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FLINTSTONES ON BLU-RAY

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Timothy E, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Timothy E

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    For those interested, 2 classic episodes are included in HD as a bonus on the Blu-ray of The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown. The episodes are: "The Engagement Ring" and "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
     
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    I just found out that Me TV will begin airing 2 Flintstone episodes every week night starting at 6 ET this Monday 9/30 exactly 59 years after it first aired on ABC TV.
     
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    Maybe this will help get the series on Blu Ray soon.
     
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    This year has seen stellar releases of The Jetsons and Jonny Quest on blu ray by the Warner Archive. The Flintstones is next, hopefully, for the same treatment.
     
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    I guess we will see if what is broadcast on METV are restored prints. Hopefully they will at least use the original credits for the early seasons. The ones that use the song Rise And Shine and not Meet The Flintstones which I believe started in Season 3. Rise and shine was an instrumental song so no lyrics. The DVDs and I believe Cartoon Network used the original credts.
     
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    Someone posted to Youtube these rare versions of the two theme songs. Meet The Flintstones has the voices of the original voice cast of Alan, Reed, Mel Blanc, and Bea Benaderet , Fred, Barney, and Betty. Rise and Shine has lyrics.

     
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    How many discs do you think each seasonal Blu will have?
     
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    The prints they showed are the 90s Turner prints, the same ones that aired on CN/Boomerang.
     
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    They won't let the 60th anniversary of an iconic show pass them by, but those shows weren't on as long and probably needed less work done.
     
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    This wouldn't be surprising. The show isn't restored for HD yet, which WB no doubt wants to eventually rectify.

    And Top Cat was the third big single-season show, so I've been anticipating that next per the pattern we've seen so far.
     
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    I would definitely be down for a Top Cat Blu-ray.
     
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    The Yogi Bear Show would be awesome too.
     
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    Hopefully the restoration of the Hanna-Barbera library is an ongoing, library-wide project. They are in good hands with WB. The Looney Tunes and Peanuts restorations were pretty good at minimizing age-related artifacts without making them look artificial like that mouse studio.

    I never even knew there was an original theme until Cartoon Network put it back. Obviously they couldn't put back the Winston Cigarette commercials. Somehow I doubt Flintstones Chewable Vitamins will be enough to undo the effects of those.
     
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    Especially if it can be restored as complete episodes in, more or less, original running order with title cards.
     
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    I have no doubt we'll start seeing The Flintstones start to roll out next year. This year was heavy on Popeye and Scooby Doo because of their anniversaries.

    The WAC really impressed me with the Jetsons, not just because they full restored the episodes, but they also found the Colgate and Scotch Tape ads in color and reinstated them. I hold out hold that they might find the Winston ads in color.

    Yogi would be a good way to start the "funny animal" three short shows. Yogi is the most well known, and the underscore for the cartoons was created for it, so the Capitol Music rights issues that are holding back Huckleberry Hound and Quick Draw McGraw don't apply.
     
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    Hopefully WHV doesn’t handle The Flintstones. We were lucky with Scooby that the unmolested original remaster was available digitally in HD, but with The Flintstones, the Blu-Ray will be the only option available.
     
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    The Jetsons had 24 episodes in its original season and consisted of 3 blu-ray discs. Jonny Quest had 26 episodes and consisted of 3 blu-ray discs. The first and third seasons of The Flintstones each had 28 episodes, and season two had 32 episodes. The remaining seasons consisted of 26 episodes each.

    My best prediction is that The Flintstones in season sets on blu-ray would consist of 4 discs for season 2 and 3 discs each for the other seasons, based on the number of episodes per season.

    If extensive special features are included, I would increase my estimate by one additional disc per season.

    I would be ecstatic if color versions of the Winston cigarette commercials were discovered and included as special features.
     

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