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Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999)

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The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Pinky (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Hello Nurse / Marita Hippo / Mindy's Mother (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... The Brain / Squit / Wakko's Burps (voice)
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel (voice)
Nate Ruegger Nate Ruegger ... Skippy Squirrel (voice) (as Nathan Ruegger)
Nancy Cartwright ... Mindy (voice)
Frank Welker ... Baron Thaddeus von Plotz III / Ralph the Guard / Runt / Buttons / Chicken Boo / Flavio Hippo (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby / Gas Station Attendant (voice)
Bernadette Peters ... Rita (voice)
Paxton Whitehead ... King Salazar (voice)
Ben Stein ... Desire Fulfillment Facilitator (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Captain of the Guard / Baloney (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Paul Rugg ... Mr. Director (voice)
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Storyline

The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star to help Dot with her illness. Unfortunately the rest of the town, including an evil king, also hear about the star and want to get to it first to have their own wishes come true. It's a race against time and it's up to the three zany siblings to get there first.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

King Salazar is modeled after Basil Rathbone. See more »

Goofs

In the first scenes of the Hungarian Rhapsody sequence, the townspeople are all in their pajamas. However, as the Warners start to leave for the star, they're all in their normal clothes. See more »

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Brain Mouse: Pinky, I knew I'd find you out here wasting time with this horse.
Pinky: But Pharfigneuten and I have pledged out hearts to each other!
Brain Mouse: Pinky, that is a horse. You are a mouse.
Pinky: Oh, Brain, don't be so intolerant. Why can't the horses and the mice live together in harmony? Along with the fairies and the wood sprites and the bean sprouts?
Brain Mouse: I stand corrected, Pinky. That is a horse, you are an imbisile.
Pinky: Thank you!
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Crazy Credits

Before the opening Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo fades out, Wakko Warner, in tuxedo attire, walks out from behind the shield and takes a huge bite of it, much to Bugs' annoyance. See more »

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Spoofs Barney & Friends (1992) See more »

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So Much for Wakko's Ha' Penny
Sung by Bernadette Peters
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An excellent finale to the Animaniacs series. Full of Heart.
24 March 2000 | by TimmoWarnerSee all my reviews

Wakko's wish is a very worthy finale to the series. While some have complained that it isn't like the show at all, I don't really think it is meant to be. Nor should it. Does anyone really want to see 90 minutes of out and out zanyness? Instead, we get a rather touching story that gives all the characters and emotional weight they never really had before. And of course, we still get the zanyness, it's just placed within a larger framework.

Personally, I would love to see more Animaniacs stories done in this exact style (hope hope hope!).

With Wakko's Wish, Animaniacs ends it's run with a solid piece of work, very unlike the show in many ways, and for that I am glad. Nothing could have been worse for it to finish with something that was basically just another episode.


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