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Chump

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« Reply #120 on: 03-13-2004 10:46 »

Good stuff. I've used that line on many an occation. Stupid vegetarians who try to make me feel guilty.
ooy

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« Reply #121 on: 03-27-2004 17:55 »

well, the NEW TRAILER IS UP! horay! its better than the other one http://www.garfieldmovie.com/trailers/index.html
leelaholic

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« Reply #122 on: 03-28-2004 15:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Oy vey, I can't see how they can make a live-action dog like Odie. I can't see how Jennifer Love Hewitt can pass as Liz. I wonder if they'll remember that Jon works as a cartoonist, which was mentioned in the first strip ever, and then never again.
It was mentioned in the cartoon show once or twice.

And the movie looks cool. I will be seeing it.
ooy

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« Reply #123 on: 04-15-2004 18:16 »

:big bump from 4th page: the movie is comin' out in australia in june 11-ish. i've seen a remix of the garfield ad in the movies last week. and a poster in indoropilly eldorado 8 cinemas[australia, queensland]
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #124 on: 04-15-2004 19:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2004 19:25 »

The movie really does look terrible... I think, as a Garfield fan, I will be boycotting it. And pissing in the cinema foyer on the opening day. =)

Incidentally, anyone on the Canadian West Coast should look out for 'Round One', a Cigarro and Cerveja comic. They are hilarious.
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #125 on: 04-15-2004 19:35 »

I would've preferred the cartoon version like what was on TV. But it may be cool, I don't know. Maybe i'll rent the DVD or something (probably when it bombs and goes to DVD 2 weeks after it was released)
Gleno

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« Reply #126 on: 04-16-2004 12:37 »

I just can't believe they didn't make Garfield have black stripes....I mean come on, one of his most identifiable features....!

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
ooy

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« Reply #127 on: 04-16-2004 21:34 »

right on, gleno! i, for one, am going to enjoy seeing this movie. i've waited too long for waiting for it to come out. ive known about it since November
3/4 of a Jesus

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« Reply #128 on: 04-16-2004 21:40 »

I agree with NoAPOlogies here. It just seems like they're messing with the comic too much. However, I might try and rent it too, just to see if it's good or not. I could be wrong, it could be an awesome movie. I guess I'll have to watch it first to find out.
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #129 on: 04-16-2004 22:09 »

The movie looks cool.I liked the cartoon version alot, I read the comics every day, (Gotta love him squishin' spiders)and, uh, oh yeah, my cat's name is Garfield (my brother named him) Oddly enough, Garfield is like Garfield. Either way I want to see that movie.
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #130 on: 04-17-2004 17:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
I just can't believe they didn't make Garfield have black stripes....I mean come on, one of his most identifiable features....!


I agree. I couldn't even tell that it was Garfield (except for the fact that I was watching the preview for it) but I am still surprised that they got rid of the stripes.
ooy

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« Reply #131 on: 05-03-2004 23:29 »

the movie site has changed, there is games ect. ect. worth a look. but the loading screen is annoying, it has garfield shaking his butt, and has the start of the song 'i like that old time rock 'n' roll' over and over again.
Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #132 on: 05-05-2004 22:55 »

ugh garfield sucks look at this its the best page in the universe so he has to be right http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks
ooy

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« Reply #133 on: 05-06-2004 02:33 »

[bender]shut up you![/bender] *punches him im the stumach[sp?]
David A

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« Reply #134 on: 05-06-2004 02:47 »

Wow, Guineapig Trick, you're only the third person to post that link in this thread.  How clever of you.   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif">
ooy

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« Reply #135 on: 05-06-2004 16:32 »

my thoughts exactly DavidA.
Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #136 on: 05-06-2004 17:43 »

Hey that link has to be posted 3 times its that important (actually i wasnt paying attention) so important i think ill post it a fourth time
 http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks
bender+fry

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« Reply #137 on: 05-06-2004 20:38 »

the trailer was terrible! was the dog at the end supposed to be odie, cause that would be terrible
Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #138 on: 05-06-2004 21:54 »

yes, i believe it was and yes it is


"Tell me, why do you think people believe in God? Because they want to. It's not easy living in such an ugly, corrupt world, there is no certainty, and nothing to hope for. People are lost, so they reach out, don't you get it? God didn't create humans, no it's humans who created God."
-Dr Londes, Cowboy Bebop
Pokefan3000

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« Reply #139 on: 05-07-2004 07:35 »

No!!!!! Garfield is ignorant we all like Pokemon here.
M0le

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« Reply #140 on: 05-07-2004 07:58 »

Sigh.... where's a moderator when you need one? Tweek? Nixorbo? Anyone?
Nonetheless, I'm probably going to see the Garfield Movie regardless of how crap it is.
Pokefan3000

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« Reply #141 on: 05-07-2004 08:07 »

No be quiet Pokemon rules.
tom123

Starship Captain
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« Reply #142 on: 05-07-2004 08:33 »

Foxtrot is my personal favorite. I have about 5 books of it and counting.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #143 on: 05-09-2004 23:25 »
« Last Edit on: 05-09-2004 23:25 »

 
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Originally posted by the idiot called Pokefan3000:
No!!!!! Garfield is ignorant we all like Pokemon here.
either talk about garfield respectivly or go away from here, in fact....get outta PEEL!!!

