Thursday, January 14, 2010

Children's Book Theatre: The Flintstones in "Dino Gets a Job," part 1!

Going to feature a few Hanna-Barbera items for these next two Children's Book Theatre features! First up, The Flintstones: Dino Gets a Job!

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Here's the front cover and title page. This book was published in 1974, and is a "Durabook," which means it has a very thick cardboard cover (well, not as thick as a Little Golden Book, but still pretty thick). Note that Horace J. Elias gets a credit for the story, but the artist isn't credited. The art is a bit off-model, but probably no worse than Golden Books usually managed!

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An interesting thing about this first page: Wilma's telling Fred how big a problem Dino is... but I recall that when Dino was introduced in the cartoon, it was Wilma's idea to keep him, and Fred wanted nothing to do with it!

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Wow, check out Fred's eyes in that right-hand page! Maybe he ate a bad Bronto Burger or something?

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I'm pretty sure Dino's parentage was never mentioned on the show...

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And with that disaster, we'll close out this section... and in three days, the conclusion!

2 comments:

  1. I got a few Golden Books from the 90s that have great on-model art ^_^

    and .. well, they didn't really say anything about Dino and his history in the show apart from.. well, the kinda 'origin' story which i'm sure you know.. I always wondered why alot of stuff like this, had him blue instead of purple though..

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  2. I have no idea why things varied so much either!

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