The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
|The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones|
|Release date:||November 15, 1987|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Sven Libaek|
|Screenplay by:||Don Nelson|
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The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones is a 1987 animated sci-fi comedy TV film based on the 1962 The Jetsons and 1960 The Flintstones TV series. It is also the third installment in the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 anthology. It aired on November 15, 1987 on ABC. It was written by Don Nelson and Arthur Alsberg, and directed by Don Lusk.
The families of the Space Age and Stone Age collide after Elroy's new time machine sends his family back through time. When trying to return, they accidentally send the Flintstones and Rubbles into the future. Both of the families become instant celebrities in each other's eras, but the fame eventually leads to trouble.
In order of appearance:
- Di-Di (voiced by Brenda Vacarro)
- Elroy Jetson's time machine
- Time receiver
- Bedrock Bulletin building
- Flying cars
The score was composed by Sven Libaek.
- "Bedrock Rock" - Jon Bauman
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: November 15, 1987 in syndication
Behind the scenes
- This aired three days after the series finale, "Spacely for a Day."
- Mr. Slate is named "Nate" in this film, which was carried over from the Flintstones prequel series The Flintstone Kids.
- Dan Rathmoon is a parody of Dan Rather.
- The male talk show host who Fred talks to, is a parody of Johnny Carson.
- Jet Rivers is a parody of Joan Rivers.
- Despite the crossover, the world of the Flintstones had previously been fictionalized in "Elroy's Mob" and "A Jetson Christmas Carol."
- Astro is heard saying goodbye to Dino at the end of the film, but the animators forgot to include the former.
- In The Simpsons episode "A Star is Burns," Bart hears the TV announcer mention (the incorrectly titled) The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons, to which Bart responds, "Uh-oh. I smell another cheap cartoon crossover." Then Bart is introduced to Jay Sherman, the title character of The Critic.
- In the United States:
- 1988: Worldvision Home Video releases The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones on VHS.
- 1989: Kid Klassics releases The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones on VHS.
- July 3, 2001: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones on VHS.
- June 14, 2011: Warner Archive Collection releases The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones on DVD.