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Garfield Specials Scratch Their Way Onto DVD

Garfield is rolling into the holiday season in his first-ever collectible DVD gift set, including nine Emmy award-nominated GARFIELD primetime television specials. Released by Fox Home Ent., GARFIELD CAT TALES GIFT SET includes GARFIELD AS HIMSELF, GARFIELD TRAVEL ADVENTURES and GARFIELD FANTASIES. The three-disc set is available for $29.98 on Oct. 18, 2005.

In support the launch, Fox Home Ent. will a launch a comprehensive marketing, publicity and advertising campaign, which includes an extensive in mall program targeting 74 markets in 125 malls, garnering more than 850 million impressions. The print advertising campaign will target kids publications including NICK JR. MAGAZINE, NICK MAGAZINE, FAMILY FUN and NAT GEO KIDS, for a total reach of more than 10.5 million.

Available as a three-disc set, all nine episodes are presented on single-layered DVD with English Stereo, Spanish Mono and English subtitles in full color, 1.33:1 aspect ratio. The following is a breakdown of the GARFIELD CAT TALES GIFT SET:

GARFIELD AS HIMSELF Synopses:HERE COMES GARFIELD (1983 Emmy nominee)Garfield and his pint-sized and dim-witted playmate, Odie, are about to wreak havoc on a nasty neighbor. Unfortunately, their friskiness lands Odie in the city pound. And that leaves it up to a rueful Garfield turned even fatter and sassier by midnight snacking on his favorite food (lasagna) to break into the dog pound and break Odie out.

GARFIELD ON THE TOWN (1984 Emmy winner)Garfield is on his own after slipping out of the car on a trip to the vet. Forced to scrounge for food, Garfield has a run-in with the mean alley cat and his gang, and is later reunited with his long-lost mother. Music performed by Lou Rawls and Desiree Goyette.

GARFIELD GETS A LIFE Garfield, Odie and Jon realize that their lives lack excitement and theyre determined to remedy the situation. Join them as they explore everything from discos and dating services to makeover clinics.

GARFIELD TRAVEL ADVENTURES Synopses:GARFIELD IN THE ROUGH (1984 Emmy winner)Packing for a vacation, Garfield is appalled to discover his destination: hes getting back to nature with his owner Jon and his playmate, Odie the mutt. Of course, Garfield isnt in for much funthe forest rangers insult him; the tent doesnt fit him; Odie dunks him in the lake; and, to top it all, a vicious panther is on the loose and may be stalking him.

GARFIELD IN PARADISE (1984 Emmy nominee)This special finds the cool cat, his owner Jon, and Odie the dog vacationing on a tropical island along with the High Rama Lama of rock and roll (voice of Wolfman Jack), a princess and her cat and a rumbling volcano.

GARFIELD GOES HOLLYWOOD (1984 Emmy nominee)Garfield, Odie and Jon have stars in their eyes: theyre auditioning for the TV talent show Pet Search as 50s rockers Johnny Bop and the Two Steps and, if they win, theyll get $1000 and a shot at the national finals in Hollywood. Created and written by Jim Davis. Music by Ed Bogas and Desiree Goyette, performed by Lou Rawls, Lorenzo Music.

GARFIELD FANTASIES Synopses:BABES AND BULLETSGarfield encounters crime, passion and suspense as he becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. A parody of film noir mysteries, Garfields Babes & Bullets gives our feline the chance to play hero as he imagines himself as Sam Spayed, an ace detective whos been chosen by the mysterious Tanya to find her husbands murderer.

GARFIELDS FELINE FANTASIES The world is filled with excitement, Garfield tells Odie. If you just use your imagination, you dont even have to go find it. Itll find you. And so it does, beginning with Garfields dream that hes a submarine commander in combat, and continuing with reveries about a Wild West showdown and air-born heroics. But Garfields most elaborate fantasy is a spoof that melds THE MALTESE FALCON with an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones. In this daydream, Garfield imagines that hes Lance Sterling, a droll soldier of fortune accompanied by his faithful associate Slobber Joe (Odie) on a Middle-East mission. Their assignment: recover the stolen Banana of Bombay, the source of the old banana-peel sight gag and therefore the symbol of humor to nations around the world.

GARFIELDS NINE LIVESThe surly feline plays a myriad of roles, from Cave Cat to Space Cat, including the revered King Cat of ancient Egypt; an orange kitten in a fairyland garden; the pet cat of court musician George Frederick Handel; a stunt cat in the 1920s movie business; a laboratory animal trying to escape certain death; a pasta loving youngster in an Italian restaurant.

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