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The Man Called Flintstone
Directed by Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Produced by Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Screenplay by Harvey Bullock
R.S. Allen
Story by
Based on The Flintstones, by Hanna-Barbera
Written by
Starring Alan Reed
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gerry Johnson
Paul Frees
June Foray
Harvey Korman
Narrated by
Music by Doug Goodwin (songs)
John McCarthy (songs)
Ted Nichols (score)
Marty Paich (score)
Cinematography Dick Blundell
Gene Borghi
Charles Flekal
Bill Kotler
Editing by Larry C. Cowan
Pat Foley
David M. Horton
Milton Krear
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures (original)
Warner Bros. (current; home media release)
Release date(s) August 3, 1966
Running time 88 minutes
Language English
Budget
Gross revenue
Preceded by
Followed by
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The Man Called Flintstone is a 1966 American animated feature film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. It was the second Hanna-Barbera feature, after Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! (1964).[1] The film is a theatrical spin-off of the 1960-66 television series, The Flintstones, and is a swan song (series finale) of the show, made immediately following the end of production on the series. The working title of the film was That Man Flintstone,[2] with the film poster featuring Fred in the same pose of the Bob Peak poster for Our Man Flint. The film is a parody of the James Bond films.

This film was the first feature film voice role for Betty Rubble's voice actress Gerry Johnson. Additionally, it marked the first voice work of Henry Corden, who supplied Fred's singing voice, and would go on to fully assume the role of Fred after Alan Reed's death in 1977. While the film includes numerous musical interludes, including one song performed by Louis Prima, the theme song from the show itself is not used. However, plots from several episodes of the TV series are used, including an episode in which Fred becomes involved in a spy caper spoofing Goldfinger, and another in which he encounters JL Gotrocks, the world's richest man, and his exact double.

Plot

In the opening scene, secret agent Rock Slag, who is physically identical to Fred Flintstone, is being chased through Bedrock. His pursuers, Bobo and Ali, think that they have finally killed him when they push him off a building. Meanwhile, the Flintstones and Rubbles prepare for a camping vacation which includes trying to drop Dino and Hoppy off at the veterinarian. On the way back, Fred crashes Barney's car, and they make a stop at the hospital where Rock Slag is also recovering. After Bobo and Ali find Rock and put him out of commission, Chief Boulder of the Secret Service enlists Fred to take his place in Paris for a special meeting. His assignment is to meet Tanya, the #1 female lieutenant of master criminal Green Goose, who has agreed to turn over Green Goose in return for a chance to meet the irresistible Rock Slag. Rock, of course, wasn't sure this was a such a good idea but the Chief reassures him that he will keep an eye on Fred.

Thinking that the Green Goose is an actual bird, Fred tells his family that their vacation has become an all-expense paid trip to Eurock. Barney and Fred return all the camping gear and use the money to buy the Rubbles tickets to go along. Meanwhile, Ali and Bobo make several attempts on Fred's life assuming that he is Rock Slag. Once in Paris, the Chief tells Fred that he must now go to Rome instead, with the help of master of disguise Triple X. Fred makes attempts to sneak away from Wilma to meet with Tanya, but ends up spending the night trying to escape all of Rock's female admirers. After missing a date with Wilma, Fred buys her an imitation diamond necklace from a street hustler to make it up to her, but finds that she slept soundly through the night without realizing he was missing.

Discovering the Chief's secret office, Fred tries to back out of his assignment but after finding out what Green Goose really is, he has pangs of guilt over Pebbles' future and makes an excuse to get away and meet Tanya at a restaurant. Unfortunately, Wilma and the Rubbles go to the same restaurant and catch them together - thinking that Fred is having an affair. Rock actually shows up to replace Fred, but gets mistakenly pounded by an angry Wilma, Betty and Barney and ends up out of commission again. Tanya then leads Fred to the Green Goose, but he is unaware that the Chief has been taken out by Bobo and Ali so he has no back-up. Barney, meanwhile, has followed Fred to see what this is all about, and they both end up captured by the Green Goose. Barney is tortured in an effort to get Fred, who is believed to be Rock, to give him secret information.

The Green Goose, who is revealed to be Triple X, makes plans to launch his deadly inter-rokinental missile — locking Fred and Barney inside until he overhears that Fred has an "expensive" necklace on him. When he opens the door to get at the necklace, the boys turn the tables on Triple X and lock him in the missile with Bobo, Ali and Tanya — with the target reset for outer-space, sending them into an unknown fate.

