The Flintstone Primetime Specials

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The Flintstone Primetime Specials / The Flintstone Special
Directed by Carl Urbano
Oscar Dufau
Ray Patterson
Voices of Henry Corden
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Autterson
John Stephenson
Music by Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Alex Lovy
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original network NBC
Original release September 26, 1980 – October 11, 1981

The Flintstone Primetime Specials (onscreen title: The Flintstone Special) is a four-episode limited-run prime time television revival of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on NBC from September 26, 1980 to October 11, 1981.[1]

List of animated specials[edit]

Title Director Airdate
1 "The Flintstones' New Neighbors" Carl Urbano September 26, 1980 (1980-09-26)
The Flintstones and the Rubbles welcome a new strange family, The Frankenstones, to their Bedrock neighborhood.
2 "The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling" Oscar Dufau and Ray Patterson November 7, 1980 (1980-11-07)
Fred believes he only has 24 hours to live (due to a mix-up at the doctor's office with his X-rays) and tries to enjoy life as much as possible.
3 "The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma" Carl Urbano October 4, 1981 (1981-10-04)
Wilma is a celebrity when she gets a shot at the big leagues and becomes a pitcher for the Bedrock Dodgers.
4 "The Flintstones: Jogging Fever" Ray Patterson October 11, 1981 (1981-10-11)
After failing his annual physical, Fred enters the Rockstone Marathon to prove to everyone, including his boss Mr. Slate, that he is in shape.

Voice cast[edit]


The Flintstones' New Neighbors and Jogging Fever were animated at Filman, an animation studio in Madrid, Spain (headed by Carlos Alfonso and Juan Pina) who did a lot of animation work for Hanna-Barbera between the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. Among their credits were such series as Yogi's Space Race, Buford and the Galloping Ghost, The Little Rascals, Paw Paws, The Smurfs and The Jetsons (1980s revival) as well as the specials The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White and Yogi's First Christmas.

All specials utilized a an inferior laugh track created by the studio, the last production to do so.

Home Media releases[edit]

On October 9, 2012, Warner Archive released all six specials on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection in a release entitled The Flintstones Prime-Time Specials Collection: Volume 1 and 2.


  1. ^ Lenberg, Jeff (1991). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. New York: Facts of File. ISBN 0-8160-6599-3.

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