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June 4, 1994 | TOM MASHBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They say it took 32 scriptwriters to yabba-dabba-dredge-up a plot for "The Flintstones: The Movie." But that's a mere yabba-dabba-decimal when compared to the number of newspaper and magazine headline writers who looked under "D" in their yabba-dabba-dictionaries, searching for that perfectly yabba-dabba-dreadful play on words to announce the movie's yabba-dabba-debut. Here, a sampling from across our fair yabba-dabba-democracy: * "Yabba-dabba-do!
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June 13, 1994 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twentieth Century Fox's "Speed" dispatched the competition over the weekend, swiping front-runner box-office status from "The Flintstones" with estimates of about $14 million grossed from more than 2,100 screens. The vehicular thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper is about a mad bomber who obviously doesn't think the L.A. traffic situation is tangled enough and booby-traps a city bus.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993 | RYAN MURPHY
After nearly four years of development hell, several scripts and casting rumors galore, it's just about time--as the theme songs goes--to meet the Flintstones. In the Amblin Entertainment big-screen version of the modern Stone Age family cartoon, John Goodman is apparently a lock to play the lead role of Fred Flintstone, the man who propels his car with his feet. Contract negotiations with the "Roseanne" star are said to be in the final stages.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1994 | TOM MASHBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They say it took 32 scriptwriters to yabba-dabba-dredge-up a plot for "The Flintstones: The Movie." But that's a mere yabba-dabba-decimal when compared to the number of newspaper and magazine headline writers who looked under "D" in their yabba-dabba-dictionaries, searching for that perfectly yabba-dabba-dreadful play on words to announce the movie's yabba-dabba-debut. Here, a sampling from across our fair yabba-dabba-democracy: * "Yabba-dabba-do!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like some modern-day caveman, Jason Lems adjusts his sunglasses and motions toward the Vasquez Rocks--twisted, angry stone formations that have been the Santa Clarita Valley's loneliest landmarks for 20 million years. "There," says the 21-year-old park ranger, pointing toward a half-finished structure the color of cartoon orange. "That's Fred's house. Barney's going to live right next door." He's talking, of course, about Fred Flintstone and his pint-sized pal, Barney Rubble.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1993 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's not your typical Hollywood casting call. The reading material scattered around the waiting area tends more toward "The Berenstein Bears Learn About Strangers" than Drama-logue. And none of the hopeful thespians is giving others the evil eye, even though--horror of cattle-call horrors--each one has at least a counterpart in the room who's shown up with exactly the same look.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1994 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twentieth Century Fox's "Speed" dispatched the competition over the weekend, swiping front-runner box-office status from "The Flintstones" with estimates of about $14 million grossed from more than 2,100 screens. The vehicular thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper is about a mad bomber who obviously doesn't think the L.A. traffic situation is tangled enough and booby-traps a city bus.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Fred Flintstone has a lion on his tail. For months, the world's most famous caveman has been prepackaged as the summer's movie and merchandising hit in the upcoming Universal Pictures film, "The Flintstones." But there are rumblings from the licensing world that "The Lion King," an animated Disney film about a lion cub that becomes king, could give "Flintstones" a rumble in the merchandising jungle.
NEWS
June 10, 1996 | Henry Chu
It's Showtime For 31 years, one of Universal Studios' most popular acts has been its "Animal Actors Stage," a live show featuring 60 creatures who have made it big in the movies and TV. . . . Among the players: Beethoven the dog, Babe the pig and Jethro the orangutan from "The Flintstones" movie. "All the animals are stars in their own right," says company spokesman Javier Mendoza.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1998 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You might want to bring your own silverware to Chamomile Cafe and Bakery, but don't let that deter you. Even though it may be a schlep driving out to Agua Dulce. Despite the plastic dinnerware, chef-owner Deeahna Arrieta's cooking is pure sterling. She's a gifted baker from New York who spent several years in Puebla, Mexico. This is her first commercial venture, and a meal here is like dining with (talented) friends.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Fred Flintstone has a lion on his tail. For months, the world's most famous caveman has been prepackaged as the summer's movie and merchandising hit in the upcoming Universal Pictures film, "The Flintstones." But there are rumblings from the licensing world that "The Lion King," an animated Disney film about a lion cub that becomes king, could give "Flintstones" a rumble in the merchandising jungle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like some modern-day caveman, Jason Lems adjusts his sunglasses and motions toward the Vasquez Rocks--twisted, angry stone formations that have been the Santa Clarita Valley's loneliest landmarks for 20 million years. "There," says the 21-year-old park ranger, pointing toward a half-finished structure the color of cartoon orange. "That's Fred's house. Barney's going to live right next door." He's talking, of course, about Fred Flintstone and his pint-sized pal, Barney Rubble.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1993 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's not your typical Hollywood casting call. The reading material scattered around the waiting area tends more toward "The Berenstein Bears Learn About Strangers" than Drama-logue. And none of the hopeful thespians is giving others the evil eye, even though--horror of cattle-call horrors--each one has at least a counterpart in the room who's shown up with exactly the same look.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993 | RYAN MURPHY
After nearly four years of development hell, several scripts and casting rumors galore, it's just about time--as the theme songs goes--to meet the Flintstones. In the Amblin Entertainment big-screen version of the modern Stone Age family cartoon, John Goodman is apparently a lock to play the lead role of Fred Flintstone, the man who propels his car with his feet. Contract negotiations with the "Roseanne" star are said to be in the final stages.
NEWS
March 2, 1994 | FRANK DeCARO, NEWSDAY
Dressing the modern schoolgirl in cropped jackets, skinny pants, short full skirts and jumper dresses, Giorgio Armani's Emporio Armani collection gave a much needed jolt Monday to the Italian fall ready-to-wear shows, which have sputtered along here since Sunday. Emporio is the Italian master's young line--his signature collection will be shown tonight--and it was very young, but pleasingly so.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2000
Three new films couldn't sink Universal's action-adventure "U-571," which held on to the top position on the box-office chart. The World War II sub thriller took in $12.2 million in its second week in release for a 10-day total of $38.1 million. Placing second was the new family comedy "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas," which managed a $10.5-million opening. The first "Flintstones" movie brought in $29.7 million its first weekend in May 1994.
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