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The Flintstones [1994] (1 disc)

Director:Brian Levant
Writer:Jim Jennewein
Steven E. de Souza
Tom S. Parker
Composer:David Newman
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:4.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:22%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a bad price.

Reaction: Simple and a bit bland at times, but it's colorful and odd enough to entertain the kids.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Brian Levant => Director
Jim Jennewein => Writer
Steven E. de Souza => Writer
Tom S. Parker => Writer
David Newman => Composer
Gerald R. Molen => Executive Producer
Joseph Barbera => Executive Producer / Man in Mersandes (as Joe Barbera)
Kathleen Kennedy => Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg => Executive Producer (as Steven Spielrock)
William Hanna => Executive Producer / Executive in Boardroom (as Bill Hanna)
Dann Florek => Mr. Slate
Elaine Silver => Pebbles
Elizabeth Daily => Bamm-Bamm Rubble (singing voice) (uncredited)
Elizabeth Perkins => Wilma Flintstone
Elizabeth Taylor => Pearl Slaghoople
Fred Schneider => BC-52's
Halle Berry => Miss Stone
Harvey Korman => Dictabird (voice)
Hlynur Siguršsson => Bamm-Bamm (as Hlynur Sigurdsson)
Irwin Keyes => Joe Rockhead (as Irwin '88' Keyes)
Jack O'Halloran => Yeti
Jay Leno => Bedrock's Most Wanted Host
Jean Vander Pyl => Mrs. Feldspar
John Goodman => Fred Flintstone
Jonathan Winters => Grizzled Man
Kate Pierson => BC-52's
Keith Strickland => BC-52's
Kyle MacLachlan => Cliff Vandercave
Marinó Siguršsson => Bamm-Bamm (as Marino Sigurdsson)
Mel Blanc => Dino (voice) (archive footage)
Melanie Silver => Pebbles
Richard Moll => Hoagie
Rick Moranis => Barney Rubble
Rosie O'Donnell => Betty Rubble
Sam Raimi => Cliff Look-A-Like

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The appearance of the saber-tooth at the end of the movie marks one of the first - if not the first - time for a furry CG character in a feature film. A specific, complex algorithm (for its time) had to be developed to calculate the movement of every single hair of the fur.
  • Mel Blanc receives a credit for the voice of Dino five years after his death from heart disease. The 'dialogue' is taken directly from {The Flintstones}.
  • Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were considered for the role of Fred Flintstone but they were all deemed too skinny, and a fat suit was deemed too inappropriate.
  • Because the cartoon version of Barney Rubble is supposed to be a short man, no actor 5'6 or over was considered for the role of Barney Rubble.
  • When Joel Silver was originally attached to the film as producer, he always had Jim Belushi in mind to play Fred Flintstone. When Silver left the project, he gave Belushi a silver Mercedes as payment.
  • Since the entire cast performed barefoot, glassware of any kind was banned from the set.
  • John Candy was considered for the role of Fred Flintstone. The Flintstones was his all time favorite cartoon.
  • Although she is not a real match for Betty Rubble, Rosie O'Donnell nailed her audition for the role by perfecting the Betty Rubble laugh.
  • According to industry estimates, this project hired a record amount of writers to work on a single movie script during the course of many years. The number is reportedly 35 different screenwriters, however only three are credited with writing it.
  • A live action version of [The Flintstones] had been in development for a number of years. Reportedly, this version would not have been made if John Goodman had turned down the role of Fred.
  • Barney's snow cone van plays the theme song from [The Jetsons].
  • Sharon Stone was originally going to play the role of Sharon Stone, but had to decline due to contractual obligations with The Specialist. (The role went to Halle Berry.)
  • Jean Vander Pyl, who plays Mrs. Feldspar, was the actress who voiced Wilma Flintstone in the original cartoon series, [The Flintstones]. Harvey Korman, who played the "Dictabird" in this film, voiced the "Great Gazoo" in the original Flintstones cartoon. He was also one of the contract actors who would supply voices for other parts necessary for the episode.
  • Final appearance in a theatrical feature film for Elizabeth Taylor.