"We'd give just about anything to see Shaggy take a powerbomb through a folding table from the top rope of a wrestling ring."
This is but one of the many scenarios that run through our head on a daily basis here at Geek, and thanks to Warner Bros. and the WWE's infinite wisdom, there's a smidgen of hope that it'll come true! Okay, maybe that's a little too "Attitude Era" for a children's animated film, but we just know that something awesome is gonna go down in the, just announced, direct-to-video animation featuring the Scooby Gang meeting up with the WWE Superstars at Wrestlemania! Yes, you just read that! Long gone are the days of the Harlem Globetrotters and Adam West's Batman as the guests tasked with helping to solve mysteries-- now the world's greatest team of sleuths have a little more muscle behind them! Will Kane chokeslam Fred after he attempts to pull off the Big Red Machine's mask? Will Daphne quit the gang after realizing she's hot enough to join the Divas division, and battle her way to the title? Will the combined comedy of Shaggy, Scooby, Brodus Clay, and Santino Marella make us want to gouge out our eyes?! We'll have to wait until 2014 to find out.
Warner Bros. and WWE Studios (WWE) announced they will co-produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will find Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania®. The announcement was made today by Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Family & Animation, Warner Home Video and Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios.
WWE Superstars and Divas including Triple H®, John Cena®, Kane, The Miz®, Brodus Clay™, Santino Marella®, Sin Cara™ and AJ™ will appear in animated form and lend their voices to the project. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon® will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.
“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on this wonderful animated film,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “Kids and adults are going to enjoy seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in animated form join forces with an icon like Scooby-Doo to solve a mystery at the biggest pop-culture event of the year – WrestleMania.”
“Warner Bros. is thrilled to get into the ring with WWE Studios to bring fans an unprecedented animated adventure,” said Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Warner Home Video.
“We’re excited to leverage the WWE’s family-friendly brand and passionate fan base and integrate some of the most popular WWE Superstars and Divas within the Scooby-Doo gang.”
What kind of insane/ingenious storyline could bring together the Scooby Gang with the likes of "The Cerebral Assassin," Triple H? Here's the synopsis:
When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.
No official title for the film has been announced as of yet, but we bet it'll be epic! For more on all of the WWE's upcoming mystery-laden hi-jinks, including this Sunday's SummerSlam Pay-Per-View, be sure to check out WWE.com!
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