Scooby-Doo and WWE are joining forces for a cross-over animated feature that has fans of the cartoon and wrestling league excited and critics wondering just how the two could possibly fit together.
The partnership was announced on the blog Deadline, which reported that Warner Brothers and WWE Studios will be collaborating on the project. Details of the Scooby-Doo WWE movie’s plot are scant, Yahoo!’s Movie Talk Blog reported, but it will involve some sort of mystery taking place at WrestleMania.
The Scooby-Doo WWE movie appears to have the full support of WWE‘s top talent, Deadline reported. The wrestling federation is lining up all of its biggest stars to lend their voices to the Scooby-Doo WWE movie — Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, AJ, and WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
Being animated is nothing new for the WWE’s talent. In the 1980s, when it was known as the WWF, wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and Rowdy Roddy Piper all starred in their own Saturday morning cartoons.
Scooby-Doo is also keen on guest stars and crossovers. In past shows and movies, the cartoon Great Dane and team of mystery-solving kids have been joined by Batman and Robin, Mama Cass, Phyllis Diller, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. So the idea of today’s top wrestlers joining the meddling kids to help solve a mystery won’t be too out of the normal for Scooby-Doo fans.
Warner Brothers plans to release the Scooby-Doo WWE movie through Blu-Ray, DVD, video on demand, and digital download, Deadline reported. The studio will also have the help of WWE Studios, which can lend considerable marketing power.