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The WWE and Warner Brothers return for the Flintstones

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This comes as a bit of a surprise. World Wrestling Entertainment and Warner Brothers are planning to do a movie using several WWE “Superstars” and the Flintstones. John Cenastone (a Play on CornerStone, based on John Cena), CM Punkrock (CM Punk) and Vince McMagma (you can guess who this guy is) will be in the animated production as Voice Actors. This is the second movie using the Brand Superstars, Scooby Doo’s version with the WWE, is still in production.

Evidence of Prehistoric Cartoons Discovered in France

Evidence of Prehistoric Cartoons Discovered in France

We’re not referring to The Flintstones, when we say Prehistoric Cartoons – we’re talking about literal animated scenes that were made by Stone Age-era people, using stones and the concept of retinal persistence to represent animated movement.

In a recent story from the Australian Times, Anthropologists who were investigating caves in France have uncovered a bunch of stone discs, which they suspect to be made for entertainment or education, that depict a successful hunt using flickering images to depict animated movements, effectively foreshadowing modern cinema.

Cartoon crossovers, ala Heroes United

Heroes United has us look back at other crossovers

The upcoming Ben 10 Ultimate Alien and Generator Rex crossover has everyone super hyped up. We’ve been adding new coverage of the special event as often as possible, simply because its just too ‘dern awesome looking. In addition to it just being a cool, brand new episode, its just a sweet concept to see two entirely different shows colliding in a single format. With that in mind, we wanted to take a look back into some of the other more famous cartoon matchups, teamups, crossovers, mix-n-matches, and… squish-together-ers!

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #5: The Flintstones

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #5: The Flintstones

As the 5 o’clock whistle blows at the quarry, Fred lets out a really loud, “YABBA DABBA DOO!!”, and slides down the back of his brontosaurus, racing home in his car, as fast his two feet will carry him. This iconic opening of the theme song is your introduction to “The Flintstones”, a modern stone-age family from a town called Bedrock. After he gets home, Fred picks up his family and the Rubbles and they all drive down to see a Drive-In movie. Hey, how is Dino supposed to enjoy the movie with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm on his head? This must have been the event that brought about the idea for the sunroof in a car. Seriously, who wants to fix that roof every time they see a movie?

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #7: The Jetsons

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #7: The Jetsons

Unlike other cartoons in this list, The Jetsons aired on Prime-time TV on Sunday Nights on ABC, instead of Saturday Mornings, where most cartoons lived back in the day. The Jetsons had the distinction of being ABC’s first program to ever be broadcast in color. The Jetsons were the polar opposites of The Flintstones. The Flintstones were from the pre-historic past, and The Jetsons showed us a glimpse of the future. Just like the Flintstones with the boulder, stone, and rock theme, every name and every place is a pun of something futuristic or spacey. For instance, a Maserati would be called a Moonseratti, and the school’s name is Orbit High School. From waking in the morning, to going to school or work, to getting ready for bed, every person used a plethora of time-saving conveniences, handled by gadgets built into every building or vehicle. And although they had these conveniences, they still had day-to-day struggles that made their lives seem not-that-different from our lives.

Rebooting the Flintstones: Do or Don’t?

Rebooting the Flintstones: Do or Don't?

Hello fellow Earthpolluters! So I guess a lot of you have heard about the fact that Mr. Seth Macfarlane is going to reboot the Flintstones. When I heard this, I was SO excited, reliving memories of the Hanna-Barbera version. Then I thought about it for a bit longer, and I started to wonder: “is he going to put his Family Guy / American Dad / Cleveland Show humor into the Flintstones?” Scary, right? I mean the Flintstones have a different sort of humor when compared to the toons Mr. Macfarlane has created. So how big will the difference be? Will he able to maintain that original Flintstones feeling in the new series?

Fox revives The Flintstones, via Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane

Fox revives The Flintstones, via Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane

For nearly a decade, Seth MacFarlane has been one of animation’s most powerful forces. Outside of the Simpsons, he represents Fox’s Animation Domination, with Family Guy, the Cleveland Show, and American Dad. He’s also worked on various shorts, Robot Chicken, even Star Wars specials. Now, along with 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television, the gang will revive the Flintstones for an all new, old era (modern prehistoric?). Set to hit the small screen in 2013, the Flintstones and the Rubbles will again don their animal skins, roaming around Bedrock in search of adventure. MacFarlane plans to add new sight gags to the series, as an homage to the original Hanna-Barbera toon, such as prehistoric iPads. The reboot has plans to address Fred and Wilma on the big screen as well, building steam through the new animated series. Yabba Dabba Doo!

Cartoon Network’s Boomerang animates the holidays

Cartoon Network's Boomerang animates the holidays

With the holiday season booming in full stride, Boomerang wants to capitalize on everyone’s excitement! To do so, Cartoon Network’s little brother plans to showcase holiday cartoon goodness every Saturday and Sunday during the month. This includes Yogi’s First Christmas, Casper’s First Christmas, The Town That Santa Forgot, A Flintstones Christmas Carol, and The Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas, Yogi Bear’s All Star Comedy Christmas Caper, Smurfs Christmas Special, A Jetson Christmas Carol, Classic MGM Holiday Shorts, Dexter vs. Santa’s Claws, A Johnny Bravos Christmas, and so many more.

The Simpsons meet South Park

The Simpsons meet South Park

In the 20+ years that the Simpsons have been on the air, they have done countless parodies of other TV shows, movies, celebrities, news situations, and so one. However, its rare that they’ll actually spoof another cartoon! Few honors have taken place over the years, including The Critic, The Flintstones, and Family Guy. In a recent episode, The Simpsons did a take on one of the other most popular and long-lasting animated series on TV today, South Park, with Bart, Milhouse, Ralph, and Nelson standing in for Kenny, Kyle, Stan, and Cartman. Take a look at the clip in action below to see TV animation history!

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