The Office Peacock

Well, well, well, how the turntables. Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service that seemed like it was struggling to make an impact compared to fellow new competitors like Disney+ and HBO Max, has hit 42 million subscribers total in the U.S. And a lot of the new Peacock sign-ups can be credited to the addition of The Office and WWE. Read More »

WWE Network on Peacock

If Peacock hasn’t tickled your fancy enough by being the exclusive streaming home of The Office, maybe the addition of some good ol’ fashioned wrasslin’ will get you to sign up for the streaming service. Today, Peacock announced that they’ve signed a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive streaming home of the WWE Network in the United States starting in March. Read More »

WrestleMania 36

While endless entertainment events have been canceled, movie theaters have closed down, and essentially all sports have been suspended, the WWE isn’t going to let the coronavirus stop one of their biggest events of the year.

WrestleMania 36 was slated to take place on April 5 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida with thousands of spectators. The event isn’t canceled, but instead, it will be moved to the WWE training facility in Orlando, Florida, and there will be no audience in attendance. Read More »

rumble

Let’s get ready to…well, you know the drill. But there’s not anything routine about Paramount Animation, the still-fairly untested animation division of Paramount Pictures behind films like Wonder Park and Sherlock Gnomes. But Paramount Animation is starting to kick things into gear in 2020, partnering up with WWE Studios for a new film called Rumble.

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The Lion King - Behind the Scenes

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a new featurette from the upcoming Signature Edition of The Lion King on home video shows off never-before-seen footage of the voice actors from the 1994 modern classic recording their lines, including Jeremy Irons doing a rendition of “Be Prepared.” There’s also a recap of the first season of Westworld in six minutes by series co-star Jimmi Simpson and a strange but real parody of Twin Peaks that was shown during a recent episode of WWE Smackdown. Read More »

Surf's Up 2 Wavemania teaser trailer

“What would WWE wrestlers look like as animated surfing penguins?” is probably not a question you’ve ever thought to ask, let alone expected to be answered. But sometimes life is full of delightful surprises. Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania picks up with young surfing penguin Cody Maverick, who along with his friends Chicken Joe and Lani fall in with the Hang Five. Described as “the most extreme dream team” of surfers, the Five have the extreme voices to match their extreme skills: they are portrayed by the WWE’s

Described as “the most extreme dream team” of surfers, the Five have the extreme voices to match their extreme skills: they are portrayed by the WWE’s John Cena, UndertakerTriple HPaige, and Mr. McMahon. Watch the Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania trailer below.

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Josh Gad is Writing a Gorgeous George Movie For WWE Studios

gorgeous george movie

Here is a collection of proper nouns that you didn’t think you’d see in a sentence today: Josh Gad is writing a biopic about influential wrestler Gorgeous George for WWE Studios. Gad is typically known for acting. WWE is typically known for schlocky genre movies. Gorgeous George, while certainly an interesting figure, doesn’t seem to be demanding a movie biography of his life. But here we are.

Hit the jump for details on the new Gorgeous George movie.

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Wrestling Isn't Wrestling

Every week, at least twice a week, World Wrestling Entertainment puts on a TV show. There’s never a rerun, there’s a huge cast of characters, and it’s all performed live without a safety net. And unless you’re a fan, it’s hard to explain that the matches aren’t always why we watch. We watch for the drama. The story. One wrestler simply talking to another wrestler in the middle of the ring. A key interaction back stage. Something going on outside the ring while a match is happening. These are the things that make wrestling great. It’s the best soap opera on TV.

Still, wrestling has a stigma as low-brow entertainment and someone has to defend it. Who better than Max Landis? The verbose screenwriter has made a 24 minute short film called Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling where he tells the story of legendary wrestler turned executive Triple H. But Landis gender-swaps the entire cast, just to prove this epic, decades long story is on par with the best storytelling there is no matter who’s playing the roles. Watch Max Landis’ Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling below. Read More »

How to Train Your Dragon 2

We’ve got some sequel-related odds and ends to take you into the weekend. After the jump:

  • Jennifer Aniston makes a Horrible Bosses 3 casting suggestion
  • Scooby-Doo and WrestleMania will team up once more
  • Den DeBlois gives a How to Train Your Dragon 3 status update
  • Producer wants Jonathan Levine to write Warm Bodies 2
  • That “leaked” Ghostbusters 3 script from 2009 is a fake
  • Now You See Me 2 makes room for Sanaa Lathan
  • Andy Serkis says the Apes franchise might go beyond a trilogy
  • Flip through some Night at the Museum 3 character posters

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Queens of the Ring CM Punk

When you hear WWE Studios, you probably automatically think of No Holds Barred. It’s fine. The WWE is the premiere pro wrestling company in the world and probably the biggest pro wrestling movie of all time is that Hulk Hogan catastrophe. Funny thing is, the WWE had very little to do with it. (They did help release a Blu-ray recently.)

No, WWE Studios is in the business of making non-wrestling movies. Movies starring, or related to, their talent. Films like The Marine with John Cena, See No Evil with Kane or, once upon a time, The Scorpion King with The Rock. Their latest film was Leprechaun: Origins starring Hornswoggle. In fact, according to Wikipedia, since 2002 WWE Studios (in one form or another) has helped produce almost 30 movies and the only one with a wrestling connotation is Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery. The wrestling movie studio had never made a live-action movie about wrestling.

That changed in 2012 when they helped produce a French film called Queens of the Ring. It features cameos by The Miz, CM Punk and others. Now, it’s finally getting released, and you can check out the trailer for WWE Studios Queens of the Ring below. Read More »