Jogging Fever is a 1981 animated television special and the fourth and final of The Flintstone Special limited-run prime time revival of the original series, The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which premiered on NBC on October 11, 1981.

Summary

After failing his annual physical, Fred wants to prove to everyone (including his boss Mr. Slate) that he is in shape, so he decides to become the first citizen of Bedrock to enter the Rockstone Marathon and is a local celebrity.

Characters

Locations

Bedrock

Fish Market

  • Jack's Landing
  • Lobster bar
  • Gary's Fish
  • Peter's Fish

Rockston

  • Rockstone Airport
  • Hotel
  • Rockston Stadium
  • Killer's Kennels

Others

  • La Brea Tar Pits

Objects

  • Traffic light
  • Drago-Toaster
  • Water cooler
  • Bedrock Bulletin
  • TV Camera
  • Treadmill
  • Mouseasaurus Coocoo Clock
  • Slingshot gun
  • Running shoes
  • Balloons
  • Shellphone Speaker
  • Musical instruments

Food

  • Rockwheat Toast
  • Jelly
  • Milk
  • Sharkasaurus Fin Soup (only mentioned)

Animals

Vehicles

  • Loggin Continental
  • Bronto-Crane
  • Hipposaur Garbage Truck
  • TV Van
  • Sailing ships
  • Bedrock Airlines Plane
  • Taxi Cabs

Events

  • Slate Annual Company Physical
  • Rockston Marathon

Songs

  • Hooray for Flintstone

Voices

Home media

On October 9, 2012, Warner Archive released Jogging Fever on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection, in a release entitled The Flintstones Prime-Time Specials Collection: Volume 2. It was a Manufacture-on-Demand release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.

Notes/Trivia

  • Jogging Fever was animated at Filman, an animation studio in Madrid, Spain (headed by Carlos Alfonso and Juan Pina) who did a lot of animation work for Hanna-Barbera between the early 1970s through the mid-1980s.
  • The scene where Fred is training through town and celebrates at city hall is a reference to the iconic training scene from the 1976 film Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone.
  • For some reason there exists two versions for the special's cover, both being identical with the exception of the animal running the treadmill being a mouse on one cover and a lizard with a mouse-like nose on another cover.
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