A huge welcome home ceremony is held in Bedrock for the return of Fred, now considered a hero, but he is just grateful to be back home with his family (after the restaurant mishap is cleared), who head on a secret getaway. Unfortunately, Roberta and Mario secretly moved into Bedrock, and they chased Fred all over town, much to the confusion of Wilma, Betty, and Barney.

Cast

Soundtrack

The Man Called Flintstone
(Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Released 1966
Genre Soundtrack
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Followed by

The Man Called Flintstone soundtrack album was released on vinyl by Hanna-Barbera Records.

Side A:

  1. "The Man Called Flintstone" (Instrumental)
  2. "Spy Chief" (Instrumental)
  3. "Spy Type Guy"
  4. "Bobo and Ali" (Instrumental)
  5. "Team Mates"
  6. "Paris Bound" (Instrumental)

Side B:

  1. "(Someday) When I Am Grown Up"
  2. "The Happy Sounds of Pareé"
  3. "Pensate Amore (Think Love)"
  4. "Scooter Scootin'" (Instrumental)
  5. "Tickle Toddle"
  6. "The Man Called Flintstone"

Reception

Variety gave The Man Called Flintstone a positive review on August 10, 1966, calling the production "excellent" and noting that the "stone-age scenery and machinery are mildly amusing and sometimes highly inventive". The review judges that the plot is a fast-moving and clever spoof of contemporary spy films.[3]

Home media releases

In 2005, a North American DVD version was released by Warner Home Video. However, owing to licensing complications between Warner Bros. (current owners of the Flintstones property) and Sony (formerly owners of then-Flintstones distributor Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems), only a Canadian release occurred; a United States release was canceled and would not be rescheduled until the rights issue was cleared in August 2008.

The DVD was released in the United States on December 2, 2008, along with Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!, a film with which The Man Called Flintstone was released as a double-bill during the 1970s.[4]

In 2010, the film was made available as a download through the iTunes Store. Unlike the DVD release (which is 4:3 Open Matte), the iTunes version is presented in a "matted" widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1.

References

  1. Jerry Beck. The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2005. ISBN 1-55652-591-5Script error. pp. 160-161.
  2. p. 161 Beck. Jerry The Animated Movie Guide 2005 Chicago Review Press
  3. The Man Called Flintstone (film review). Variety, August 10, 1966
  4. "The Flintstones DVD news: DVD Release in the USA for The Man Called Flintstone - TVShowsOnDVD.com"..

External links


v - e - d
A Flintstones logo
Media
Television: The Flintstones | The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show | The Flintstone Comedy Hour / The Flintstone Comedy Show | Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics | Fred Flintstone and Friends | The New Fred and Barney Show | Fred and Barney Meet The Thing / Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo | The Flintstone Comedy Show | The Flintstone Funnies | The Flintstone Kids | What a Cartoon! (Dino: Stay Out! / Dino: The Great Egg-Scape) | Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm

Specials: A Flintstone Christmas | The Flintstones: Little Big League | The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone | The Flintstones' New Neighbors | The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling | The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma | The Flintstones: Jogging Fever | The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special | Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration | A Flintstone Family Christmas
Films: The Man Called Flintstone | The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones | I Yabba-Dabba Do! | Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby | 1994 Live-action film | A Flintstones Christmas Carol | Viva Rock Vegas | The Flintstones: On the Rocks | The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!
Home video: Video | Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection
Comics:
Video games:

Characters
Main characters: Fred Flintstone | Wilma Flintstone | Barney Rubble | Betty Rubble | Dino | Pebbles Flintstone | Bamm-Bamm Rubble | Mr. Slate | The Great Gazoo | Pearl Slaghoople | Hoppy | Arnold | Joe Rockhead | Baby Puss

Minor/Guest star Characters: Ann-Margrock | Conrad Hailstone | Gina Loadabricks | Gary Granite

Episodes
The Flintstones Season 1:

The Flintstones Season 2:
The Flintstones Season 3:
The Flintstones Season 4:
The Flintstones Season 5:
The Flintstones Season 6:

Locations
Bedrock
Songs
See also
Hanna-Barbera | Screen Gems | Columbia Pictures | Columbia Pictures Television | Taft Broadcasting | Worldvision Enterprises | Turner Entertainment | Turner Program Services | Universal Studios | Warner Bros. | Warner Home Video | Warner Bros. Television | Warner Bros. Animation | Warner Archive Collection



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Television series (1950s)

The Ruff and Reddy Show | The Huckleberry Hound Show (Yogi Bear / Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf) | The Quick Draw McGraw Show (Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy / Snooper and Blabber)

Television series (1960s)

