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Garfield Heads To France

MEDIATOON will present the first episodes of the new CGI series of GARFIELD from French producer Dargaud Media at MIPCOM. American cartoonist Jim Davis, who created the comic strip 30 years ago, is the exec producer. In addition to the world famous comic strip, two blockbuster feature films, TV specials and a large amount of merchandising and Internet content, Garfield strikes again with 52x11 episodes shot in HD.

The new TV show will offer a fresh and funny look at Garfield's day-to-day life, blending the modern look of CG animation and the familiar humor of Garfield, Odie and Jon Arbuckle. Garfield, a lazy, selfish, overweight, orange tabby cat whose main hobbies are chilling out, sleeping, watching TV and having fun, is a hero!

THE GARFIELD SHOW is due for broadcast in 2009 on France 3 and Cartoon Network Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Robert Rea, Producer of the series said, "This cartoon character is grounded in American popular culture, but we're bringing a French touch to it. After all, Garfield is a rebel!"

MEDIATOON will be at MIPCOM 2008, booth #10.09.