Animaniacs is getting a two-season revival on Hulu, the company announced today.
Hulu is teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television to bring back the Peabody Award-winning animated comedy. New episodes will begin rolling out sometime in 2020 in what will be Hulu’s first family-oriented original series.
The new seasons will once again focus on Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and sister Dot. The trio has escaped Warner Bros. water tower after being locked up in there for quite a while. With their new-found freedom, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot begin causing plenty of chaos. Fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also make appearances in each new episode.
Steven Spielberg will executive produce the reboot with Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. No word yet if the original cast of Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, and Sherri Stoner will return.
With this revival, Hulu has also landed exclusive streaming rights to all of the original episodes of Animaniacs, along with Pinky and the Brain, the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the entire Tiny Toon Adventures collection. You can start streaming these episodes right now.
Reports last year suggested Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television were interested in developing a new version of the cartoon after its surge in popularity on Netflix. Animaniacs ran for a total of 99 episodes, airing from 1993 to 1998 on Fox Kids and Kids’ WB. The show eventually spawned a spinoff in Pinky and the Brain.
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