Warner Bros. and WWE tag team to bring you a new Flintstones animated adventure in 2015
Looks like fans of both WWE and The Flintstones are about to be in heaven as Warner Bros. and WWE are teaming up to create a new, direct-to-video animated THE FLINTSTONES pic. Starring a number of current big-name wrestlers, including John Cena and CM Punk, the animated pic will seemingly mix in the regular characters with new, prehistoric versions of the famous wrestlers.
Here's the description from Deadline:
"Here, fixtures of the ’60s Hanna-Barbera cartoon including Fred and Barney will be joined by WWE staples including Vince McMagma (voiced by Vince McMahon) and such WWE superstars and divas including John Cenastone (John Cena) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk). They will take part in a prehistoric WWE main event."
Michael Luisi, President of WWE Studios, gave the standard rundown on the venture, saying:
“WWE is family-friendly entertainment, so partnering with Warner Bros on a Flintstones/WWE project was a natural extension of our Scooby Doo deal. This new, animated feature allows us to showcase our brand with young fans and loyal Flintstones enthusiasts alike.”
I know there are a lot of WWE fans out there, so perhaps this holds some level of excitement. I checked out of wrestling back in the days when Hulk Hogan was the main event, so I'm certainly not hip to what's going on in the ring these days. However, I will say, as I did when the joint Scooby-Doo venture was announced, that this just seems like such an odd pairing for wrestling. I mean, I really don't get it. Not to say there's anything wrong with it, but it's just a strange venue for men (and women) who break chairs over each other's heads.
THE FLINTSTONES/WWE animated pic is expected to hit stores sometime in 2015.
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|Extra Tidbit:||No word on The Rock being involved, but it may be too soon to call it. He is, after all, a busy man.|