WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) and Film Roman announced Monday that they have entered into a co-financing and co-production agreement to produce up to thirteen, three-minute webisodes of a new animated web series entitled CAMP WWE.
Mike Benson of ENTOURAGE and THE BERNIE MAC SHOW will script the series.
From WWE Studios and Film Roman, the animation studio behind THE SIMPSONS and KING OF THE HILL, comes a new, adult comedy series about what the biggest, most outrageous WWE Superstars were like as kids.
CAMP WWE follows these unruly tykes as they body slam their way through their formative years.
Proving to be a nightmare for teachers and other kids, their exhausted parents pack-up their future WWE Superstars with their masks, chains, kneepads and security blankets and send them off to Camp WWE, to be transformed into model citizens by the most terrifying counselor who ever lived, Mr. McMahon.
“Film Roman has been involved with some of the most well-known and humorous animated series,” said Michael Luisi, president WWE Studios. “They are the perfect partners for WWE Studios to capture our Superstars in a truly unique and fun way.”
Bradley Buchanan negotiated the deal on behalf of WWE Studios. Marc Barson and Yvette Thomassian negotiated the deal on behalf of Film Roman.
WWE Studios produces a diverse slate of feature films for theatrical and direct to home release through distribution partnerships with global entertainment companies.
The WWE’s film division led by president, Michael Luisi, is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and continues to create content for audiences of all ages.
Film Roman (www.filmroman.com), an operating unit and wholly owned subsidiary of Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB), is a leading animation studio in the United States producing animated TV / movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide. Based in Burbank, CA, Film Roman has an animation facility.