Animaniacs Review : Pop Culture Happy Hour Because everything in Hollywood must be revived these days, the Animaniacs are back after being locked in that Warner studio water tower for more than 20 years. Led by the fictional siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot, the super-meta cartoon featured slapstick humor and cultural references that appealed to both kids and adults alike. Hulu has released a new batch of Animaniacs episodes and much of the original voice cast returns — though this time around you should expect fewer Goodfellas jokes and more cracks about presidential elections.
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Is The Rebooted 'Animaniacs' Still Zany To The Max?

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Is The Rebooted 'Animaniacs' Still Zany To The Max?

Is The Rebooted 'Animaniacs' Still Zany To The Max?

Is The Rebooted 'Animaniacs' Still Zany To The Max?

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After 22 years off the air and locked in the Warner water tower, Dot, Yakko and Wakko, return for more wild antics and meta references! Courtesy Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation/Hulu hide caption

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Courtesy Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation/Hulu

After 22 years off the air and locked in the Warner water tower, Dot, Yakko and Wakko, return for more wild antics and meta references!

Courtesy Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation/Hulu

Because everything in Hollywood must be revived these days, the Animaniacs are back after being locked in that Warner studio water tower for more than 20 years. Led by the fictional siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot, the super-meta cartoon featured slapstick humor and cultural references that appealed to both kids and adults alike. Hulu has released a new batch of Animaniacs episodes and much of the original voice cast returns — though this time around you should expect fewer Goodfellas jokes and more cracks about presidential elections.

Show Notes:

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.

Correction Nov. 24, 2020

The original version of this episode erroneously stated that writer and artist Tom Minton is a co-showrunner of the 2020 series. He is not involved.