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The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987)
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones is a 1987 animated musical telefilm, featuring the first meeting between Hanna-Barbera characters The Flintstones and The Jetsons. This film was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and debuted in syndication as part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 series.
While Elroy is busy working on a time machine (with Henry Orbit's help), George is ordered to come to Mr. Spacely's office for a discussion. Cogswell has been stealing Mr. Spacely's business ideas under his nose; blaming George for the problem, Mr. Spacely orders George to go spy on Cogswell. Disguised as Cogswell's robot dog, Centro, George finds out that Cogswell's new robot computer, S.A.R.A., has been seducing R.U.D.I. into leaking Spacely's secrets to her. Upon finding this out, George tries to go tell Mr. Spacely, but R.U.D.I. won't let him.
Thousands of years in the past, Wilma and Betty are trying to butter up Fred so that he'll agree to have their vacation in Honolurock. Fred, wise to their plan, ignores their advances and, while at the quarry, tells Barney that he plans to take the girls some place even better with the winnings he believes he will make at a poker game at the Water Buffalo Lodge tonight. Mr. Slate, however, wants him and Barney to work the late shift, but they go to the poker game anyway, believing that Mr. Slate will never find out. But Mr. Slate is also at the poker game, so Fred tries disguising himself as a rich Texan (and Barney as his ladyfriend). Unfortunately, not only does Fred lose to Mr. Slate, but he and Barney's disguises fall apart, exposing them and getting them fired.
Back in the future, Elroy finishes up his time machine. George doesn't believe it really works until Elroy uses it to send a girl he brought from Arabian times back to her own time. The Jetsons decide to use it to take a trip to the 25th century, with George wanting to get away from Mr. Spacely (and Judy wanting to get her mind off of a rock star boyfriend she just broke up with after seeing him with groupies). Right before Elroy gets the machine working, Astro accidentally sets the switch to "Past".
With no job, the Flintstones and Rubbles are forced to settle for a camping trip in the middle of nowhere (although Fred and Barney have not told their wives about getting fired), and without food as Dino has stowed away and eaten all the food they packed. Just as Fred and Barney are trying to set the tent up, the Jetsons show up in the time machine. At first, both sets of characters mistake the other for aliens until Fred and George eventually call out offering for peace. The families become fast friends (and Astro forms a friendly rivalry with Dino), and Fred, amazed by George's expand-o-matic bag containing futuristic goodies (such as the anti-gravity belt and boots), decides to use the Jetsons' things to help Mr. Slate win against Turk Tarpit at the company picnic next week.
At the picnic, while Judy falls for a rock star named Iggy Sandstone, Fred introduces George to Mr. Slate, claiming him to be his distant cousin. Mr. Slate is also amazed by George's futuristic objects and decides to give Fred a chance at helping him win the games. Thanks to George's help, Mr. Slate manages to even his score against Tarpit, all the while Fred keeps reminding his ex-boss of the reward he expects for it. Unfortunately, Astro and Dino's continuing chase causes Mr. Slate to lose the last event, and he fires Fred and Barney again.
While Mr. Spacely continues to vent over his failing business, Henry and Rosie assemble a time machine retriever in order to bring the Jetsons back home. But just when they get it to work, the time machine does indeed return - but, due to a mishap, it ends up bringing the Flintstones and the Rubbles instead of the Jetsons! At first, Henry, Rosie, and Mac mistake the newcomers for the Jetsons, and so does Mr. Spacely. Upon seeing that they really are cavemen, Mr. Spacely introduces them to the press.
Stuck in the past, George asks Mr. Slate for a job. Slate, still angry at George for the picnic accident refuses at first, but when Tarpit offers to make George famous himself, Slate immediately employs George, making him his partner. As a "flying man from out of this world" (thanks to his anti-gravity belt), George becomes famous, and this makes the family so rich that they buy ownership of several businesses, including George buying a whole car lot and half of downtown, Jane possessing a clothing store and several beauty salons, and Judy becoming the manager for Iggy's band. Pretty soon, though, the Jetsons begin to experience great stress with their businesses. George cannot deal with the stress of owing so many businesses, Jane is not prepared for the pressure of owning so many clothing stores, and beauty salons, and to make matters worse, Judy goes through deja vu when Iggy also leaves her for some groupies.
Mr. Spacely makes Fred the spokesman for his company, but R.U.D.I. accidentally leaks this information to S.A.R.A. Just as Mr. Spacely is introducing Fred to some important investors, Cogswell shows up and introduces Barney as his news spokesman, coaxing the businesspeople to him. Spacely is furious, and Fred becomes angry with Barney (to the point where he almost throws Barney out of the window)
Meanwhile, Rosie asks R.U.D.I. to help her and Henry try to fix up the time machine so that they can go find the Jetsons. S.A.R.A. shows up at this moment and demands R.U.D.I. to get rid of Rosie; upon Rosie walking out, R.U.D.I. agrees that he'll do whatever he can to get the Jetsons back. They eventually do get it to work (it was just in the "off" position), and, after mistakenly landing in the Middle Ages, Rosie arrives in the Stone Age and finds her family. Able to return home, the Jetsons do so (taking Fred's car with them), but not before Judy reconciles with Iggy and tells him goodbye.
