Wednesday, March 04, 2009

On The Rocks On YouTube

The rarely-seen animated film special "The Flintstones on The Rocks" is currently available for viewing on YouTube thanks to CN90s.
The special aired in 2001 on "Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theater" and is based on the original 1960's series.
The character designs and production art pay respect to their roots as well as the script.
The basic storyline has Fred and Wilma's marriage falling apart so The Rubbles take them on vacation to try and fix things. A jewel thief gets his bag mixed up with Wilma's and Fred uses the diamond to win his wife back, but the thief has other plans.

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The Flintstones on the Rocks (2001)

Jeff Bergman - Fred
Tress MacNeille - Wilma
Kevin Michael Richardson - Barney
Grey Delisle - Betty

Music by
Hoyt Curtin, Joey Altruda, Skip Heller

Character Design - Craig Kellman
Background Design - Jim Worthy
Background Color - Don Watson - Tim Maloney

Written & Storyboards by
Cindy Morrow, Clayton McKenzie Morrow, Chris Savino, David Smith

Storyboard Clean-Up
Bill Wray

Animation Direction by Robert Alvarez

Directed by David Smith & Chris Savino

Supervising Producer Genndy Tartakovsky


Joey Altruda said...

Thanks so much for posting this.
It was a great honor for me to be cast a s a Flintstone character!
Please feel free to link to my blog.
All the best-
"Stoney" Altruda

Geoff said...

It just shows that they CAN recreate the spirit of the original when they try.

By the way, is that John Stephenson doing Mr. Slate's voice?

Nic Kramer said...

Yes it is.

And they said doing a good new project with classic characters couldn't be done.

miillo said...

I REMEMBER THIS O.o this was an awesome special. only problem is i can't find it anywhere online. this youtube links dead. :(

rodineisilveira said...

Alias, the Craig Kellman's design for The Flintstones on the Rocks (2001), was totally inspired on the legendary Ed Benedict's design, very seen on the first season of the Flintstones classical series (Hanna-Barbera/Columbia Pictures, 1960-66).
Craig Kellman also was very influenced by John Kricfalusi (from the Ren & Stimpy fame).

rodineisilveira said...

J.E. Daniels,

Seeing the Hispanic bellboy on this scene from The Flintstones on the Rocks (2001), have you noticed how this bellboy looks like the late Raul Julia?

rodineisilveira said...

J.E. Daniels,

The Flintstones on the Rocks (2001) was aired here in Brazil by Cartoon Network in 2003, more exactly in the Labor's Day (which's celebrated here in Brazil and the rest of the world in May 1st, minus in the USA [which's celebrated in September 1st]).