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PR: An All-New Garfield Movie Romps Onto DVD Aug. 5th

by on June 17, 2008

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Hold onto your lasagna! Everyone’s favorite morning-loathing, Odie-taunting, tart-tongued tabby is back for a slew of hilarious new antics in Garfield’s Fun Fest, his newest full-length computer animated feature film, coming to DVD Aug. 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Written by creator Jim Davis — Garfield, Odie, Jon, Arlene and the rest of the gang – yes, Nermal, too – are gearing up for the town’s annual talent show, Fun Fest. Having won every year, Garfield is convinced he can’t loose, especially with his long-time sidekick Arlene in tow. But when Arlene steps out with another partner, Garfield – not one for solo performances – sets out with Odie on a quest to regain his lost humor mojo and get the funny back before show time.

Now celebrating his 30th Anniversary, Garfield is one of the most beloved and enduring icons with the most widely syndicated comic strips in the world – 263 million readers and counting – and more than nine million DVDs sold to date. Garfield’s Fun Fest, for ages 6-12,includes an exclusive comic booklet by Jim Davis, DVD-ROM games “Destination Fun Fest” and “Tango Toss” and more, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada. Pre-book is July 9. Additional information on Garfield’s Fun Fest can also be found at http:https://www.garfield.com/d2v/funfest/index.html.

Presented by Paws, Incorporated and in association with The Animation Picture Company/Davis Entertainment, Garfield’s Fun Fest, like its successful predecessor Garfield Gets Real (now available on DVD) was executively produced and written by Garfield creator Jim Davis, directed by Mark A.Z. Dippe, co-directed by Kyung Ho Lee and produced by John Davis and Brian Manis. Garfield’s Fun Fest is a Paws, Incorporated Production in association with Wonderworld Studios.

Garfield, long-running champion of the Fun Fest talent show, believes he can’t lose. Problem is, his sidekick (and girlfriend) Arlene wants to change the act. When Garfield refuses, Arlene hooks up with a suave, narcissistic newcomer, Ramon, for a show-stopping Tango. Not one for solo performances, Garfield loses his humor mojo! With hours ticking away till showtime, Garfield, with pal Odie in tow, sets out to find the Holy Grail of Guffaws — the magic pond of funny water within the Mystical Forest he read about in a fairy tale storybook. On a journey filled with riddles, jokes, quirky characters and a comedy guru (Freddy the Frog, the very first funny…anything!), can Garfield learn the lessons of true comedy and make it back in time to capture first prize and win Arlene back?

· Exclusive Comic Booklet By Jim Davis
· Trailers for upcoming Garfield releases
· DVD-Rom games “Destination Fun Fest” and “Tango Toss”
· Horton Hears a Who Trailer

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets — from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

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