When Spacely sees Fred's ancient automobile, he decides to produce space-cars with an identical appearance. Cogswell tries to steal this information by sending Centro to take pictures (S.A.R.A. can no longer provide him information since R.U.D.I. told her off), but Dino and Astro manage to stop the robot dog from escaping, and Fred and Barney become friends again. Spacely's new retro-style space-cars become an overnight smash, and George turns his partnership with Mr. Slate to Fred, giving him and Barney their jobs back. However, Elroy tells them that the time machine has taken such a beating that it's broken for good now. All ends well, though, because when Mr. Spacely gives the cavemen their original automobile back, they're able to return to the Stone Age due to having absorbed the time machine's quadrapotents. (Or as George puts it, "that old car wants to go home as much as they do!"). The film ends with Fred screaming out his famous catchphrase "Yabba Dabba Doo!"
I Yabba-Dabba Do! (1993)
I Yabba-Dabba Do! is a made-for-television film based on the 1960s animated series The Flintstones.
In this film, the first to feature the adult versions of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm Bamm Rubble, the plot revolves around the two children of the regular Flintstones cast deciding to marry each other, and the various hijinks both families get into in trying to make the wedding happen. A subplot features Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble deciding to start their own catering business. A sequel to this film, Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, soon followed.
I Yabba-Dabba Do! originally aired on ABC on February 7, 1993. A VHS version of the film was released January 14, 1997 by Turner Home Video.
Many attribute this movie's inspiration to the success of the remake of Father of the Bride. The telefilm had a relatively high level of animation quality.
Another interesting note that parts of the movie and its sequel Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby were split and used as the final story arcs of the Arabic dub of The Flintstones show.
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (1993)
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby is a made-for-TV animated film based on The Flintstones, released December 5, 1993 in the US. It is a sequel to I Yabba-Dabba Do!. Unlike it's prequel, this film was never released on VHS or DVD.
Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and Betty Rubble visit their children, the now-adult and married Pebbles and Bamm Bamm, after Pebbles announces she is pregnant. They are living in Hollyrock, where Bamm Bamm is a screenwriter.
A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994)
A Flintstones Christmas Carol is a made-for-TV animated movie of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on November 21, 1994.
When Fred wins the role of Scrooge in the play of A Christmas Carol at the Bedrock Community Theatre, he becomes so obsessed with the part that he begins living it and learns a valuable lesson about selfishness.
The Flintstones (1994)
The Flintstones is a 1994 live-action movie based on the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones. It is produced by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
Cliff Vandercave, currently running Mr. George Nate Slate's quarrying company as executive vice-president, schemes to abscond with company money and flee with Sharon Stone to Rockapulco, Mexirock. He wants a patsy: someone to take the blame, an incompetent. Eying the workers, he decides to invent an executive placement program, and gives the workers an exam. Barney Rubble (who also works for the company now) and Fred Flintstone take their exams using the proper chisel (analog to pencil). When Barney offers to take Fred's exam to turn them in, he notices that Fred did miserably, and swaps the exams in a well meaning attempt to pay Fred back for loaning him the money to adopt his son, Bamm-Bamm Rubble. In fact, Fred had the worst results, while Barney had the best, and when Cliff and Sharon review them, they promote Fred to the executive suite - believing that he cheated - and tell him to fire Barney, after which Barney, his wife Betty and their newly adopted son come to live in the Flintstone home, even though they dislike the way their friends are changing after Fred's promotion.
Meanwhile, Cliff shows off the company's future, automation, and Fred is concerned about the loss of jobs. Cliff intends, however, that the machinery will be shoddy and fall apart... after he's gone from the country. Fred's strong relationship with Wilma spurs an unconscious feeling in Sharon Stone, that Fred has something wonderful that she wishes she was part of.
Fred and Wilma celebrate his promotion by going to the most exclusive restaurant in town, where the entertainment is provided by the BC-52s (the B-52's in stone-age garb) and Wilma lets her hair down.
An argument between Fred and Barney results in Barney telling the truth about the swapped exams, and the two of them stop speaking to one another. Barney and Betty lose their home and end up in the swamp, while Fred adds a second storey to his house, a hot tub, a large-screen television, and even a satellite dish. Following the argument with Rubbles, and the revelation of Fred signing documents that fired the workers - which he was tricked into doing - Wilma walks out on Fred and takes their daughter Pebbles with her, leaving Fred guilt ridden and lonely.
