Monday, April 05, 2010

Flintstone Morals

Get Drunk but don't drive Dino when you do.

17 comments:

Brookes said...

Totally read the title as "Flinstones Memorial"

RooniMan said...

I'll make sure I don't.

Elana Pritchard said...

don't forget- smoke plenty of Winstons!
hope you had a good easter

Zartok-35 said...

Ha! Didn't know they had Dino play carts like that.

Rusty said...

I thought they had cars they moved with their feet? I mean what kind of weird things could Fred do with Dino while he was drunk I'll leave the rest of you to come up with a conclusion.

Rusty said...

Didn't know you were a man of morals John. You seem facetious. According to one of your quotes on Imdb you said

"I just knew at the regular networks there was no way in the world they would buy my stuff undiluted. So I diluted it. I hid the Ren and Stimpy characters, surrounding them with a bunch of kids in a show called 'Your Gang.' And I made up a bogus pitch about it being socially conscious."

Your at your comedic peak when you lampoon current social issues. In fact all artists are and I hate when places like DIC are serious about being socially conscious. Cartoons are about chaos not morals.

thomas said...

I remember toys like this depressing me as a kid. The Flintstones colors are off model to the point of violating the characters. Even a kid can tell when an adult is just beng cheap.

JohnK said...

I love them.

Rusty said...

Wait you love morals or the Flinstone toys John? Because after 15 years of watching Ren and Stimpy I have seen otherwise but its still fun to watch. I can't imagine something being moral and fun to watch at the same time. Television producers have tried this and the result is educational television with many tude characters to attract young audiences.

I mean maybe I'm not getting something but In this day and age outside of educational cartoons morals seem to be the last thing on an animators mind.

JohnK said...

I love off-model toys and wrong colors

Rusty said...

Sorry for the confusion. Yes I enjoy these toys to. Much better than the current trend of over polished kitsch toys with Tude all of over them.

marcushelbling said...

Otherwise they would be generic, like the ones today.

thomas said...

Even as a kid?

georgeliquor said...

Something CAN be moral and fun to watch. There was the play, Little Shop of Horrors. Of course, when it was made into a film, the moral was TAKEN out by inserting a standard Hollywood ending and---

Oh yeah. I need to stop going on random fanboy tangents.

Main point, Rusty: something CAN be moral and entertaining. It's just hard to do.

Jeff Overturf said...

I think that's more of a suggestion than a MUST DO! Fred wouldn't be so heavy-handed as to judge WHAT I do with Dino after drinking.

Rusty said...

Its Really hard to do George Liquor. I see companies fall flat on their faces trying to combine the educational material and still be entertaining like DIC's output. I mean yes their are some exceptions but it takes a lot more effort on the part of writers and animators to make something educational and fun at the same time. I find it tedious and hard to do. So I have never attempted it. So I can't understand when professional artists do it. They succeed rarely. When they do its something to look out for because it doesn't happen to often.

Though I can name an exception Bill Plympton's work on the history channel's 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.

Martin Juneau said...

I remember seeing those off-model Flintstones from badges as a kid and for a curling competition where i lived.

Recently, they having a early Barney Rubble design draw in a local homeware store which i find awesome, for someone who dislike the post-1963's Flintstones seasons.

"I see companies fall flat on their faces trying to combine the educational material and still be entertaining like DIC's output."

Did the Dic's outputs was a inspiration to many modern Disney films? Recently, i wondered it after reading the synopsis of each today's Disney animated films and they have the same "...the characters will discovered a important treasure" and blah blah blah!

I'm glad to don't have parents who act like them.