UK VHS cover.
|Production company:||Hanna-Barbera Cartoons|
|Release date:||December 5, 1993|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||John Debney|
|Screenplay by:||Rich Fogel|
|Storyboard artists:||Iwao Takamoto|
Gordon Hunt (voices)
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, also known as The Flintstones in Hollrock-a-Bye Baby, is an American animated prehistoric comedy television film produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, based on The Flintstones TV series, which aired on ABC from 1960 to 1966. It aired on December 5, 1993 on ABC. It was written by Rich Fogel and Mark Seidenberg, produced by Iwao Takamoto, and directed by Hanna-Barbera co-founder and series co-creator, William Hanna, and voice directed by Gordon Hunt and Kris Zimmerman.
The Flintstones and Rubbles visit their newlywed kids after they discover that Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm have gotten pregnant after getting married and setting up a new life together in Hollyrock.
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby followed I Yabba-Dabba Do!, which also aired on ABC at the beginning of 1993. ABC turned the duology into a loose trilogy by airing A Flintstone Family Christmas two weeks later, with cameos of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm with their kids who are now a few months older.
Fred: Here, you be the mommy.
Barney: Me? Uh-uh. No way.
Fred: Barney, stuff this pillow down your shirt before I stuff it down your throat.
Big Rock: Just meet me at the Hollyrock Bowl in one hour. If you don't hand over the pearl, you'll never see your mother-in-law again.
Fred: Is that a promise?
- Slate Rock and Gravel Construction
- Bone Appetite
- Pyrite West Agency
- Mammoth Studio
- 20th Century Fossil (mentioned)
- Gallstone Productions
- Gravel Line Tours
- Hollyrock Police Department
- United States
- Flintstone residence
- Granite's Chinese Theatre
- Hollyrock Walk of Fame
- Capstone Records
- Hanna-Barbarian Studio
- Hollyrock Clay Musem
- Mammoth Studio lot
- Hollyrock Plaza Towers
- Pyrite West Agency headquarters
- Hollyrock General Hospital
- The Boulder Hills Hotel
- Rockdeo Drive
- ABC lot
- Gallstone Productions building
- Jurassic Jewelry (mentioned)
- The Big Boulder Cafe
- Granite Auto Park
- Cinerocka Dome Theatre
- Muscle Beach
- Sunset Market
- Beverly Rock Road
- Hollyrock Bowl
- Le Dinery
- Souvenirs of Hollyrock
- Hollyrock Hotel
- Roderick's of Hollyrock
- Duds for Studs
- Pteradactyl Towers
- Hollyrock Haven
- Petrified Forest National Park (mentioned)
- Grand Canyon
- United States
- The Moon
- The Sun
- I Yabba-Dabba Do script
- Pex and Flex Muscle Toner
- Bronto burrito
- Super-Duper Deluxe Baby Buggy
- Rock Oddity (poster)
- Bone Appetite catering car
- Fred's RV
- Big Rock's limo
After David Kirschner's deal with NBC to air I Yabba-Dabba Do! fell through, he sold it to ABC, who commissioned it on the condition that they did a second one.
It was copyrighted in 1993.
The music was composed by John Debney. The director of music production was Bodie Chandler.
- Executive producers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
- Co-producer: Cos Anzilotti
- Co-executive producer: Mark Young
- Storyboard artist and production designer: Iwao Takamoto
- Casting director: Kris Zimmerman
- Talent coordinator: Jill Ziegenhagen
- Supervising recording engineer: Edwin Collins
- Design supervisor: Scott Jeralds
- Designers: Bwana, Linda Miller, Dan Haskett, Herb Hazelton, Scott Hill, Eric Clark, Jim Stenstrum, Lew Ott, Pete Alvarado, Marcus Nickerson, Jesus Rodrigues, Donna Zeller, Owen Fitzgerald, Julian Chaney, Barbara Krueger, Mark Christiansen, Kenneth Kinoshita, Bob Onorato
- Design assistant: Dana Jo Granger
- Background supervisor: Al Gmuer
- Background layout artists: Jim Hickey, Bill Proctor, Eric Clark
- Background designers: Joe Binggeli, Bonnie Callahan, Ruben Chavez, Jerry Loveland, Jim Hickey, Patricia Phillipson, Andy Phillipson, Leonard Robiedo, Maryann Thomas
- Graphics artist: Tom Wogatzke, Bill Proctor
- Ink and paint supervisor: Alison Leopold
- Cokey key artist: Suzette Darling
- Xerographist: Star Wirth
- Animation checking supervisor: Jan Adams
- Animation checkers: Beth Goodwin, Sara Bleick
- Post production supervisor: Tom Gleason
- Editors: Pat Foley, Larry C. Cowan, Gil Iverson
- Post production coordinator: Jeannine Roussel
- Sound editors: Kim Naves, Peter Collier
- Re-recording mixers: Jim Aicholtz, Rex Slinkard
- Track readers: Jim Hearn, Kerry Iverson, Kay Douglas, Carol Iverson
- Negative consultant: William DeBoer, Jr.