Fred eventually gets suspicious about what's going on, marches into the file room, and finds out the nasty business, so Cliff arranges to frame Fred. Fred goes on the run and is nearly lynched (along with Barney), but Wilma - who misses him - gets together with Betty to get the dictabird that can prove Fred's innocence, thus saving Fred and Barney from the lynch mob. In doing so, Wilma incurs the wrath of Cliff, who kidnaps Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, forcing Fred and Barney to confront Cliff. However, during a confrontation in the gravel pit, Fred duplicates an accident he did on the model of the machinery, and produces a result that causes Cliff to be encased in a new and unknown substance. Mr. Slate shows up, asks what is going on, and decides to name the stuff after his daughter, Concretia. With Wilma and Pebbles back at his side, Fred asks to go back to his old job operating the big dinosaur machine, while also getting benefits for the other workers, and patches things up with Barney.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 film based on the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Univershell (Universal) Pictures.
It is a prequel to the 1994 'Univershell Studios' live-action film The Flintstones, set before the Flintstones and Rubbles were married. It provided very few of the original cast. The film stars Mark Addy as Fred Flintstone, Stephen Baldwin as Barney Rubble, Kristen Johnston as Wilma Slaghoople, Jane Krakowski as Betty O'Shale, and Joan Collins as Wilma's mother Pearl Slaghoople. Ann-Margret, whose appearance as 'Ann-Margrock' is one of the most fondly-remembered moments in the original TV series, sings the theme song, which is a slightly-rewritten version of the theme song from Viva Las Vegas, in which Ann-Margret co-starred with Elvis Presley.
The film did little business at the box office, and was widely panned by critics. Many of them questioned the wisdom of making the Great Gazoo a large part of the film, when the character was widely linked with the demise of the TV series. In spite of this, Jane Krakowski's version of Betty was widely agreed on as being a huge improvement over Rosie O'Donnell in the first film, and one of the film's few highlights.
Set some years before the events of the 1994 Flintstones movie, the plot sees Fred and Barney both single and sharing an apartment while trying (unsuccessfully) to find girlfriends. They meet a little green alien called the Great Gazoo, who was banished to Earth by his species in order to study the human mating and reproduction cycle (his own people reproduce via splitting in half).
Gazoo, whom only Fred and Barney can see, decides to follow Fred and Barney to gather information, even though his superior knowledge and personality annoys them.
Wilma, meanwhile, is living in a mansion with her wealthy parents. Her control-freak mother, Pearl Slaghoople, thinks that her daughter's wish to do common things such as bowling are silly and wants her to marry rich smooth casino-owner Chip Rockfeller. After a fight with her mother, Wilma angrily storms out of the house and goes to a fast-food restaurant at Rock Vegas, where she is waited on by Betty. Betty mistakenly thinks that Wilma is a homeless person and offers to share her house with her. Wilma is also given a job at the restaurant.
When Fred and Barney go to the restaurant for lunch, they are smitten with the girls and manage to talk them into going to a carnival with them. Fred goes with Betty and Barney goes with Wilma, but they later exchange girls.
Fred has good luck at the casino tables and wins a fortune, but gets carried away and is persuaded by Chip to join the high rollers. He promptly loses and owes Chip, who is himself in debt to the Mob, a fortune. Wilma mistakenly believes he has left her for a casino hanger-on and is devastated. After some tears and arguments, the couples sort themselves out and are married at a Rock Vegas chapel.
The Flintstones: On the Rocks is an animated TV movie based on the popular animated franchise The Flintstones, it was aired in 2001 on Cartoon Network. The film features the voices of Jeff Bergman as Fred, Tress MacNeille as Wilma, with additional voices by Bergman, MacNelle, Frank Welker (Dino), Zelda Rubinstein, Kevin Richardson (Barney), Grey DeLisle (Betty), and Jeff Glen Bennet.
In format, the movie was intended to emulate the original prime time seasons of the series, which were distinctly more mature and aimed at older audiences, and therefore chose to focus more on the relationships between the original core cast of Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Betty. It was animated by Chris Savino and David Smith.
Fred and Wilma's marriage is in serious jeopardy. After years of putting up with her husband's lazy, self-centered loitering, a sexually starved Wilma hopes that a second honeymoon at a luxurious hotel (a gift from the equally concerned Rubbles) will finally restore the passion in the relationship, Fred in the meantime looks at the idea as another excuse for a personal vacation and takes it for granted. Meanwhile, a professional thief succeeds in acquiring a rare diamond, but he loses possession of it when his handbag is switched with Wilma's, forcing the thief to woo the frustrated Mrs. Flinstone in an effort to reclaim the diamond, leading a worried Fred to reevaluate his own conduct and feelings towards Wilma before he "loses her". The two eventually discover the thief's true purpose and reunite.