|Garfield Gets a Life|
|Directed by||John Sparey|
|Produced by||Phil Roman|
Jim Davis, Jay Poynor (executive producers)
|Written by||Jim Davis|
|Music by||David Benoit and Desirée Goyette (music and lyrics)|
Lou Rawls, B.B. King and The Temptations (vocals)
|Edited by||Timothy Borquez|
Brian F. Mars
Sam Horta (supervising)
|May 8, 1991|
Garfield Gets a Life is a 1991 animated television special based on the Garfield comic strip written by Jim Davis. It features Lorenzo Music as the voice of Garfield. The special was first broadcast May 8, 1991 on CBS. It was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program at the 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards. It was the final in the series of twelve Garfield television specials, in spite of the success of Garfield and Friends as CBS cancelled new animated specials in 1990. Odie only appears twice in this special. Unlike the other Garfield specials, despite the title, this one focuses mainly on Jon rather than the titular fat cat. It has been released on both VHS and DVD home video.
On a dull Monday morning, Jon realizes how uneventful his life is and sets out to change it. He goes out to various locales to meet girls, but is turned down by every one. At home, Jon sees an advertisement on TV for the Lorenzo School for the Personality Impaired and chooses to attend. There, he meets a girl named Mona, and the two like each other and go to Jon's house. There, Garfield is worried about Jon being in a relationship and goes to tell him. Mona begins sneezing and Jon learns that she is allergic to cats. Jon chooses to stay with Garfield, but he agrees to stay friends with Mona, and the two go out to dinner as Garfield follows them.
- Lorenzo Music - Garfield
- Thom Huge - Jon Arbuckle
- Gregg Berger - Odie / Stinky / Announcer
- Julie Payne - Library Girl / Receptionist
- Frank Welker - Lorenzo / Gunner
- June Foray - Mona / Librarian
- Kim Campbell - Woman at Laundromat
- Kevin Campbell - Man #1
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