History WesternAnimation / GarfieldSpecials

15th Apr '18 6:00:57 PM SpaceDrake
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Here Comes Garfield'''s third act relies on a distinctly [=20th=]-century conceit: the idea that the City Pound will put down animals whose owners can't be identified or located, especially when they lack tags. Back when the show was made, the only real way to have identifying information on your pet was via collar tags, which many pets had difficulty wearing. For pretty much all of the [=21st=] century, it's been common practice to have subdermal chips installed in your pets for ease of identification, so the whole incident would've been avoided (or Jon would've found out the Pound got called because Garfield & Odie were antagonizing the neighbors, which he remains blissfully unaware of).
15th Apr '18 5:58:28 PM SpaceDrake
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Here Comes Garfield'''s third act relies on a distinctly [=20th=]-century conceit: the idea that the City Pound will put down animals whose owners can't be identified or located, especially when they lack tags. Back when the show was made, the only real way to have identifying information on your pet was via collar tags, which many pets had difficulty wearing. For pretty much all of the [=21st=] century, it's been common practice to have subdermal chips installed in your pets for ease of identification, so the whole incident would've been avoided (or Jon would've found out the Pound got called because Garfield & Odie was antagonizing the neighbors, which he remains blissfully unaware of).

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Here Comes Garfield'''s third act relies on a distinctly [=20th=]-century conceit: the idea that the City Pound will put down animals whose owners can't be identified or located, especially when they lack tags. Back when the show was made, the only real way to have identifying information on your pet was via collar tags, which many pets had difficulty wearing. For pretty much all of the [=21st=] century, it's been common practice to have subdermal chips installed in your pets for ease of identification, so the whole incident would've been avoided (or Jon would've found out the Pound got called because Garfield & Odie was were antagonizing the neighbors, which he remains blissfully unaware of).
14th Apr '18 12:40:58 PM SpaceDrake
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** It's the only traditionally-animated ''Garfield'' cartoon where Jon isn't voiced by Thom Huge.
** The soundtrack is also ''significantly'' different - later specials and ''Garfield & Friends'' would use combination of synth-classical and synthpop. ''Here Comes'' has a ''swing jazz'' soundtrack largely provided by Lou Rawls, who would later do some of the other openings (most notably ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives''), but here he provides ''most'' of the soundtrack, including a vocal piece in the ''middle'' of the show.

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** It's the only traditionally-animated ''Garfield'' cartoon where Jon isn't voiced by Thom Huge.
Huge, instead being provided by longtime television actor Sandy Kenyon.
** The soundtrack is also ''significantly'' different - later specials and ''Garfield & Friends'' would use combination of synth-classical and synthpop. ''Here Comes'' has a ''swing jazz'' soundtrack largely provided by Lou Rawls, who would later do some of the other openings (most notably ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives''), but here he provides ''most'' of the soundtrack, including a several vocal piece pieces in the ''middle'' of the show.


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** Additionally, the third act is a lot more melancholy than many other ''Garfield'' works, and focuses around the idea that Odie is going to be put down by the City Pound for want of an identified owner (as Jon has no idea how much trouble they're in) and features Garfield reflecting on how they met and comforting Odie while he's cold. The scene feels a bit ridiculous today - ''obviously'' Odie isn't getting put under - but in 1982 Odie's PlotArmor wasn't guaranteed and so the sequence worked better.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: ''Here Comes Garfield'''s third act relies on a distinctly [=20th=]-century conceit: the idea that the City Pound will put down animals whose owners can't be identified or located, especially when they lack tags. Back when the show was made, the only real way to have identifying information on your pet was via collar tags, which many pets had difficulty wearing. For pretty much all of the [=21st=] century, it's been common practice to have subdermal chips installed in your pets for ease of identification, so the whole incident would've been avoided (or Jon would've found out the Pound got called because Garfield & Odie was antagonizing the neighbors, which he remains blissfully unaware of).
14th Apr '18 12:15:03 PM SpaceDrake
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** Garfield himself is not nearly as much of a pun-master as he'd become in later shows, instead being much more of a StraightMan to the goofiness happening around him; there's also more of an emphasis placed, especially by the soundtrack, on him being a "cool cat".
14th Apr '18 12:06:49 PM SpaceDrake
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* ''Garfield's Babes and Bullets'': A DeliberatelyMonochrome special that dramatically parodies FilmNoir. Based off one of the vignettes from ''His 9 Lives'' that didn't make it to the above special. Won an Emmy in 1989.

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* ''Garfield's Babes and Bullets'': A DeliberatelyMonochrome special that dramatically parodies FilmNoir. Based off one of the vignettes from ''His 9 Lives'' that didn't make it to the above special... and when it became by far the most popular vignette of the book version, the animation team decided to give it a dedicated special. Won an Emmy in 1989.
14th Apr '18 12:02:26 PM SpaceDrake
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Here Comes Garfield''. It was animated by a different studio than the later specials (Mendelson/Melendez instead of Film Roman); Garfield is drawn in his early-80's style he rarely walks upright and doesn't have big feet when he does; and it's the only traditionally-animated ''Garfield'' cartoon where Jon isn't voiced by Thom Huge.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Here Comes Garfield''. Garfield'' has whole spades of this, as the character and franchise was still in its nascent period.
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It was animated by a different studio than the later specials (Mendelson/Melendez instead of Film Roman); Roman), and as such Garfield is drawn in his early-80's style he rarely walks upright and doesn't have big feet when he does; and it's does.
** It's
the only traditionally-animated ''Garfield'' cartoon where Jon isn't voiced by Thom Huge.Huge.
** The soundtrack is also ''significantly'' different - later specials and ''Garfield & Friends'' would use combination of synth-classical and synthpop. ''Here Comes'' has a ''swing jazz'' soundtrack largely provided by Lou Rawls, who would later do some of the other openings (most notably ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldHis9Lives''), but here he provides ''most'' of the soundtrack, including a vocal piece in the ''middle'' of the show.
** A number of the other specials, and ''G&F'', featured unique storylines that didn't overlap with the comic itself, which went on to become its own beast. ''Here Comes'' is largely sourced from a number of strips during the early [=80s=] era of Garfield, stitched together to make one story.
3rd Apr '18 7:50:28 PM tjdfsgjngfyhjm
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3rd Apr '18 6:50:57 PM nombretomado
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*** [[GoneWithTheWind "Rhett! Rhett! Whatever shall I do? Wherever shall I go?"]]

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*** [[GoneWithTheWind [[Film/GoneWithTheWind "Rhett! Rhett! Whatever shall I do? Wherever shall I go?"]]
28th Dec '17 7:48:19 PM Khrunwahl02
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* AlohaHawaii: The main premise of ''Garfield in Paradise''.
10th Dec '17 5:26:31 PM danlansdowne
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* TookALevelInBadass: Garfield between ''On the Town'' and ''In the Rough''. A gang of cats he accidentally pissed off attacks his family? He hides. A panther attacks Jon and Odie? It's go time.
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