New Garfield Animated Series on The Way!

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Postby Ben » October 31st, 2007, 8:34 am

It is sadly directed by Mark Dippe, the FX genius of The Abyss and Terminator 2, who seems to have slipped all too easily and happily into being involved in stuff like this and The Reef.

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Postby Dacey » November 1st, 2007, 11:21 am

Aye. Talk about a waste of talent.
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Postby Daniel » August 2nd, 2008, 11:12 pm

Kind of late notice, but "Garfield Gets Real" premieres tomorrow on Cartoon Network at 1pm. Good news is, CN is going to give an encore at the same time the following Sunday. (8/10) Yay! :)

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Postby eddievalient » August 3rd, 2008, 4:05 am

Cool. I haven't seen this yet, so I'll try and catch it. Thanks for the heads up!
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Postby Daniel » August 3rd, 2008, 1:03 pm

I haven't seen this yet either, so I'm glad I waited. I saw about ten minutes at Wal-Mart a while ago and thought it was pretty good. Animation is bit eh, but I loved what I heard from Garfield. Frank is the man!

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Postby eddievalient » August 3rd, 2008, 10:09 pm

Yes. Yes he is.
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Postby Josh » August 4th, 2008, 7:29 pm

I wonder what this teaser is about: http://www.garfield.com/d2v/gpf/teaser.html.

Looks like it's hinting at something bigger than a direct-to-video movie. A new theatrical film, perhaps? But then again, that teaser is in the site's 'd2v' section.

Update: I checked Wikipedia for some info. Obviously, this information may be incorrect. But it seems as though the movie will involve Garfield's Pet Force. It appears that there is also a Garfield CGI series coming to Cartoon Network, according to Wally on the Web.
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Postby eddievalient » August 4th, 2008, 7:37 pm

Hmmm... Curiouser and curiouser...

EDIT: Oh yeah, I heard they were doing that. I've still got a couple of the Pet Force books and they're not bad, actually. A movie could be interesting.
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Postby philvidal » August 31st, 2008, 4:52 am

Hi there

My name is Philippe Vidal and I'm the director of the new Garfield series.
You can check this link to get more news about it http://www.thegarfieldshow-diary.com/

by the way, feel free to ask whatever questions you may like I'll be glad to answer

The series is going well and will start airing soon in France. Probably by Christmas

The voice of Garfield is Frank Welker, by the way. He's an amazing actor with the largest id I've ever seen on Imdb!!!

take care

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Postby Once Upon A Dream » August 31st, 2008, 5:08 am

ShyViolet wrote:I liked the other characters too (remember, it was "Garfield and Friends")
Remember that pig guy Orson and his mean older brothers, the little chick and his brother who was still just an egg and never hatched? :P

Are they going to bring them back as well?

I remember that series :D it was good.
The new series will be like the old one?.
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Postby Ben » August 31st, 2008, 7:54 am

Welcome, Phil!

Yes, Frank Welker is a bona fide living legend as far as most of us are concerned around here. It will be interesting to hear him in such a role.

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Postby Daniel » August 31st, 2008, 1:16 pm

I don't think you'll be disappointed, Ben. I saw Garfield Get's Real the other day (didn't even post my thoughts, oops) and I thought Frank was perfect. There were times where he sounded off, but on the whole I thought he captured Lorenzo's spirit.

Hiya Phil! So you're the director? Wow! Nice to meet you. :)

Ok, I do have some questions: will U.S. Acres have a role in the new series? I've heard the show will be using different CGI than what we see in the DTV's, (ie. Garfield Get's Real) true? Any word if the original Va for John comes back? I heard no, if so, any particular reason? I'll stop now. ;)

Edit: I just saw the trailer for the new show that Phil kindly linked to. The CGI does look a little different.

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Postby Santar » September 1st, 2008, 3:33 am

Hello there Philippe.
Very exciting to be able to talk to the director of the new Garfield series.
I was wondering if this series will be set in the same universe as the two recent animated cgi movies, or will it be more similar to the setting of the Garfield & Friends animated series (more like the comic strip)?

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Postby eddievalient » September 1st, 2008, 9:48 am

Any chance of "Garfield's Judgement Day" finally getting produced? I read about that one on John Cawley's website and the idea is intriguing, but Jim Davis was never able to get it off the ground, despite (supposedly) having all the dialogue recorded. With the DTVs and the new TV show, it would seem that now's the perfect time to try again. If he still has the original recordings, you could use Lorenzo Music's performance as a selling point. Just a thought.
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