The Flintstones | The Yogi Bear Show (Snagglepuss / Yakky Doodle) | Top Cat | The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series (Wally Gator / Touché Turtle and Dum Dum / Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har) | The Jetsons | The Magilla Gorilla Show (Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse / Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long) | Jonny Quest | The Peter Potamus Show (Breezly and Sneezly / Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey) | The Atom Ant Show (Precious Pupp / The Hillbilly Bears / Secret Squirrel / Squiddly Diddly / Winsome Witch) | Sinbad Jr. and his Magic Belt | Laurel and Hardy | Frankenstein, Jr. and The Impossibles | Space Ghost and Dino Boy (Space Ghost (TV series) / Dino Boy in the Lost Valley) | The Space Kidettes | The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show | Birdman and the Galaxy Trio | The Herculoids | Shazzan | Fantastic Four | Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor | Samson & Goliath | The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (The Banana Splits / Arabian Knights / The Three Musketeers / Micro Ventures / Danger Island) | The Adventures of Gulliver | The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Wacky Races | The Perils of Penelope Pitstop | Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines | Cattanooga Cats | Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Television series (1970s)

Harlem Globetrotters | Josie and the Pussycats | Where's Huddles? | The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show | Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! | The Funky Phantom | The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan | Wait Till Your Father Gets Home | The Flintstone Comedy Hour | The Roman Holidays | Sealab 2020 | The New Scooby-Doo Movies | Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space | Speed Buggy | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids | Yogi's Gang | Super Friends | Goober and the Ghost Chasers | Inch High, Private Eye | Jeannie | The Addams Family (1973) | Hong Kong Phooey | Devlin | Partridge Family 2200 A.D. | These Are the Days | Valley of the Dinosaurs | Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch | Korg: 70,000 B.C. | The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show (The Tom and Jerry Show (1975) / The Great Grape Ape Show / The Mumbly Cartoon Show) | The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (The Scooby-Doo Show / Dynomutt, Dog Wonder) | Clue Club | Jabberjaw | Fred Flintstone and Friends (The Flintstone Comedy Hour / Goober and the Ghost Chasers / Jeannie / Partridge Family 2200 A.D. / The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show / Yogi's Gang) | Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (The Scooby-Doo Show / Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! / Laff-A-Lympics / Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels / The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt) | CB Bears (Posse Impossible / Blast-Off Buzzard / Undercover Elephant / Shake, Rattle, and Roll / Heyy, It's the King!) | The Skatebirds (Clue Club / The Robonic Stooges / Wonder Wheels / Mystery Island) | The All-New Super Friends Hour (The Wonder Twins) | The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour | The All New Popeye Hour (Dinky Dog) | Yogi's Space Race (Galaxy Goof-Ups) | Buford and the Galloping Ghost (The Buford Files / The Galloping Ghost) | Challenge of the Super Friends | Godzilla (Jana of the Jungle) | Fred and Barney Meet The Thing and the Shmoo (The New Fred and Barney Show / The Thing / The New Shmoo) | Casper and the Angels | The Super Globetrotters | Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo | The World's Greatest Super Friends | Amigo and Friends

Television series (1980s)

The B.B. Beegle Show | Super Friends | Drak Pack | The Flintstone Comedy Show | The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang | The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show (Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo / Richie Rich) | Laverne & Shirley in the Army | Space Stars (Teen Force / Astro and the Space Mutts / Space Ghost / The Herculoids) | The Kwicky Koala Show (The Bungle Brothers / Crazy Claws / Dirty Dawg) | Trollkins | The Smurfs (Johan and Peewit) | The Flintstone Funnies (The Flintstone Family Adventures / Bedrock Cops / Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm / Captain Caveman / Dino and Cavemouse / The Frankenstones) | The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show (The Little Rascals / Richie Rich / Pac-Man) | Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour | The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour (Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo / Scrappy and Yabba-Doo / The Puppy's Further Adventures) | Jokebook | Shirt Tales | The Gary Coleman Show | The Dukes | The Monchhichis/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show (Monchhichis / The Little Rascals / Richie Rich) | The Pac-Man/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour (Rubik, the Amazing Cube / Pac-Man) | The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries) | The Biskitts | Lucky Luke | Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince | Going Bananas | Snorks | Challenge of the GoBots | Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show | Paw Paws | Yogi's Treasure Hunt | Galtar and the Golden Lance | The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians | The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo | The New Adventures of Jonny Quest | Pound Puppies | The Flintstone Kids (Captain Caveman and Son) | Foofur | Wildfire | Sky Commanders | Popeye and Son | A Pup Named Scooby-Doo | The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley | The New Yogi Bear Show | Fantastic Max | The Further Adventures of SuperTed | Paddington Bear

