WWE goes to the dogs, teaming with Scooby-Doo in animated film

 

The release of “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery!,” which streets March 25, is the first collaboration between Warner Bros. and WWE. It is an animated film starring Scooby-Doo and WWE superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino Marella and Kane.

WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon is also animated in the movie, as are Big Show, Alberto Del Rio and Michael Cole. Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart, Jerry The King Lawler and Sgt. Slaughter make cameos.

WWE City features McMahon’s Waffle House.

• Here is a link to the trailer

http://youtu.be/9H9zHTyXC90

• Here is a link to an exclusive clip

http://www.castagnolaproductions.com/WB/SD_WM/SD_WM_EC_RecordingSession.mov

About Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery

Everyone’s favorite mystery-solving gang joins forces with WWE for the first-time ever in the all-new animated film, “ Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery,” co-produced by WWE Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The highly anticipated movie reveals the tale of how Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the gang protect the coveted WWE championship belt during a trip to WWE City. Full of high-octane action, “ Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery” will be available on Blu-ray Combo ($29.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital HD ($19.99 SRP) on March 25.

The all-new original movie is full of mystery and features some of the biggest names from the WWE. You will want to pin down this fun family adventure.

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, they convince the entire Mystery Inc. gang to travel to WWE City in the Mystery Machine to enjoy the show. But the trip quickly turns into another mystery as WWE City is full of secrets.

A mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show and steal the championship title belt. With the help of WWE superstars John Cena, Triple H, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, AJ Lee, The Miz, Santino Marella and Kane, Scooby-Doo and The Mystery Inc. gang team up to solve the case before it is too late.

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.

“With nearly one billion Scooby-Doo! DVDs sold to date, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to add ‘ Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery’ to our collection,” said Jeff Brown, WBHE Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV. “Kids and adults are going to love seeing their favorite WWE superstars in animated form join forces with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang to solve this new mystery.”

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios.

An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide.

WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development.

For TV, WBA produces series such as “ Beware the Batman,” “ Teen Titans Go!” and the forthcoming “ The Tom and Jerry Show” for Cartoon Network, as well as the upcoming “ Mike Tyson Mysteries” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. WBA also produces original content — including animated shorts — for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block.

WBA also creates the highly successful series of “ DC Universe” Animated Original Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries.

One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About WWE Studios

WWE Studios produces a diverse slate of feature films for theatrical release, home entertainment and digital platforms through distribution partnerships with global entertainment companies. The WWE’s film division led by President, Michael Luisi, is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and continues to create content for audiences of all ages.

Films recently produced by WWE Studios include “ The Call” with Halle Berry and WWE superstar David Otunga, “ Dead Man Down” with Colin Farrell and WWE superstar Wade Barrett, “ The Marine 3: Homefront” with WWE superstar The Miz in the third follow-up in the explosive Marine adventures, “ 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded,” the second installment in the action franchise, starring WWE superstar Randy Orton, “ No One Lives” co-produced with Pathé Films and released theatrically by Anchor Bay Films starring Luke Evans and WWE superstar Brodus Clay, and “ Christmas Bounty,” an action comedy starring WWE superstar The Miz and Francia Raisa, which premiered on ABC Family during “The Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” and released on Blu-Ray/DVD by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Upcoming films for WWE Studios include “ Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery” which pairs WWE superstars with Scooby and the gang releasing direct to home March 25 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; “ Leprechaun: Origins” directed by Zach Lipovsky starring WWE superstar Hornswoggle will be distributed by Lionsgate in August 2014; “ See No Evil 2” starring WWE superstar Kane directed by the Soska Sisters will also be distributed by Lionsgate in October 2014; “ The Fall Guy” starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson releasing in 2015, and “ The Flintstones” another Warner Brothers Animation feature releasing in early 2015 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment which joins Fred, Barney and the whole Bedrock gang with stone age versions of WWE superstars and divas.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms.

WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at www.wwe.com and www.corporate.wwe.com. For information on its global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

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