Many years have passed since we last visited the Flintstones
household. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are now much older and very
much in love.
They want to get married, but Fred has lost his savings in
a bet that went wrong. Now he must try and win back his money
or stop his daughter from marrying...
Yabba-Dabba Do! tries to relive some of the original series'
charm and it would have worked too if this had been planned
as an original length episode. Instead we are subjected to
92 minutes of pure material stretching at its worst. There
just isn't enough material here to make it watchable for the
the producers have gone down the if it isn't broken don't
fix it road. Fans of the original series will be hard
pushed to tell any difference in style (although I didn't
notice any repeated backgrounds when the characters were running
movie is almost 10-years old but still has enough topical
jokes to ensure that the younger audience will pick up the
pop-culture references - something that dates the original
series. It is also about 1000 times better than the two dire
Hollywood live-action movies that were churned out a few years
ago - although that's not really saying much.
are some nice touches like Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm sending an
invitation to their weddings to Joseph Hanna and William Barbara,
both of whom turn up as cartoon guests at the end of the movie.
this is too long and too cutesy, but the constant bickering
between Fred and Barney almost redeem this tape, but not quite.
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