Friday, February 01, 2008

Flintstone Random Fun


some stuff is just fun to stare at





















26 comments:

Joseph said...

Remember when the Flintstones had a camera and took a picture? There was a little bird inside the camera chiseling the picture on a stone tablet. I wonder if digital camera manufacturers today are using the same process. That's what could be causing shutter delay.

Larry L. said...

Gotta love the 'stones! Well, the first three seasons anyway...
Thanks for posting those, especially the "Flagstones" frames!
Great stuff!
Larry L.

Payo said...

Is one of those framegrabs of Rock Hudstone?

Thaddeus said...

How did they have TV? Didn't they always kind of explain how everything worked? I forgot that they had TV.

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Doe-Rae-Mee author said...

That one with the rake cracks me up 'cause I don't know the context. XD

hayden the wise said...

huzzah for Nathaniel

Shawn said...

Fred's missing his man parts.

Tony C. said...

Color choices on Barney with the giant steak are really brilliant. Awesome stuff John!

Larry Levine said...

Yabba dabba doo!

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

"Fred's missing his man parts."

And his panties.

- trevor.

Mattieshoe said...

>>>Family Guy is an awesome show! I think maybe ur just an uptight freako who never sits back relaxes or has the least bit of fun! And wut u said in ur tenth reason was soooooooooo stupid I mean who cares wut the stuff is based off of! Before u answer let ME answer for YOU, NOBODY CARES! So go ahead and say wut u want plus I was reading some other peoples comments and they are right u can't say the whole take over the world thing is original neither is the football head I mean come on think of something else to say if ur gonna go up aginst alot more people than you would ever imagine. Ur not the only one in the world, and why post it on the internet when you could have emailed the shows producer or sent him a letter about how you feel about the show!!! Now let me tell you something, your an idiot a complete and total idiot! How does that make you feel? Oh wait why am I asking you this, oh thats right I don't care. I'm just tellin' u how it is and just a little news flash 4 ya grandpa, Family Guy is a VERY popular show and has been and is gonna be in the future. And I know this because the show is very funny and people these days like a different funny then back in the stone ages!<<<





I FEAR FOR ALL HUMANITY

this is the typical cartoon demographic. this is what execs are trying to appeal too.

I'm losing all hope.

Matt said...

I love Wilma's large head.

scartoonist said...

The stone quarry dinosaur is one of my favorite cartoon conceits of all time.

scartoonist said...

I used the think the words to the theme song finale were, "We'll have a gala time." Boy, did my friends harass me over that. Yet they were in the curious position of defending "gay old time."

Eshniner Forest said...

I love all those toys. I have just a few that I see in your pictures, but you have a lot!! :) Cool!

jesus chambrot said...

A True Story of How Drawing Fred Flintsone's head Got Me The Girl.

Back in the fourth grade, me and my buddy Eddy were the two best cartoonists in class. We could draw the shit out of Shaggy and Scooby's head-heads only mind you. Friendly competition none the less, until Barbie, who was in the fifth grade, saw us drawing and said that the drawings were nice and stuff but she liked Fred Flintstone.

So here is when it got fierce between Eddie and I. We both copied Fred's head from the lunchboxes and coloring books we could lay are ands on. After a couple of weeks of this, one day, the substitute teacher let us draw on the blackboard before class. Eddy and i went crazy drawing Fred's head all over the boards and after ten minutes or so, Barbie walked in to class and saw the boards covered with what looked like hondreds of Fred Flinstones heads. She liked my Fred Flinstones heads better than she did Eddies cause she said that my heads seemed to be looking somewhere, where as Eddie's heads all looked cross-eyed.
I won the girl but Eddy wouldn't have it that way. We ended up fighting for Barbie in the bathroom. I pulverized Eddie and he went crying to class where the whole class admonished me and all the girls comforted Eddy. Barbie called me a meanie and never talked to me again.

MONTY said...

John,
I was hoping you would expand a bit on character entrances into a scene. The Flintstones had good ones, but they all seem to be taken from the Honeymooners.
I am noticing most new animation is lacking any finesses or style and I am seeing this as a problem I need to work on.

How about it?

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

I saw the pictures related to the episodes from the two first seasons from The Flintstones. And I could notice that, great part of these snapshots brought the layouts made by the legendary Ed Benedict.
And, in terms of animation, there are some scenes which were animated by Carlo Vinci. And there are other scenes which were animated by Kenneth Muse.

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

Hey, Mattie:

Who are you pulling the Family Guy quote from?

- trevor.

Mattieshoe said...

Booo tooons:

I got it from Jaime J. Weinman's Blog. he was talking about just how terrible family Guy is.
http://zvbxrpl.blogspot.com/2004/09/why-i-hate-family-guy.html

I'm sure he posted it mostly because he wanted to read the funny comments Family Guy's cult following left, but some were actually pretty depressing. If a show like Family Guy can become a success, the next step is a line of Family Guy ripoffs

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Tom Dougherty said...

It's just a little thing, but I love the way those big slabs of meat look in the Flintstones. It has weight and volume, and flexibility. Gaah! Meat!

James Sutton said...

Did Fred get spayed?

animationfan22 said...

Oh, God, that Jaime Weinman is such a pretentious douchebag. He writes out this long diatribe clearly showing that he has absolutely no idea what he's talking about, and he acts as if he's the God of all entertainment and his opinion is the only one that matters. He just goes on and on about stuff that he doesn't know anything about. He just won't shut up. I really can't understand the hate for Family Guy and American Dad. They're good shows.

Bubs said...

Hey JohnK, do The Flintstones charaters use basic constrution when being drawn? I don't mean to sound stupid but The Flintstones seem to use weird geometric shapes(weird head shapes etc.) and I have been wondering how the characters are built up. It would be awesome if you showed how to build the construction for characters like The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and other HB cartoons. It's just an idea for your blog. It would really help all the people who are new to the concepts of basic construction to see how it applies to confusing characters(or atleast they're confusing to me). Thanks