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|The Flintstone Kids|
|Based on||The Flintstones|
|Narrated by||Kenneth Mars (Captain Caveman and Son segments)|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Opening theme||"The Flintstone Kids"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||34|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 6, 1986- May 21, 1988|
|Preceded by||The Flintstone Funnies|
|Followed by||Dino: 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.
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.
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.
This series featured the following segments:
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. 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.