The Flintstone Kids
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (April 2009)|
|The Flintstone Kids|
|Directed by||Art Davis
|Voices of||Henry Corden
Elizabeth Lyn Fraser
|Narrated by||Kenneth Mars (Captain Caveman and Son segments)|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||75|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original run||September 6, 1986– September 3, 1988|
|Preceded by||The Flintstone Funnies (1982–84)|
|Followed by||Dino: World Premiere Toons (1995)|
The Flintstone Kids is a 30-minute animated television series spin-off of The Flintstones which followed the adventures of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as children with their pet Dino. The show's theme song bears a strong resemblance to that of Brass Bonanza.
- 1 Premise
- 2 Episodes
- 3 Voice Cast
- 4 Production credits
- 5 DVD releases
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The show aired from 1986 to 1988 on ABC and as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series contained a total of 75 half-hour episodes, with 24 of them consisting of the "main" segment, The Flintstone Kids. It also contained three additional segments:
- Flintstone Funnies
- Captain Caveman and Son
- Dino's Dilemmas
In 1988, Mary Jo Ludin and Lane Raichert were given the Humanitas Prize for the show's episode "Rocky's Rocky Road". There was also a comic book series from Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics).
The Flintstone Kids
The adventures of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as 8 to 10-year-olds.
Season 1 (1986–87)
- The Great Freddini – Fred learns magic to prepare for the school's talent show.
- Heroes For Hire – While at the Flintstone house, Barney answers the phone, winning a trip to the Captain Caveman Show. Fred becomes jealous because he was the one who told Barney to pick up the phone. Fred tries to prove himself as a hero to the town so he can get the prize instead of Barney.
- The Bad News Brontos – The gang forms a baseball team of their own.
- Dusty Disappears – While babysitting Dusty Rubble, Fred and Barney (with the help of Wilma and Betty) finally get him to sleep. Mr. and Mrs. Rubble think they did a great job, and make Fred and Barney take him to the carnival. While there, Dusty starts being a pain to Fred and Barney and disappears on them.
- Poor Little Rich Girl – Dreamchip's birthday is coming up and her butler Quagmire wants her to celebrate it alone due to her parents being out of town. This causes her friends to infiltrate her mansion while evading the security system that Ed Flintstone installed.
- The Rock Concert That Rocked Freddy – Freddy promises everyone tickets to the Brick Stonespring concert, but when Freddy is unable to get the tickets, he and Barney have to do whatever it takes to get them to the concert.
- Curse Of The Gemstone Diamond – A look-alike of Fred goes on to steal Dreamchip Gemstone's precious diamond, spoiling the Halloween party of the kids.
- I Think That I Shall Never See Barney Rubble As A Tree/Dino Come Home – Fred misinterprets a discussion he overhears about diseased trees and starts to believe that Barney is sick./Freddy's class goes on a camping trip and Dino stows away. When Freddy discovers Dino he gets frightened and runs away.
- The Fugitives – After accidentally stealing an old pillow from a Museum, Fred and Barney try to redeem themselves, escape from the public and in the hands of car thieves.
- Freddy's Rocky Road To Karate – Rocky challenges the Jr. Water Buffaloes to a karate match. They think they're gonna lose until Ms. Rockbottom assigns a Japanese foreign exchange student Tamoco.
- Barney's Moving Experience – Barney moves out of Bedrock after Fred broke his bike and his dad employs him for a part-time job.
- The Little Visitor - Fred believes that his parents are going to have another baby.
- Grandpa For Loan – When the father-son picnic is coming up, Fred loans his grandfather to Barney when his father is unavailable.
- Freddy's First Crush – Fred has a crush on a substitute teacher in school.
Season 2 (1987–88)
- The Flintstone Fake Ache – Fred pretends to be sick so that he can avoid going to school. Unfortunately, he becomes very sick.
- Better Buddy Blues – Hollyrock star Shades Stone moves to Bedrock, impressing Fred and Betty but not Wilma and Barney. Shades takes advantage of Fred and Betty and the other youngsters in Bedrock. Wilma just ignores Shades, but Barney runs away to the local swamp when Fred decides Shades is his new best friend.
- Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Betty – Betty thinks she can do everything better with her ice cream business since other competing ice cream companies get in her way.
- Camper Scamper – While on a club scout trip in the woods, the gang tries to earn their merit badges competing against Rocky and his gang.
