Boston MA – June 19 2018 – Today marks a major milestone for the world’s most beloved and lazy cat, Garfield. He turns 40 and still looks great whether napping, snacking or driving Odie and Jon crazy. To celebrate Bare Tree Media collaborated with Paws Inc to create a special 40th anniversary series of mobile messaging stickers and augmented reality effects.

iOS fans can find the 40th sticker series on iTunes for use within iMessage and as a new sticker pack added to the Garfield StickerTap app. Android fans can find the stickers in the emojiTap app and the Garfield StickerTap app on the Google Play store.

Fans active within Snapchat and Facebook can add Garfield augmented reality effects altering their identity and sharing 40th greetings using the Garfield Snapchat Lens and Garfield Facebook AR Camera Filter.

“We are excited to be part of Garfield’s 40th celebration and offer fans our digital options to join the party.” says Bob Ferrari, CEO of Bare Tree Media.

“This is a special milestone for Garfield and I am thrilled fans can have fun celebrating all month and all year long with stickers and AR.” says Jim Davis the creator of Garfield.


About Bare Tree Media

Bare Tree Media enables brands to engage consumers through innovative mobile messaging solutions. As a pioneer in the branded emoji sector, its partners include 20th Century Fox, ABC Television, American Greetings, CBS Interactive, Disney, DreamWorks, King Features, Life is Good, Lionsgate, NFLPA, Paws Inc, P&G, New England Patriots, SONY Television Pictures, Warner Bros, and many more. Brands interested in offering their own mobile messaging apps, stickers and augmented reality can go to or contact Bare Tree Media at


GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The creation of cartoonist Jim Davis, GARFIELD is a humorous strip centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog.

Follow Garfield and Odie, along with nearly 19 million other fans, on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram, and visit and Garfield’s free educational site,