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Animaniacs 

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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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Cast

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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Country:

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

Dot was modelled on, among others, Gilda Radner. See more »

Quotes

Slappy: I'm gonna make you some brain food. That's right, I'm gonna make you my famous walnut fig dough surprise.
Skippy: What's the surprise?
Slappy: I'm outta walnuts.
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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 Nostalgia Critic: The Swan Princess (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Animaniacs Theme - Dutch Version
Performed by Rolf Koster (as Yakko), Monique van der Ster (as Dot) and Florus van Rooijen (Wakko)
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not just for kids
30 June 2001 | by ajdagreatSee all my reviews

When I was a kid, this was my favorite show. I still love the show for its great music and hilarious episodes, but I don't admit it anymore. It's too bad that this is seen as a childish cartoon, because a lot of the jokes are for adults too. Not just the inside-jokes about Hollywood and Bill Clinton, but there were also jokes such as this one (from the Thanksgiving episode):

Yakko is protecting his turkey friend from a hunter who wants to make the turkey into Thanksgiving dinner. The hunter insists, "Give me the bird!" Yakko counters with, "We would, but the FOX censors won't allow it."

The music is great, the show is hilarious, the animation is outstanding. Some of the minor characters are really dumb though, (Minerva Mink, that nameless blue baby bird, etc.) but most of them are funny. It's a real shame that very few adults would sit down and watch this show.


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