Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Yabba Dabba Do or Don't?

The Flintstones are officially back. Seth Mcfarlane, the creator of the famous cartoon families, American Dad and Family Guy, has finally been given the green light to reboot our favourite prehistoric family, The Flintstones.

According to the IMDb website Seth was finally given the go ahead after lengthy negotiations with Warner Bros, which owns the rights to the cartoon. Kevin Reily, FOX’s entertainment president said: “FOX has long been home to iconic families like The Simpsons and The Griffins, so I have no doubt that the Flintstones and the Rubbles are going to fit right in”. Kevin also said that the characters will look the same but new technology will be introduces, “what is the animal version of the iPad?”

After reading a few discussion forums on the topic of a Flintstone reboot, not surprisingly a general theme of awesomeness and interest immerged. Curiously enough there were a few people who felt “scared” about such a cartoon revisiting our screens. Their general concern was that Seth’s raunchy humour would defile their childhood memories of the cartoon. To which I say skeptics must take into account that Seth was also the writer and animator for stories such as Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken and Dexter’s Laboratory; cartoons for all ages, young and old, proving that Seth is nothing if no adaptable to his audience needs.

The Flintstones are to begin production 2011 for a 2013 television premier and I am sure a Flintstone film will be soon to follow. Let’s just hope it’s not as disastrous as the 1994 and 2000 attempt. What do you think of a Flintstone reboot?

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