ABOUT THE MOVIE
Principal photography on The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas began in April 1999, and offered the filmmakers and their creative counterparts the opportunity to design the ultimate prehistoric period piece, from bare bones, so to speak.
Or as co-producer Bart Brown put so succinctly, “Our production department, art department, costume department and everyone else involved, got to research a period that technically never existed.”
To help redefine the original Flintstone decor, director Levant reteams with a number of collaborators from the first film including Christopher Burian-Mohr, art director on The Flintstones, who this time segues to production designer; Kent Beyda, who returns as editor; and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, which once again designs the prehistoric puppets. “On The Flintstones there were roughly 66 visual effect shots, and on this one we have more than 200,” notes co-producer Brown.