Hello, nurse! Hulu, Amblin and WB Animation team to bring back Animaniacs!

"Be gone, pests, and give me the bird."

'We'd love to, really, but the Fox censors won't allow it."


Hold onto your '90s nostalgia and take a deep breath before singing Wakko's 50 State Capitols song, folks, because it will soon be time (again) for ANIMANIACS!

That's right, you heard me. Today, Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation announced a deal to create and premiere a brand-new version of the iconic cartoon franchise! As an added bonus, the deal is set to bring the complete libraries of all the original Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures collection exclusively to Hulu today.

As per the official press release:

Under the two-season straight-to-series order, Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of the series, with Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television Co-Presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive producers. New episodes are set to premiere on the premium streaming service in 2020.

The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot — three inseparable, irascible siblings — have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. They have been locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower for a very long time, but they have found a way to escape. And escape they do — every day! Causing chaos and comic confusion, Yakko, Wakko and Dot run loose in the city, turning the world into their personal playground. And fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to make appearances in each episode.

In addition to announcing the new series, Hulu and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution also inked a new pact that makes Hulu the exclusive streaming home to the complete library of all 99 episodes of the original Animaniacs, as well asPinky and the Brain, the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures collection. As of today, Hulu subscribers can watch, catch up and relive their favorite moments from the original series with the whole family.

“We cannot wait to work with Steven Spielberg and the entire Amblin and Warner Bros. teams to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs and laughs from the Animaniacs to kids and adults everywhere,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu. “Now one of the most beloved, inventive and funny animated franchises in history, Animaniacs and its cast of witty characters can live on, on Hulu. This marks yet another big move for us as we continue our efforts to be the #1 streaming destination for premium animated content.”

When asked to comment on the newly-announced project, Spielberg replied, “I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu. Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal.”

Lastly, Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series added his voice to the conversation by saying, “Yakko, Wakko and Dot have been waiting impatiently inside the water tower, and now their hilarious brand of animated chaos will be unleashed — again! We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Amblin and Hulu for new episodes ofAnimaniacs, filled with endless laughs — and ongoing plots for world domination by Pinky and the Brain. Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”

Known for its balance of humor, education and pop culture references, ANIMANIACS has remained an important part of the animation medium ever since the very first episode aired in 1993. Over the years, both children and adults alike have found one way or another to enjoy watching the beloved series, and now it would seem as if all their prayers for a revival will be answered when the animated program makes its return in 2020.

Is your body ready for ANIMANIACS to make their return? Parents, are your walltes prepared for the onalught of merchandising this acquisition will undoubtedly unleash? Let us know in the comments section below.

Also, ANIMANIACS could very well be the reason I find nurses so incredibly ... um ... yeah, never mind. 

Extra Tidbit: Water go down the hole!
Source: Joblo



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