Fruitopia is a land far far away, which borders with Eggnistan (in the west) and Pepperland (in the East). It is a land inhabited by fruit and vegetables. A land like no other. However this wasn't always the case...
The story behind the story
Back in the day, fruit and vegetables in Frutopia were under the rule and law of the greengrocers. However, it all started to change after the unexplained and sudden disappearance of Manolis, a well known and loved greengrocer.
Afraid that they were about to face the same fate, the rest of the greengrocers abandoned the country. The fruit and vegetables seized the golden opportunity, declared their independence, voted for Emilio the Apple to be their leader, organized an army (with Fonda the Tough Walnut) and swore they'd never let any greengrocer set foot in Frutopia again!
I grew up with this comic. It became a TV series hit when it came out back in the 80s and 90s. We would all sit and laugh with the adventures of the vegetables and fruit and the greengrocer's mysterious disappearance. For the record I think that the greengrocer was fine in the end, alive and well (maybe on vacation :-)
I leave you with the series' opening credits.
Happy Theme Thursday everyone!
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