Garfield's Judgment Day is a Garfield book based on an unproduced 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.
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- Garfield's creator 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 very 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 to Disney and, eventually, as a television special for several years, Davis tried writing two other feature-length scripts, 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.