"Garfield invites you to join him this spring! So grab your camera and head on outside as Garfield and his friends embark on a series of adventures. Watch as he almost gets thrown out of the house when Jon becomes allergic to cats. Then take a break and head on to the farm as Garfield joins in the daily raising of his farm animal pals! All seems to be going well until he ends up saving a blue bird from a hungry cat and almost gets caught by a dogcatcher. There is never a dull moment when Garfield is around!"
Street Date: February 19, 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 74 minutes
Even though we were just hit with 28 inches of snow last week, I can't help but have spring on my mind. Prior to the snow, I was surprised to see the tulip beginning to peak out of the ground. And, with spring right around the corner, so comes my popular "Welcome in Spring with a Good Book" series, which will begin in a couple of weeks and run through the end of April. In addition to my review of new spring book releases for both children and adults, new spring-themed DVDs are also popping up. One DVD that children will enjoy is the upcoming "The Garfield Show: Spring Fun Collection," which becomes available on DVD on February 19th from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.
I grew up watching Garfield, and love being able to share this lovable, yet mischievous cat with my daughters. They were first introduced to The Garfield Show last year, when I received a Halloween-themed release from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment. And, since then, whenever Savannah sees a cat, she points and says, "Garfield -- Meow, Meow". So, I knew that she would excited to watch this new DVD release, when I received a screener copy the other day. This upcoming DVD release is made up of 6 fun-filled episodes which have a spring theme to them.
The following episodes are included on this DVD:
1) The Big Sneeze
2) Farm Fresh Feline
3) The Bluebird of Happiness
4) Stealing Home
5) The Mole Express
6) Parrot Blues
Out of the six episodes, my daughters and I couldn't stop laughing and saying "Achoo" when watching "The Big Sneeze," which had Garfield's owner, Jon questioning if he is allergic to cats -- on, no! Each of the episodes are short in length and will keep even the youngest of children entertained. I love when DVDs offer up these short episodes, as I can either choose to play them all at once, or show only 1-2 in a sitting. We ended up watching all six during the first go-round, and have since watched "The Big Sneeze" and "Farm Fresh Feline" half a dozen times -- that is, when we are not catching The Garfield Show on The Cartoon Network. :-)
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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.