Turner Broadcasting has acquired the new CG series starring fat cat Garfield from French producer Dargaud Media, due for broadcast on Cartoon Network in 2009.
The (52x11) episodes of THE GARFIELD SHOW will be shot on HD and bring to life the famous orange cat in a new medium for new TV audiences.
The series is timed to coincide with the celebration of Garfield's 30th anniversary and will air in territories across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Garfield first came to life in the highly popular comic strip by Jim Davis and centers on the adventures of fun loving but decidedly lazy Garfield, his yellow dog friend Odie and their cartoonist master Jon Arbuckle.
Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming, Acquisition and Presentation for Turner Kids said, "Thirty years on, Garfield is as popular as ever, with a regular comic strip in 63 countries across the world, two blockbuster feature films and heavy weight presence across web, DVD, licensing and publishing. This new show celebrates Garfield's return to TV."