Garfield in Paradise

1986

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Musical / Romance

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IMDb Rating 7.5 10 433

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Hal Smith as Off Camera Voice
Gregg Berger as Pigeon / Odie
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225.09 MB
968*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
12 hr 24 min
P/S 3 / 23
417.97 MB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
12 hr 24 min
P/S 1 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by emasterslake 8 / 10

One of my favorite Garfield TV movies.

Garfield, Odie, and Jon Arbuckle are going on another vacation trip.

This time it's Hawaii for real! Jon Arbuckle and Garfield flew all the way on 3rd Class, along with Odie secretly strode away in the luggage. When they landed in Hawaii they went to their motel, which wasn't as promising as it said in the brochure. So they decide to rent a car and search for some real action.

As they explored the island, they come across a Hawaiian tribe that worships classic cars. As it's said according to legend that dropping a classic car into an erupting volcano can prevent havoc on the paradise. But will it really stop the eruption that's about to begin momentarily? This TV movie is funny and well thought up. What's cool is they have THE WolfMan Jack portraying the Hawaiian Chief which makes this Garifeld TV movie a memorable one. You're able to see it off of the Garifeld Travel Adventures DVD.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 7 / 10

Not quite paradise but nowhere near close to being a nightmare

Although something of a child at heart, with loving animation even more as a young adult and still loving many childhood favourites (even more so with some), the broader my film taste and knowledge has gotten have found myself harder to please over-time. Have found that time has not been kind to some childhood favourites, but it has been kind to the ever funny and endearing Garfield, 'Garfield and Friends' and his numerous specials. With understanding the humour more and finding more to like and appreciate, actually like them even more now.

Having said that, 'Garfield in Paradise' is for me not one of the best Garfield specials/television films. This is not meant in a bad way, it's still good and does the character justice, just that others, particularly 'Garfield in Disguise', 'Garfield's Feline Fantasies' and 'A Garfield Christmas Special', left more of an impression on me and stuck with me more. Found them, and pretty much the rest of the other specials/television films, funnier, more emotionally impactful, more memorable and more interesting story-wise, not saying that 'Garfield in Paradise' isn't any of those things, we are just talking in comparison with the others. Regardless of whether it is one of the best or not (and for me it's a lesser effort, again comparitively and only because a vast majority of the specials are very good to brilliant), it does deserve to be better known.

'Garfield in Paradise' is again slight in story, playing more like an extended television episode that would have fitted well with some tweaks in the writing on 'Garfield and Friends'. The supporting characters could have been more interesting and memorable, the stereotypes can go either way (personally didn't find them offensive but the depiction agreed was on the weird side) and do agree also about one character being rather irritating.

As said, other Garfield specials are funnier, have more heart (though neither are in short supply certainly) and stick in the mind longer, the writing is generally fine, just that other Garfield specials do them even better.

With all of that being said, there is a lot to like about 'Garfield in Paradise'. The animation is still as colourful as remembered with the generally smooth drawing, far from sparse backgrounds and attention to detail holding up really well, in terms of animation as far as the specials go it's to me one of the slicker-looking ones. The Hawaiian setting is colourfully and vividly rendered. The music is as ever pleasant and infectious.

One is not short-changed when it comes to the entertainment value, with the humour (pretty much all of it coming from Garfield) being wry and amusing. This is not something that was made with no soul or care either, while there is plenty of fun and affectionate atmosphere. Garfield is so easy to love and has great comic timing, while Odie is adorable. Can never get enough of their chemistry. Have no qualms with the voice acting, Lorenzo Music has never been bettered, or even equalled, as the voice of Garfield.

Concluding, pretty good if not great. 7/10

Reviewed by gizmomogwai 6 / 10

Among the weakest Garfield specials

One of those Garfield specials not centred on any holiday, and thus unlikely to be aired every year, Garfield in Paradise follows our heroes to the fictional island Paradise World, where they search for adventure in a rented classic car and stumble upon a bizarre native village threatened by a volcano.

As with several Garfield specials, the best jokes of Garfield in Paradise are borrowed liberally from the comic strip. I haven't read Garfield comics in years, but bells were ringing throughout the beginning of the special. Flying third class and Garfield dressed up as a child were both pretty familiar. They wind up in a hotel, whose scummy nature was covered up by a deceptive but technically accurate brochure. Much of this has a National Lampoon's Vacation feel.

Alas, much of the episode is weak as far as the jokes go, and particularly when we get to the native village this appears to go off the beaten path. As if seeing Garfield singing (with his lips moving!) in the intro wasn't off-putting enough, the depiction of the natives is truly strange. Backwards enough to worship a car and sacrifice people to volcanoes, but knowing throwing things into volcanoes plugs the hole rather than appease the gods? More random than funny. You can't really criticize the stereotypical behaviour of the natives as racist though, because it's actually a mixed race tribe, and some members are clearly white. The end is a cheat- we see Odie and his friend fall into the volcano, but they just come back up okay? Oh well, actually killing off Odie would have been worse- this special isn't good enough to be worthy of a send-off of the character.

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