Hi Bryan Here….
Add this film to your time travel themed movie marathon list pronto. ‘The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones’ is a whole lot of fun. It packs adventure, sci-fi, and two of America’s favorite families face to face in this one of a kind time traveling paradox journey of epic and comical proportions. This animated film from 1987 is actually a very good piece of animation and storytelling. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it again. It has been ages since I have seen the film. Warner has done an excellent job restoring this classic.
So basically we have The Jetsons living their lives like they normally live from day to day and meanwhile there is The Flintstones living their routine daily life in the prehistoric era. At the beginning of the film it switches back and forth from The Jetsons future world to The Flintstones prehistoric world and you see how fairly similar both families are living. It really is quite funny. So one day George Jetson’s son Elroy is working on his time machine, and of course something goes terribly wrong and “poof” The Jetsons are living and have replaced The Flintstone’s in their stone age life while The Flintstones have traded places with the Jetsons and traveled through time to the future. Now before the Flintstones get accidentally transported to the future, their is a brief meeting of both families. Yes that’s right…The Flintstones show The Jetsons around Bedrock and how to cook and get around. It is quite cool to see.
This is one of the Warner Bros. Archive collection made to order DVD’s. So it isn’t exactly the best quality but it works, plus it’s the only place you will be able to find this DVD. The video is presented in 1.37:1 4×3 Full Screen. Sadly it isn’t in widescreen, but it really doesn’t need to be. This remastered animated film actually looks quite good. The animation is flowing and beautiful and all the colors bring that kind of nostalgia you hope for with Hanna-Barbera toons. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital, and is bland for the most part. Not a whole lot going on. The dialogue sounds great, but don’t expect a whole lot from our speakers.
THE FINAL WORD
‘The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones’ is definitely a great buy. It is funny, action paced, and a great story. Warner did a good job with this release, but like with most of their archive collection, I wish there were extras. But this is really the only place you can get these titles so I will take what I can get. The animated feature looks great and it brings you back. Loved watching this and I look forward to seeing it again.