Entertainment: The Flintstones
|Birthname||Animated TV series|
|born on||30 September 1960 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||07°50' 17°10 Asc. 22°13'|
American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting and follows the activities of the titular family, the Flintstones, and their next-door neighbours, the Rubbles. It was originally broadcast on ABC from 30 September 1960 to 1 April 1966, and was the first animated series to hold a prime-time slot on television.
The show follows the lives of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their pets Dino and Baby Puss, eventually seeing the addition of baby Pebbles Flintstone. Also featured are relatives Pearl Slaghoople and Uncle Tex Hardrock. The Rubbles are close characters to the Flintstones, including Fred's best friend, Barney Rubble, and his family, Betty Rubble, Bamm-Bamm Rubble and their pet, Hoppy.
Producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera gained inspiration for the show's concept and music from popular cartoons of that time, including The Bugs Bunny Show and Tom and Jerry.
The continuing popularity of The Flintstones rests heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful and longest-running network animated television series for three decades, until The Simpsons surpassed it in 1997. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second-greatest TV cartoon of all time (after The Simpsons).
The original show was adapted into a live-action film in 1994, and a prequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, which followed in 2000.
- associate relationship with Berry, Halle (born 14 August 1966). Notes: Played Miss Sharon Stone, 1994 film
- associate relationship with Blanc, Mel (born 30 May 1908). Notes: Voiced Barney Rubble and Dino, 1960-1966, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1980-1984, 1986-1988, 1994, 2000
- associate relationship with Collins, Joan (born 23 May 1933). Notes: Played Pearl Slaghoople, 2000 film
- associate relationship with Cumming, Alan (born 27 January 1965). Notes: Voiced The Great Gazoo, 2000 film
- associate relationship with Curtin, Hoyt (born 9 September 1922). Notes: Theme music composer
- associate relationship with Goodman, John (born 20 June 1952). Notes: Voiced Fred Flintstone, 1994 film
- associate relationship with Korman, Harvey (born 15 February 1927). Notes: Voiced The Great Gazoo, 1965-1966, 2000
- associate relationship with Krakowski, Jane (born 11 October 1968). Notes: Played Betty O'Shale Rubble, 2000 film
- associate relationship with MacLachlan, Kyle (born 22 February 1959). Notes: Played Cliff Vandercave, 1994 film
- associate relationship with O'Donnell, Rosie (born 21 March 1962). Notes: Played Betty Rubble, 1994 film
- associate relationship with Taylor, Elizabeth (born 27 February 1932). Notes: Played Pearl Slaghoople, 1994 film
- associate relationship with Taylor, James Arnold (born 22 July 1969). Notes: Voiced Fred Flintstone, 2004-2006
- compare to chart of Entertainment: The Jetsons (born 23 September 1962)
- compare to chart of Entertainment: The Simpsons (born 17 December 1989)
Sy Scholfield quotes "TV Programs," Daily News (New York, New York), 30 September 1960, page 58.
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (First primetime animated TV series)
- Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Release dates (Animated TV series)