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The Flintstones
The Flintstones.jpg
Title card used during seasons 1 and 2
Genre Animated sitcom
Created by
Developed by
  • William Hanna
  • Joseph Barbera
Directed by
  • William Hanna
  • Joseph Barbera
Voices of
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Opening theme "Rise and Shine" (instrumental) (first two seasons and the first two episodes of season 3)
"Meet the Flintstones" (remainder of the show's run)
Ending theme "Rise and Shine" (instrumental) (first two seasons and the first two episodes of season 3)
"Meet the Flintstones" (remainder of the show's run)
"Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)" (some episodes in season 6)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 166 (list of episodes)
  • William Hanna
  • Joseph Barbera
Editor(s) Kenneth Spears
Donald A. Douglas
Joseph Ruby
Warner Leighton
Greg Watson
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems
Original network ABC
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 30, 1960 (1960-09-30) – April 1, 1966 (1966-04-01)
Followed by The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
Related shows Cave Kids (spin-off)

The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting and follows the activities of the title family, the Flintstones, and their next-door neighbors, the Rubbles. It was originally broadcast on ABC from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, and was the first animated series to hold a prime-time slot on television.

The continuing popularity of The Flintstones is because it revolves around modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting.

The Flintstones was the most financially successful and longest-running network animated television series for three decades, until The Simpsons, which debuted in late 1989, outlasted it. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second-greatest TV cartoon of all time (after The Simpsons).

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