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WWE, 'Simpsons' Studio Partner on Web Series About Young Wrestling Stars


By Lucas Shaw

WWE Studios has partnered with Film Roman, "The Simpsons" animation studio, to co-finance and co-produce "Camp WWE," a new animated web series imagining the WWE's biggest stars as kids, the companies announced Monday.

Mike Benson, a writer and co-executive producer for "Entourage" and "The Bernie Mac Show," will write the series, which will consist of 13 three-minute episodes.

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"With a combination of their unique personalities, distinctive characteristics and huge built-in loyal fan base, WWE Superstars make for ideal animation subjects in 'Campe WWE,'" Dana Booton, General Manager for Film Roman, said in a statement.  "We are very pleased to be working with WWE Studios and hope that it will begin a mutually beneficial, long-term business relationship."

The show will envision WWE stars as a lot of rebellious kids who fight and claw their way through school. Their parents send them off to camp to reform their behavior, a camp run by a strict counselor named Mr. McMahon.

The name, of course, of WWE CEO Vince McMahon.

Bradley Buchanan negotiated the deal for WWE Studios while Marc Barson and Yvette Thomassian negotiated the deal for Film Roman.

"Film Roman has been involved with some of the most well-known and humorous animated series," Michael Luisi, President WWE Studios, said in a statement.  "They are the perfect partners for WWE Studios to capture our Superstars in a truly unique and fun way."

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