DVD Review: The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The Jetsons….George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Rosie & Astro are back in The Jetsons & WWE: Robo Wrestlmania …… along with WWE Superstars Big Show, Alicia Fox, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Sheamus. The all new original movie was directed by Anthony Bell from a story by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomasand features the voice talents of Jeff Bergman, Trevor Devall, Grey Griffin, Danica McKellar, Tress MacNeille and Frank Welker. The movie was produced by Brandon Vietti.
In the midst of an exhibition match, a powerful snow storm freezes Big Show solid. One hundred years later, Big Show has finally thawed and is discovered by George Jetson. His first mission is to revive wrestling in 22nd century Orbit City. With Big Show’s help, Elroy and George build robotic Superstars. But Big Show had big plans of his own! The wrestle-bot army manages to capture Orbit City! This leaves George and the Jetsons family one option: travel back in time to enlist WWE Superstars Alicia Fox, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Sheamus to help defeat the Big Show and his wrestle-bot army in the future.
In this latest WB and WWE animated mashup, the viewer follows George Jetson who finds Big Show who has been frozen in ice for a 100 years. He thaws the giant wrestler out and it doesn’t take long for Big Show to intimidate the entire population of Orbit City and take over. He bullies his way to the top and it’s up to George and his family to find a way to stop him. Thanks to his boy Elroy, they travel back in time and find more WWE Superstars and bring them back to the future (no pun intended) so they can stop Big Show. Of course, there’s a moral to the story and Big Show learns a valuable lesson plus he gets to go back to his own timeline with the rest of the WWE Superstars.
The packaging comes with a slipcover. The front features the artwork you see up top and the back includes movie details, more artwork and list of special features. The DVD disc also features some artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.
Bottom line is, The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania was a cheesy fun watch and one that the entire family can sit down and enjoy together. What I liked most about it is the fact that there’s nothing offensive and no messed up agenda, just a simple family friendly animated adventure. The WWE Superstars had previously met The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo so it was just a matter of time before they got mashed up with another classic Hanna-Barbera property. I love this classic style of animation because everything looks like it’s zapped right out of the classic cartoon. We also still get that catchy Jetsons theme song that has now been given a little updated tweak. Leave it to Brandon Vietti and company to crank out yet another fun animated mashup and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. The DVD releases on March 14th and will make a great watch for the kiddos. What a fun way for WWE fans to get ready for this year’s Wrestlemania 33! #JetsonsWWE
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Run Time: 81 Minutes
Rated: Not Rated
DVD Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Special Features: The DVD extras include three featurettes and three bonus cartoons.
- Welcome to Orbit City featurette (05:06)
- The Dangers of Button-Pushing featurette (03:45)
- The Jetsons: My Favorite Memories of the Future featurette (02:26)
- Bonus Cartoon – Rosie the Robot (25:38)
- Bonus Cartoon – Jetson’s Night Out (25:42)
- Bonus Cartoon – The Coming of Astro (25:41)