Ever since I was a little girl I can remember reading Garfield in the comic strips on Sunday mornings. Then as I got older my mom used to get me the Garfield comic strip books and I had a huge collection of those. Then I started watching the show on TV. I even remember having a Garfield birthday party at Burger King when I was 7.
So, when I was asked to review a new Garfield DVD called The Garfield Show: A Perfect Life I knew it would be awesome. Now that I have 3 kids of my own I have started introducing them to Garfield as well. I have a DVD player in my car so the first time I played this I couldn’t see it, I could only hear it because I was driving. But as I was driving I could hear my son and my daughter giggling infectiously. The story line is really funny. There are 6 episodes that show what’s really necessary for a purr-fect life:
- ooey-gooey lasagna,
- a slobbery puppy,
- a devoted human,
- and a favorite bear!
Garfield tries to hold on to these kitty treasures while giving Nermal a “make-under,” putting his spin on feline history, partying with his mice friends and going out on the town. Then Garfield discovers it’s not so easy to break a bad luck curse and shows a pampered pussycat what he’s missing.
When I finally watched it on the TV I could understand why my kids were laughing so much. The animation is really great and you totally get a feel for how Garfield loathes his cousin Nermal so much. Odie is just adorable too. I wanted to reach out and pet him because he just makes me smile. The kids and I are looking forward to our next Garfield movie and we even started recording a few of the episodes in the series.
You find find this DVD on Amazon for $12.68 by clicking here.
Garfield also entertains his fans on a popular web site, garfield.com, and engages kids in interesting and pedagogically sound activities to promote literacy at professorgarfield.org. English, Science and Life Skills are among the topics Garfield and his pals address at learninglab.org, a public service of the Virginia Department of Education.
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