Hulu Is Reviving “Animaniacs” And We Just Can’t Wait
Get ready to relive your favorite Saturday morning cartoon memories, everyone. “Animaniacs” is officially returning to TV! What is “Animaniacs”? Gasp! Only one of the best cartoons on television back in the ’90s.
“Animaniacs” was an animated comedy television series that ran on Fox Kids from 1993 to 1995, and which then moved to The WB from 1995 through 1998. While there were talks this past June of Warner Bros. wanting to bring the show back, it has only just now found a home with Hulu, where it will be for at least two seasons. Hulu is partnering with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation to create and premiere the brand-new version of the iconic cartoon, and Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of the series.
This marks the first Hulu Original made for families. But not only is it intended for kids, just like it was in the ’90s, but the nostalgic vibe is sure to entertain parents too!
“I am so pleased and proud that “Animaniacs” will have a home at Hulu,” Spielberg said in a press release. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot.”
Premiering on the streaming service in 2020, the show will once again follow the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their Warner sister, Dot, as they wreak havoc and bring mayhem to the lives of everyone they meet. Back in the day, the siblings lived in the Warner Bros. water tower and interacted with studio workers and others on the lot. In the revival, the trio have been locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower for a long time, but have finally found a way to escape. Fan-favorites Pinky and the Brain will also be making an appearance in each episode of the the new series.
“We cannot wait to work with Steven Spielberg and the entire Amblin and Warner Bros. teams to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs and laughs from the ‘Animaniacs’ to kids and adults everywhere,” Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu, said in a press release. “Now one of the most beloved, inventive and funny animated franchises in history, ‘Animaniacs’ and its cast of witty characters can live on, on Hulu.”
If you missed the series when it originally aired, or just want to re-familiarize yourself with the regular cast of characters, you’ll be pleased to know that all 99 episodes of the original “Animaniacs”—as well as “Pinky and the Brain,” “Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain” and the complete “Tiny Toon Adventures” collection—are also included in the deal. Totally insane-y! We can’t wait. Watch the opening theme below to psyche yourself up: