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"Animaniacs" Taming of the Screwy (1993)

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Animaniacs: Season 1: Episode 5 -- When potential foreign investors want to meet the wacky Warner siblings, the studio boss orders Dr. Scratchansniff to train the untamable trio.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
17 September 1993 (Season 1, Episode 5)
Mr. Plotz tasks Scratchansniff with bringing the Warners in line so they might appear at a huge gala to schmooze some Japanese investors. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Garth Algar / Steve Urkel (voice)

Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Wayne Campbell (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Hello Nurse / Bea Arthur / Michelle Pfeiffer / Whoopi Goldberg / Madonna / Additional Voices (voice)

Frank Welker ... Thaddeus Plotz / Ralph the Guard / Runt / Alien - Xenomorph (voice)
Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel / Susan Sarandon (voice)

Chick Vennera ... Joe Pesci (voice)

John Mariano ... Danny DeVito (voice)

Maurice LaMarche ... Jack Palance / Billy Crystal (voice)

Robert Ito ... Mr. Kato (voice)

Julia Kato ... Miss Tanaka (voice)
Valri Bromfield ... Mary Hartless (voice)

Dorian Harewood ... Spike Lee / Danny Glover (voice)

Paul Rugg ... Mr. Director (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Bennett ... Garth Algar / Billy Crystal (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Alfred Gimeno 
Writing credits
Peter Hastings (story by) &
Earl Kress (story by) &
Tom Ruegger (story by)

Peter Hastings (written by)

Peter Hastings  series writer
Nicholas Hollander  series writer
John P. McCann  series writer
Tom Minton  series writer
Deanna Oliver  series writer
Randy Rogel  series writer
Tom Ruegger  series writer
Paul Rugg  series writer
Sherri Stoner  series writer

