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Trivia: Garfield Specials
  • Deleted Scenes: The Comic Book Adaptations notably contained several scenes that are not shown in the actual specials. For example, in the adaptation of Garfield's Halloween Adventure, Garfield snatches a ring from the pirate ghosts' treasure chest. When he and Odie return home with their candy, they find the pirate ghosts waiting for them. After the ghosts chase them up a tree, Garfield figures out they want the ring back, so he gives it back to them and they disappear.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In Garfield On The Town, Garfield's brother, Raoul, is voiced by George Wendt.
    • The chief of the native village in Garfield in Paradise is voiced by the famous American disc jockey Wolfman Jack.
    • Jon's brother Doc is voiced by David Lander in A Garfield Christmas.
    • Jon's Grandmother is voiced by Pat Carroll, whom animation fans may better recognize as the voice of Ursula.
  • Missing Episode: Garfield's Judgement Day was a movie, then a special, that Jim Davis was forced to abandon due to being unable to find an animation studio willing to animate the film (possibly due to it being darker than the usual specials; the plot involved a tornado destroying much of the town). The story was released as an (currently out-of-print) story book.
    • As for ones that actually were made, Happy Birthday, Garfield, a hour-long documentary made for the tenth anniversary (which notably contained the only existing piece of footage for Garfield's Judgement Day and the very first Garfield animation from 1980, which adapted three very early strips and has the voice of Scott Beach), and Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, which has been legally forbidden to air again because Garfield was used without Davis' permission. (please note that Garfield showrunner Mark Evanier has officially debunked that last sentence; Davis did approve Garfield's use, but the agreement was always for a "limited" airing)
  • The Other Darrin: Sandy Kenyon voiced Jon in Here Comes Garfield. Thom Huge took over in the other specials (plus the TV series).
  • Recycled Script:
    • The December 1984 comic strip arc of Garfield re-meeting his family was recycled from the 1983 special Garfield on the Town.
    • Many, many one-off jokes were directly recycled from the comics, most prominently in Here Comes Garfield and the Christmas special. For example, the Christmas special took a punch line from a 1982 strip ("Why, just look at me. I talk to cats!").

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