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Peter T Chattaway

The Flintstones

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Link to the thread on 'Joe Barbera dies' (Dec 2006).

Link to our thread on Family Guy (1999-).

FWIW, I am not unsympathetic to the final sentence quoted below.

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YABBA DABBA DOO! Seth MacFarlane Finally Gets Go-Ahead To Reboot 'The Flintstones'

EXCLUSIVE: Seth MacFarlane is one of the busiest creatives in show business -- and he just got a lot busier. I've just learned that he's finally realized one of his life's ambitions: to reboot The Flintstones as a TV and film property. My scoop today follows years of very complicated negotiations between 20th Century Fox TV, where McFarlane is based, and Warner Bros Television, which owns the rights to the series after absorbing The Flintstones' famed producer Hanna-Barbera. Not only did the suits have a ton of deal points to work through, but I hear the "Yabba Dabba Doo" prehistoric family sitcom's rightholders were somewhat concerned how the classic series would be interpreted given MacFarlane's brand of raunchy comedies like The Family Guy. (But, if you ask me, Universal's dreadful Flintstones films were the real abomination...) . . .

Nikki Finke, Deadline.com, May 16

Edited by Peter T Chattaway

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