The ANIMANIACS Reboot Gets a Two Season Order at Hulu Where the Original Series is Now Streaming!
Yakko, Wakko and Dot are making a big comeback in an animated series reboot of Animaniacs! I loved watching the original series when I was growing up. It was smart, funny, and fantastically wacky in the best ways! It always managed to make me laugh.
Last year, we first learned that Animaniacs was looking to be rebooted and now it's been officially announced that Hulu has ordered two full seasons! Not only that, but Steven Spielberg will be back as an executive producer on the project!
The series is being co-produced by Ambin TV and Warner Bros. Animation and it will premiere in 2020. Yeah, we've got a long way to go, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
The new Animaniacs centers on Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot — three inseparable, irascible siblings who have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. They have been locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower for a very long time, but they have found a way to escape. And escape they do — every day! Causing chaos and comic confusion, Yakko, Wakko and Dot run loose in the city, turning the world into their personal playground. Fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to make appearances in each episode.
Yes! Pinky and the Brain will be back! I was hoping that would be the case! I loved those two characters! Hulu also made a deal with WB Domestic Television Distribution where Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to the complete original series, which consists of 99 episodes. That comes complete with the Tiny Toon Adventures collection. They are all currently available to stream RIGHT NOW!
Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu had this to say in a statement:
“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. 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. This marks yet another big move for us as we continue our efforts to be the #1 streaming destination for premium animated content.”
Steven Spielberg added:
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu. Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal.”
Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, then went on to say:
“Yakko, Wakko and Dot have been waiting impatiently inside the water tower, and now their hilarious brand of animated chaos will be unleashed — again! We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Amblin and Hulu for new episodes of Animaniacs, filled with endless laughs — and ongoing plots for world domination by Pinky and the Brain. Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”
This is so awesome! I can't wait to see what this Animaniacs series delivers. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying the original series on Hulu.