Produced by
Rich Arons .... producer
Tom Ruegger .... senior producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
Sherri Stoner .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Stone 
Film Editing by
Al Breitenbach 
Kelly Ann Foley 
Theresa Gilroy-Nielsen 
Casting by
Andrea Romano 
Production Management
Barbara Simon Dierks .... production supervisor
Ken Duer .... production supervisor
Barbra J. Gerard .... production manager
Jean MacCurdy .... executive in charge of production
Joe Sandusky .... post-production supervisor
Tim Sarnoff .... production manager
Liza-Ann Warren .... production supervisor
Art Department
Joey Banaszkiewicz .... storyboard artist (as Joey Banaskiewicz)
Chris Dent .... storyboard artist (as Christopher Dent)
Alfred Gimeno .... storyboard artist
Rusty Mills .... title card designer
Eric Nordberg .... painter
Charles Visser .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Harry Andronis .... sound re-recording engineer
Mick Brooling .... dialogue editor
Russell Brower .... sound effects editor
Russell Brower .... sound re-recording mixer
Bradley Carow .... sound reader
Gregory Cathcart .... sound re-recording engineer
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr coordinator
Richard D. Freeman .... mix coordinator
Robert Hargreaves .... sound effects editor
Mark Keatts .... adr recording
Mark Keatts .... dialogue editor
Aaron L. King .... dialogue editor
Andy King .... dialogue editor (as Andrew I. King)
Bob Lacivita .... dialogue editor
Tom Maydeck .... re-recording engineer
Tom Maydeck .... re-recording mixer
Steve Siracusa .... sound reader
Jeff M. Sliney .... dialogue editor
Matthew A. Thorne .... sound effects editor (as Matt Thorne)
Denise Whitfield .... sound reader
Visual Effects by
Alan G. Brown .... digital production
Animation Department
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Brenda Brummet .... animation checker
Richard Collado .... sheet timing
Jennifer Damiani .... animation checker
Richard Daskas .... color key artist
Bunty Dranko .... animation checker
Geno DuBois .... mark-up (as Jean Dubois)
Michael Gerard .... animation slugging
Julienne Gimeno .... model designer
Carolyn Guske .... background color key
Karl Jacobs .... animation checker
Robin D. Kane .... color key artist
Lisa Leonardi-Knight .... mark-up (as Lisa Leonardi)
Dan McHugh .... background key designer
Dan McHugh .... series background design
Yoshinobu Michihata .... key animator
Donna Mouliot .... sheet timing
Bunny Munns .... ink and paint supervisor
Constantin Mustatea .... sheet timing
Chris Naylor .... color key artist
Lynne Naylor .... model designer
Eric Nordberg .... painter
Keiko Oyamada .... animation director: TMS
Tom Ray .... sheet timing
Linda Redondo .... color key artist
Howard Schwartz .... animation checker
Brian Sebern .... background painter
Martin Strudler .... background key designer
Leo Sullivan .... sheet timer
Atsuko Tanaka .... animation director: TMS
Valerie Tidwell .... model mark-up (as Valerie Walker)
Maureen Trueblood .... model designer
Richard Trueblood .... sheet timing
Mark Zoeller .... model designer
Rich Arons .... animator: opening titles (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Richard Daskas .... color key
Joe Gall .... supervising editor
Robin D. Kane .... color key (as Robin Kane)
Bunny Munns .... color key
Chris Naylor .... color key
Linda Redondo .... color key
Music Department
Richard Stone .... composer: theme music
Bryan Pezzone .... musician (uncredited)
Other crew
Rich Arons .... series director
Carlton Batten .... copying & shipping
Ken Fredrich Boyer .... production coordinator
Alyson Brown .... production administrator
Barry Caldwell .... series director
Geno DuBois .... production assistant
Ana Durand .... copying & shipping
Dustin Foster .... production assistant
Richard D. Freeman .... assistant to the producer
Michael Gerard .... series director
Alfred Gimeno .... series director
Peter Hastings .... story editor
Erin Keeler Hufford .... voice-over assistant
Bob Kline .... series director
Leslie Lamers .... recording administrator
Jenny Lerew .... series director
Rusty Mills .... series director
Tom Minton .... story editor
John Morris .... production assistant
Audu Paden .... series director
Bobbie Page .... production assistant
Kathryn Page .... assistant to the producer
Greg Reyna .... series director
Lenord Robinson .... series director
Andrea Romano .... voice director
Tom Ruegger .... supervising story editor
Paul Rugg .... supervising story editor
Howard Schwartz .... retake coordinator
Sherri Stoner .... supervising story editor
Paul Trandahl .... production assistant
Jay Weinman .... videotape supervisor
Scott Williams .... videotape supervisor
Douglas Wood .... story consultant
Mark Howard .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

22 min (1993 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Recognizable guests at the party include cartoon versions of the following:See more »
Yakko Warner:[the Warners are playing with a statue of Dr. Scratchensniff] Wow, a giant Pez dispenser!
Dr. Scratchensniff:Stop playing with my bust!
Yakko Warner:Mwah! Goodnight, everybody!
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Movie Connections:
References She's Gotta Have It (1986)See more »
Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Cameos At The Party Save The Story, 9 July 2009
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Well, after four episodes ranging from decent-to-excellent, it looked for awhile like this was the first clunker......but the last six minutes were terrific and saved it. It was the first one-story (22-minutes) episode in the series so far. (Previous programs had been divided into several stories.)

The "plot" here was for the Warner Brothers Studio Psychiatrist, "Dr. Scratchansniff," to make sure that Wakko, Yakko and Dot behave themselves at an important business event. Potential billion-dollar customers from Japan are to be wined and dined and studio chief Mr. Plotz doesn't want our Animaniac threesome to ruin the party and sabotage the business deal. He's afraid they'll act zany. Who, them?! The first half of the story is the doctor trying to teach manners to the three. It should have been funny, but it wasn't. The humor was stupid.

The second half was the party. At first, I got a chuckle out of a couple of quick "cameos" by "Thelma & Louise" and Robert Patrick, who transformed himself so memorably in "Terminator 2," but then nothing much happened until our three stars, who had behaved as asked, were told to leave and got upset about it. Then, the fun began!

For movie fans, the rest of it was trying to guess all the identities of the celebrities at the party. Man, there must have been 25 of them thrown at us in less than five minutes. I got many, but couldn't catch them all.....maybe you can. One thing for sure: you'll have fun trying.

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