Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (or simply Coconut Fred) is a Saturday morning children's show that aired on Kids' WB in the United States, from September 17, 2005 to May 27, 2006. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island takes place on an island inhabited exclusively by fruit. The residents enjoy their own tropical paradise without a care in the world; they must share their peaceful utopia with the joyfully strange Coconut Fred, a whimsical, blissfully foolish coconut with the special ability to materialize anything he thinks about. The plot revolves around the adventures of Fred and his friends, as his boundless imagination springs to life while his friends struggle to cover up the collateral.
The show has received mixed reviews. Some have praised the animation and creativity, but has been criticized for its often physical humor. Joly Herman of Common Sense Media posted a review of Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island on Go.com. The review describes the show as "the TV equivalent of sugary cereal, and nothing more", and proceeded to give the show two stars out of five. The show ended on May 27, 2006 with thirteen episodes due to low ratings.
Rob Paulsen, who voiced the main character Coconut Fred, even stated that he regretted doing the show, and said that it was nothing more than a shameless SpongeBob SquarePants knockoff.
In 2006, the series was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation at the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards.