The Flintstones (cartoon)

    (ABC Primetime, 1960 - 1967, as "The Flintstones";
     NBC Saturday mornings, 1967 - 1970, as "The Flintstones";
     CBS Saturday mornings, 1972 - 1973, as "Flintstones Comedy Hour";
     CBS Saturday mornings, 1973 - 1974, as "The Flintstones Show";
     NBC Saturday mornings, 1979 - 1980, as "Fred and Barney...";
     NBC Saturday mornings, 1980 - 1982, as "Flintstones Comedy Show";
     NBC Primetime, 1982, as "The Flintstone Funnies")

    [Syndicated Title "Fred Flintstone and Friends" (with The Jetsons);

     a cartoon sitcom about the domestic life of a stone-age family;
     a familiar domestic situation, with echoes of "The Honeymooners"
     complete with a neighbor and his wife, and a rather rough-voiced
     Dad named Fred (instead of Ralph); a novelty when it first aired
     in Primetime, it moved to Saturday mornings for re-runs during
     the late 1960s/early 1970s, and then even had a revival attempted
     during Primetime in the 1980s; all-in-all one of the most 
     successful franchises for the Hanna-Barbera animation studios;

     Beginning with 1972, "The Flintstones" were the headliners in
     various shows that included other Hanna-Barbera cartoons like
     "Pebbles and Bam Bam", "The Jetsons", "The Banana Splits" and
     "Top Cat"]

Theme: "Meet The Flintstones"

    [[Hanna & Barbera were the producers of the series]

     aka "(Meet) The Flintstones" [as filed for copyright]
     BMI title variations...
     aka: "Flintstones Theme";
     aka: "Flintstones Comedy Hour Main Title";
     Verified as the THEME in TV Guide article "Looking
     For A Lost Chord?" April 28, 1962, pp. 12-13;]

     Composers: Hoyt S. Curtin (ASCAP/BMI),
                Joseph R. ("Joe") Barbera (BMI) and
                William ("Bill") Hanna (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher: Barbera-Hanna Music (BMI)

     2001 Publishers: Barbera-Hanna Music (BMI)
                         c/o Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. 
                         of Los Angeles, CA; and
                      AniHanBar Music Co. (BMI)
                         c/o Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. 
                         of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: 1960, 1967
     Renewal   Date: [none found]


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