WWE to Launch a New Animated Series, Camp WWE
Wrestling fans my age have fond memories of those days when the WWE (then still under the name WWF) had an animated TV series aimed exclusively towards kids titled Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, which had the federation’s then-biggest names and their opponents starring in their own hilarious adventures. The episodes were basically like male versions of Jem and the Holograms, only with more ridiculous costumes and plots (like the faces trying to stage a christmas party for orphans while the heels try their best to ruin it for the kids and stuff like that.)
Now, it looks like the WWE will once again try their hand at targeting the younger market through a spin-off show (instead of trying to use their main brand) as WWE Studios and Film Roman have jointly announced a co-financing and co-production agreement for 13 x 3 minute webisodes of a new animated series titled Camp WWE.
“Camp WWE is a new and exciting project with a great creative team for Film Roman to be working on with WWE Studios and we are very bullish on its prospects for success. With a combination of their unique personalities, distinctive characteristics and huge built-in loyal fan base, WWE Superstars make for ideal animation subjects in Camp WWE,” said Dana Booton, General Manager for Film Roman. “We are very pleased to be working with WWE Studios and hope that it will begin a mutually beneficial, long-term business relationship.”
The comedy series will focus on the lives of the WWE Superstars when they were still unruly little toddlers bodyslamming their way through their formative years. Being too unruly for their teachers and other kids, the youngsters – along with their masks, chains, knee pads and security blankets – get sent to Camp WWE, where they will be transformed into model citizens by the most terrifying counselor who ever lived: Mr. McMahon.