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The Garfield Show - Spring Fun Collection (Gaiam Vivendi DVD)


Picture: B- Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: B+



Welcome back Garfield and Friends, old and new, larger than life and now in 3-D. In this spring season he has daily laughs and adventures with (either he wants to or not) family and friends. While all Garfield wants to do is eat, sleep and then eat some more, thing are not going to leave him alone. Along with John's spring allergies, a trip to the farm, old friends and unwanted visitors, and unruly guests, Garfield finds a way to get the last laughs in the end in The Garfield Show Spring Fun Collection!


Garfield is America's favorite lazy fat cat, his hobbies (besides eating and sleeping) include tormenting his clueless and nerdy owner John, getting kicks out of Odie (literally), and mauling of the mailman. While he torments others he makes wise cracks about other people's failings while ignoring his own (especially anything that might resemble any form of work or effort on his part), but rarely Garfield shows a softer side, or words of wisdom of actually caring for friends and family, usually on holidays.


Of all the years reading/watching Garfield, this film was the first time I seen him in 3-D, while his voice wasn't the original, it certainly had a new fresh feel, sorta like when Super Mario became 3-D for the first time. In general it kept to the spirit of Garfield, but things seem more to be made to Garfield sized than John sized, and there were more side characters than before (guess that is easier drawing and voicing new characters each time). The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 picture and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound are on par with the previous CGI DVD releases, though I thought the sound was a bit underwhelming. The only extras are Garfield Shorts.



The Big Sneeze - John is sneezing whenever Garfield is around, has he become allergic to cats?


Farm Fresh Feline - Garfield is taken to the farm and then brainwashed to do farm work. 


The Bluebird of Happiness - The bluebird Garfield raised is back, but another cat is eyeing it up for lunch.


Stealing Home - Garfield and Odie is kicked out of house and home by a bully cat.


The Mole Express - A Mole is building an underground express way, causing havoc on the lawn.


Parrot Blue - John brings home his boss's cynical talking parrot, who is causing everyone the blues.



- Ricky Chiang


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