Good news Tiny Toons Adventures fans! Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation are developing a reboot of The Animaniacs. The iconic 1990s afternoon show was a hit with adolescents and young adults. Netflix saw a huge jump in numbers, when the streaming service added the show to its Netflix Instant lineup last year.
Steven Spielberg originally helmed the series, and is expected to join the project in some capacity. The Animaniacs reboot is in the early stages of development, so it has yet to land a broadcast home, but it shouldn’t take very long. The show was a big favorite of mine when I was younger.
Blending wit, slapstick and pop culture references, the variety show “Animaniacs” features a large cast of characters, whose predominant personalities are the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister, Dot — three inseparable siblings — who have a great time creating havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet.
This ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appears in a wide variety of roles. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too “zany” to be of any use to the studio. Pinky and the Brain are two mice bent on world domination. Rita and Runt are a cat and dog team, who get into perilous situations every episode, put always seem to find time to sing a song. Bobby, Pesto, and Squit are the Goodfeathers, part of a New York mob of pigeons, who worship Martin Scorsese. Slappy the Squirrel is a late middle-age squirrel; she starred in a series of popular cartoons in the Golden Age. Buttons is a watch-dog, charged with watching the mischievous toddler, Mindy. Chicken Boo is a giant chicken trying to integrate into human society. Flavio and Marita are two urbane hippopotami.
The Animaniacs originally ran from 1993 -1998, and was 99 episodes long. The show had one spinoff, Pinky and the Brain, which starred two lab mice as they plot to take over the world. Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Sherri Stoner and Maurice LaMarche voiced the characters on Animaniacs.
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