The Flintstone Kids

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The Flintstone Kids
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Based onThe Flintstones
Directed by
Voices of
Narrated byKenneth Mars (Captain Caveman and Son segments)
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"The Flintstone Kids"
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
  • Kay Wright
  • Berny Wolf and Lynn Hoag (associate producers)
Editor(s)Gil Iverson
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1986 (1986-09-06) –
May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)
Preceded byThe Flintstone Funnies
Followed byDino: Stay Out!
Related showsThe Flintstones

The Flintstone Kids is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera. It is an alternative incarnation of the studio's original animated series The Flintstones. The series depicts juvenile versions of the main characters from the original show, where they deal with their childhood. It aired from September 6, 1986 to May 21, 1988 on ABC and as part of the weekday/weekend morning programming block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.


The program follows the adventures of Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Wilma Slaghoople, Betty McBricker and Dino as children as they deal with their childhood with their friends Nate Slate, Philo Quartz, and Dreamchip Gemstone while also contending with their bully Rocky Ratrock and his group consisting of Tommy, Flab Slab, Janet Granite, and Rocky's dog Stalagbite.[1]


This series featured the following segments:

  • The Flintstone Kids: The "main" story of the show. Either it would be the length of a full episode or be split into two different stories.
  • Flintstone Funnies: Freddy, Barney, Wilma and Betty dreaming of exciting fantasy/adventures. These were dropped in the second season.
  • Dino's Dilemmas: This segment featured the adventures and misadventures of Freddy's pet dinosaur Dino.
  • Captain Caveman and Son: The adventures of Captain Caveman with his son Cavey Jr. as they fight bad guys like the evil genius Mr. Bad. This segment was actually a "show within a show" whereby Captain Caveman and Son is a TV show watched by the main characters, with the "fourth wall" being broken frequently.


Voice cast[edit]

Flintstone Kids cast.
  • Charlie Adler – Cavey Jr., Armored Car Robber (in "Captain Knaveman")
  • Bever-Leigh Banfield – Mayor of Bedrock
  • Michael Bell – Mr. Billy Bad
  • Mel Blanc – Dino, Bob Rubble, Captain Caveman, Piggy McGrabit (in "Greed It and Weep," "Captain Cavedog"
  • Susan Blu – Dreamchip Gemstone, Janet Granite, Mrs. Gemstone
  • Hamilton Camp – Barney Rubble, Flab Slab
  • Henry Corden – Ed Flintstone, Edna Flintstone
  • Julie Dees – Wilma Slaghoople (1986–1987), Mica Slaghoople, Mickey Slaghoople, Tommy
  • June Foray – Grandma Cavemom
  • Elizabeth Lyn Fraser – Wilma Slaghoople (1987–1988)
  • Dana Hill - Criminal (in "Captain Knaveman")
  • Buster Jones – Officer Quartz
  • Kenneth Mars – Narrator ("Captain Caveman and Son" segments), Armored Car Robber (in "Captain Knaveman"), Museum Robber (in "Captain Knaveman")
  • Scott Menville – Freddy Flintstone (1987–1988)
  • Bumper Robinson – Philo Quartz
  • Michael Rye – Mr. Slaghoople
  • Ronnie Schell – Yuckster (in "A Tale of Too Silly," "Day of the Villains," "The Cream -Pier Strikes Back," "Captain Cavedog")
  • Marilyn Schreffler – Rocky Ratrock, Flo Rubble
  • John Stephenson – Mr. Gemstone, Ditto Master (in "The Ditto Master," "Day of the Villains")
  • Jean Vander Pyl – Pearl Pebbles Slaghoople
  • B.J. Ward – Betty McBricker, Mrs. Rockbottom
  • Beau Weaver – Beaver
  • Lennie Weinrib – Freddy Flintstone (1986–1987), Police Commissioner
  • Frank Welker – Nate Slate, Stalagbite, Fang, fill-ins for Dino and Bob Rubble, Thug (in "Captain Knaveman")

Additional Voices[edit]


In 1988, Mary Jo Ludin and Lane Raichert were given the Humanitas Prize for the show's episode "Rocky's Rocky Road".[2]

Home media[edit]

On May 4, 2010, Warner Home Video released Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980s, Volume 1, a compilation release which features episodes from various 80's cartoons including an episode from The Flintstone Kids.[3] On March 11, 2014, Warner Home Video released The Flintstone Kids: Rockin' in Bedrock, a 2-disc set featuring 10 episodes from the first season, on DVD in Region 1.[4]


  1. ^ "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  2. ^ Sennett, Ted. The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. New York: Viking Penguin, 1989. ISBN 0-670-82978-1. p. 262.
  3. ^ Stone-Age Preteens, Mr. T , Dirk the Daring and More on WHV's Saturday AM '80s DVD Archived 2014-01-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ We've Got a First Look at the Cover Art for 'Rockin' in Bedrock' Archived 2013-12-06 at the Wayback Machine

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