Raise your hand if you grew up watching the Flintstones….yup I see a bunch of hands. Guess what…..WWE Studios has teamed with Warner Bros. to co-produce a “Flintstones” animated movie that will be released direct-to-homevideo early in 2015!
The movie will feature Vince McMahon, John Cena, CM Punk and other stars on WWE’s talent roster as themselves – with a Flintstones twist (Vince McMagma, John Cenastone, CM Punkrock – as Fred, Barney and friends attend the first WWE main event.
This isn’t the first time the WWE and the Flintstones have gotten together, perhaps you remember the announcement of an animated “Scooby-Doo” film that will feature WWE’s stars in a new mystery when it’s released in March, just before “WrestleMania 30.”
There’s a kicker here which many WWE fans will find amusing….think back to the ongoing joke involving Cena and Fruity Pebbles cereal, can anyone guess what I’m talking about?
With just a bit of The Rock’s smack talk, he managed to label Cena “fruity pebbles” as an insult.
What followed was pure marketing genius, WWE and Post Cereals signed an endorsement deal that had Cena’s face on breakfast tables everywhere!
WWE is Family Friendly
This is another example of how the WWE was able to get the word out that they are a family-friendly organization. From the Saturday morning series “WWE Saturday Morning Slam” on Vortexx to “Christmas Bounty” with ABC Family people are understanding that WWE isn’t just for adults.
“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.”
I for one am excited that my childhood favourites the Flintstones are pairing up with the WWE Superstars and I can’t wait to see the movie!