The biggest stories in animation news today always seem to follow the same pattern: everyone wants their favorite 90s cartoons rebooted! Nickelodeon and Disney seemed to be leading the reboot movement but looks like Warner Bros is giving it a shot now!
Yup, Animaniacs has just got a two-season reboot order at Hulu and we couldn’t be more surprised by the news. Animaniacs tells the tale of Yakko, Wakko and Dot – three wild siblings who are always on an adventure of causing commotion wherever they go. The series originally premiered on Fox Kids in 1993 and additionally aired on Kids WB, becoming the faces of the programming block. Like the original series, Steven Spielberg will remain as the executive producer. In addition to this amazing news, Hulu will be streaming every episode of Animaniacs along with some other some other Warner Bros classics – Pinky & the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and Tiny Toon Adventures. The new seasons of Animaniacs are set to be released in 2020.
“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,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu. “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.”
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. “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 Animaniacsand Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal.”
“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,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”