Scooby Doo joins forces with WWE: Is it for the parents or the kids?

I always loved when Scooby Doo joined forces with people on TV – Laurel and Hardy, The Globetrotters, and Sonny and Cher to name just a few.  And now in a new straight to DVD movie Scooby will be working with the wrestlers of the WWE.

The PlayList reports:

“Warner Bros. is teaming up with the wrestling company on a new “Scooby-Doo” that will involve a mystery at WrestleMania. No, seriously. Here’s the plot: 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.”

“Listen, we’re not naive enough to believe that any childhood favorites will reach the big screen without being wholly pillaged in the name of corporate tie-ins, branding and advertising (please see “The Smurfs“). But WrestleMania? Do kids even watch that anymore? As far as we can tell, it’s mostly older meatheads who tune in to see the soap opera theatrics in the “sport” that is more about making speeches these days then actual wrestling. Maybe Scooby and the gang will solve the mystery of why anybody even watches it anymore.”

“In case you are one of the few that care, Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, AJ, and WWE chairman/CEO Vince McMahon (obviously) are lending their voices to this, and appropriately, it will be dumped straight to VOD, DVD and Blu-ray.”

The Huffington Post suggests that it’s really for the parents and not for the kids.

What do you think: Is this movie for the parents or the kids? Is this a concept that missed its decade or will the kids be interested?

9 comments Add your comment

jarvis

August 22nd, 2012
1:38 pm

Awesome!
That said, TWG I think you and I have established that we are the only two on here that dug the WWF.

Denise

August 22nd, 2012
3:24 pm

Used to love Monday Nitro but I don’t know any of these but the beautiful Jon Cena. Will definitely give this to my nephews and watch with them. Scooby Doo is my fave cartoon of all time.

Kat

August 22nd, 2012
5:25 pm

I’m with Denise. I would pretend to be interested until John Cena was onscreen. Then, I would be really interested.

Tiffany

August 22nd, 2012
5:32 pm

My kids and I have watched all of the Scooby Doo shows. I too always loved when they added the celebrities to the stories. My kids didn’t always know who the guests were- especially in the older shows. I am sure it will be entertaining to everyone regardless of being a wrestling fan or not.

April

August 22nd, 2012
8:08 pm

My son and his friends love WWE. He may have never seen Scooby Doo, but he will love it with John Cena on it.

Jeff

August 22nd, 2012
9:05 pm

I’ve been a fan of wrestling for almost 35 years. It is no more fake than any show or movie on Lifetime or any other thing on TV reality.

Tha being said, they have made huge efforts to make their show very PG and anything that appeals to children. They make significant efforts in schools on an anti-bullying campaign, they are involed in kids awards shows, movies, and programs. Any assupmtions you make about them are usually based on stereotypes that wrestling is the same carnival of the 1970’s version that came through your town in the local VFW or armory.

Today’s wrestling is so much more escapism and athleticism than anyhting else on reality TV. If you want to dismiss it, that’s your call. There are worse things they could watch.

shaggy

August 23rd, 2012
7:18 am

No, the handle is not from the cartoon.
I was a Bugs, Popeye (early & through WW2 vintage please for Popeye), Bullwinkle, and some Disney kid, through and through.
I never liked the jerky animation that was Hanna Barbera. It always seemed repetitive and cheap to me.

Saturday mornings, after a momentous Friday night, waking and baking with good friends to Looney Tunes, OH YEAH!

Hayley

August 23rd, 2012
12:11 pm

I think this is a great way to introduce more children to WWE. It is becoming more family orientated and having children interested in it is crucial to the WWE continuing.

My husband and his Mum have been watching this for years and his younger brothers and sisters all enjoy watching it (with the exception of Brock Lesnar – the younger ones are not allowed to see him for obvious reasons).

Children as a whole love Scooby Doo, why not combine the two? WWE do a lot for children through Make a Wish Foundation and their anti-bullying campaign. It makes sense to branch out. There have been other films for children, The Chaperon with Triple H was widely successful, why not do Scooby Doo?

htet aung

August 26th, 2012
4:21 am

You are an idiot! Say things about it after you watch the movie. Then you can rate it. Don’t jump right to conclusions.My opinion is that joining the two is much better. At least it’s better than your brain talking wacko about this movie. Scooby Doo have been creating great movies. And WWE has been more dramatic and better. So shut up!!!! If you don’t like it I don’t care. If I like it you don’t care. So say what you will about it, but know this I’ll bet that most kids will like it. So you just shut up, eat some ice-cream, take a nap and sing this song.”When life gives you lemons, you’ve gotta make some cola and SHUT UP!”