Animaniacs

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Animaniacs
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Premiere September 13, 1993
Finale November 14, 1998
Creator Tom Ruegger
Network FOX (Fox Kids) (seasons 1–2)
The WB (Kids' WB!) (season 3–5)
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Warner Bros. Television,
Amblin Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 99
Origin USA

Animaniacs is an animated comedy that aired on Fox Kids for two seasons and Kids' WB for three seasons.

Yakko, Wakko and Dot Warner were three Warner Bros. cartoon stars of the 1930s the studio never spoke of. That's because their cartoons were so bad and made no sense whatsoever that the studio had the cartoons sealed off in the compound's water tower. Sixty years later, the Warners escaped, unleashing their irrationality on any subject they may come across. Their regular foil include studio psychiatrist Dr. Otto Scratchensniff, studio chief Thaddeus Plotz, Ralph the dimwitted security guard, and voluptuous Hello Nurse (so called that when Yakko and Wakko see her, they call out "Helloooooooooo, nurse!")

Along with the misadventures of the Warners, are the Goodfeathers (avian send-up of Martin Scorcese's movie Goodfellas), Slappy Squirrel (a septugenarian rodent), Pinky and the Brain (two lab mice trying to take over the world), Rita and Runt (a homeless cat and dog pair), Chicken Boo (a quixotic, clueless fowl), Buttons and Mindy (a luckless dog trying to protect the family toddler from disaster), the Hip Hippos (a trendy, affluent hippo couple being tracked down by poachers), and Katie Kaboom (a teenybopper prone to destroying her family's home by temper tantrums). Also interspersed was a short segment called "Good Idea/Bad Idea," narrated by Motel 6 spokesman Tom Bodett.

Amblin Entertainment co-produced Animaniacs with Warner Bros. Television, which also distributes the series.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner 1 2 3 4 5
Pinky 1 2 3 4 5
Dr. Otto Scratchensniff 1 2 3 4 5
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner 1 2 3 4 5
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner 1 2 3 4 5
Hello Nurse 1 2 3 4 5
Marita Hippo 1 2 3 4 5
John Mariano Bobby Pigeon 1 2 3 4 5
Chick Vennera Pesto Pigeon 1 2 3 4 5
Maurice LaMarche Brain 1 2 3 4 5
Squit Pigeon 1 2 3 4 5
Frank Welker Ralph the Guard 1 2 3 4 5
Thaddeus Plotz 1 2 3 4 5
Buttons 1 2 3 4 5
Runt 1 2 3 4 5
Flavio Hippo 1 2 3 4 5
Chicken Boo 1 2 3 4 5
Bernadette Peters Rita 1 2 3 4 5
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel 1 2 3 4 5
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel 1 2 3 4 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Fox Kids
Season One September 13, 1993 May 23, 1994 65
Season Two September 10, 1994 November 12, 1994 4
Kids' WB
Season Three September 9, 1995 February 24, 1996 13
Season Four September 7, 1996 November 16, 1996 8
Season Five September 8, 1997 November 14, 1998 9

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Volume 1 July 25, 2006 5

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Volume 2 December 5, 2006 5

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Volume 3 June 19, 2007 5

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Direct-to-Video Film

Title Release Date
Wakko's Wish December 21, 1999

Soundtrack Releases

Title Release Date Music By #
Soundtracks
Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs November 16, 1993 Richard Stone 17
Yakko's World September 6, 1994 Richard Stone 13
Animaniacs Variety Pack September 19, 1995 Richard Stone 16

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