Garfield: His 9 Lives

Synopsis: 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 local
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I feel like creating cat today.

Gimme a cat.

Give it four legs, some fur. Fangs!

And some surprises.

It's eyes should

shine in the dark

and it should always

land on its feet.

Oh sure...

Give cat six eyes.

Eh, we only have two eyes left.

Two eyes.

I like that.

23 pantenes.

12 photons.

No eyebrows.


Huh, notice how the heavy lids give

it an arrogant yet warm expression.

Nice job staff.

You designed the perfect animal.


However there is one

finishing touch.

Give it nine lives.


I don't understand.

Why 9?


But everyone else gets one life.

Well let just say it would make

a great plot for a story, OK.

Ya say ya, fall

under a bad sign.

Got a reason to cry.

The bad signs I

was born under,

Could fill up the sky.

Yeah, I'm a blues cat

And I'm broke from

paying my dues.

'Cause when you

got nine lives

You got nine ways to loose.

Hay, a happy nine lives

Rolls snake eyes

again and again.

And maybe this time

I'll roll me a lucky ten.

'Cause I'm a blues cat.

Got nine pages of bad news.

Yeah, when you

got nine lives

You got nine ways to loose.

Nine ways to loose.


In my first life I formulated

many of my likes and dislikes.

I dislike my rock bed.

On the other hand,

you wouldn't believe the size

of the pteranodon drumsticks.

About ten million years ago

the first cat crawled

out of the sea.

His first word was...


He had been holding his

breath for quite some time.

In those days the first everything

was crawling up out of the sea.

The first snake.

The first chicken.


The first real estate salesman.

And then came the

first girl cat.






"Cat" was caveman talk for darn it!

It wasn't long before

cave cat learned to talk.




Ah, no no.







Caveman soon

domesticated cave cat.



Good cat, good cat.

Soon cave cat learned to live

with his human counterpart

and spent his time pretty

much as cats do now.

Ahem, except for the

fire breathing mice.

Ah, yes, those

were simple times.

Times when people had to

entertain themselves.

Big Bob come!

Who big Bob.

Big Bob big.


Big Bob bad.


Big Bob go whoomp,

whoomp, whoomp.

Fear big Bob.

Big Bob.

Hence cats instinctive

fear of dogs.

Big Bob slobbered

and ran away.

Cave cat gave big Bob

a piece of his mind.

Aha, big Bob!

Cave cat go whoomp,

whoomp, whoomp.

Ooh, stay away big Bob

or cave cat go whoomp,

whoomp, whoomp.

Alas big Bob returned with the

worlds first and last crab tree.

He wanted to play fetch.

Thus, the worlds first

and last cave cat

bought the farm, for failing to

field the fetched crab tree.

2,000 BC. Was a good year

to be a cat in Egypt.

We were revered, even worshiped.

Ah, for the good old days.

Ancient Egypt wasn't the arid

wasteland you might expect.

Naw, it was bustling with

activity in 2,000 BC.

The pyramids were still

under construction.

In those days we

cats were venerated

and worshiped because of

the cat goddess Bastet.

She was the head of the

hierarchy of animal gods.

This was one Egyptian belief that

certainly got no argument from us cats.

Me, I was known as king cat.

I was the favorite cat

of King Amenhotep the 3rd

I called him junior.

Those were happy days

I had my own personal

bevy of slave dogs.

And for fun I would go over to the pyramids

and torture the construction workers.

To the pyramids you mutts,

lets get a move on.

It doesn't get any

better than this.


Did I ever tell you I

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