The Flintstones is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza. A live-action adaptation of the 1960-66 animated television series The Flintstones, the film stars John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone, and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble, along with Kyle MacLachlan as an executive-vice president of Fred's company, Halle Berry as his seductive secretary and Elizabeth Taylor, in her final theatrical film, as Wilma's mother. The B-52's performed a different version of the theme song. The movie was shot in California at an estimated budget of $46,000,000. The film was released on May 27, 1994 and was a box-office success, though it was panned by critics and received negative reviews by the consensus of film critics. Observers criticized the storyline and tone, which they deemed too "dumbed down" for family audiences, but praised its visual effects, costume design, art direction and John Goodman's performance as Fred Flintstone.