The Flintstones will return in a brand new animated grownup comedy TV present. Produced by basic animation studio Hanna-Barbera starting in 1960, the unique Flintstones took Honeymooners-style sitcom antics again to the Stone Age, introducing the world to the now-beloved characters Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their daughter Pebbles – and naturally their pet dinosaur Dino – in addition to the compulsory neighbors the Rubbles.
The first ever animated prime time community present, The Flintstones ran for 166 episodes over six seasons, then went on to a protracted afterlife in syndication (the place ’80s youngsters realized to find it irresistible as a lot as their dad and mom who watched it within the ’60s). As nostalgic TV adaptations grew to become a factor within the ’90s, Universal produced a live-action Flintstones film starring John Goodman and Elizabeth Perkins as Fred and Wilma, and Rick Moranis and Rosie O’Donnell as Barney and Betty Rubble. A live-action sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Las Vegas, adopted in 2000 with not one of the authentic forged returning. There have additionally been many Flintstones TV specials through the years, in addition to the inevitable comedian books and video video games. And after all, The Flintstones even bought its personal chewable vitamin model, which helped develop a number of generations of “Flintstones kids.”
As reported by Variety, The Flintstones will now make one other comeback, this time again in animated kind. Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions will workforce as much as develop the brand new Flintstones mission, described as an “animated grownup comedy sequence based mostly on an authentic concept that includes characters from The Flintstones.” No community has picked up the sequence as but.
The final time somebody tried to deliver The Flintstones back to TV was in 2011 when Seth MacFarlane tried to get a brand new sequence going at Fox, however by 2017 that project was declared dead. MacFarlane would later workforce up with Fox for his outer area sitcom The Orville, which many would argue is nothing however a thinly disguised revival of one other beloved ’60s TV property, Star Trek.
When it involves revivals, Banks already has some experience in that enviornment along with her upcoming Charlie’s Angels film reboot, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and multiple actors as Bosley. Banks’ apparent nostalgic bent seems to be in play as soon as once more with The Flintstones, however it appears this time audiences will get a extra grownup spin on the basic characters. The concept of a extra adult-skewing tackle The Flintstones might have a sure enchantment, however little doubt there are Flintstones purists who will fear that taking issues in that course will one way or the other wreck the magic of the unique present, which like The Andy Griffith Show and Gilligan’s Island represents a extra harmless time in media for lots of people.