The Flintstones

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The Flintstones
GenreSitcom
Created byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Directed byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices ofAlan Reed
Jean Vander Pyl
Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Gerry Johnson
Don Messick
John Stephenson
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasonsOriginal series: 6
Revived series: 1
No. of episodes166 (list of episodes)
Production
ProducersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time30 minutes
Production companyHanna–Barbera
Original release
NetworkABC[2]
ReleaseOriginal series:
September 30, 1960 (1960-09-30) – April 11, 1966 (1966-04-11)

The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. There were six seasons consisting of 166 episodes. Each episode was 25 minutes long. A pilot episode was released in 1959 and the show aired between September 30, 1960 and April 1, 1966 on ABC.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Frederick "Fred" J. Flinstone. The main and title character of the series. Catchphrase: "Yabba-Dabba-Do"
  • Barney Rubble. Fred's best friend.
  • Jerry Lee Gotrocks is a Character but he always looks like Fred Flintstone because he is not his Twin brother and he is not a Elated to him.

New Version[change | change source]

A new version of The Flintstones was scheduled to air in 2013 on Fox and was to be created by Seth MacFarlane.[3] However, the show never made it past production.

References[change | change source]

  1. Doll, Pancho (1994-06-02). "Reel Life/Film & Video File: Music Helped 'Flintstones' on Way to Fame: In 1960, Hoyt Curtin created the lively theme for the Stone Age family. The show's producers say it may be the most frequently broadcast song on TV". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  2. "Top 100 animated series". IGN. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  3. "Flintstones! Meet 'The Flintstones' on Fox; New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane". 16 May 2011. Archived from the original on 30 June 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2019.