|The Flintstone Kids|
|Narrated by||Kenneth Mars (Captain Caveman and Son segments)|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Opening theme||"The Flintstone Kids"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||34 (65 segments) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||William Hanna|
|Running time||24 minutes (7 minutes per segment)|
|Production company||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original release||September 6, 1986 –|
May 21, 1988
|Preceded by||The Flintstone Funnies|
|Followed by||Dino: Stay Out!|
|Related shows||The Flintstones|
The Flintstone Kids is an American animated television 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. 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. Unlike the previous shows, this was the first Flintstone series not to have a laugh track.
The program follows the adventures of Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Wilma Slaghoople, Betty McBricker and Dino as tweens as they share their preadolescence with their friends Nate Slate, Philo Quartz and Dreamchip Gemstone, and deal with their bully Rocky Ratrock and his group consisting of Tommy, Flab Slab, Janet Granite and Rocky's dog Stalagbite.
Main article: List of The Flintstone Kids episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||43||26||September 6, 1986||May 27, 1987|
|2||22||8||September 4, 1987||May 21, 1988|
This series featured the following segments:
The "main" segment of the show. It would either be a single 21-minute episode or a 7-minute segment.
Freddy, Barney, Wilma and Betty dream of exciting fantasy adventures. This segment was dropped in the second season.
The adventures and misadventures of Freddy's pet dinosaur Dino.
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, where the "fourth wall" is broken frequently.
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. 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.
Common Sense Media gave the series a three out of five stars, saying: "Bedrock, the early years: cute and more P.C."
In 1988, Mary Jo Ludin and Lane Raichert were given the Humanitas Prize for the show's episode "Rocky's Rocky Road".
Cavey Jr. appears in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Evolutionary War", voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
Cavey Jr. appears in Jellystone! voiced by Dana Snyder.