In the first part of a Halloween episode, "Scare Happy Slappy," Slappy and Skippy Squirrel go trick-or-treating at the homes of Slappy's former cartoon foes. Afterwards, Rita is accused of ...
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In the first part of a Halloween episode, "Scare Happy Slappy," Slappy and Skippy Squirrel go trick-or-treating at the homes of Slappy's former cartoon foes. Afterwards, Rita is accused of being a witch in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s in "Witch One." Finally, the wacky Warners perform in a scene from William Shakespeare's famous play, "Macbeth."Written by
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.
Very nearly one of my favourite episodes, although to me "Witch One" wasn't quite as imaginative with the Halloween theme or as funny as the other two. Rita's song was a delight, those lyrics are a scream.
In all the segments throughout, 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 script and humour are witty and hilarious with clever references and inside jokes throughout. As are the situations no matter how silly they are the characters get into. This all springs from a great concept, some shows have a great concept but don't live up to it.
'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. While all the three segments work very nicely, "Macbeth" is so much fun and is very creepy. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, with no exception. Will always love Slappy.
All the voice acting is terrific, Tress MacNeille making one of the biggest impressions.
Overall, great. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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