In this special, Fred meets a homeless kid, and winds up bringing him home for the holidays. Stoney winds up stealing the Rubbles Christmas Tree and cons people into raising money for the Flintstones' Tree. When Fred backs him up, Stoney realizes his errors and begins to behave. Throughout the show Fred and Stoney wind up in jail, which gives juvenile hall a reason to take him back. Fred uses the flying sleigh from the Christmas parade to save Stoney and bring him home. In the end, Fred lets Stoney put the star on the tree.
In 2002, Directed by Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cooke, the 2D-animated equine-themed feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron opens in U.S. theaters. The film picks up one Oscar nom and four Annies in 2003.