The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling

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The Flintstone Special:
Fred's Final Fling
Directed by Oscar Dufau
Ray Patterson
Voices of Henry Corden
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Autterson
John Stephenson
Don Messick
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
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 November 7, 1980
Preceded by The Flintstones' New Neighbors
Followed by Wind-Up Wilma

Fred's Final Fling is a 1980 animated television special and is the second of The Flintstone Special limited-run prime time revival of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which premiered on NBC on November 7, 1980.

Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio, one of the last productions to do so.


When Frank Frankenstone's X-rays are mistaken for Fred's, the doctor tells him he only has 24 hours to live. Dazed by the news, Fred vows to do good deeds on his final day. After giving gifts to friends, he takes Wilma, Barney and Betty to the La Coo Coo Rocko restaurant where they dance the night away and go roller-skating. After falling asleep with exhaustion, Fred wakes up the next morning with the new that rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated and that it was all a mistake.


Production credits[edit]

  • Supervising Producer: Margaret Loesch
  • Directors: Oscar Dufau, Ray Patterson
  • Story: Bob Ogle
  • Story Direction: Alex Lovy
  • Recording Director: Alex Lovy
  • Voices: Gay Autterson, Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Jean Vander Pyl
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Character Design: Scott Shaw
  • Layout Supervision: Don Morgan
  • Key Layout: John Tucker
  • Layout: Kurt Anderson, Gary Hoffman, Jack Huber, Ray Jacobs, Jim McLean, Michael O'Mara, Phil Ortiz
  • Animation Supervision: Jay Sarbry, Bob Goe
  • Assistant Animation Supervisor: Richard Leon
  • Animation: Frank Andrina, Oliver Callahan, Rudy Cataldi, Joan Drake, Zeon Davush, Fernando Gonzalez, Bob Hathcock, Fred Hellmich, Volus Jones, Constantin Mustatea, Eduardo Olivares, Morey Reden, Ken Southworth
  • Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
  • Backgrounds: Fernando Arce, Gil DiCicco, Dennis Durrell, Andy Phillipson, Dennis Venizelos
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Jackie Banks
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Ink and Paint Supervision: Alison Victory
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson
  • Technical Supervisor: Jerry Mills
  • Camera: Allen Childs, Candy Edwards, Curt Hall, Neil Viker, Roy Wade
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
  • Music Editors: Joe Sandusky, Terry Moore
  • Effects Editors: Daniels McLean, Cecil Broughton, Michael Bradley, Catherine McKenzie
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Producer: Alex Lovy
  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • A Hanna-Barbera Production
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
© 1980 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.

DVD release[edit]

On October 9, 2012, Warner Archive released Fred's Final Fling on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection, in a release entitled The Flintstones Prime-Time Specials Collection: Volume 2. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and[1]


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