- Production executives: Catherine Winder, Jeff Holder, Richard Hoffman
- Unit production coordinator: Heidi Bosch
- Production supervisor: Debby Hindman
- Assistant to the producer: Dolores Sommer
- Production assistants: Sandy Benenati, Janet Mazzotti, Valerie Menk, Linda Moore, Gail Prewitt, Margaret Roberts, Ginger Robertson
- Animation services: Wang Film Production Co.
- Overseas animation directors: Paul Schibli, Steven McCallum, Glenn Chaika
- Overseas production manager: Bob Marples
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: December 5, 1993
Behind the scenes
- Wilma and Betty founded Bone Appetite in the previous film, only it didn't have a name.
- Entertainment Tonight B.C. is a parody of the syndicated evening newsprogram Entertainment Tonight, which at the time was hosted by Mary Hart and John Tesh, who play prehistoric versions of themselves.
- Mentioned Hollyrock actors who are mentioned are Jack Nicholstone and Kevin Quartzner, who are parodies of Jack Nicholson and Kevin Costner, respectively.
- One Boulder to Fall is a parody of the daytime soap opera One Life to Live.
- Kath Soucie replaces Megan Mullally as the voice of Pebbles. Despite this Mullally is still credited as one of the additional voices.
- The pilot's voice is an impression of William Shatner while saying "Hollyrock, the final frontier."
- Granite Chinese Theatre is showing a film called The Lizard of Oz, a parody of MGM's 1939 musical film The Wizard of Oz.
- There is a parody of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including famous names such as Marble Streep, Betty Gravel, Marbel Keaton, Harriston Ford, and Sylvester La Stone who are allusions to Meryl Streep, Betty Grable, Michael Keaton, Harrison Ford, and Sylvester Stallone.
- Hanna-Barbarian Studio is a parody of Hanna-Barbera itself.
- The Hollyrock Clay Museum is a parody of the Hollywood Wax Museum.
- Choppers in Sensational 1-D is a a parody of both the original 1975 film Jaws and its 1983 sequel, Jaws 3-D.
- 20th Century Fossil is a parody of 20th Century Fox, which is now known as 20th Century.
- The Boulder Hills Hotel is a parody of The Beverly Hills Hotel.
- Cliffany's is a parody of Tiffany's.
- Guccistones is a parody of Gucci.
- William & Joseph Gallery is a reference to director/executive producer William Hanna and executive producer Joseph Barbera, both of whom founded Hanna-Barbera and created The Flintstones TV series.
- Cave Alone 3 is a reference to the 1990 film Home Alone.
- Capstone Records is a parody of Capitol Records.
- Hollyrock's Funniest Cave Videos is a parody of the program America's Funniest Home Videos.
- A Fistful of Zen Dollars is a parody of the 1964 movie A Fistful of Dollars.
- Nightmare on Slate Street 13 Million B.C. is a parody of the Nightmare on Elm Street horror movie series.
- Gallstone Productions apparently made a musical called Rock Oddity, a reference to Hanna-Barbera's troubled television movie Rock Odyssey that was finished in 1987, but never aired in America.
- A movie theater is showing 2001 B.C. A Future Odyssey, a parody of the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- The tour guide says Hanna-Barbarian Productions, despite the building saying Hanna-Barbarian Studio.
- Betty wants her grandchildren to go to Princestone, which is a parody of Princeton University in New Jersey.
- John Teshadactyle says Mammoth Pictures, but when the lot was first seen, it was called Mammoth Studio.
- Wilma has a problem with her mother telling her what to do in preparation for Pebbles' unborn child, but Wilma had no problem the first time around when her mother was there helping out after Pebbles's birth, much to Fred's displeasure.
- Guccistone's is called Guccistone during the end credits.
- As mentioned way above, the movie was followed by A Flintstone Family Christmas.
Marketing and promotion
In other languages
- In the United Kingdom and Ireland:
- July 24, 1995: First Independent Films releases Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby on VHS.
- In the United States:
- October 9, 2012: Warner Archive Collection releases The Flintstones: Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby on DVD.
- August 4, 2020: Warner Home Video releases The Flintstones: 2 Movies & 5 Specials on DVD.
- ^ Takamoto, Iwao, Mallory, Michael (March 30, 2009) Iwao Takamoto: My Life with a Thousand Characters, page 169. University Press of Mississippi. Retrieved August 9, 2022.