I'll admit that sometimes, I get a little down on things. I'm not normally a pessimist, but every now and then, the pressures and problems of life get to me, and I start to think that maybe there's nothing pure and beautiful and good left in this crazy old world.
But then WWE and Warner Bros. announce a brand-new animated movie where Scooby-Doo and Mystery Incorporated go to WrestleMania to team up with the WWE Superstars and fight a ghost bear, and I realize that the world is a wonderful place once again.
The film is just going into production so there aren't many details to go around, but a press release on WWE.com and a quick email to WB Animation has confirmed that this is something that is actually happening and not just a wonderful dream. In addition to the "ghostly bear," the as-yet-untitled film is set to feature several wrestlers, who will join former Scooby-Doo crossover luminaries like Jerry Reed, the Harlem Globetrotters, Harlan Ellison and Batman by providing their own voices.
Currently, the lineup of WWE guest stars stands at John Cena (of course), AJ Lee, Triple H, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, and, perhaps most interestingly, Kane, a masked man who claims to be a monster and terrorizes the rest of the locker room. If any part of this film involves Fred trapping Kane and Velma pulling off his mask while exclaiming "Isaac Yankem?!", I will officially declare this to be the single greatest film ever made.
Whether or not this will be the first step in WWE's return to animated programming remains to be seen, but I'll tell you right now that I know at least one grown-ass man who would watch every single episode of a show about CM Punk, AJ, Beth Phoenix, Dolph Ziggler and a talking dog (or maybe Koko B. Ware's parrot) solving mysteries in each arena as WWE toured the country. Then again, I think we all know how those stories would end:
ComicsAlliance is where comic books and pop culture collide, superheroes battle through movies and video games, and graphic novels steal the headlines.
For the latest news on Marvel Comics, DC Comics, comic downloads, comic book movies, digital comics, free comics, and comic book movies, check out Comicsalliance.com.