- A Tiny Egg – The boys find a little egg that belongs to a big dinosaur.
- Haircutastrophe –
- Freddy The 13th – The kids think Freddy is out to get them when they take a Friday the 13th fear too far.
- Little Rubble, Big Trouble – Barney turns into a mean bully when he mistakenly drinks one of Philo's secret potions.
- Philo's D-Feat – Philo gets a D on his science project, a grade he had never received before because he did not finish it yet. It's up to him and with the help of the gang to finish up the project so he can get an A.
- Rocky's Rocky Road – After being sent to the principal's office again, Rocky has one last chance to try to make an effort to be nice around the other students rather than be a mean bully or else he will be shipped off to military school.
This segment featured Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty dreaming of exciting fantasy/adventures.
Season 1 (1986–87)
- Frankenstone –
- Indiana Flintstone –
- Rubble Without a Cause –
- Sugar and Spies –
- Freddy in the Big House – Rocky Ratrock frames Fred for playing baseball in the classroom causing his teacher Mrs. Granite to make him write "I Will Not Play Baseball in Class" 100 times. During this time, Fred imagines that he is in prison after he was framed for different crimes by Rocky.
- Bedrock P.I.s –
- Princess Wilma –
- Monster from the Tar Pits – In a spoof of King Kong, Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Betty imagine that they are filmmakers who travel to an island an encounter a monster that dwells in the tar pits.
- The Twilight Stone – The gang talks about what they want to be when they grow up while out on a picnic.
- Betty's Big Break – Betty becomes a big star after she replaced a sick Dreamchip for the spring pageant.
- Dino Goes Hollyrock – After Dino sees a dino dog like himself on the screen at the movies, he becomes a big star in Hollyrock. He also talks in this episode.
- Philo's Invention –
- Bedrock 'N' Roll –The gang becomes rock stars in order to raise money.
Season 1 (1986–87)
- Yard Wars –
- Dreamchip's Car Wash –
- Dressed Up Dino –
- Fred's Mechanical Dog –
- The Butcher Shoppe –
- The Vet –
- The Dino Diet –
- What Price Fleadom –
- The Terror Within –
- Revenge of the Bullied –
- The Chocolate Chip Catastrophe –
- Watchdog Blues –
- Captain Cavepuppy –
Season 2 (1987–88)
- Killer Kitty –
- Who's Faultin' Who? –
- Bone Voyage –
- World War Flea –
- A Midnite Pet Peeve –
- The Birthday Shuffle –
Captain Caveman and Son
Season 1 (1986–87)
- Freezy Does It – Cavey Jr. becomes Captain Caveman's sidekick after his birthday party and helps his dad fight Dr. Icemare: a weatherman who is stealing rock-fridgerators to make Bedrock cold.
- Invasion of the Mommy Snatchers – A two-headed alien child named Riff and Riff are stealing the mothers of Earth. Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. infiltrate the ship to find out their plot.
- The Ditto Master – Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. face off against Ditto Master, a supervillain with a machine that enables him to duplicate himself and other things.
- I Was A Teenage Grown-Up – Mr. Bad uses Grown Up Gas to make kids act all grown up. It soon affects Cavey Jr. making it difficult for Captain Caveman to stop Mr. Bad.
- Grime & Punishment – The Trash Man is making Bedrock all trashy and it's up to Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. to stop him.
- A Tale of Too Silly – Yuckster steals eggs, flours, and Cowasauruses to make a pie large enough to throw at the entire city.
- To Baby or Not to Baby – Mr. Sciencedome is tired of Captain Caveman's show taking away his television viewers, so he creates a Fountain of Youth formula which turns Captain Caveman into a baby.
- Day of the Villains – Mr. Bad assembles villains like Dr. Icemare, Ditto Master, Trash Man, Yuckster, and other bad guys of Bedrock in a plan to eliminate Captain Caveman.
- Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow – A new superhero named Perfect Man is outdoing Captain Caveman by making Bedrock perfect. He soon makes it too perfect causing Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. to stop him.
- Curse of the Reverse – Mr. Bad uses his Backwards Beam to reverse everything in Bedrock including making Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. wanted criminals.
- Capt. Caveman's First Adventure – Captain Caveman flashes back to his childhood where his mother gives him his club around the time when Billy Bad (a younger version of Mr. Bad) attempts to make school less fun.
