Happy Birthday, Garfield
Written byJim Davis
Directed byJim Davis
Presented byJim Davis
StarringLorenzo Music
Gregg Berger
Thom Huge
Narrated byGregg Berger
Music byJohn Powell
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerJim Davis
CinematographyMichael Knapp
EditorHarry Hinter
Running time48 min.
Production companyPaws, Inc.
Original release
Release17 May 1988 (1988-05-17)

Happy Birthday, Garfield is an hour-long television special dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Garfield comic strip, hosted by its creator Jim Davis.[1] It uses both live-action and animation.

The special was first broadcast May 17, 1988 on CBS and February 24, 1989 on CITV. When it comes to home video, it has only been released on VHS in the United Kingdom.


The program featured the people behind the strips and animated adaptations, which include


  1. ^ Burlingame, Jon (May 17, 1988). "Ad-lib awards show has ABC nervous". The Paducah Sun. p. B4. Retrieved 11 July 2020.