Warner Bros. Animation and wrestling company WWE Studios are co-producing a Flintstones animated movie.
The film will see cartoon characters Fred, Barney and the rest of the Bedrock gang team up with wrestling stars Vince McMagma (Vince McMahon), WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cenastone (John Cena) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk). It will be released in early 2015.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download.
WWE will also use its TV, digital media and print avenues to market the film.
It’s not the first time WWE and Warner Bros. have teamed up for an animated movie – they’ve previously worked on a Scooby-Doo WWE animation together.
“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.”
Jeff Brown, executive VP and general manager for TV at Warner Home Video, added: "Warner Bros. is thrilled to continue our partnership with WWE Studios as we begin production of the latest Flintstones animated feature.
“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.”
Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business and Legal Affairs, negotiated on behalf of WWE Studios.
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