Fraidy Cat (partially found animated series; 1975)


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Fraidy Cat (Filmation cartoon)
The show's title card
The show's title card
Status Partially Found
Date found Unknown
Found by Unknown

Fraidy Cat was a 1975 Filmation cartoon. It originally premiered on ABC's Uncle Croc's Block (which had both live action and animation) along with two other cartoons, Wacky and Packy and M.U.S.H. It should not be confused with the Tom & Jerry short from 1942 or the cancelled Disney movie.

Hallmark Cards acquired Filmation in 1995, and they converted the original master tapes from NTSC to PAL before discarding the NTSC tapes. This conversion pitched the videos up by a half-step. After a massive shuffling of rights, the Filmation library is now the property of NBC Universal under DreamWorks Classics.

Fraidy Cat, or at least some of its episodes, may have lapsed into the Public Domain, possibly because Filmation forgot to publish the cartoons with a copyright notice. The musical cues were still under copyright in 2004, as is Uncle Croc (which actually displayed a copyright notice for Filmation). As such, the copyright for both will expire at the end of 2070.

Episodes

As for May 28, 2017, only 10 episodes have been found. Here is a list of the episodes that were created.

A Tumblr user found a few home video releases which contain the ten found episodes (and possibly the missing ones).

Episode Availability Contributors Links Extra notes
Choo Choo Fraidy Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Cupid the Cat Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Feline Fortune Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Love is a Many Feathered Thing Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Magic Numbers Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Meaner Than a Junkyard Cat Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Over the Wall Haivng a Ball Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
The Not-So-Nice Mice Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
This Cat for Hire Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck an alternative name is "The Cat for Hire"
Lollipop Burglar Found vcrfromheck vcrfromheck
Puss N Boots Found Dark_Timur 1 2 3 4
A Scardey Fraidy Lost
A Small Star is Born Lost
Fraidy Gone Fishing Lost
Fraidy Come Home Lost
Double Trouble Found Dark_Timur 1.DM 2.DM other names are: Chickenrella, Double Trouble Crow, Jerry's Nephew
Unlucky Fraidy Lost
Culture Schlock Lost unlike the other episodes, this one is from 1976

External links

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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I might have some of these episodes on a dvd full of cartoons and stuff. I'll look for it
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SootyFan1996

9 months ago
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Only 9 episodes were on my Fraidy Cat DVD.
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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Btw, I'm TheCartoonCatastrophe ^
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Nodog

9 months ago
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Aren't all the Fraidy Cat cartoons in the public domain? This could probably mean that a company, for example, Thunderbean could release all of the cartoons.
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Mewtwowimmer

9 months ago
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Nope! Entertainment Rights, which bought Filmation from Hallmark, still held the rights to the series in 2008.
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Nodog

9 months ago
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They can probably just use the cartoons, and not depict the character on the covers of the DVD.
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Mewtwowimmer

9 months ago
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Cool. "Uncle Croc" displayed a proper copyright notice for Filmation, so that series will lapse into the public domain by 2070. "Fraidy Cat" didn't, but its musical cues are still under copyright.
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Mewtwowimmer

9 months ago
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Found a tenth episode!
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Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
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can i get a link?
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SootyFan1996

8 months ago
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Hey, thanks for letting me know! I never knew that episode existed!
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RedTheHedgehog

7 months ago
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I Vaguely remember watching this on a DVD, but I don't remember how many episodes were on said DVD, and what has happened to them.
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Mewtwowimmer

7 months ago
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Oh, I have a few episodes of "Fraidy Cat" on a hundred-cartoon compilation. Never got around to playing the DVD, though.
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Anonymous user #3

7 months ago
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i have some of the episodes on disc
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SuperMuppet

6 months ago
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theres apparently 12 episodes on the "frightfully funny collection volume 2" dvd

i might buy the dvd but hoo boy im not very interested in filmation cartoons
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SootyFan1996

6 months ago
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If you ever bought it and found any lost episodes, reply here.
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Roadworx

6 months ago
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oh shit! i have a dvd with some of the episodes of this show on it!
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Captaingoosehead

5 months ago
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there is a collection of fraidy cat episodes on amazon prime; they are listed as a movie for some reason
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Catlinconroy

5 months ago
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Oh meh GAWD! Your keen eye is helping us out
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SootyFan1996

4 months ago
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Just added the names of two lost episodes.
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SootyFan1996

4 months ago
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Oh, and I found a playlist of this show on Dailymotion. Unfortunately, all I found in it were episodes that have already been found.
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Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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wow i remember watching this cartoon on a old cartoon DVD and this was weird, i didn't like it but idk what happend to that disc that had some episodes on there.
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KristoHam

2 months ago
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I think I have a cartoon compilation set with some Fraidy Cat cartoons. I'll check sometime to see if I have any of the missing ones.
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KristoHam

1 months ago
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Nope, none of the missing ones are on there. Just the ones that are already available... Oh well...
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Anonymous user #5

16 days ago
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I am pretty sure that Andy Mangels has copies of all Fraidy Cat episodes. He discussed viewing all episodes while compiling all the Filmation DVD sets that came out legally.

The show definitely did not lapse into the public domain. A DVD company took the original 1970s VHS tape (Which I happen to own a copy of) and converted it to the cheap DVD which came out about 15 years ago.
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