The Fruitties (Partially Lost Animated Series; Late 1980s)


The Fruitties
The Fruitties title card
The Fruitties title card
Status Partially Lost

The Fruitties (Los Fruittis) was a popular Spanish cartoon series produced by D'Ocon Film Productions in 1989. It lasted 91 episodes.

Plot

The Fruitties, a tribe of giant talking fruits and vegetables, live in an extinct volcano. One day, the volcano erupts, and they are forced to flee. They meet a human little girl, Kumba, who helps them on their journey. Along with Roly the hotheaded pineapple, Pak the smart banana and Thorny the cactus, they go on many adventures while avoiding threats such as a gang of evil warthogs who want to eat them.

English dub

In 1991, the series was dubbed into many languages and broadcast internationally.

It was thus dubbed into English and aired on Cartoon Network UK from 1994 to 2002. Although it proved popular in European countries and had an exceptionally large amount of episodes, it was never shown in the United States for unknown reasons. Consequently, the show has fallen into obscurity and remains generally unknown in North America.

Home media release

In the mid 1990s, the first 18 episodes of the show received VHS releases in the United Kingdom, several of which can be found on Amazon UK. Much of the show has also been released on DVD in Spain (with an optional English audio track), although the final 13 episodes have never been released anywhere. Additionally, the releases themselves are extraordinarily rare and hard to come by.

At one point, over half the show was uploaded onto YouTube by user simion craciun. However, D'Ocon Film Productions has blocked most of the episodes on copyright grounds and only 7 episodes remain.

Interestingly, the show's soundtrack is available on Amazon.com and iTunes. However, a release of the actual series has yet to be seen.

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Comments


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CryClown

4 months ago
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what even is this? reminds me of another lost food based show (hint hint) http://lostm...hort_Series)
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TEOL

4 months ago
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The old vinyl version of thee soundtrack was recovered. The ITunes one shpould have been deluxe with the Monkus Theme and BGM Music included as extras rather than a re-issue of these in my opinion.

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TEOL

4 months ago
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Was there any truth to the rumors that before their custom computer was made to make the full show if that rumored Lost Demoscene Production of Pak the Dancing Musical Banana actually existed on anything like the AMIGA, ST or any other computer powerful enough to be capable of some decent animation features at the time?!!!!?
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Reynard

4 months ago
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Damn that's a nostalgic cartoon to me.

I tried watching it again and it made me laugh at how cheesy and awkward it can be.

Still, awesome ending theme!!
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Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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Where's the source for it airing in the UK? No way was it still airing in 2002.
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TEOL

2 months ago
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Cartoon Network at 6am every day after Zelda the lost ending theme version.
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Aranea

2 months ago
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Source?
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TEOL

2 months ago
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My memory. I swear it was after the lost Zelda version with the proper ending theme because I couldn't sleep due to having life issues at the time.
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