The Flintstone Kids

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The Flintstone Kids
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Genre Comedy
Directed by Art Davis
Don Lusk
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Voices of Henry Corden
Charlie Adler
Mel Blanc
Susan Blu
Hamilton Camp
Julie Dees
Elizabeth Lyn Fraser
Scott Menville
Bumper Robinson
Marilyn Schreffler
B.J. Ward
Lennie Weinrib
Frank Welker
Narrated by Kenneth Mars (Captain Caveman and Son segments)
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Opening theme "The Flintstone Kids"
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Kay Wright
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises (1986–1991)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (1996–present)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 6, 1986 (1986-09-06) – September 3, 1988 (1988-09-03)
Chronology
Preceded by The Flintstone Funnies (1982–1984)
Followed by Cave Kids (1996)

The Flintstone Kids is an American animated television series which aired from 1986 to 1988 on ABC, and as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It is a spin-off prequel of The Flintstones. The show's theme song bears a strong resemblance to that of Brass Bonanza. The show disregards established continuity from the previous series, in which Fred and Barney met Wilma and Betty as adults.

Overview[edit]

The program follows the adventures of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as children with their pet Dino.[1]

Episodes[edit]

It 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.
  • 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" was broken frequently.
  • Dino's Dilemmas: This segment featured the adventures and misadventures of Freddy's pet dinosaur Dino.

Voice cast[edit]

Flintstone Kids cast.

Awards[edit]

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

Comic[edit]

Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics) also ran a comic book series.

DVD releases[edit]

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]

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