The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones was an animated TV movie/special that first first aired on November 9, 1987. It was groundbreaking for the time, because it was the first meeting between the characters from the iconic Flintstones and Jetsons TV series. I remember reading about it in the TV guide that fall in 1987 and making sure that I had the TV reserved, snacks at the ready and a blank tape for the VCR. Afterwards, I must have watched the special a dozen times after that (I think I even had some friends over to watch it). Of course with each passing year and each subsequent watching, the tape was slowly deteriorating.
I had thought about picking up a used version of the VHS release and I have been trying to digitize as much of my archive of videotapes as I can and this one was in the pipeline to get the treatment. Thankfully both of those options have been moved off the table, because I finally picked up a DVD copy of my very own thanks to the Warner Archive releasing this as part of their Classic Collection (which means it is classic).
It’s the wackiest animated adventure of all space-time when the world’s favorite Modern Stone Age Family comes face to face with the First Family of the Future in a matchup that only Hanna-Barbera Studios can delightfully make possible! Thanks to Elroy’s malfunctioning tie machine, the Flintstones and Rubbles are zapped into the robot-run future while the Jetsons suddenly find themselves in the dinosaur-filed past. Can our fearless families adapt? And more importantly, will they ever get back home? Find out – in a time-hopping animated feature-length romp packed with all the gags, gadgets and nonstop fun unleashed when The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones.
If you are hankering for some Hanna-Barbera magic, jump up on over to the Warner Archive and order up a copy, where it is currently on sale for 25% off.
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