Google Doodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Flintstones

Google has celebrated the 50th anniversary of popular pre-historic cartoon family The Flintstones by creating one of its famous Doodles to mark the occasion.

The highly popular cartoon series revolves around the life of cave-man Fred Flintstone, who works in a construction company along with his best friend and neighbour Barney Rubble.

The cartoon characters have been the favourites of children for generations and have featured in movies and even an advertisement for Winston cigarettes.

The new doodle posted on Google's homepage depicts Fred Flintstone with his family and friends in a stone-age car which forms the 'G', while the rest of the letters have been represented by buildings and dinosaurs.

Clicking on the doodle will take the user to a Google search results page which contains information on the cartoon and other related content.

The cartoon was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and despite ending in 1966, it still remains popular, and is regularly shown on television.

A movie based on the cartoon was released in 1994, followed by a sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, in 2000.