The Man Called Flintstone

The Man Called Flintstone

Joseph Barbera (1966)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Feature-length spin-off from the hit TV series, which would have been called The Flagstones had they stuck with the title of the original pilot. Directed by creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and featuring original voice artists Alan Reed (Fred), Mel Blanc (Barney) and Jean Vander Pyl (Wilma), the cartoon is a spoof of all the films and TV series about spies that emerged during the 1960s. Fred takes over from a lookalike secret agent to pursue the Green Goose and his evil henchmen, the men from SMIRK. The strength of the basic Flintstones concept just about carries this film, though there's still a feeling that what works well for 20 minutes is stretched thin for a feature-length outing. Dated, yes, but great for kids, though it's rarely seen these days.

Summary

Meet Fred Flintstone, super spy. He's the kind of guy who'd go down in history, except this is the Stone Age and history hasn't been invented yet. What, you don't know him? You will when you watch the feature-length cartoon spy spoof The Man Called Flintstone.Our man from Bedrock takes on the mission of an injured super agent who looks exactly like Fred.

Cast & Crew

Fred Flintstone Alan Reed
Barney Rubble Mel Blanc
Wilma Flintstone Jean Vander Pyl
Betty Rubble Gerry Johnson
TBC Don Messick
TBC Janet Waldo
Director Joseph Barbera
Director William Hanna
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdAvailable on: video