Garfields Judgment day

Garfield's Judgement Day book cover

Garfield's Judgment Day is a Garfield book based on an unfinished animated feature, published in 1990. Unlike the other Garfield books, this book is in a picture book format rather than in the comic book format.



Main Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Angelo Rosalini
  • Gina Rosalini
  • Rosalini Children
  • Raoul


Jim Davis wrote this story as the script for a feature-length, theatrical Garfield cartoon when the prime time animated specials were still in production and popular. Voices were recorded, songs were written and recorded, but no studio wanted to fund the animation, apparently because of the dark, serious tone of the story. After unsuccessfully pitching it as a movie and, eventually, as a television special for several years, Davis tried writing two other feature-length scripts to studios such as Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox, but still, no studio showed interest.


  • The book is notable as being the only Garfield book in which the Garfield characters talk to humans.
  • The story establishes Arlene as being a stray cat.
  • The story also establishes that Odie can't speak and has the mind of a real-world dog.
  • The song by Lou Rawls and Desiree Goyette from Happy Birthday, Garfield is the only known recording from the animated version of the story thus far.


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