Lion Queen: Open the Cages is the fifth episode of the fourth season of The Garfield Show and the last part of the Lion Queen episode.


Garfield and the gang must free Queen Tania, King Royale and every other animal in the zoo.


Rich people arrive at Spencer Spendington's zoo to see the new attraction. The gate is well guarded from anyone who is not invited. Jon, Liz, Angie and Armstrong are trying to think of how to get in. Garfield asks Bunky, Funky and Junky to distract the guard. While the baboons draw the guard away from the gate this gives the gang an advantage to get in. Spencer Spendington is busy talking with a lady about his new attraction. Dirk Dinkum wants his money but Spendington is too busy. Garfield tells Odie to stay and look after Prince and Princess while they go in.

Spendington announces his prize to everyone but Queen Tania is not happy. Garfield and the gang try to convince everyone that he is mistreating her and Spendington tries to convince everyone that she is happy by going into her cage. Everything is interrupted by Buckley's arrival in a helicopter telling Spendington not to give Dinkum the money because he has the biggest prize. Dinkum thinks Buckley is lying but Buckley points to the hanging cage containing King Royale inside. Queen Tania and King Royale see each other by roaring making Prince and Princess go find them.

Queen Tania tries to kill Spendington. Spendington tells Garfield to open the cage on the cage machine. Garfield lets him out but also lets Queen Tania out as well. Garfield then lets every single animal out of their cage and chaos begins. The pandas lock Jon, Liz, Angie and Armstrong in their cage and Spendington is thrown by an elephant into the shark pool. Queen Tania attacks Dinkum but Dinkum grabs the cage begging Buckley to save him but Buckley does not care. After the cage crashes into another cage, King Royale is let out and reunites with Queen Tania. The guests flee in their limousines but they get stuck in the gateway.

Queen Tania reveals Prince and Princess to King Royale. King Royale and his children meet for the first time. The police arrive and Spendington tries to have Garfield and the gang arrested. Junky gives Garfield his phone because he bookmarked a page on the internet. Garfield shows the chief the page. The police chief asks Spendington if he can prove that the white lion family is his. Spendington tells him that he is buying the whole family from Dinkum and Buckley. The police chief then tells him that the page says: Porting Manzian White Lions is illegal and that people involved in doing it will go to jail for many years. Spendington, Dinkum and Buckley are then arrested.

Sometime later, a group of thrilled children enter the zoo, due to Mr. Spendington agreeing to open his zoo to the public as part of his probation. The white lion family and other rare animals go back to their homes. as all the other animals stay. Garfield and Odie meet Prince and Princess one last time on Junky's phone. Prince and Princess apologize for not believing Garfield was a cat. Angie and Armstrong leave and everyone starts partying, as Spendington was eaten whole by a shark as Dirk and Buckley were inside a cage. Dirk was griping, but Buckley doesn't mind being treated well by the kids.


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  • King Royale and Queen Tania spoke one line each in this episode, the only time they speak in Lion Queen. In the US version, King Royale speaking was cut out.
  • A Scene where an elephant took the policeman's phone and throwing it into outer space is cut from the US version.

The Garfield Show

Season 1: "Pasta Wars" "Mother Garfield" "Orange and Black" "Freaky Monday" "Bone Diggers" "The Robot" "Catnap" "Agent X" "A Game of Cat and Mouse" "Perfect Pizza" "King Nermal" "Desperately Seeking Pooky" "High Scale" "Jon's Night Out" "Not So Sweet Sound of Music" "Turkey Trouble" "Pup in the Pound" "Odie in Love" "Pet Matchers" "Lucky Charm" "Curse of the Were-Dog" "Meet the Parents" "Down on the Farm" "The Pet Show" "Curse of the Cat People" "Glenda and Odessa" "Underwater World" "Family Picture" "Time Twist" "Time Master" "Fish to Fry" "Little Yellow Riding Hood" "Fame Fatale" "Virtualodeon" "It's a Cat's World" "Mailman Blues" "Extreme Housebreaking" "Heir Apparent" "Caroling Capers" "From the Oven" "Neighbor Nathan" "History of Dog" "Up a Tree" "It's a Cheese World" "Nice to Nermal" "Out on a Limb" "Super Me" "Mastermind" "The Amazing Flying Dog" "The Last Word" "Iceman" "T3000"

Season 2: "Home for the Holidays" (Part 1, Part 2), "Ticket to Riches" "Gravity of the Situation" "The Art of Being Uncute" "Night of the Bunny Slippers" "Blasteroid" "The Big Sneeze" "The Spy Who Fed Me" "Meet Max Mouse" "The Haunted House" "Which Witch" "Cyber Mailman" "Odie for Sale" "Farm Fresh Feline" "Dog Days" "Planet of Poultry" "With Four You Get Pizza" "The Bluebird of Happiness" "Inside Eddie Gourmand" "Fido Food Feline" "Everything's Relative" "Honey, I Shrunk the Pets" "Garfield Astray" "History of Cats" "Black Cat Blues" "Cuter Than Cute" "Great Pizza Race" "Master Chef" "Guest from Beyond" "Depths of a Salesman" "Night of the Apparatuses" "Land of Hold" "Penny Henny" "A Gripping Tale" "Wicked Wishes" "Jumbo Shrimpy" "Pirate Gold" "Me, Garfield and I" "Detective Odie" "Stealing Home" "Full of Beans" "Love and Lasagna" "True Colors" "Mind Over Mouse" "The Big Sleep" "Pampered Pussycat" "Parrot Blues" "Rain or Shine" "The Mole Express" "Unfair Weather" (Part 1, Part 2)

Season 3: "Furry Tales" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "Kind to Kittens" "Little Angel" "Prehistoric Pup" "Land of Later" "Laugh in a Can" "The Non-Garfield Show" "The Caped Avenger Rides Again!" "The Superhero Apprentice" "Teddy Dearest" "Bath Day" "What a Difference a Pet Makes" "Garfield Gets Canned" "Partners in Mime" "Boris the Snowman" "Long Lost Lyman" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), "The Golden Lasagna Awards" "Pawparazzi" "It's About Time" "Online Arbuckle" "Muscle Mouse" "The Write Stuff" "Cupid Cat" "The Control Freak" "Every Witch Way" "Revenge of the Cat People" "The Garfield-Only Show" "Filthy Fugitives" "Smartest Dog in the World" "Farmer Garfield" "More Than Meets the Eye" "Fast Friends" "Where's Odie" "Doggone Jon" "The Mysterious Machine" "Fitness Crazed" "Little Trouble in Big China" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) "My Friend, Nermal" "Take a Ferret to Lunch" "Bride and Broom" "Problems, Problems, Problems" "Two Times the Trouble" "The Great Trade-Off"

Season 4: "Lion Queen" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Bewitched" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "The Mean Machine" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Glitter Gulch" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Against All Tides" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Lasagna Tree" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Into the Wild" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) "Double Vision" "My Cousin Petunia" "Barking Mad" "Garfception" "For Mice" "The Six-Can Solution" "Silence of the Sheep" "Bulldog of Doom" "Mother Owl" "Home Sweet Home" "Whatever Happened to Aunt Ivy?" "Delicious Donut Day" "Little Miss Mouse" "Stink, Stank, Skunk!" "Jon 2" "My Dog, the Cat" "World Without Me" "Fraidy Cat" "Very Very Long Night"

Season 5: "Rodent Rebellion" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

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