After teaming up with Scooby-Doo and the gang at Wrestlemania, the Superstars of the WWE are going “pre-historic” and hitting the road to the town of Bedrock and an encounter with The Flintstones!
Check out the details in the following press release, watch the trailer, and then catch up with me for my commentary at the bottom of the post!:
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND WWE STUDIOS’ ORIGINAL NEW ANIMATED FILM THE FLINTSTONES& WWE: STONE AGE SMACKDOWN IS SET TO RELEASE MARCH 10, 2015
Starring WWE Superstars John Cena® and Vince McMahon Available for the First Time on Blu-Ray™ Combo, DVD and Digital HD
NEW YORK, NY (January 15, 2015 )– The Flintstones join forces with WWE and go back to the Stone Age in the all-new animated film, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown, co-produced by WWE® Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Timed to debut leading into WrestleMania 31, this all-new original movie is available on DVD, Blu-ray Combo, and Digital HD for the first time on March 10, 2015. Rated the #2 greatest cartoon of all time by TV Guide, the Flintstones’ return to the center ring will be sure to deliver high-octane action for fans of all ages.
Watch the trailer after the jump!
Get ready for some raw-kin’ action in this all-new, original movie that brings some of WWE’s toughest, wildest superstars to Bedrock! When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the “clams” are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Can Fred keep serving up bigger and badder matches or is he in for the rocky ride of his life? Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it’s time to get the whole family together for a collection of hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!
The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown will be available on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD for $24.98 / $19.98 / $19.99 SRP. Order due date is February 10, 2015. Additionally, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown will be available early through EST for download on February 24, 2015.
There’s something about having the personalities of the WWE appearing in features with Hanna-Barbera characters that seems equal parts surreal and yet appropriate. I mean, it’s not like the WWE Superstars haven’t been made into animated characters before, and the pop culture significance of the sports entertainment company puts it on an equal footing with the HB brand.
I found the “prehistoric” names they came up with for the different wrestlers to be clever, with “Vince McMagma” winning top honors and “Daniel Bry-Rock” getting the “meh” award. And what gives with The Undertaker? No funny nickname for him?
And finally, I guess you can put John Cena in the Stone Age, but you just can’t get him out of those jorts, huh?