Garfield's Judgment Day (cancelled animated special; late 1980s-early 1990s)


Garfield's Judgment Day
Garfield's Judgment Day picture book.
Garfield's Judgment Day picture book.
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Garfield's Judgment Day was a cancelled animated Garfield movie-length special that would have aired in the late 80's or early 90's.[1] Jim Davis wanted this special to be one of the best Garfield specials, involving much more serious themes than previous Garfield specials, namely involving a tornado destroying his hometown. Interestingly, Disney was the studio working on it.

The special went through scripting and was fully story-boarded. All of the voice acting, several songs, and an estimated 15 minutes worth of animation were completed before Disney cancelled the special, feeling the subject matter was far too dark and depressing for a Garfield cartoon. Davis tried to script the special two more times, but the studio showed no interest both times. The story was eventually incorporated into a Garfield picture book of the same name in July 1990.

A documentary titled Happy Birthday Garfield that aired on CBS in 1988 featured a "sneak preview" of the special. Aside from this, no other footage of the film has been seen.

Gallery

A recording of a song that would have featured in the movie (at 1:54).

References

  1. Wikipedia page that references the film. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.

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Anonymous user #1

15 months ago
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How much of the movie story was adapted to the comic?
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Anonymous user #2

14 months ago
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Maybe when Jim Davis is reaching his older age he can bring back Garfield's Judgment Day as a way to properly end the Garfield series.
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Anonymous user #4

11 months ago
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Jim Davis died in '81..
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Anonymous user #6

9 months ago
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Jim Davis is still very much alive.
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Anonymous user #8

4 months ago
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I checked Google and you're thinking of the wrong Jim Davis. You're thinking of an actor, not a cartoonist.
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Anonymous user #3

12 months ago
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I really want to see this
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Anonymous user #5

9 months ago
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odie gettin revenge
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Anonymous user #7

7 months ago
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HEY GARFIELF WHATCHA WATCHIN?

GARFIELFS JUDJMINT DAE IT IS APPERENTLY LOST JONATH4N
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Anonymous user #10

2 months ago
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GARFIELF YOU FAT LAZY LASAGNA CAT
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Anonymous user #9

4 months ago
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lasagnacat
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SgtBilby

1 months ago
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Garfield: His 9 Lives is the Darkest Special for Garfield, yet THIS gets the Axe?
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