The Flintstone Kids

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The Flintstone Kids
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Genre Animation
Directed by Art Davis
Don Lusk
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
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
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 75
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Kay Wright
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 6, 1986 (1986-09-06) – September 3, 1988 (1988-09-03)
Chronology
Preceded by The Flintstone Funnies (1982–84)
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.[1] The show's theme song bears a strong resemblance to that of Brass Bonanza.

Premise[edit]

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".[2] There was also a comic book series from Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics).

Episodes[edit]

The Flintstone Kids[edit]

The adventures of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as 8 to 10-year-olds.

Season 1 (1986–87)[edit]

  1. The Great Freddini – Fred learns magic to prepare for the school's talent show.
  2. 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.
  3. The Bad News Brontos – The gang forms a baseball team of their own.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Barney's Moving Experience – Barney moves out of Bedrock after Fred broke his bike and his dad employs him for a part-time job.
  12. The Little Visitor - Fred believes that his parents are going to have another baby.
  13. Grandpa For Loan – When the father-son picnic is coming up, Fred loans his grandfather to Barney when his father is unavailable.
  14. Freddy's First Crush – Fred has a crush on a substitute teacher in school.
Flintstone Kids Cast

Season 2 (1987–88)[edit]

  1. The Flintstone Fake Ache
  2. 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.
  3. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Betty
  4. Camper Scamper
  5. A Tiny Egg – The boys find a little egg that belongs to a big dinosaur.
  6. Haircutastrophe
  7. Freddy The 13th – The kids think Freddy is out to get them when they take a Friday the 13th fear too far.
  8. Little Rubble, Big Trouble – Barney turns into a mean bully when he mistakenly drinks one of Philo's secret potions.
  9. Philo's D-Feat
  10. Rocky's Rocky Road

Flintstone Funnies[edit]

This segment featured Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty dreaming of exciting fantasy/adventures.

Season 1 (1986–87)[edit]

  1. Bedrock P.I.s
  2. Princess Wilma
  3. Frankenstone
  4. Rubble Without a Cause
  5. Indiana Flintstone
  6. 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.
  7. Sugar and Spies
  8. 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.
  9. Betty's Big Break
  10. Dino Goes Hollyrock
  11. Bedrock 'N' Roll
  12. The Twilight Stone
  13. Philo's Invention

Dino's Dilemmas[edit]

This segment featured the adventures and misadventures of The Flintstones' pet dinosaur Dino.

Season 1 (1986–87)[edit]

  1. Yard Wars
  2. Dreamchip's Car Wash
  3. Dressed Up Dino
  4. Fred's Mechanical Dog
  5. The Butcher Shoppe
  6. The Vet
  7. The Dino Diet
  8. What Price Fleadom
  9. The Terror Within
  10. Revenge of the Bullied
  11. The Chocolate Chip Catastrophe
  12. Watchdog Blues
  13. Captain Cavepuppy

Season 2 (1987–88)[edit]

  1. Killer Kitty
  2. Who's Faultin' Who?
  3. Bone Voyage
  4. World War Flea
  5. A Midnite Pet Peeve
  6. The Birthday Shuffle

Captain Caveman and Son[edit]

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.

Season 1 (1986–87)[edit]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Grime & Punishment – The Trash Man is making Bedrock all trashy and it's up to Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. to stop him.
  6. A Tale of Too Silly – Yuckster steals eggs, flours, and Cowasauruses to make a pie large enough to throw at the entire city.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Curse of the Reverse – Mr. Bad uses his Backwards Beam to reverse everything in Bedrock including making Captain Caveman and Cavey Jr. wanted criminals.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)[edit]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Voice Cast[edit]

Production credits[edit]

  • 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.

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 best-of set featuring 10 episodes from the series, on DVD in Region 1.[4] No future plans yet made for season set releases of the show from Warner Archive.

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