Fraidy Cat (Partially Found Animated Series; 1975)


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

Only 10 episodes have been found so far. 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).

NOTE: Episode names in italics mean the episode itself is lost.

  • Choo Choo Fraidy
  • Cupid the Cat
  • Feline Fortune
  • Love is a Many Feathered Thing
  • Magic Numbers
  • Meaner Than a Junkyard Cat
  • Over the Wall Haivng a Ball
  • The Not-So-Nice Mice
  • This Cat for Hire (an alternative name is "The Cat for Hire")
  • Lollipop Burglar
  • A Small Star is Born
  • Fraidy Gone Fishing
  • Fraidy Come Home
  • Double Trouble
  • Unlucky Fraidy
  • Culture Schlock (unlike the other episodes, this one is from 1976)

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Comments


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Anonymous user #1

2 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

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

2 months ago
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Btw, I'm TheCartoonCatastrophe ^
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Nodog

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

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

2 months ago
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can i get a link?
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SootyFan1996

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

1 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

1 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

17 days ago
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i have some of the episodes on disc
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