WWE Heads to Bedrock29 May, 2013 By: John Latchem
In the wake of a crossover between World Wrestling Entertainment and the “Scooby-Doo” franchise, Warner Bros. is again teaming with the sports-entertainment company to co-produce a “Flintstones” animated movie to be released in early 2015.
“Warner Bros. is thrilled to continue our partnership with WWE Studios as we begin production of the latest ‘Flintstones’ animated feature,” said Jeff Brown, EVP and GM of TV for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. “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.”
The story finds Fred, Barney and the whole Bedrock gang meeting WWE head honcho 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 of WWE Studios. “This new animated feature allows us to showcase our brand with young fans and loyal ‘Flintstones’ enthusiasts alike.”
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.
According to reports, the WWE/Scooby-Doo crossover is slated for 2014 and will likely tie into promotions for Wrestlemania XXX next March or April.