Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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In "Hearts of Twilight," genius filmmaker Mr. Director goes over budget on his new film and the studio sends in the Warners to halt the project in their own inimitable fashion. Later, the ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Jim Morrison (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Tippi Hedren (voice)
Frank Welker ... C.E.O. Thaddeus Plotz / Alfred Hitchcock / Cawcaw (voice)
Paul Rugg ... Mr. Director (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Mr. Crazy Person (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Squit / Charlie / Rod Taylor (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby (voice)


In "Hearts of Twilight," genius filmmaker Mr. Director goes over budget on his new film and the studio sends in the Warners to halt the project in their own inimitable fashion. Later, the Goodfeathers are cast as stunt doubles in a horror film entitled "The Boids." Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

12 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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(1993 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Warners go through several studio attractions all of which are on the Universal Studios tour, not Warner Brothers studio. See more »


Mr. Director: [Crazy voice] Okay! I'm ready for my ending!
Dot: You want it?
Mr. Director: [Crazy voice] Oh, yeah!
Yakko: Are you sure?
Mr. Director: [Crazy voice] Yeah! Give! Give! Froinlaven!
Yakko: And... action!
Mr. Director: [Gets hit in the head by a huge mallet, Crazy voice] That's an ending?
Cameraman: [Whispering to Yakko] Microphone was in the shot.
Yakko: Okay, everybody! Let's do it again!
Mr. Director: [Crazy voice] Oh no! I don't want that!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


Die Fledermaus Overture
Music by Johann Strauss
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Cinematic fun with 'Animaniacs'
11 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation to bits. It was a big part of my life as a child, especially Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry (with tastes broadening further getting older with Pixar, Studio Ghibli and some of the more mature animations out there), and still love it to this day as a young adult whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now, with more knowledge of the different animation styles, directors, studios and what work went into them.

'Animaniacs' has always been one of my favourites. From an early age, it always stood out as one of the most colourful, unique, funniest and cleverest shows, animated and otherwise, ever made. It is not to be dismissed as a show just for children. There is plenty for children to enjoy, any child who loves great animation, humour to laugh at and unique characters will be in heaven. There is more than plenty for adults too, especially the hugely clever in-jokes/poking fun that is likely to be better understood by older viewers with more familiarity for what is being referenced and poked fun at.

This is another wonderful episode in a show where even the weakest episodes were seldom less than decent.

In the segments, the animation is very well done, with vibrant colouring, crisp beautiful backgrounds and convincing movements for the characters. The music is not only catchy it is actually memorable as well, with an instantly hummable main theme.

The scripts and humour are witty and hilarious with clever references and inside jokes, "Hearts of Twilight" is often hilarious and affectionate and "The Boids" is a hugely entertaining and at times creepy parody of from my understanding Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.

'Animaniacs' was always one of the finest examples of execution of a great concept doing that and superbly, with the story lines here being funny and endearing. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, with no exception. The Warners are as endearing as ever and Hitchcock is a fun presence

Characters that are brilliantly voiced by the likes of Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Frank Welker.

Overall, brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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