The Garfield franchise is a beloved and enduring entertainment phenomenon centered around the character Garfield, a lasagna-loving, sarcastic, and delightfully lazy orange cat. Created by cartoonist Jim Davis, Garfield made his debut in 1978 and quickly became an international icon. The franchise spans various mediums, including comic strips, animated TV shows, feature films, merchandise, and more. The Garfield comic strip humorously chronicles the daily life and misadventures of Garfield, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and Odie the dog. The animated TV series, Garfield and Friends, further popularized the character, showcasing his witty quips and laid-back attitude. The franchise expanded with numerous comic collections, TV specials, and theatrical films, including Garfield: The Movie and its sequel. Garfield's timeless appeal lies in his relatable antics, humor, and distinct personality, making him a cherished figure in the world of comics and entertainment.