Monday, April 13, 2015

The Flintstones: On the Rocks (the banned Flintstones cartoon, reviewed)

This week's animation review over at AIPT is The Flintstones: On the Rocks, a 2001 TV movie for adults that Cartoon Network has decided to sweep under the rug for the past decade.

It was a bit uneven, but surprisingly good.  Maybe not as "dark" as reputation would have you believe, but things that are banned tend to get overhyped so don't let it get you down.

I'll also have another TMNT Fred Wolf cartoon review sometime this week, finally tackling the truly underwhelming season 6.

1 comment:

Adam Winters said...

As a kid who grew up on the HB characters on reruns during the weekdays in the summer, I really hated the Cartoon Network's attempt to crude-ify the source material of Yogi, Jetsons, and especially the Flintstones. It's one thing when somebody like Mad magazine does a blatant parody, but it's a shock when it's officially licensed.

I never watched them beyond the previews, but I guess they were somewhat ahead of their time compared to all the Seth MacFarlane stuff having such mainstream popularity today.

I do appreciate seeing your review, as it is a very interesting historical note.