- Leave It To Mother – Captain Caveman's mother is coming to visit at the same time a hair blob created by Mr. Bad attacks the Amrock Hair Supply factory. When Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. are captured, it's up to Grandma Cavemom to stop Mr. Bad.
- Greed it and Weep – Piggy McGrabit (the richest man in Bedrock) uses his Money Magnet to steal all of Bedrock's money. Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. must stop Piggy McGrabit before everyone ends up broke.
Season 2 (1987–88)
- Captain Knaveman – Captain Caveman loses his memory while pursuing the Teddy Bear Snatcher. Seeing as he was disguised as a bad guy when getting to him, Captain Caveman thinks he is a supervillain named Captain Badman and starts doing crimes. When Captain Badman puts the other bad guys out of business, they turn to Cavey Jr. for help.
- Attack of the Fifty Foot Teenage Lizard – A teenage Godzilla-type monster named Billy is under pressure from his family to be destructive, but he bears no hatred towards the cavepeople. Captain Caveman and Cavey help the boy monster by getting him to tear down some old buildings slated for demolition.
- The Cream-Pier Strikes Back – Yuckster is throwing cream pies at people which contains a formula that turns anyone hit by them into Yucksters. When Captain Caveman gets hit by one, it's up to Cavey Jr. to restore everyone to normal and defeat Yuckster.
- Captain Caveman's Super Cold – Captain Caveman has come down with a cold and tries various ways to get rid of a cold other than a trip to the doctor. Meanwhile, Mr. Bad takes advantage of this by getting rid of Captain Caveman with an anti-gravity formula.
- The Big Bedrock Bully Bash – Butch the Bully gets exposed to an experimental growth light and becomes a giant. Cavey Jr. turns to his dad to find a way to stop Butch and return him to normal size.
- Captain Cavedog – With help from Piggy McGrabit, Trash Man, Teddy Bear Snatchter, and Yuckster, Mr. Bad escapes from prison. He transforms Captain Caveman into a dog with poisoned hot dogs. Cavey Jr. hunts down Mr. Bad for the antidote and to get him back to jail before the poison causes Captain Caveman to permanently remain a dog.
- Charlie Adler – Cavey Jr.
- Bever-Leigh Banfield – Mayor of Bedrock
- Jon Bauman –
- Michael Bell – Mr. Billy Bad
- Mel Blanc – Dino, Robert Rubble, Captain Caveman, Piggy McGrabit
- Susan Blu – Dreamchip Gemstone, Janet Granite, Victoria Lithonstone-Gemstone
- Hamilton Camp – Barney Rubble, Flab Slab
- Henry Corden – Ed Flintstone, Edna Flintstone
- Peter Cullen –
- Jim Cummings –
- Julie Dees – Wilma Slaghoople (1986–1987), Mica Slaghoople, Mickey Slaghoople, Tarpit Tommy
- Rick Dees –
- Dick Erdman –
- Takayo Fischer –
- June Foray – Grandma Cavemom
- Pat Fraley –
- Elizabeth Lyn Fraser – Wilma Slaghoople (1987–1988)
- Arte Johnson –
- Buster Jones – Officer Bob Quartz
- Aron Kincaid –
- René LeVant –
- Allan Lurie –
- Tress MacNeille –
- Kenneth Mars – Narrator in "Captain Caveman and Son" segments
- Janet May –
- Scott Menville – Freddy Flintstone (1987–1988)
- Howard Morris –
- George O'Hanlon –
- Rob Paulsen – Additional Voices
- Bumper Robinson – Philo Quartz
- Michael Rye – Ricky Slaghoople
- Ronnie Schell – Yuckster
- Avery Schreiber –
- Marilyn Schreffler – Rocky Ratrock, Flo Rubble
- John Stephenson – Ditto Master, Victor Gemstone
- Jean Vander Pyl – Pearl Pebbles Slaghoople
- B.J. Ward – Betty Jean Bricker, Mrs. Rockbottom
- Beau Weaver –
- Lennie Weinrib – Freddy Flintstone (1986–1987), Police Commissioner
- Frank Welker – Nate Slate, Stalagbite, Fang, fill-ins for Dino and Robert Rubble
- Patric Zimmerman –
Note: It is currently unknown who voices young Betty.
