Cave Kids

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Cave Kids
Title card for Cave Kids (1996).jpg
Directed byMarija Miletic Daïl
Voices ofAria Noelle Curzon
Christine Cavanaugh
E.G. Daily
Frank Welker
Theme music composerBill Burnett
Opening theme"Cave Kids"
Ending theme"Cave Kids" (instrumental)
Composer(s)Guy Moon
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Sherry Gunther
Producer(s)Marija Miletic Daïl
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Cartoons
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseSeptember 21 – November 9, 1996
Chronology
Followed byYabba Dabba Dinosaurs!
Related showsThe Flintstones

Cave Kids (also known as Cave Kids Adventures) is a 30-minute animated series and a spin-off of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on Cartoon Network as part of its educational programming block from September 21 to November 9, 1996.

The series also aired in a few PBS affiliates such as AETN in Arkansas.

The series is currently available for purchase on Google Play, YouTube and iTunes.

Overview[edit]

The series follows the adventures of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble as prehistoric pre-schoolers with Dino, the Flintstone family's pet dinosaur, as their babysitter. Unlike the original 1960s Flintstones series and its spin-off incarnations featuring the kids and their parents in slapstick comedy adventures, this show focused more on educational values and lessons for children. The Hanna-Barbera series was made due to the success of Nickelodeon's Rugrats. An earlier Cave Kids effort was published by Golden Press, both as a Little Golden Book in 1963, and also as a Gold Key Comics series spanning 16 issues from 1963 through 1967.

Voices[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Title Airdate
1"Beanstalk Blues"September 21, 1996 (1996-09-21)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are watering plants in a garden when their imagination kicks in and they grow a giant beanstalk.
2"China Challenge"September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
When Pebbles' plate is broken during a dispute with Bamm-Bamm, they head to China in hopes of getting their plate fixed.
3"Soap Bubble Dreams"October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm go down the drain to recover Dino's collar when it accidentally gets washed down the bathtub while they're giving Dino a bath.
4"Sand Castle Surprise"October 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are at the beach when they go into a world ruled by a King Crab, who happens to have extreme shyness.
5"Kiss and Spell"October 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
A search for Pebbles' lost doll, Gretel, takes Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm to fairytale land where they encounter talking trees, a talking frog, Little Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood.
6"Of Mice and Moon"October 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm visit the moon and meet with both a moon mouse and the lady on the moon.
7"Color Me Cave Kid"November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm gets transported to a world which is ruled by the nasty Katty with his dog Wompus, whose enemy is a colorful French blob named Miss Palette.
8"Cave Kid Christmas"November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm visit the North Pole and learn that there's more to Christmas than presents; they find a baby Christmas tree and cheer up a grumpy Snowbear.

Merchandising[edit]

Album[edit]

A sing-along album, Cave Kids Sing-Along, was released on cassette tape and CD by Kid Rhino on February 4, 1997. The album featured seven songs performed by Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, including five from the series. The package also contained a full-color booklet with lyrics to all the songs.

Track listing
  1. Cave Kids Theme
  2. Little Is Just Right for Me
  3. Hand in Hand
  4. Being a Friend
  5. Sharing
  6. Woman in the Moon
  7. Cave Kid Crawl

Video release[edit]

On June 10, 1997, Warner Home Video released three separate Cave Kids titles on videocassette: "Watch Us Grow", "At Play" and "Make New Friends", with each 44-minute cassette featuring two episodes and a music video. To date, the entire 8-episode series has not been yet released on DVD.

VHS Title Ep# Release Date Titles
Watch Us Grow 2 June 10, 1997
  • Kiss and Spell
  • Beanstalk Blues
At Play 2 June 10, 1997
  • Sand Castle Surprise
  • Soap Bubble Dreams
Make New Friends 2 June 10, 1997
  • China Challenge
  • Of Mice and Moon

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