The Automated, Animated Adventure is an episode from the fourth season of Garfield and Friends.
When Jon wants to make a cartoon series about Garfield, an animator uses the opportunity to demonstrate new computer animation.
- Announcer (voiced by Gregg Berger)
- Uncle Ed (mentioned)
- The Buddy Bears (cameo appearance)
- Cop (voiced by Brian Cummings)
- Boy (voiced by Thom Huge)
- Girl (voiced by June Foray)
- The plot of the episode would be reused, in updated form, for The Non-Garfield Show.
- When Garfield is being reformatted into a new cartoon look, among the models used are the title character of Astro Boy and Bart Simpson from The Simpsons.
- At one point, Mr. Sprocket proposes making "Baby Garfield" as part of "the newest trend in cartoon shows". This is a reference to the fad of shows about young versions of classic characters, such as Muppet Babies (which was mentioned in a previous episode), Tom and Jerry Kids, and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (which of course, had been made around the time of the series). This trend is still continuing in merchandising.
- Coincidentally, there is a line of merchandise featuring baby versions of Garfield and his friends.
- Mr. Sprocket alludes to Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Scooby-Doo and Jabberjaw.
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