 
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Originally posted by the shameful pokefan3000:No be quiet Pokemon rules.
look, pokemon is gay, got it? shut up & lets get on with garfield...

...and no, we dont like pokemon here
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #144 on: 05-10-2004 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Guineapig Trick:
Hey that link has to be posted 3 times its that important (actually i wasnt paying attention) so important i think ill post it a fourth time
 http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks

Sorry buddy, but Chump beat you to it and I posted it before I realized he did. I hate to rain on your parade like that, but it's the truth.

bender+fry

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« Reply #145 on: 05-10-2004 20:22 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
the trailer was terrible! was the dog at the end supposed to be odie, cause that would be terrible

sorry about this post. i repeat myself when im disgusted.
ski faster

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« Reply #146 on: 05-12-2004 08:56 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2004 08:56 »

put Garfield head in a jar   roll eyes   love   laff   laff   eek   wink   evil laugh
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #147 on: 05-12-2004 09:26 »

Overly used smileys aren't cool and have nothing to do with this thread.

Looking at this thread makes me somewhat hate Garfield.

nerdlingus

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« Reply #148 on: 05-12-2004 09:34 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2004 09:34 »

I like Garfield

edit :

link deleted as further investigation into this thread revealed that it had been posted a few times already.
Gocad

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« Reply #149 on: 05-16-2004 06:05 »
« Last Edit on: 05-16-2004 06:05 »

I love Garfield, I hate the Garfield movie...

I hadn't seen any screenshots until now.

I wish I hadn't...   hmpf

ooy

Professor
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« Reply #150 on: 06-18-2004 18:33 »


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE & ONLY GARFIELD!!!!!
AFOR AMERICANS, ITS TOMOROW
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #151 on: 06-18-2004 19:17 »

Cute. Pathedic but cute.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #152 on: 06-18-2004 19:49 »

somthing i made:
ooy

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« Reply #153 on: 06-20-2004 01:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2004 01:01 »

 
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Originally posted by ski faster:
put Garfield head in a jar
im on it!
crappy one i will draw later:

bankrupt

Urban Legend
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« Reply #154 on: 07-01-2004 23:08 »

Let's forget about that computer animated crap and instead look at this:

Garfield as Himself

This dvd was released on 6/29 and it contains three of the animated TV specials:  Here Comes Garfield, Garfield on the Town, and Garfield Gets a Life.  It's pretty cheap as well, about $15.00.  I've seen the first two specials and I think they are worth the price alone.

What's even better is that (according to another site I read) there is an insert in the DVD that says to look for more specials on DVD.  I hope this means they will finally release the Christmas and Halloween specials.  Those are the ones I really want in my collection.

Also, coming in July is a DVD release of the first season of the Garfield & Friends cartoon.  It looks like the rest of the year will be a good one for fans of Garfield animation.
homerjaysimpson

Space Pope
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« Reply #155 on: 07-02-2004 10:15 »

The one I really want on DVD is Garfield's 9 lives.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #156 on: 08-30-2004 01:39 »

BIIIIIIIG BUMP

The Garfield Movie is coming out on September. i'm gonna see it the day it comes out
Jicannon

Urban Legend
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« Reply #157 on: 08-30-2004 11:39 »

It came out in July here....I thought it was going to be stupid but it was better than I thought...it's still a kids' movie though  hmpf But I had to see it because I've loved Garfield since I was 10
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #158 on: 08-30-2004 12:29 »

I used to like Garfield, until I read this:

from http://slate.msn.com/id/2102299

Aspiring cultural juggernauts could not have asked for a better how-to guide to world domination than Garfield: The Movie, out in theaters today. The film is an example of the kind of product that Garfield creator Jim Davis likes to attach his product's name to: Predictable, unfunny, and eminently forgettable. The movie won't take the nation by storm—in fact, it will probably vanish very quickly—but it will make a tidy sum in theaters and on DVD and then be remembered only by the small sample of tots in the viewing audience who turn into ironic hipsters during their college years.

And that's exactly how Davis wants it. Nothing scares the man more than the backlash that's created by white-hot success. He knows that the flip side to building almost any mass-market culture-industry icon—think Mickey Mouse or McDonald's—is intense loathing by the minority who will despise it. Davis's genius is that he's created the most widely syndicated comic strip in history—with the attendant profusion of plush toys, T-shirts, and themed Caribbean cruises—and yet, through careful brand management, he's largely managed to deflate the naturally occurring cultural counterattack.

