The Flintstone Kids (1986–1990)

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The Flintstone Kids (TV Series 1986–1990)

The antics of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as children who live in Bedrock.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
USA
IMDb   5.8 /10
TheMovieDb    6.6 /10
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FilmAffinity   4.1 /10
Creators
Creator Arthur Davis
Creator Don Lusk
Creator Bill Matheny
Creator Barry E. Blitzer
Information
Release Date1986-09-06
Runtime30min
GenreAnimation, Comedy, Family
Content RatingTV-Y (TV-Y)
Awards2 wins
CompanyHanna-Barbera Productions
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
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The Flintstone Kids

The Flintstone Kids is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. It is an alternative incarnation of the studio's original animated series The Flintstones. The series depicts juvenile versions of the main characters from the original show. It aired from September 6, 1986 to May 21, 1988 on ABC and as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. Unlike the previous shows, this was the first Flintstone series not to have a laugh track.

Cavey Jr. also appears in Jellystone! voiced by Dana Snyder.


Overview

The program follows the adventures of Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Wilma Slaghoople, Betty McBricker and Dino as tweens as they share their preadolescence with their friends Nate Slate, Philo Quartz and Dreamchip Gemstone, and deal with their bully Rocky Ratrock and his group consisting of Tommy, Flab Slab, Janet Granite and Rocky's dog Stalagbite.


Episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
14326September 6, 1986May 27, 1987
2228September 4, 1987May 21, 1988

Segments

This series featured the following segments:

  • The Flintstone Kids: The "main" segment of the show. It would either be a single 21-minute episode or a 7-minute segment.
  • Flintstone Funnies: Freddy, Barney, Wilma and Betty dream of exciting fantasy adventures. This segment was dropped in the second season.
  • Dino's Dilemmas: The adventures and misadventures of Freddy's pet dinosaur Dino.
  • Captain Caveman and Son: The adventures of Captain Caveman with his son Cavey Jr. as they fight bad guys like the evil genius Mr. Bad. This segment was actually a "show within a show" whereby Captain Caveman and Son is a TV show watched by the main characters, where the "fourth wall" is broken frequently.

Voice cast

  • Charlie Adler as Cavey Jr., Armored Car Robber (in "Captain Knaveman")
  • Bever-Leigh Banfield as Mayor of Bedrock
  • Michael Bell as Mr. Billy Bad
  • Mel Blanc as Dino, Bob Rubble, Captain Caveman, Piggy McGrabit (in "Greed It and Weep," "Captain Cavedog")
  • Susan Blu as Dreamchip Gemstone, Janet Granite, Mrs. Gemstone
  • Hamilton Camp as Barney Rubble, Flab Slab
  • Henry Corden as Ed Flintstone, Edna Flintstone
  • Julie Dees as Wilma Slaghoople (1986–1987), Mica Slaghoople, Mickey Slaghoople, Tommy
  • June Foray as Grandma Cavemom
  • Elizabeth Lyn Fraser as Wilma Slaghoople (1987–1988)
  • Dana Hill as Criminal (in "Captain Knaveman")
  • Buster Jones as Officer Quartz
  • Kenneth Mars as Narrator ("Captain Caveman and Son" segments), Armored Car Robber (in "Captain Knaveman"), Museum Robber (in "Captain Knaveman")
  • Scott Menville as Freddy Flintstone (1987–1988)
  • Bumper Robinson as Philo Quartz
  • Michael Rye as Mr. Slaghoople
  • Ronnie Schell as Yuckster (in "A Tale of Too Silly," "Day of the Villains," "The Cream -Pier Strikes Back," "Captain Cavedog")
  • Marilyn Schreffler as Rocky Ratrock, Flo Rubble
  • John Stephenson as Mr. Gemstone, Ditto Master (in "The Ditto Master," "Day of the Villains")
  • Jean Vander Pyl as Pearl Pebble-Slaghoople
  • B.J. Ward as Betty McBricker, Mrs. Rockbottom
  • Beau Weaver as Beaver (Season 1 only)
  • Lennie Weinrib as Freddy Flintstone (1986–1987), Police Commissioner
  • Frank Welker as Nate Slate, Stalagbite, Fang, fill-ins for Dino and Bob Rubble, Thug (in "Captain Knaveman")

Additional voices

Season 1

  • Jon Bauman
  • Peter Cullen
  • Jim Cummings
  • Rick Dees
  • Dick Erdman
  • Takayo Fischer
  • Pat Fraley
  • Arte Johnson
  • Aron Kincaid
  • Rene Levant
  • Allan Lurie
  • Tress MacNeille
  • Janet May
  • Howard Morris
  • George O'Hanlon
  • Rob Paulsen
  • Bumper Robinson
  • Avery Schreiber
  • Patric Zimmerman

Season 2

  • Bob Arbogast
  • James Avery
  • Julie Bennett
  • Sorrell Booke
  • Robin Braxton
  • Valri Bromfield
  • Arthur Burghardt
  • Victoria Carroll
  • Kristina Chan
  • Townsend Coleman
  • Roberto Cruz
  • Brian Cummings
  • Jennifer Fajardo
  • Lillian Garrett
  • Ernest Harada
  • Robert Ito
  • Robbie Lee
  • Peter Leeds
  • Rene Levant
  • Cindy McGee
  • Gustavo Palacios
  • Helga Pedrini
  • Corey Rand
  • Bumper Robinson
  • Shavar Ross
  • Marcelo Tubert
  • Vernee Watson


Home media

On May 4, 2010, Warner Home Video released Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980s, Volume 1, a compilation release which features episodes from various 80's cartoons including an episode from The Flintstone Kids. On March 11, 2014, Warner Home Video released The Flintstone Kids: Rockin' in Bedrock, a 2-disc set featuring 10 episodes from the first season, on DVD in Region 1.


Reception

Critical response

Common Sense Media gave the series a three out of five stars, saying: "Bedrock, the early years: cute and more P.C."

Awards

In 1988, Mary Jo Ludin and Lane Raichert were given the Humanitas Prize for the show's episode "Rocky's Rocky Road".