Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions are coming together in order to officially revive our favorite childhood cartoon 'The Flintstones'.
Recent reports suggest that Warner Bros studio is finally reviving one of our favorite childhood cartoon series as they have partnered with Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions, reported Variety. The website also reported that as of now, the project is in stages of early development and is described as a primetime animated adult comedy series featuring well-known characters from the Flintstones franchise. The revival will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation and as of now, no network is attached to the release.
Most of us as kids have the memory of watching the series on TV as kids and originally it ran for 150 episodes that lasted for six years on ABC, from 1960 to 1966. The cartoon series featured the Stone Age family that lived in Bedrock and their neighbors were their best friends, namely Barney and Betty Rubble.
Fred Flintsone was voiced by Alan Reed and his wife Wilma was voiced by Jean Vander Pyl, who also voiced their kid, Pebbles. Following the years, there have been numerous attempts to bring the show back to life after it was canceled in 1966. There were short-lived spin-offs of the series like 'The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show', 'The Flintstone Comedy Hour', and 'The New Fred and Barney Show'.
There was even a discussion about the 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlan trying to revive the story with Fox but failed to do so. But one version of the movie managed to work pretty well, which was the 1994 live-action film The Flintstones. The movie starred John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone, Rick Moranis as neighbor Barney Rubble and Rosie O'Donnell as his wife Betty.
The movie even starred Halle Berry as Kyle MacLachlan's secretary along with Elizabeth Taylor which was also her final appearance on the big screen as Wilma's mum, Pearl Slaghoople. Even though the movie did not earn much high praise from the critics, it managed to make $342 million at the worldwide box office. Which means that the movie didn't do too bad commercially. In fact, the movie did well enough to spawn a sequel titled ' The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.'
The sequel has a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes along with a 21 percent audience score which means even the most ardent fans of the series can go without watching it.