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The Flintstone Kids
The Flintstone Kids
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GenreComedy
Based onThe Flintstones
Directed by
Voices of
Narrated byKenneth Mars (Captain Caveman and Son segments)
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"The Flintstone Kids"
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34
Production
Executive William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
  • Kay Wright
  • Berny Wolf and Lynn Hoag (associate producers)
Editor(s)Gil Iverson
Running time30 minutes
Production Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1986 (1986-09-06) - May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Flintstone Funnies
Followed byDino: Stay Out!

The Flintstone Kids is a Saturday morning animated series and a spin-off of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera; which aired from September 6, 1986 to May 21, 1988 on ABC and as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.

Overview

The program follows the adventures of Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Wilma Slaghoople, Betty McBricker and Dino as children as they deal with their childhood with their friends Nate Slate, Philo Quartz, and Dreamchip Gemstone while also contending with their bully Rocky Ratrock and his group consisting of Tommy, Flab Slab, Janet Granite, and Rocky's dog Stalagbite.[1]

The premise of The Flintstone Kids, which depicts Fred and Barney as childhood friends with Wilma and Betty, contradicts the continuity of the original Flintstones series, which established in the episode "Bachelor Daze" that the two men did not meet their wives until they were young adults. Despite this, the character of Philo Quartz, who was created for this show, would later appear as an adult in the TV special A Flintstones Christmas Carol.

Reruns aired on Cartoon Network in the United States from 1994 until 2003.

Segments

This series featured the following segments:

  • The Flintstone Kids: The "main" story of the show. Either it would be the length of a full episode or be split into two different stories.
  • Flintstone Funnies: Freddy, Barney, Wilma and Betty dreaming of exciting fantasy/adventures. These were dropped in the second season.
  • Dino's Dilemmas: This segment featured the adventures and misadventures of Freddy's pet dinosaur Dino.
  • Captain Caveman and Son: The adventures of Captain Caveman with his son, Cavey Jr. This segment was actually a "show within a show" whereby Captain Caveman and Son is a TV show watched by the main characters, with the "fourth wall" being broken frequently.

Episodes

Voice cast

Flintstone Kids cast.

Awards

In 1988, Mary Jo Ludin and Lane Raichert were given the Humanitas Prize for the show's episode "Rocky's Rocky Road".[2]

Home media

On May 4, 2010, Warner Home Video released Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980s, Volume 1, a compilation release which features episodes from various 80's cartoons including an episode from The Flintstone Kids.[3] On March 11, 2014, Warner Home Video released The Flintstone Kids: Rockin' in Bedrock, a 2-disc set featuring 10 episodes from the first season, on DVD in Region 1.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Sennett, Ted. The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. New York: Viking Penguin, 1989. ISBN 0-670-82978-1. p. 262.
  3. ^ Stone-Age Preteens, Mr. T , Dirk the Daring and More on WHV's Saturday AM '80s DVD Archived 2014-01-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ We've Got a First Look at the Cover Art for 'Rockin' in Bedrock' Archived 2013-12-06 at the Wayback Machine.

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