Product DetailsBaby boomers will find a guilty, nostalgic pleasure in this collection of early work from the Hanna-Barbera Studio. The episode of The Flintstones dates from very early in the show's run: Fred's appearance changes from scene to scene, he doesn't yell "Yabba-dabba-doo," Barney's hair is blond, Mel Blanc hadn't really found the character's voice yet, and Dino is silent. At the time of their debut, these cartoons were dismissed as cheap imitations of theatrical shorts, but many of them look positively lavish compared to the stuff Hanna-Barbera cranked out during the '70s and '80s. Hand-inked lines define Huck, Yogi, Fred, Wilma, and the other early characters. The action proceeds at a much slower rate than recent MTV-influenced animation, allowing the viewer time to admire the "Futurelux" backgrounds in The Jetsons and the textured, UPA-influenced look of Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear. The real star of these cartoons is the extraordinarily versatile Daws Butler, who provided the voices of Huck, Yogi, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, and Elroy.
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