It was a groundbreaking animated sitcom from the 1960s, and on this day in history, The Flintstones made the leap to the big-screen with a live-action Hollywood feature film.
On May 27th, 1994, The Flintstones was released in US theaters. This was a big-budget adaptation of the classic Hanna Barbara primetime animated situation comedy that aired from 1960 to 1966.
The film starred John Goodman as working-man Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as his best friend Barney Rubble. Halle Berry had a role as a secretary in the film, and the movie was also notable for being the final feature film of Elizabeth Taylor.
The film did not receive glowing reviews, and got a two thumbs down rating from influential critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. Despite that, it was a box office hit, making over $340 million on its $65 million budget. A prequel film was made with a different cast six years later with a different cast.