This week marks the return of yet another 90s-era show, another piece of nostalgia revived for the hopeful adoration of fans around the world. This one’s a revival for audiences of all ages: it’s Animaniacs, the ultra-zany weekday cartoon that introduced viewers to the Warner Brothers (and the Warner sister), an exceptionally brilliant mouse with plans for world domination, a trio of wise-talking pigeons, and more. The new show is something of a mixed bag (to this writer), with a longer lead time of production making some of its jokes less than timely.
That said, the new show almost immediately jumps into one of the hallmarks of the original Animaniacs: songs. The original show boasted songs about everything from world landmarks to the human senses, and as we celebrate its return, let’s count down the 15 best songs from the original Animaniacs universe.
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s about time to get out the Christmas tree, that is if you haven’t already. What better way to beef up the decorations than by picking up some of the 2020 Hallmark Christmas Ornaments that are being released this year. We’ve featured a variety of pop culture-based ornaments that are already available, and this time we’re focusing on a bunch of them from movies like Back to the Future, Jaws, and The Wizard of Oz, as well as TV shows like Stranger Things, Friends, The Muppet Show, Animaniacs, Looney Tunes, and more. Check them all out below. Read More »
It’s been 22 years since Animaniacs graced the small screen (21 years if you count the direct-to-video film Wakko’s Wish). But in the age of remakes, reboots, and re-imaginings, nothing is ever truly over, so the Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and the Warner sister Dot are back with new adventures and shenanigans from the Warner Bros. water tower, studio lot, and beyond.
Hulu has brought back Animaniacs for at least two seasons of new episodes, and the entire first season arrives in their streaming library this week. It is my great pleasure to tell you that this revival of Animaniacs hasn’t missed a beat. The animation style, the meta comedy, the pop culture references, the political satire, the complete zaniness, and of course Pinky & The Brain, are all back exactly as you remember them. It feels like they never left, and they waste no time getting back in the swing of things by mocking modern pop culture, politics, and society. Read More »
The Animaniacs are back, and they’re zanier than ever. The celebrated animated series that was originally executive produced by Steven Spielberg has received a fresh reboot from Hulu, with Spielberg once again exec producing the series with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation. And since it’s been 22 years since Animaniacs went off the air, Yakko, Wakko and Dot — and yes, returning fan favorites Pinky and the Brain — have more than two decades worth of self-referential jokes and fourth-wall breaks to make up for their absence. Watch the Animaniacs trailer below.
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All new episodes of Animaniacs are coming to Hulu in a revival of the beloved animated series from the 1990s. Fans have been eagerly awaiting their first proper look at the return of the series, and it finally arrived today with the first new Animaniacs clip. If you were worried that the return of Animaniacs wouldn’t be able to capture the pop culture zaniness of the original series, this clip featuring a pitch perfect parody of Jurassic Park should wash away all your concerns. Watch it below! Read More »
It’s been 22 years since Animaniacs graced the small screen. But they’re making a big comeback in the streaming world with Hulu reviving the animated series that was originally executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Now Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation have some all-new adventures following the Warner brothers Yakko and Wacko, as well as the Warner sister Dot, as they run around the Warner movie lot. And they’re coming to Hulu this fall. Read More »
The original Animaniacs had play or pay contracts, but Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation have just struck a new deal for the Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and the Warner sister Dot to return on Hulu.
A press release has announced that the brand new version of Animaniacs has been give a straight-to-series order for two seasons, marking the first Hulu Original program being geared towards families. Read More »
(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 video essay explores why the pilot for Breaking Bad is a perfect beginning to the series and a flawless episode of television. Plus, someone with a lot of time on their hands recreated the favorite Animaniacs song “Yakko’s World” using dialogue from movies, and Saturday Night Live cast member turned United States Senator Al Franken once delivered one hell of a live performance as Mick Jagger. Read More »
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As a young movie lover who largely grew up in the ’90s, I thought the animated series Animaniacs was one of the best shows on television. It was bursting with pop culture references, memorable characters, terrific music, and humor (some of which went way over my head), but even at the time, I knew I was watching something special.
The original series ran 99 episodes from 1993-1998. Fast forward to 2017 and yep, you guessed it: a reboot is in development. And there’s good news: Steven Spielberg, who executive produced the original show, is “expected to be involved” in bringing the series back to life.
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It feels like 2016 is just flying by, because we’re just over three weeks away from San Diego Comic-Con. We’ll be in the heart of all the pop culture craziness as usual, and it looks like fans are going to have their days packed pretty full if they plan on seeing everything that Warner Bros. Television has to offer. The TV studio is bring 21 shows to the convention this summer. That includes comic book favorites like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a slew of other geek friendly shows with large, loyal fanbases.
Get the full list of TV shows at 2016 Comic-Con after the jump. Read More »