Fred Flintstone and Friends

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Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends.jpg
Genre Animation
Directed by Charles A. Nichols
William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Starring Fred Flintstone
Voices of Henry Corden
(voice of Fred Flintstone)
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Opening theme "Fred Flintstone and Friends" by Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 95
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Distributor Claster Television
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
Release
Original network First-run syndication
Original release October 3, 1977 (1977-10-03) – September 1, 1978 (1978-09-01)
Chronology
Preceded by The Flintstone Comedy Hour
Followed by The New Fred and Barney Show (The Flintstones)
Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure (anthology)

Fred Flintstone and Friends is a 30-minute weekday animated anthology wheel series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Columbia Pictures Television which aired in first-run syndication from October 3, 1977 to September 1, 1978. The series was packaged by Columbia Pictures Television during the 1977–78 television season and was available for barter syndication through Claster Television through the mid-1980s.[1]

Overview[edit]

The series is hosted by Fred Flintstone and featured a repackaging of the following six Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoons that were originally broadcast by the various networks from 1971 to 1975:

The six series were repackaged from their original half-hour formats into multi-part serialized stories which were introduced by Fred on a daily basis (via voice-overs on brief bumper clips shown in-between segments). The opening title sequence was a composite, using clips from the openings of the various series, along with a new title theme song. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained an inferior laugh track created by the studio.

Henry Corden made his official debut as Fred's speaking voice on this series after Alan Reed died in June 1977; Corden previously appeared as Fred's singing voice in the theatrical film, The Man Called Flintstone, and in the television specials, Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1966) and Energy: A National Issue (1977). Corden continued providing Fred's voice in future spin-off series and specials, as well as Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles cereal commercials, until his death in 2005.

Production credits[edit]

  • Executive Producers and Producers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
  • Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
  • Directors: Joseph Barbera & William Hanna and Charles A. Nichols
  • Associate Producers: Alex Lovy and Art Scott
  • Recording Directors: Gordon Hunt
  • Executive Story Consultant: Myles Wilder
  • Story Editors: Sid Morse, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
  • Storyboard Editors and Story Direction: Cullen Houghtaling, Brad Case, Carl Fallberg, Alex Lovy, Lew Marshall, Paul Sommer, Irv Spector, Jim Carmichael, Steve Clark, George Jorgensen, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Jim Mueller, Bill Perez, Don Christensen, George Gordon, Mike Kawaguchi, George Singer, John E. Walker, Don Sheppard, Bill Ackerman, Dave Brain, Bob Ogle, Ernest Terrazas, Gary Hoffman, Dan Mills
  • Voices: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Gay Autterson, Sally Struthers, Carl Esser, Mitzi McCall, Don Messick, Jay North, Mickey Stevens, Daws Butler, Lennie Weinrib, Julie McWhirter, Joe Besser, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce, Brian Forster, Joan Gerber, Chuck McClendon, Sherri Alberoni, Allan Melvin, John Stephenson, Julie Bennett, Henry Corden, Ronnie Schell, Jo Ann Harris, Jerry Dexter, Paul Winchell
  • Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols
  • Assistant Animation Director: Carl Urbano
  • Production Design: Iwao Takamoto and Bob Singer
  • Production Supervisor: Victor O. Schipek
  • Titles: Iraj Paran
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Dialogue Director: Alan Dinehart
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Character Design: Jerry Eisenberg, Dick Bickenbach, Takashi Masunaga
  • Layout: John Ahern, Peter Alvarado, Mike Arens, Dick Bikenbach, Bruce Bushman, Brad Case, Moe Gollub, Stan Green, Jack Huber, Alex Ignatiev, Don Sheppard, Bob Singer, Andrea Brown, Ed Benedict, Jaime Diaz, David Hanan, Willie Ito, Don Jurwich, Terry Slade, Roman Arambula, Homer Jonas, Sukhdev Dail, Don Morgan, Dale Barnhart, Phil Melendez, Greg Nocon, Bob Foster, Larry Huber, Dardo Veldez, Ron Campbell, Jim Fletcher, David High, Herb Johnson, Floyd Norman, Lew Ott, Nino Carbe, Gary Hoffman
  • Unit Director: Ray Patterson
  • Animators: Lefty Callahan, Rudy Cataldi, Steve Clark, Lilian Evans, John Garling, Bill Keil, George Kreisl, Hicks Lokey, Margaret Nichols, Joan Orbison, Jay Sarbry, Ken Southworth, Irv Spence, Xenia, George Cannata, Hugh Fraser, Jerry Hatchock, Dick Lundy (The Patterson Brothers Don and Ray), David Tendlar, Carlo Vinci, Ed Barge Lars Calonius, Harry Holt, Rae MacSpadden, Ed Parks, Dick Thompson, Bill Hutten, Volus Jones, (The Love Brothers Ed and Tony), Dan Mills, John Walker, Gwen Weltzer, Tom Baron, Emil Carle, Marcia Holt, Marija Jursic, Ed Rehberg, Veve Risto, Rod Scribner, Rich Trueblood, Frank Andrina, Ed DeMattia, Ron Campbell, Izzy Ellis, Bob Hatchock, Hicks Lokey, Alan Green, Jack Foster
  • Background Supervisor: Fernando Montealegre
  • Background Styling: F. Montealegre, Fernando Arce, Richard Khim, Gary Niblett
  • Backgrounds: F. Montealegre, Martin Forte, Bob Schaefer, Lorraine Andrina, Gary Niblett, Peter Van Elk, Richard Khim, Al Gmuer, Gino Giudice, Tom Knowles, Eric Semones, Jeannette Towes, Shelia Brown, Al Budnick, Joe Griffith, Dennis Durrell, Dennis Veinzelos, Marilyn Shimokochi, Phil Lewis, Daphne Huntington, Joe Griffith, Marsha Hanes
  • Technical Supervisor: Frank Paiker
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Evelyn Sherwood
  • Ink and Paint Supervisors: Jayne Barbera, Roberta Greutert, Billie Kerns
  • Xerography: Robert "Tiger" West
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson and Bill Getty
  • Supervising Film Editor and Editor Supervision: Larry Cowan
  • Film Editors: Richard Allen and James Yaras
  • Music Editors: Pat Foley, Joe Sandusky, James Yaras
  • Sound Effects Editors: Earl Bennett, Joe Sandusky, Milt Krear, Sam Gemette, Joe Reitano, Ron Sawade
  • Sound Reader: Peter Aries Jr
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Post-Production and Post-Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Camera: Dick Blundell, George Epperson, Charles Flekal, Roy Wade, Tom Barnes, Ralph Miglori, Ron Jackson, Curt Hall, Dennis Weaver, (The Smith Brothers Jerry and Wayne), Jerry Mills
  • Production Manager: Art Scott
  • Assistant Production Manager: Jayne Barbera
  • A Hanna-Barbera Production
  • C 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977 Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc.
  • RCA Sound Recording
  • This Picture Made Under The Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated With A.F.L-C.I.O.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sobel, Robert (1977). "Syndicated kidvid lively; top dollar for cartoons" Television/Radio Age, Vol. 25, No. 2. (August 15, 1977), p. 66.

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