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Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)

This sometimes very funny and sometimes highly emotional anthology follows Garfield's nine lives throughout history, from his first life as a prehistoric cat-Neanderthal to his ninth life as an astronaut in a jam.

Writers:

Jim Davis, Jim Davis (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Garfield (voice)
Thom Huge Thom Huge ... Jon Arbuckle / Amenhotep III (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Odie / Jester (voice)
Desirée Goyette Desirée Goyette ... Chloe / Sara (voice)
Nino Tempo Nino Tempo ... Luigi / Eli (voice)
Hal Smith ... George Frideric Handel (voice)
Heather Kerr Heather Kerr ... (voice)
Sandi Huge Sandi Huge ... Garfield's Mother (voice)
Carolyn Davis Carolyn Davis ... (voice)
Frank Welker ... Mendelson (voice)
Ed Bogas Ed Bogas ... (voice)
C. Lindsay Workman ... God (voice) (as Lindsay Workman)
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Storyline

This sometimes funny and sometimes emotional animated retelling of the book of the same name follows the nine lives that Garfield the cat had lived throughout history, often as himself but sometimes as a completely different looking cat. The live action introductory segment "In the Beginning" follows two angels who wonder why God gave nine lives to cats of all creatures. "Cave Cat" follows Garfield as a prehistoric cat-Neanderthal, as well as the evolutionary path that led to him. In "King Cat", Garfield is the sacred pet cat of the Egyptian pharaoh. When Garfield learns in shock that if the pharaoh dies, his cats get buried with him, he tries everything he can to prevent his master's assassination. "In the Garden" follows Garfield as a cute innocent kitten who lives playing with his young mistress in her uncle's beautiful garden all day long. However, her uncle warns them never to open a mysterious chest that lies in the garden. In "Court Musician", a king demands that Handel, a ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garfield 9 élete See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based off the 1984 book of the same name, written by Jim Davis. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
God: I feel like creating cat today. Give me a cat, give four legs, some fur, fangs, and some surprises. Its eyes should shine in the dark, and it should always land on its feet.
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Followed by Garfield (2004) See more »

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Creepy
11 May 2013 | by edgrauSee all my reviews

I thought it would be a cute Garfield flashback from the 80s. 2 segments are not animated in the same genre as Garfield. One is OK where Garfield is a female cat who lives its life with a piano playing girl. The cat later grows old and dies which was a bit heavy for the kids but fine. The 7th life "Garfield" is Creepy. He a lab cat but the animation is more like a moonlighting Disney animator (per Jungle Book features) and the story is dark. The non-Garfield is in a military lab being injected with serum that genetically alters him into a dog. He later escapes and is chased by the military. Creepy lab scenes for kids.


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