Thursday, May 19, 2011

A more modern stone age family?

The news is that animator Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, is going to reboot The Flintstones. Whether this is good news or bad news depends on your opinion of, first, MacFarlane, and second, The Flintstones. Still, it does give one an opportunity to think back to the day when there were no animated shows in prime time. In its day, The Flintstones was quite a breakthrough, and there is no question that it changed television. Even though it will little more than a cartoon version of The Honeymooners, it was Hollywood's first stab at adult animation, and that was its big creative leap. This video is more than a little aw-gee promotional, but it does remind us of a gentler time long ago.

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