The Flintstones on Ice

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The Flintstones on Ice
Written byEli Basse
Directed byWalter C. Miller
StarringDonald McPherson
Gudrun Hauss
Walter Häfner
Cliff McArdle
Guy Longpré
Voices ofAlan Reed
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Hartwig
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Joseph Cates
Producer(s)Walter C. Miller
Production location(s)Hamburg, Germany
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 11, 1973
Followed byEnergy: 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.

Flintstones cast[edit]

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