Director: Anthony Bell
Cast: Jeff Bergman, Trevor Devall, Paul Wight (VOICES)
Release Date: March 14, 2017
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Film Rating: 7.5/10
Disc Rating: 7.5/10
Big Show ends up getting frozen in a snowstorm while doing an exhibition match. When he is discovered by George Jetson and thawed out a hundred years later, he helps revive wrestling in the 22nd century by helping Elroy and George build robot wrestlers…who Big Show then uses to take over all of Orbit City…The Jetson family must travel back to our present time to enlist current WWE superstars to help defeat the wrestle-bot army in the future.
The superstars at WWE once again join forces with another group of legendary Hanna-Barbera characters in the latest original animated movie ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’. When George Jetson accidentally stumbles upon the WWE’s Big Show who has been frozen for a hundred years, he promptly thaws the massive wrestler from his icy prison only to find himself trying to deal with the ancient giant’s shock and surprise at all of the future gadgets and drastic changes. Before long Big Show decides the future is rightfully his and begins to take over the Jetson’s beloved hometown of Orbit City. With nowhere else to turn, the space-age family attempts to travel back in time to enlist the help of other WWE superstars in a desperate attempt to stop Big Show’s futuristic takeover and put a stop to his controlling ways once and for all.
‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’ delivers the humorous, goofy animated fun for the entire family that fans of the previous WWE & Hanna-Barbera collaborations should have a great deal of fun with. Teaming various WWE superstars such as Big Show, Sheamus, Alicia Fox, The Uso brothers, and more with the infamous animated space-age family The Jetsons this time around, this new animated good time takes the WWE stars to the futuristic world of Orbit City where they join forces with the Jetson family in an epic futuristic adventure that once again manages to perfectly merge the worlds of wresting and old school animation, forming into yet another family friendly original movie that delivers all the goods of its predecessors. The one notable downside of this latest collaboration is the absence of a Blu-ray release, therefore the fellow fans that have been collecting the previous team-up releases on BD will unfortunately either have to downgrade to DVD for this latest flick, or else go the Digital HD route. Any fans of The Jetsons, WWE or simply the previous WWE/Hanna-Barbera team-ups will all definitely want to make a point of checking out ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’ when you have the opportunity to do so. It delivers all of the laughs, fun and silly entertainment of the previous animated films and the WWE & HB nuts won’t want to miss out on this one, especially with the added pleasure of finally seeing the Jetsons brought back to glorious animated life for the first time in over 25 years.
Overall, ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’ is another simple, amusing and just outright enjoyable animated ride that should be suitable for the entire family. Following the previous WWE collaborations with the Scooby gang and the Flintstones, this latest animated movie brings back the Jetsons in their first feature in over 25 years and delivers all of the silly and lovable fun of the previous WWE/HB team-ups. I would highly recommend ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’ to fans of the beloved Hanna-Barbera animated universe and WWE fanatics alike, along with anyone who just thoroughly enjoys these animated movie collaborations. It’s a goofy, fun and consistently enjoyable animated ride that should be well worth the cost of a rental at the very least for those already interested in checking it out. If you enjoyed the previous WWE & Hanna-Barbera team-ups, this one should definitely be right up your alley.
The DVD release of ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’ is presented in a 16×9 friendly Widescreen presentation utilizing the film’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio. The video presentation looks pretty great as far as the DVD format allots and delivers a sharp, clean and detailed presentation from start to finish with no noteworthy faults to be found within. While many fellow fans that have been collecting the WWE/Hanna-Barbera team up releases on Blu-ray will be disappointed to discover that the BD releases appear to have been discontinued, it manages to hold up admirably even during the fast moving and heavily populated sequences, looking sharp and solid at every turn. Overall, this is a solid standard definition video presentation that should have no trouble pleasing those who don’t mind the DVD format in general.
The DVD release features a 384 kbps 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack. This multichannel Dolby Digital soundtrack provides a relatively crisp, clean and immersive audio presentation throughout. It regularly takes advantage of all five available channels in order to send the music, along with flying cars, crowd chatter and wrestling antics, plus more throughout the various speakers, and never causing any dialogue which might be occurring simultaneously to become distorted or rendered inaudible in the process. Overall, this is a more than capable lossy 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack that complements the animated film’s consistent fun quite well.
The DVD release of ‘The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania’ includes a few fun extras. Included on the release are some brief Featurettes that feature interviews/comments with various WWE stars, the included Featurettes are: ‘Welcome to Orbit City’ (running approximately 5 minutes in length), ‘The Dangers of Button-Pushing’ (running approximately 4 minutes), and ‘The Jetsons: My Favorite Memories of the Future’ (approximately 2 minutes). We are also treated to ‘3 Bonus Cartoons’, all three of which are episodes of ‘The Jetsons’; the included episodes are: “Rosie the Robot” (approximately 26 minutes), “Jetson’s Night Out” (26 minutes), and “The Coming of Astro” (26 minutes).