Favorite Childhood Cartoon - Ebenezer Scooge Style
Catherine Billelo | Wallingford, CT United States | 08/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a child I loved the Flintstones. As an adult I found this adaptation to be a stroll down memory lane. I bought this video for the kids, but found myself liking as much if not more than they did. It's corny, but who cares - it's the Flintstones at their corny best. The story is a play within a play. Fred is his usual grumpy, lovable self - he's perfect as Scooge. Wilma, Barney and the Gang serve up a tasty Christmas treat. A must for everyone who loves the Flintstones and the story of Scooge!"
Sean Ares Hirsch | 11/10/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I can't say this is the best version I have seen, and I am not sure Charles Dickens would be overly impressed with this. And, I would sooner use the "Muppets' Christmas Carol" to help someone understand the story. But aside from that, the movie is quite clever. Despite the unorthodox acting of the Flintstones, the Rubbles, Mr. Slate, Dino, and others, the story is told fairly well. What I found quite entertaining was that this is the first version of "A Christmas Carol" I have seen where backstage squabbles make up a fair portion of the movie. And in all honesty, there is something very funny about seeing the actors perform in at least partial harmony on stage, and then seeing them argue backstage between the scenes. And the part of the story which involves Fred getting too much into character is actually quite realistic. While this is not the best version of Dickens' classic, and while I would not use it to teach someone the story, it is a delightful movie to watch after you have a healthy understanding of the story."
"What the Dickenstone?!"
Sean Ares Hirsch | 06/27/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Seriously, folks, this Hanna-Barbera adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens book is not bad. Fred Flintstone takes on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge (and is full of it) while wife Wilma manages the show off and on stage. One cast member after another comes down with the 'Bedrock Bug,' a flu-like illness which turns its victims green and disables them for at least 24 hours. Fred must pull off the role of a lifetime and redeem himself to his family before the Bug finds him. Faithful to the story, and imaginative at times; I don't see Dickens' ghost getting restless over this."
I liked it
Kenny | 02/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have this on video and I really enjoy watching it. I think the Flintstone's version of Dicken's classic is really interesting. The "Bedrock Bug" concept is funny too. This is highly recommended. Oh, I also liked the line by Philo, the cop: "You'd better get the stars out of your eyes and watch where you're going.""