The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that ran from 30 September 1960 to 1 April 1966 on ABC. It ran for six seasons and one hundred sixty-six episodes.
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera created the series. Produced by Hanna-Barbera, The Flintstones was set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock. This is a fantasy version of the past, featuring dinosaurs, and other long-extinct animals co-existing with cavemen. Their world is reminiscent of the contemporary America, with the exception that their technology is made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of various animals. For example, the cars are made out of stone, wood, and animal skins, and powered by the passengers' feet.
The worlds of The Flintstones and The Jetsons did finally collide in The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, a TV movie that first aired in syndication in 1987. There were also several crossovers in comic books.