A number of WWE stars are set to lend their voices to an upcoming feature-length Flintstones project. WWE Studios is working alongside Warner Bros. on the project, which will likely go direct-to-video in early 2015.
John Cena, Vince McMahon and CM Punk will become prehistoric versions of themselves (John Cenastone, Vince McMagma and CM Punkrock) when the modern stone age family visits their equivalent of a WWE match.
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.
“The Flintstones” premiered in 1960 and ran for six seasons, setting a record for a primetime animated series that would not be beat for nearly thirty years (when it was overtaken by “The Simpsons”). Since going off the air, the series has spawned numerous spinoffs, television specials and two live-action feature films. In 2011, it was announced that “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was interested in rebooting the series as a primetime cartoon, but plans to do so have since been put on hold.
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.