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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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Rob Paulsen ...  Yakko Warner / ... 99 episodes, 1993-1998
Tress MacNeille ...  Dot Warner / ... 99 episodes, 1993-1998
Jess Harnell ...  Wakko Warner / ... 99 episodes, 1993-1998
Frank Welker ...  Ralph the Guard / ... 90 episodes, 1993-1998
Maurice LaMarche ...  The Brain / ... 65 episodes, 1993-1998
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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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USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Warner siblings are based, in a roundabout way, on Senior Producer Tom Ruegger's three real-life children. Originally, they were going to be ducks named Yakki, Smakki, and Wakki, but this idea was canned (it was thought to be too similar to DuckTales (1987)), and the three were changed into platypi, then into Bosko-like inkblots. Along the way, they gained a female friend. Finally, Yakki became Yakko, Smakki, and Wakki were combined into Wakko, and the female friend was named Dot, and made their sister. See more »

Quotes

Howie Tern: I am Howie Tern! I'm a big star! I'm a household name!
Yakko: So is the Mister Tidy Bowl man. Are you related?
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Crazy Credits

Game Over- Insert Coin See more »

Alternate Versions

When the show reran on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons almost all references to Warner Bros. were removed from the opening. Allowing a very unusual transition involving the Nickelodeon logo bursting and the opening cut right to the WB water tower open. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ER: You Bet Your Life (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Animaniacs Theme - Original Version
Performed by Rob Paulsen (as Yakko), Tress MacNeille (as Dot) and Jess Harnell (Wakko)
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Good animated series!
17 August 2004 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

When this show was on I watched it every time I could! I thought that the characters were really funny and all had great personalities. The animation in My opinion was crisp, clean, and really clear. Not to mention beautiful! Most of the characters in this show are like the older Looney Tunes characters that we all love. These I believe are just as funny and as talented. In fact, Some of them are arguably funnier than the originals! The things that goes on in this series' cartoons are in My opinion nuts which that is what makes them hilarious! There are so many to like and laugh at and the silly things they do! If you like the original Looney Tunes then I strongly recommend that you watch Animaniacs!

Movie Nuttball's NOTE:

If you like Animaniacs then I also recommend Taz-Mania and Tiny Toon Adventures!


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