The Flintstones on Ice
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|The Flintstones on Ice|
|Written by||Eli Basse|
|Directed by||Walter C. Miller|
|Voices of||Alan Reed|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Joseph Cates|
|Producer(s)||Walter C. Miller|
|Production location(s)||Hamburg, Germany|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original release||February 11, 1973|
|Followed by||Energy: A National Issue|
The Flintstones on Ice is a 1973 American live action television special featuring characters from The Flintstones franchise directed by Walter C. Miller and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It premiered on CBS on February 11, 1973 at 8:00 pm EST, sponsored by Kraft Foods.
The special was taped in Hamburg, Germany before a capacity crowd and starred costumed characters of Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble (portrayed by champion ice skaters Lothar Dobberstein, Teri Tucker, Malcolm Smith and Mitsuko Funakoshi, respectively). Also featured are several other renowned skaters Donald McPherson, Cliff McArdle, Gudrun Hauss and Walter Häfner, all of whom combine stylish skating and dance techniques into one of the most rousing displays of talent and excitement on the ice, as well as blending precision and timing with an impeccable style as they perform daring acrobatics with intrepid leaps and startling spins.
The special shows The Flintstones characters interacting with the other ice-skaters displaying winter-themed performances, elaborate costumes and German-theme pieces which concludes with a big finale as the four characters perform the closing number together, joined by the others in Germanic costumes.
|Character||Costumed actor||Voice actor|
|Fred Flintstone||Lothar Dobberstein||Alan Reed|
|Wilma Flintstone||Teri Tucker||Jean Vander Pyl|
|Barney Rubble||Malcolm Smith||Mel Blanc|
|Betty Rubble||Mitsuko Funakoshi||Gay Hartwig|