In a world where Scooby-Doo hung out with Sonny and Cher and the Transformers once met up with G.I. Joe, is it really all that surprising that Fred, Barney and the Bedrock gang would eventually run into Rockula and Frankenstone while on vacation in Rocksylvania?
Instead of a thirst for blood, in this cartoon special Count Rockula has a thirst for women — specifically Wilma, who he wants as a bride! Also in this special Count Rockula is afraid of werewolves, which is why he built Frankenstone. Trust me, that’s not even one of the top ten most illogical things in the special. Just roll with it.
Back in the mid-80s, cartoons went back — back to prehistoric times, in fact — in Hanna-Barbera’s “Flintstone Kids” series. Just like it sounds, the show let anyone who was wondering (was anyone wondering?) what like was like with 8-10 year old Freddie, Wilma, Barney, and Betty. Oh, and Dino (voiced by Mel Blanc).
If they remade the animated Flintstones and made it look realistic, would you watch it?
[via] RJ Palmer
The Flintstones Christmas Collection is one of those Great cartoons 1990s cartoons that is rarely seen on television nowadays. I have never been one to turn away an animated Christmas Special and I remember catching this special on TV in 1994 and thinking, “that ain’t bad”. I was not alone in thinking that, this Special was so high quality is was nominated for an Emmy award. What is it about?
Celebrate the solstice in Stone Age style with these two animated holiday classics, starring America’s favorite pre-historic family. Your first course of holiday cheer from Fred and co. is 1977’s A Flintstone Christmas, in which Fred and Barney must save Christmas when Santa sprains his ankle. There’s one big problem, though – Fred promised Mr. Slate that he will play Santa at the Children’s holiday party. Can Fred and Barney deliver all the toys and still make it back to the party in time? A Flintstone Family Christmas, gives viewers a glimpse into the later life of the Rubbles and the Flintstones. Awaiting the return of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (now married with children of their own), Fred and Barney encounter a criminally inclined “caveless” youth. Fred and Wilma attempt to instill values in the boy, only to find themselves with a most unexpected Christmas gift.
That is some pure Christmas magic for home viewing and thanks to the Warner Archive, it is now available on DVD. Share it with your family this holiday season and order your copy of A Flintstone Christmas Collection on DVD today.
Spotted this primitive looking gem on Hake’s this morning. I find the simple design and tender loving message to be very endearing and I think it would look good on my Flintstones’ shelf (if I had a Flintstones’ shelf). With Christmas around the corner, this would make a very unique gift for the Flintstone fan, bank collector or ceramophile in your life.