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.


Major Characters

Minor Characters


Cultural References

  • 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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