember the other Garfield TV specials, except for the holiday ones; my favorite is Garfield's Halloween Adventure. I did bought the DVD "Garfield as Himself," which features the three TV specials : Here Comes Garfield (the first Garfield TV special), Garfield on The Town and Garfield Gets a Life. And after watching all three, I found I love Garfield on the Town the most.

In this special, Garfield falls out of the car, on his way to the vet's office, and gets lost in the inner city. He tries to make the most of it until he runs into a gang of unfriendly alley cats that call themselves the Claws. Garfield confronts the gang leader, who then calls for the rest of his gang, to which Garfield runs away and ends up in an abandoned restaurant where he is reunited with his long lost mother. The building they are in used to be "Mama Leone's" Italian Restaurant, which is Garfield's birthplace and also where he discovered a love for lasagna. Garfield's mother takes him to see the rest of the family including his tough maternal grandfather, as well as his sickly half-brother Raoul and his cousin Sly, who is the security guard on watch for the Claws. Garfield is appalled to learn that everyone in the family are mousers. The Claws have tracked Garfield down and have surrounded the building, demanding Garfield come out for offending them. The family decides to fight instead of giving up Garfield to the Claws. Garfield hides cowardly while the family fights and finally chases the Claws away. Garfield's grandfather demands that Garfield leave for showing cowardice during the fight. Reassured by his mother that they all envy his easy life at Jon's home, Garfield says goodbye and leaves. That's all I can tell you; you have watch it for yourself.

I love the animation for this special. It came from the famous Peanuts cartoon team of Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, giving it a similar look to the Peanuts cartoons; and I like Lou Rawls and Desiree Goyette doing the songs. And one last thing: I think Garfield's mom is pretty.


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