Remember last year around SummerSlam plans were announced for a joint effort between WWE Studios and Warner Bros. to co-produce a new animated Scooby-Doo film featuring WWE superstars playing supporting roles centering around a mystery at WrestleMania?
Well, now they've gone and done it again.
This time the two sides are hooking up to co-produce a new animated Flintstones movie featuring WWE superstars playing supporting roles. Here's more from the press release:
Warner Bros. and WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) today announced they are once again teaming up; this time to co-produce a Flintstones animated movie to be released in early 2015.
Fred, Barney and the whole Bedrock gang join up with Vince McMagma (Vince McMahon), and WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cenastone (John Cena®) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk®) as part of the very first WWE main event.
"WWE is family-friendly entertainment, so partnering with Warner Bros. on a Flintstones/WWE project was a natural extension of our Scooby Doo deal," said Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios. "This new, animated feature allows us to showcase our brand with young fans and loyal Flintstones enthusiasts alike."
"Warner Bros. is thrilled to continue our partnership with WWE Studios as we begin production of the latest Flintstones animated feature," said Jeff Brown. "Our recent production collaborations have proven successful and we have the utmost confidence that the latest tag team between the WWE Superstars and The Flintstones will deliver the same results."
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation and WWE Studios. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.
Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business and Legal Affairs negotiated on behalf of WWE Studios.
That sounds like a winner to me.
It's a straight to home video release and WWE will be doing the brunt of the promotional work for it. So don't be surprised if we get skits and segments on Monday Night Raw featuring Flintstones themed characters or situations.
Maybe even Vince McMagma will make an appearance!
Any one of you Cagesiders out there excited at this?