- Executive Producers: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
- Executive in Charge of Production: Jayne Barbera
- Producer: Kay Wright
- Associate Producers: Berny Wolf, Lynn Hoag
- Story Editors: Arthur Alsberg, John K. Ludin, Don Nelson, Lane Raichert
- Additional Character Development: Glen Leopold
- Creative Design: Iwao Takamoto
- Supervising Director: Ray Patterson
- Directors: Art Davis, Don Lusk, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora
- Animation Directors: Jay Sarbry, Frank Andrina, Oliver "Lefty" Callahan, John Drake, Bob Goe, Grzegorz Handzlik, Erna Kaluza, Les Kaluza, Rick Leon, Don Patterson, Bill Perkins, Joanna Romersa, Paul Sommers, Stanislaw Szszepanik, Phil Vallentin, Tim Walker
- Story Direction: Cullen Blaine, Kent Butterworth, Lew Saw, Joe Seibel, Michael Swanigan, Robert Taylor, Roy Wilson
- Recording Director: Gordon Hunt
- Animation Casting Director: Andrea Romano
- Talent Coordinator: Kris Zimmerman
- Voices: Charlie Adler, Bever-Leigh Banfield, Jon Bauman, Michael Bell, Mel Blanc, Susan Blu, Hamilton Camp, Henry Corden, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, Julie Dees, Rick Dees, Dick Erdman, Takayo Fischer, June Foray, Pat Fraley, Arte Johnson, Buster Jones, Aron Kincaid, René Le Vant, Allan Lurie, Tress MacNeille, Kenneth Mars, Janet May, Howard Morris, George O'Hanlon, Rob Paulsen, Bumper Robinson, Michael Rye, Ronnie Schell, Avery Schreiber, Marilyn Schreffler, John Stephenson, B.J. Ward, Beau Weaver, Lennie Weinrib, Frank Welker, Patric Zimmerman
- Graphics: Iraj Peran, Tom Wogatzke
- Title: Bill Perez
- Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
- Music Coordinator: Joanne Miller
- Design Supervisor: Bwana Takamoto
- Character Design: Shavon Cherry, Salene Gerbasi, Mark Kirkland, Gay Lawrence, Bob Onorato, Jim Stenstrum, Bwana Takamoto
- Layout Supervisor: Joanna Romersa
- Animation Supervisor: Jozef Byrdy, Stan Dulz, Roman Klyz, Richard Lepiora
- Key Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
- Key Backgrounds: Bogumilia Ciosek, Stefania Dabrowieka, Martin Forte, Robert Gentle, Wanda Kudla-Niezreka, Kazimierz Ledzki, Phil Lewis, Andy Phillipson, Bill Proctor, Jeff Richie, Gloria Wood
- Checking and Scene Planning: Paul B. Strickland
- Xerography: Star Wirth
- Color Design: Alison Leopold
- Production Assistants: Sandy Benenati, Vicki Casper, Barbara Dierks, Erika Grossbart, Victoria McCollum, Ginger Otto, Debby Lathrop-Robbins, Robin Strickland
- Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
- Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
- Sound Direction: Alvy Dorman, Phil Flad C.A.S.
- Video Tape Editor: Mark Bernay
- Music Editors: Joe Sandusky, Daniels McLean, Terry Moore, Rick Eisman, Greg Watson
- Effects Editors: Tim Iverson, Michelle Iverson, Brian Baker, Michelle Bradley, David M. Cowan, Jerry Winicki, Mary Gleason, Catherine MacKenzie, Carol Lewis
- Show Editor: Gil Iverson
- Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
- Post-Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
- Produced and Associated With: Wang Film Productions Inc, Cuckoos Nest Studios
- Production Supervisor: Bob Marples
- A Hanna-Barbera Production
- This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
- © 1986 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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 best-of set featuring 10 episodes from the series, on DVD in Region 1. No future plans yet made for season set releases of the show from Warner Archive.
- "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- Sennett, Ted. The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. New York: Viking Penguin, 1989. ISBN 0-670-82978-1. p. 262.
- Stone-Age Preteens, Mr. T , Dirk the Daring and More on WHV's Saturday AM '80s DVD
- We've Got a First Look at the Cover Art for 'Rockin' in Bedrock'
- The Flintstone Kids @ The Big Cartoon DataBase
- The Flintstone Kids at the Internet Movie Database
- The Flintstone Kids at TV.com