It’s time for some new adventures of the Animaniacs, and they’re still zany to the max.
In the mid-1990s nothing beat the WB’s cartoon line-up. After Tiny Toons ended I thought nothing could replace them… then the Animaniacs came along. I didn’t take to them immediately, but once I was in, I was all in. To the point of having their soundtracks in my car and driving around to them. The series came to an end in 1998, but my love for the series definitely did not.
Rumors have been circulating for some time now that the series was possibly coming back, and that came true on Thursday when Hulu announced a two-season order of the series with a straight-to-series clause meaning no pilot is needed. The series is expected to hit the service in 2020, but no word yet on how many episodes per season. Pinky & the Brain are also scheduled to appear.
The elephant in the room at the moment is there has been no mention of the voice actor cast. Rob Paulson (Yakko/Pinky), Jess Harnell (Wakko), Tress MacNeille (Dot) and Maurice LaManche (Brain) are all still active in the industry and regularly team up for projects. It is next to impossible to imagine anyone else in these roles. So, fingers crossed the entire gang is getting back together.
If you’ve never gotten into Animaniacs, as of Thursday you can find the complete catalogs of Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Pinky & the Brain and Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain on Hulu.
… I know what I’m doing this weekend.
… and in 2020.