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Warner Bros. to Produce New "Flintstones" Feature with WWE Wrestlers

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by Jerry Beck
May 29, 2013 11:10 AM
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Yabba-Dabba Don't! 

Warner Bros. is teaming with WWE Studios to co-produce a Flintstones animated feature film, scheduled for direct-to-Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download release in early 2015. 

Just announced this morning via Deadline HollywoodFred and Barney will soon share the screen with WWE superstars "Vince McMagma" (voiced by Vince McMahon), "John Cenastone" (John Cena) and "CM Punkrock" (CM Punk). 

The WWE already has a Scooby Doo Wrestlemania animated match-up already in production. Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios said in the press release:

"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."

UPDATE: I was just told that the creative personnel on this project (led by designer Shane Glines) is quite good. More details to come. 

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14 Comments

  • Grady | June 1, 2013 2:11 AMReply

    A part of me has to see this, the other part of me is wondering how this even happened.

  • Kristjan B. | May 31, 2013 1:14 AMReply

    When is Warner Bros going to come to terms with Jerry Beck that no animation projects go of the ground until they are green lighted by Jerry Beck.

  • Jerry Beck | June 1, 2013 2:09 PM

    Yeah? When?? ;)

  • Jonathan | May 30, 2013 3:20 PMReply

    Too many of these celebrity parodies is what brought the original show to its end to begin with. No one learns from history. When this fails, like these sports tie-ins tend to when they make no sense, it'll be another million years until we get another Flintstones attempt.

  • Roberto Severino | May 30, 2013 2:43 AMReply

    At least Shane Glines, a seasoned professional and designer, is working on this so it won't look absolutely bland and boring looking like what Seth MacFarlane might have tried to do with the characters. Most likely they probably have other great people like Stephen DeStefano doing storyboards, but I don't understand the decision to go the WWE route. Whether it will be well written is another question.

  • Nic kramer | May 29, 2013 4:46 PMReply

    I don't know what's worse: this or starting to see lame "Cartoon Brew" type comments on this site.

    If Warners is smart, they at least get Scott to try to steer this project to the right direction.

  • C. Stulz | May 29, 2013 3:38 PMReply

    "WWE is family-friendly entertainment." lol. Nothing says " family-friendly entertainment" like hitting someone with a chair!

  • top cat james | May 29, 2013 2:51 PMReply

    Maybe if we're lucky, Alice Blue Jean and her Magic Banjo will pre-empt the WWE segments.

  • Alex D. | May 29, 2013 2:09 PMReply

    Making one with Scooby-Doo I understand (sort of), but why have make ANOTHER one?
    Ah well, at least Warner Bros. is actually doing something with the characters.

  • wever | May 29, 2013 12:30 PMReply

    What is with the Flintstones, WWE, and Hollywood trying again and again to pair the two up??! The two have NOTHING to do with one another! I suppose Seth MacFarlane's development deal with FOX is now permanently dead.

  • Roberto Severino | May 30, 2013 2:45 AM

    Didn't the original Flintstones have guest celebrities from time to time? I'm hoping it will right on par with those kinds of episodes or even better.

  • Jody Morgan | May 29, 2013 12:21 PMReply

    Where's Dwayne Johnson?

  • Curtis | May 29, 2013 12:20 PMReply

    WWE is family friendly entertainment? Half-naked violence is family entertainment how, exactly? But then The Flintstones used to do commercials for cigarettes so I suppose this isn't so far from the tree of "are you f*@kiug kidding me?"

  • Edwin | May 29, 2013 11:59 AMReply

    **THUMP** ( sound of jaw hitting the floor.) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (apologies to Darth Vader.)

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