The Cartoon Network will begin running a new CGI TV program “The Garfield Show” starting next Monday. The show will run daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (EST). The show of course revolves around the surly cat Garfield. The show already runs throughout Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.
From the press release:
Instavision, a new distributor for digital media, will offer the show at thegarfieldshow.com as an alternative to traditional distribution via broadcast and cable TV, with content available when and how the consumer demands it.
This direct-to-the-consumer model is destined to be the distribution paradigm of choice for the future. Mobile content, digital games, applications, and DVD distribution are also part of the plan as is a website with videos, downloads, and games, and social networking and interaction via “The Cat Box,” with API or Widget feeds from the official Garfield Show character sites on Facebook, Twitter feeds, and “most popular” videos from the official “The Garfield Show” site on YouTube.
Blogs by Dr. Liz Wilson (the vet) will address questions about pet care, while Squeak (the mouse) will extol the virtues of cheese. Fans will also be asked to follow Garfield around the world as fans are asked to submit photos to a Flickr photo diary.