The Man Called Flintstone
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The unmistakable Fred Flintstone is mistaken--for a famous internationalspy! Fred's exact double, famed secret agent Rock Slag, has been injuredon assignment. Now Fred must step into Slag's trench coat, and meet theexotic and notorious Tanya in Paris . . . so the Flintstones and theirneighbors, the Rubbles, leave on a trip that the others believe is avacation. But S.M.I.R.K. agents desperately try to foil Fred's meeting.Finally after chasing halfway across Europe, Fred discovers Tanya hasbeen the bait to trap him, or Rock Slag, that is. Although captured,Fred remains true to the spy's code and refuses to talk--no matter howmuch they torture Barney. At last, the real Rock Slag shows up andrescues the Flintstones and Rubbles in the comic caper The Man CalledFlintstone.]]>
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The film is in English with French and Spanish subtitles, but other than that, there are no extra features, which seems surprising, but perhaps an enhanced version will be released if this one does well. All the classic characters are here: Alan Reed as Fred, Mel Blanc as Barney, Jean Vanderpyl as Wilma, Gerry Johnson as Betty, not to mention June Foray, Harvey Korman, Paul Frees, Don Messick, and Janet Waldo. The Man Called Flintstone, coming two years later, is more developed than Hey There, Yogi Bear, which is also a musical, and which also gave the HB art department a chance to experiment with different visual styles in the musical numbers.
This is a delightful film, well-drawn, fast paced, well-plotted, with the usual cartoon conundrums and domestic dilemmas, drawing to a satisfying denoument. In other words, three times the length, but following the formula of every Flintstones episode. Here though, the genius of this cartoon, in writing, character, and story, clearly shines, whereas in the episodes, it's easily taken for granted.Read more ›
Quite sad how it's all tied up in litigation, of course, but cross your fingers and it might come out on DVD, and if you see it used, take a chance with our man Flintstone.
Featuring the original cast (Save for Gerry Johnson as Betty; Bea Benaderet had already passed on by this time) and semi-regular Harvey Korman (blessedly NOT as the Great Gazoo), the film is rife with classic filmic cliches like the person of importance that just happens to resemble a character on the show (a plot that was used in the series at least three times, a probable record) a few moments of mistaken identity, and all wrapped in a spy plot to take advantage of the James Bond craze.
Some of the best songs that were ever written for a Hanna-Barbera release, (okay, I can live without "Tickle Toddle") and some great art design make this a can't miss part of the Flintstone canon.
If you don't blink you'll see one of the weirdest product placements in history. Apparently, Qantas airways has been in business since prehistoric times, because that's the airline Fred and Co travel on to Eurock!
Took long enough to come out - don't take long picking it up.
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A childhood favorite! Great songs! Great story! An animation classic that doesn't disappoint when it's lengthened into a feature.Published 4 months ago by D. Bourgeau
Love the Flintsones. Saw this in the movies in 1966. Have all the years of the T.V. show too. Brought back great memories.Published 10 months ago by DEAN A CHAPIC
This is my all time favorite. Will watch everytime I catch it on. Worth owning. Introduced my five year olds to the Flintstones through this movie.Published 11 months ago by Stvnsam40
I don't understand why this movie isn't more of a cult classic. My dad loves the Flintstones, and he'd never even heard of it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Meaty
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