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The zany adventures of a trio of 1930s animated characters in the modern world.


Tom Ruegger
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Series cast summary:
Rob Paulsen ...  Yakko Warner / ... 98 episodes, 1993-1998
Tress MacNeille ...  Dot Warner / ... 99 episodes, 1993-1998
Jess Harnell ...  Wakko Warner / ... 98 episodes, 1993-1998
Frank Welker ...  Ralph the Guard / ... 88 episodes, 1993-1998
Maurice LaMarche ...  The Brain / ... 65 episodes, 1993-1998


Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Mainly staring the Warner Siblings Wakko, Yakko, and Dot, who were created by the WB Studios but found they were just too "zany" to be of any use to the studio. Other popular characters in the series include: Pinky and the Brain, two lab mice bent on world domination. Rita and Runt, a cat and dog team who get into perilous situations every episode but always seem to find time to sing a song, Bobby, Pesto, and Squit, the Goodfeathers, part of a New York City mob of pigeons, who take orders from The Godpigeon and worship Martin Scorsese. Slappy the Squirrel is a late middle-age squirrel. She starred in a series of popular cartoons in the Golden Age but is now retired and looking after her nephew, Skippy Squirrel. Buttons is a watch-dog, charged with watching the mischievous toddler, Mindy. Chicken Boo is a giant chicken trying to integrate into human society. Flavio and Marita are two urbane ... Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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The opening of the Buttons and Mindy shorts is a parody of the opening of the old TV series Lassie. See more »


Yakko: Wait a minute. You expect us poor, innocent children to climb up dangerous scaffolding and paint naked people all over a church?
WakkoYakkoDot: We'll do it.
Yakko: But we're not doing it for art. We're not doing it for the sake of money. No! We're doing it because we love painting naked people.
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Alternate Versions

The episode Broadcast Nuisance was re-edited for US broadcast due to Spielberg's dislike of how aggressive the Warner siblings were in the episode.
  • The anchor's name was changed from Sam Fondlesome to Dan Anchorman.
  • Some of the dialogue from the siblings was re-dubbed, like "Why TV newsmen are cheap" instead of "Is Slam Fondlesome a big fat dope?" or "I dunno; maybe he wants us to direct" instead of "If he doesn't like us now, wait'll he gets a load of this!"
  • The scene when the anchorman is electrocuted was cut out entirely.
  • Another brief segment where he's blown up by Slappy Squirrel was also cut.
All DVD and streaming versions use the re-edited US version. See more »


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Animaniacs Theme - Original Version
Music by Richard Stone
Lyrics by Tom Ruegger
Performed by Rob Paulsen (as Yakko), Tress MacNeille (as Dot) and Jess Harnell (Wakko)
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This is one funny show
5 April 2005 | by FrankBooth_DeLargeSee all my reviews

I used to love Animaniacs when I was younger. The animation, voice work, and music are all great. The humor is very funny in a smart way, it isn't a stupid show like many other kids shows that are released today. There are plenty of adult jokes that will entertain the adults who are watching the show with their kids.

The characters in this show are all very unique and make the show worth watching. Two very famous characters, Pinky and the Brain, had their own spin off show after-wards. Pinky and the Brain are two lab rats who are always trying to take over the world.

This was a great show, it's a shame that many adults thought it was only for kids, because there really were plenty of jokes for the adults.

If you ever get to see this show, watch it all the way to the end. It is very funny.

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