Today, Garfield the comic strip appears in nearly 2,600 newspapers around the globe, and its readership is estimated at 260 million. If the readership number is right, then 4 percent of the world's population reads Garfield every single day. Garfield products—sold in 111 countries—rake in between $750 million and $1 billion each year. This was not accidental: Davis meticulously plotted Garfield's success. And part of his calculation was to make the strip so inoffensive that it's hard to hate it even for being anodyne.

Davis makes no attempt to conceal the crass commercial motivations behind his creation  of Garfield. Davis has the soul of an adman—his first job after dropping out of Ball State, where he majored in business and art, was in advertising—and he carefully studied the marketplace when developing Garfield. The genesis of the strip was "a conscious effort to come up with a good, marketable character," Davis told Walter Shapiro in a 1982 interview in the Washington Post. "And primarily an animal. … Snoopy is very popular in licensing. Charlie Brown is not." So, Davis looked around and noticed that dogs were popular in the funny papers, but there wasn't a strip for the nation's 15 million cat owners. Then, he consciously developed a stable of recurring, repetitive jokes for the cat. He hates Mondays. He loves lasagna. He sure is fat.

The model for Garfield was Charles Schulz's Peanuts, but not the funny Peanuts of that strip's early years. Rather, Davis wanted to mimic the sunny, humorless monotony of Peanuts' twilight years. "After 50 years, Snoopy was still laying in that dog house, and rather than getting old, it actually has the opposite effect," Davis told the Chicago Sun-Times last year during the press blitz for Garfield's 25th anniversary. "It says to all of us, some things in life can be counted on, they're consistent." In In Dog Years I'd Be Dead, a book to commemorate Garfield's 25th anniversary, Davis calls the Peanuts licensing machine "a template that I could apply to Garfield." In his very first week, Garfield aped Snoopy by declaring, "Happiness is a warm television set."

From the beginning, Davis put as much energy into the marketing of the strip as he did into creating it. (It's telling that he's been inducted into the Licensing Merchandiser's Hall of Fame but not the hall of fame hosted by the International Museum of Cartoon Art.) In 1981, only three years after the strip's debut, he set up Paws, Inc., a privately held company to handle the licensing of Garfield products. Originally, Paws did only the creative work needed for product design, while Davis' syndicate managed the business side, but in 1994 Davis purchased the rights to license Garfield products from the syndicate for a reported $15 to $20 million. Even before that, Davis took an active role in the selling of his creation. Before agreeing to a deal with Alpo to put Garfield's face on a new line of cat food, Davis visited the company's plant, talked to its employees, and spoke with the grocery industry about the company's reputation. In his 1982 interview with Shapiro, Davis admitted to spending only 13 or 14 hours a week writing and drawing the strip, compared to 60 hours a week doing promotion and licensing.

Garfield's origins were so mercantile that it's fair to say he never sold out—he never had any integrity to put on the auction block to begin with. But today Davis spends even less time on the strip than he used to—between three days and a week each month. During that time, he collaborates with another cartoonist to generate ideas and rough sketches, then hands them over to Paws employees to be illustrated.

By comparison, Davis spends nearly every morning working on "concepts for new products," he writes in In Dog Years I'd Be Dead. Paws, Inc. has become a 60-employee licensing behemoth. There's a Garfield Stuff direct-mail catalog that began in 1997 and an online version at catalog.garfield.com. There's a "Garfield Pizza Café" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Nevada's gambling board just approved a slew of Garfield slot machines. Garfield was the frontman for a 24-nation promotion by a grower of apples, pears, and cherries that targeted countries from Thailand to Guatemala to France. The Chinese government uses Garfield to teach English to children.

What's kept Garfield in business for so long is Davis' canny understanding of how much is too much. Garfield had the most successful debut of any comic strip in history. The first strips were printed on June 19, 1978, in only 41 American newspapers. But by 1980, the first Garfield compilation was a runaway New York Times bestseller, and in 1982, Garfield was on the cover of People. In 1983, the strip was appearing in 1,400 newspapers in 22 countries. That year, Davis placed seven Garfield books simultaneously on the Times trade-paperback best-seller list, a feat that's never been repeated. The next year, Garfield got his own balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

But Davis feared overkill. Garfield was veering into the realm of faddishness. In the late 1980s, Garfield plush toys with suction-cup feet were so popular than criminals broke into cars to steal them and sell them on the black market. Davis, protective of his creation's unobjectionable blandness, knew he had to act fast before people began to hate Garfield. "We accepted the royalty checks, but my biggest fear was overexposure," he told Entertainment Weekly in 1998. "We pulled all plush dolls off the shelves for five years."

And that's what makes Garfield: The Movie a perfect addition to Davis' cartoon kingdom. It will be gone before anyone realizes it was there.

Jicannon

Urban Legend
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« Reply #159 on: 08-30-2004 22:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2004 22:37 »

There's only one flaw in that: Jim Davis didn't write Garfield the movie. His son did.

also, if someone didn't like Matt Groening or Futurama and wrote an article like that, I wouldnt be like "Wow. Futurama must suck then." That's one guy's opinions....not everything written as a fact is a fact.
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