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Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988)

watch an animated film based on the Book with the same name by Jim Davis with a intro part about creation of cats and 9 parts with a short preface of comic strip character Garfield explaining how these various lives shaped aspects of his personality.
 
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Intro lines

CREATOR: 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. ANIMATOR: Oh sure... CREATOR: Give cat six eyes. ANIMATOR: Eh, we only have two eyes left. CREATOR: Two eyes. I like that. ANIMATOR: Cranium: 23 pantenes. Jaws: 12 photons. No eyebrows. CREATOR: Nice. ANIMATOR: Huh, notice how the heavy lids give it an arrogant yet warm expression. CREATOR: Nice job staff, you designed the perfect animal: catNice job staff, you designed the perfect animal: cat. However there is one finishing touch: give it nine livesthere is one finishing touch: give it nine lives. ANIMATOR: What? I don't understand. Why 9? Nine? But everyone else gets one life. CREATOR: Well let just say it would make a great plot for a story, OK.

Song theme

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.

End lines

CREATOR: Names? GARFIELD: My name is Garfield and this is my friend OdieMy name is Garfield and this is my friend Odie. CREATOR: I understand you boys had a rough go of it in your last life. GARFIELD: Yes sir, and that's why I'm here frankly. I know cats have nine lives and I certainly appreciate the opportunity to have themI know cats have nine lives and I certainly appreciate the opportunity to have them. I don't think it was fair for anyone to put us in the position we were in. And I'm sorry but that's the way it is. CREATOR: Your right. GARFIELD: But sir I... I'm right? CREATOR: Yes you are. You may have your life back. Ooh, by the way, which life was that? GARFIELD: You mean... which life of my nine was that? CREATOR: Yes. GARFIELD: You mean you don't keep track? CREATOR: Normally I do but our computers are on the blink right now. GARFIELD: Why that was my um... My first life sir. CREATOR: Very well, and your entitled to all nine lives. And your friend there is he a cat too? GARFIELD: Well... ODIE: Yeah. GARFIELD: Yeah, he is. ODIE: Meow. CREATOR: Then so be it. You both have all nine lives. We have to stick together you know.

Pictures of main characters with cast as voices

Garfield
Garfield
(Lorenzo Music) "the agents, the managers, the roadies, the groupies, it sounded like a lot of work to me"
  Caveman
Caveman
(Thom Huge) "Good cat, Big Bob bad"
  Odie, fanny dog Garfield's best friend
Odie, fanny dog Garfield's best friend
(Gregg Berger) "Arf! Yeah!"
Garfield's Mom
Garfield's Mom
(Sandi Huge) "Take care of yourself little boy. I love you!"
  Commander Mendelson, leader of the Incredibly Huge Galactic War Fleet
Commander Mendelson, leader of the Incredibly Huge Galactic War Fleet
(Frank Welker) "we of the I.H.G.W.F. have no hearts"
  Chloe
Chloe
(Desirée Goyette) "Yellow and orange skies filled with magic butterfly's made the morning a memory"
 
George Frideric Handel, musician at the court of King George I
George Frideric Handel, musician at the court of King George I
(Hal Smith) "Write fast! There's not much time."
  King Amenhotep the 3rd aka Junior
King Amenhotep the 3rd aka Junior
(Thom Huge) "I just love surprises. Where is it."
  Jon
Jon
(Thom Huge) "Hello there, I'd like to buy a cat"
  Jester the royal clown
Jester the royal clown
(Gregg Berger) "It is my pleasure to present... an original concerto or so we hope"
Sara
Sara
(Desirée Goyette) "It seemed as though Diana had been part of my life, forever"
  Spaceship computer, Operations Data Index Element
Spaceship computer, Operations Data Index Element
(Frank Welker) "monitoring the survival instincts of a cat in his last life"
  Black Bart
Prince Black Bart, Amenhotep's brother
(Nino Tempo) "Be a good dog and run over to the pyramids"
  Pet Shop Cat
Pet Shop Cat
"People actually buy them and take them home as pets"

Production

Directed and produced by Phil Roman; written and created by Jim Davis; David Kuhn (In the Garden), Jim Clements (Space Cat); original music by Ed Bogas and Desiree Goyette; vocals by Lou Rawls.

Watch movie parts

Garfield: His 9 Lives
Garfield: His 9 Lives
  Life no 1 : Cave Cat
Life no 1 : Cave Cat

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.
  Life no 2 : King Cat
Life no 2 : King Cat

2,000 BC. Was a good year to be a cat in Egypt. We were revered, even worshiped. Ah, for the good old days.
  Life no 3 : In the Garden
Life no 3 : In the Garden

Arf. My third life was my favorite. My body grew old but I never, never, never, grew up.
  Life no 4 : Court Musician
Life no 4 : Court Musician

I learned to think on my feet in my forth life. Thinking was okay I guess. But now I avoid it when ever possible.
 
Life no 5 : Stunt Cat
Life no 5 : Stunt Cat

Life number five was short.
  Life no 6 : Diana's Piano
Life no 6 : Diana's Piano

Six must be my lucky number because that's the life I fell in love with music. I also fell in love with a girl who played the piano just for me.
  Life no 7 : Lab Animal
Life no 7 : Lab Animal

In my seventh life I was a laboratory animal. To this day every time I see a test tube I throw up.
  Life no 8 : Garfield
Life no 8 : Garfield

All that I ever was made me what I am in my eight life. Somehow, it's falling short of my expectations.
  Life no 9 : Space Cat
Life no 9 : Space Cat

I'd like to think I'd live forever but hay, I'm only human. Here's a sneak preview of my ninth life.