Television series (1990s)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures | The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda | Tom & Jerry Kids (Droopy and Dripple / Spike and Tyke) | Wake, Rattle, and Roll | Gravedale High | Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone | The Pirates of Dark Water | Yo Yogi! | Young Robin Hood | Fish Police | Capitol Critters | The Addams Family | Droopy, Master Detective | The New Adventures of Captain Planet | SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron | 2 Stupid Dogs (Super Secret Secret Squirrel | Space Ghost Coast to Coast | Dumb and Dumber | What a Cartoon! | Cave Kids | The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest | Dexter's Laboratory | Johnny Bravo | Cow and Chicken / I Am Weasel | The Powerpuff Girls

Original independent pilots

Kenny and the Chimp | King Crab: Space Crustacean | The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Meet the Reaper | Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? | Foe Paws | Uncle Gus: For the Love of Monkeys | Thrillseeker

The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

Yogi's Ark Lark | Oliver and the Artful Dodger | The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik | The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park

ABC Afterschool Specials

Last of the Curlews | The Runaways | Cyrano | Great Comedy Concert

The Flintstone Primetime Specials

The Flintstones' New Neighbors | The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling | The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma | The Flintstones: Jogging Fever

Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10

Yogi's Great Escape | The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones | Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers | Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose | Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats | Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School | Rockin' with Judy Jetson | The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound | Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears | Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf

Other animated specials and telefilms

Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? | The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't | A Christmas Story | The Count of Monte Cristo | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | The Last of the Mohicans | Davy Crockett on the Mississippi | Energy: A National Issue | Five Weeks in a Balloon | Yabba Dabba Doo! The Happy World of Hanna-Barbera | A Flintstone Christmas | Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue | The Flintstones: Little Big League | Black Beauty | The Hanna-Barbera Hall of Fame: Yabba Dabba Doo II | Gulliver's Travels | Casper's Halloween Special | The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone | Scooby Goes Hollywood | Casper's First Christmas | Yogi's First Christmas | The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White | Here Comes The Smurfs | The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera Arena Show | The Smurfs' Springtime Special | The Smurfs' Christmas Special | Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper | My Smurfy Valentine | The Secret World of Og | The Smurfs' Halloween | Smurfily Ever After | The Smurfic Games | Pound Puppies | Star Fairies | The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration | Smurfquest | Rock Odyssey | Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Tis The Season to Be Smurfy | Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special | Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration | Hägar the Horrible: Hägar Knows Best | The Yum Yums: The Day Things Went Sour | The Flintstones: A Page Right Out of History | The Last Halloween | Monster in My Pocket: The Big Scream | I Yabba-Dabba Do! | Jonny's Golden Quest | The Halloween Tree | The Town Santa Forgot | Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby | A Flintstone Family Christmas | Yogi the Easter Bear | Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights | A Flintstones Christmas Carol | SWAT Kats: A Special Report | Daisy-Head Mayzie | Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects | Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip | The Flintstones: On the Rocks

Live-action TV movies and specials

Jack and the Beanstalk | Hardcase | Shootout in a One-Dog Town | The Gathering | The Beasts Are on the Streets | Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park | Legends of the Superheroes | Belle Starr | Deadline

The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible and Timeless Tales from Hallmark

The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible (The Creation / Noah's Ark / Joseph and His Brothers / Moses / Joshua and the Battle of Jericho / Samson and Delilah / David and Goliath / Jonah / Daniel and the Lions' Den / Queen Esther / The Nativity / The Miracles of Jesus / The Easter Story) | Timeless Tales from Hallmark

Theatrical shorts series

Loopy De Loop

Theatrical films based on cartoons

Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! | The Man Called Flintstone | Jetsons: The Movie | Tom and Jerry: The Movie (former) | The Flintstones | The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas | Josie and the Pussycats | Scooby-Doo | The Powerpuff Girls Movie | Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed | Yogi Bear | Top Cat: The Movie | Top Cat Begins | S.C.O.O.B.

Direct-to-video films based on cartoons

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island | Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost | Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders | Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase | Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire | Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico | Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster | Aloha, Scooby-Doo! | Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? | Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! | Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! | Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King | Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword | Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo | Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare | Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur | Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire | Big Top Scooby-Doo! | Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon | Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map | Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright | Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery | Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy | Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness | The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! | Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest | Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery | Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood | Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon | Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown | The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!

Cinematic Universe

S.C.O.O.B. | TBA | Untitled film

Other works

The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

Warner Bros. Animation television series based on cartoons

What's New, Scooby-Doo? | Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! | Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated | Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

See also

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