I’ve always been a fan of Garfield. I had a lot of Garfield comic books when I was growing up. I even have a Pookie plush animal on my desk.
We have a few Garfield DVDs in our family’s movie collection. The ones we have feature a cartoon Garfield. The Garfield Show features a Garfield that is computer animated. He has almost a 3-D quality to him.
Available today (June 12, 2012) on DVD is the Garfield Show: Summer Adventures. This is a fun DVD for every Garfield fan. It’s also a fun way to introduce Garfield to the youngest members of your family.
This DVD features multiple episodes and runs for 75 minutes.
Perfect Pizza – Pizza loving Garfield gets a terrible surprise when Jon orders a pizza from Mama Meany Pizzeria and not Garfield’s favorite pizzeria, Vito’s Pizza. Jon had a coupon and decided to try the place out. Garfield and Jon were both shocked to find out that Mama Meany is trying to put Vito’s Pizza out of business. It all turns out to be a battle between handmade pizza (Vito’s) and mass produced pizza (Mama Meany). The only way to save Vito’s is to get one of his delicious pies into the hands of a popular food critic before Mama Meany’s owner can stop them.
Lucky Charm – Garfield feels like he always has bad luck. When Odie discovers a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow it’s Garfield who makes a deal with the leprechaun. In exchange for returning his pot of gold the leprechaun would have to give Garfield nothing but good luck. Garfield soon learns that having good luck isn’t always a great thing. In fact he soon realizes he misses having the bad luck that he used to have and has to find the leprechaun to break the spell.
Extreme Housebreaking – Jon is tired of Garfield always stealing food and being mean to Odie so he sends him to see a doctor who specializes in modifying cat behaviors. The doctor turn out to be more of a “quack” than a legitimate doctor and it’s up to Garfield to expose him before the doctor can take more people’s money.
Mailman Blues – Jon’s regular mailman finally gets to go on a much deserved and needed vacation. Having Garfield on his route is NOT and easy thing. When the mailman leaves a temp takes his place. At first the temp thinks that the older mailman was making up stories about Garfield because he seems like a sweet kitty. But it was all an act. Soon Garfield releases some of the meanest pranks he can on the unsuspecting mailman.
It’s a Cheese World – Garfield is a lazy cat and pays no mind the the mice that have taken over Jon’s home. Jon threatens to take away all of Garfield’s lasagna privileges if he doesn’t get rid of the mice right away. The perfect solution would be to bring the mice to Cheese World – an amusement park made entirely out of cheese. The only problem is another cat is on guard and doing everything he can to prevent Garfield and the mice from getting into the park.
Super Me – Garfield is very jealous of his friend’s ability to look cute and get food handed to him by total strangers. Garfield devices a scheme to pretend to be a super hero and “save” his friend so his friend needs to get him food as a “thank you”. The only problem is that there are bank robbers on the loose and Garfield might have to become a super hero in real life.
Bonus episode – Fame Fatale – Garfield has look like celebrity cat that comes to live with him and Jon for a little while so he can take a rest. Being a celebrity has caused him to have a nervous breakdown. Garfield decides to step in and pretend to be the famous cat only to find out it was a lot more than he bargained for.
Each episode was cute and enjoyable. I just happen to prefer the cartoon (animated) Garfield over the computer generated one. None the less it was still a fun DVD to watch. I love the little mice. They were so cute!
This is the perfect DVD for the Garfield fan. Young children will also enjoy being introduced to this lovable, lasagna loving cat.
Look for Garfield Show: Summer Adventures where ever DVDs are sold.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in anyway.