In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred ... See full summary »
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The final full-length Flintstones project for the original voice of Wilma (Jean Vanderpyl), Bamm Bamm Rubble (Don Messick), and longest running voice of Fred Flintstone (Henry Corden, the second Fred from 1977-2000). Jon Stephenson, the original voice of Mr. Slate, would later voice the character in The Flintstones: On The Rocks. Whereas death is usually the cause of a replacement actor for the Flintstones (with the notable exception of Betty Rubble, who had two different voices in the original series, and has been voiced by a different actress in virtually every new Flintstones encarnation), Corden was not asked to return for that project, making this the longest running Fred and Wilma's swan song. See more »
Bart Simpson once put it best when he said that TV writers have been milking the 'Christmas Carol' goat for years. Nearly every established animated franchise (as well as some sitcoms and soaps) have cut and pasted Charles Dickens' novel over the years, from Mickey Mouse to Mr. Magoo.
The Flintstones manage to do it a little bit better though, by giving the story a meta-fictional edge, much like Scrooged. Fred is busy preparing for his role as Ebenezer Scrooge for the Bedrock Community Theatre, so much so that he's been neglecting his own friends and family in order to boost his performance. The line between fantasy and reality blurs as Fred/Scrooge is scared straight by the three ghosts,
A very good Xmas Special, though I'm still not sure how the holiday is exists in the prehistoric era, or how a 19th century novel manages to exist either. Either way, it certainly worth watching.
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