Remember the WWF?
Now they are the WWE and they have teamed up with Warner Bros to give you two new straight-to-DVD films involving two classic cartoons The Flintstones and Scooby Doo.
So lets start with…
Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014)
Shaggy and Scooby after completing their favourite wrestling game learn they have won a trip to WWE City to watch WrestleMania.
What we get here is Scooby and the gang experiencing a pleasant trip. Taking in the sights. Having pictures taken at all the famous hot spots. Relaxing and generally having a good time.
Wouldn’t be Sooby-Doo if that happened so just before they arrive The Miz runs into Kane and a ghost bear.
That’s more like it.
The gang end up becoming friends with John Cena, his trainer Cookie, and Cookie’s nephew, Ruben.
So disaster happens and Scooby is framed for a crime he didn’t commit but thankfully under WWE City law he can fight at WrestleMania against Kane who is trying to earn a championship shot after losing the title and if he wins he clears his name.
Sod years of training and working your way up through the ranks.
Paying you dues as they say because all you need to do to be in WrestleMania is commit a crime but now I think of it isn’t that how Vince McMahon does business anyway so this makes sense.
The film at times takes the piss out of some old Scooby conventions that made me chuckle and the action is nicely done with the wrestlers providing their own voices but there probably could’ve been more cameos for fans.
Overall this is a children’s film so young fans of wrestling or Scooby-Doo should like this.
The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! (2015)
Following on from the Scooby film we have the WWE stars in Bedrock with The Flintstones.
I didn’t know they still made Flintstones cartoons?
Here we have prehistoric variations of WWE stars like John Cenastone or CM Punkrock (I liked that name) and Mr. McMagma (another good name) alongside all your classic Flintstone characters even is some don’t have their classic Flintstone voices.
Barney barely sounds like he used to. Couldn’t they have hired a better voice actor?
So John Cenastone is working at the quarry where he saves Fred who thankfully still sounds like Fred and Mr. Slate.
Noticing his strength as well as recognising a money making scheme involving a feud that arises between Barney and CM Punkrock, Fred hatches a plan to help pay for a holiday for both Fred and Barneys families.
In true Flintstones tradition the nagging wives find out sucking the fun out of any scene they are in but thankfully Fred never listens so on with the hi-jinks.
The actual wrestling is surprisingly entertaining just like the Scooby-Doo film but this is another one mostly for children though WWE fans might manage to get some enjoyment out of this one.
Clearly these two aren’t meant for me but their target audience should enjoy them and the effort put into them does show.
If your child likes wrestling and cartoons they probably will enjoy this but I would say the Scooby-Doo film has more value to it.