The Fruitties

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The Fruitties
Created by Antoni D'ocon
Written by Josep Viciana
Country of origin Spain
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 56
Production
Running time 25 mins
Production company(s) D'Ocon Films Production
Release
Picture format 4:3
Original release November 1 1987 – 1989

The Fruitties is an animated television series produced in Spain by D'Ocon Film Productions in 1987. It originally aired on Spanish television TVE. Originally, 91 episodes were created - each 10 minutes long - but the series was often repackaged as 56 25-minute episodes. The series was dubbed into many languages and, in 1991, an English-language version of the show made its debut on British television.

Story[edit]

The show featured the adventures of anthropomorphic talking fruit in and around a forest island.

International broadcast[edit]

  • Republic of Ireland It was broadcast on RTÉ2 1989.
  • United Kingdom Cartoon Network during 1994–2002 known as The Fruitties.
  • France The series was known as Les Fruittis.
  • Spain Known as both Los Fruittis (Other Releases) & Fruittis (TVE).
  • Bulgaria It was broadcast in Bulgaria, known as "Плодчетата".
  • Serbia It was broadcast in Serbia on "Kanal D". Known as "Voćkice".
  • Slovakia It was broadcast in Slovakia known as Ovocníčkovia.
  • Brazil It was broadcast in Brazil known as Frutas e companhia.
  • Italy It was broadcast in Italy known as Tutti Frutti.
  • Poland It was broadcast in Poland known as Owocowe ludki.
  • Egypt It was broadcast in Egypt known as الفواكه in Arabic.
  • Andorra It was broadcast in Andorra known as Els Fruittis.
  • Korea It was broadcast in South Korea known as "과일동산".
  • Romania It was broadcast in Romania known as "Fructișoarele".
  • Hungary It was broadcast in Hungary known as "Gyümölcsfalva lakói".
  • Greece It was released in Greece known as "Τα Φρουτάκια".

Cast[edit]

  • Sean Barrett - Roly is a pineapple with a southern Spanish accent. He tends to brag and get the entire team in trouble.
  • Daniel Flynn - Pak is a knowledgeable banana. He carries a haversack containing an array of handy survival equipment.
  • Peter Whitman - Thorny is a dim-witted cactus, speaking with a southern US accent. His prickly body saves the group from dangerous creatures on many occasions, although it is a pain in the neck to Roly at times.
  • Stacey Gregg - Kumba is the only female and human in the group. She joins Roly, Pak and Thorny to guide them around the world. She sports a bikini made of leaves.
  • Sean Barrett also provides the voice of Boss - an antagonistic wild boar who speaks with a Bronx-style accent.

Song[edit]

The show is fondly remembered for its musical songs at both the opening and closing credits.[citation needed]

A downloadable CD had finally been released on Itunes during late 2014. It's missing all the major Instrumental tracks used in the show like the Monkey Dance Theme, but it does contain all the major vocal tracks from the series and it's issued in 2 languages, both Spanish and English on this URL:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/docon-singers/id906798318

Track List Spanish Album ITunes Release (Fruittis):

1) Los Fruittis

2) El Bosque de los Fruittis

3) Gazpacho el Campeón

4) Safari Fotográfico

5) El Pirata Alcachofo

6) Viva el Sol

7) Vaya Trio

8) Canción del Agua

9) Canción del Ahorro

10) Viva la Nieve

11) Viajando en Globo

12) Kumba

Track List UK Album ITunes Release (Fruitties):

1) The Fruitties (Original Version)

2) The Fruitties' Forest (Original Version)

3) Roly, The Champion (Original Version)

4) Picture Taking (Original Version)

5) Artichoke, the Pirate (Original Version)

6) Tuttie Fruttie (Original Version)

7) Trio (Original Version)

8) Water (Original Version)

9) Saving (Original Version)

10) Live (Original Version)

11) Ballooning (Original Version)

12) Kumba (Original Version)

DVD[edit]

A DVD of the Spanish version was issued in 2006. A DVD of the English version has yet to be released.

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