• 25th Birthday media alerts sent to 2570 newspapers (May 1-2)
  • "It's All About Me (At Sea) In 2003" - Garfield's Official 25th Birthday Celebration Cruise
  • Jim Davis' book tour for In Dog Years I'd Be Dead begins on West Coast (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco)
  • Garfield Art Show at Chuck Jones Studio Gallery in Old Town, San Diego (May 29)
  • Jim Davis attends Book Expo in Los Angeles (May 30-June 1)
  • Ritter's Frozen Custard launches new Smoothie line
  • Birthday story appears in Family Fun magazine
  • Garfield Birthday mentions appear in National Geographic Kids and Disney Adventures magazines
  • "Happy Birthday to Me" Show in Pennsylvania: Clearview Mall (May 14); North Hills Village Mall (May 15); Washington Mall (May 16)
  • "Happy Birthday to Me" Show at WOKA Radio/Martin Centre in Douglas, GA (May 17)

June 19, 2003!
Garfield's 25th BIRTHDAY

  • Three-day Garfield Birthday Bash in Muncie, Indiana including The Garfield Collector's Gathering (June 19-21)
  • National book tour continues in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fort Wayne, Cleveland, Dayton, Louisville and New York
  • Jim Davis on NBC’s TODAY show (June 19)
  • Garfield Art at Animazing Gallery in SoHo (June 16 or 17)
  • Ritter's Frozen Custard Birthday Parties at all locations, featuring "Happy Birthday to Me" Show (June 14)
  • "Happy Birthday To Me" show starts 8-week run at Dollywood (June 20)
  • Cartoon Network Latin America celebrates Garfield birthday with on-air promos
  • Easton Press releases leather-bound editions of In Dog Years I'd Be Dead
  • Garfield Birthday mention in YM
  • Cat Fancy editorial
  • 25th Anniversary displays begin in PetsMart stores nationwide

  • "Happy Birthday to Me" Show at Delaware State Fair (July 19)
  • "Happy Birthday to Me" Show at Quick Check New Jersey Festival of Ballooning (July 26-27)

 

 

 

  • American Greetings 25th birthday collectible ornament in Carlton Stores
  • One page exclusive strip to appear in Family Circle
  • Discovery/Travel Airs 25th Anniversary Special
  • Garfield Stuff Catalog mailing
  • Ballantine releases collector's edition Christmas book
  • Magazine mention in Highlights
  • "Happy Birthday To Me" show at Seminole Towne Center in Sanford, FL (September 6)
  • "Happy Birthday To Me" show at Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove, PA (September 27)
  • Garfield Stuff Catalog mailing
  • Release of PBS Documentary "Garfield: Larger Than Life"
  • Garfield Balloon in the 75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Garfield-Macy's Holiday Character Promotion - including exclusive PWP Garfield plush and related promotional support. Includes Macy's East, Macy's West, Rich's, Bon Marche, Goldsmith's, Lazarus and macys.com.