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Since its debut in 1960, THE FLINTSTONES has remained an iconic staple in television animation. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the show cleverly blended Stone Age settings with modern-day situations, captivating audiences with its humor and timeless charm. One of the most memorable aspects of the show was its unique vehicles, which played a significant role in the show’s humor and storytelling.

The Flintstones family’s primary mode of transportation was the iconic foot-powered car, resembling a prehistoric version of a modern automobile. This imaginative design, resembling a sleek, stone-age version of a car, perfectly encapsulated the show’s whimsical setting. Despite its primitive appearance, also known as the Flintmobile, as it came to be known, became an enduring symbol of the series.

Behind the scenes, the creation of the Flintmobile was a combination of creativity and practicality. The design team at HB, led by Ed Benedict, envisioned a vehicle that would blend seamlessly into the Stone Age setting while still resembling a functional car. The result was a vehicle made entirely of stone and wood, propelled by the Flintstone family’s feet pushing against the ground.

Decades later, “The Flintstones” received a modern cinematic adaptation, bringing the beloved characters and their iconic car to life on the big screen. However, unlike its animated counterpart, the real-life Flintmobiles used in the movies were not powered by foot pedals… but by electricity and built by Cinema Vehicle Services.

The full-size builds of the Flintmobiles for the movies were impressive feats of engineering. Designed to resemble the classic cartoon car while meeting modern safety standards, these electric vehicles retained the charm of the original design while incorporating contemporary technology.

The decision to make the Flintmobiles electric was both practical and environmentally conscious. By opting for electric power, the filmmakers were able to replicate the iconic look of the Flintstones family’s car while reducing emissions and promoting sustainability.

THE FLINTSTONES remains a timeless classic in television animation, celebrated for its humor, creativity, and iconic characters. The design of the Flintmobile, with its blend of prehistoric aesthetics and modern ingenuity, continues to captivate audiences of all ages. And with the adaptation of electric-powered full-size builds for the movies, the Flintmobiles have evolved into symbols of both nostalgia and innovation.

And now… IT’S IN THE GARAGE! But which one should Fireball do next??

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