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‘Animaniacs’ Reboot coming to Hulu for Thanksgiving

Break out your Abyss Boy-sized sodas. Catch up on your world geography. Because the Warner Brothers (and their sister Dot) are coming back to wreak havoc on a studio back-lot near you this fall!

Hulu announced a 13-episode season of the wildly-popular 90’s animated variety show Animaniacs. It will premiere Friday, November 20, 2020. The show is once again being produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television, and will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Unfortunately, there’s no word if all episodes will launch on that date or on a weekly schedule.

Who’s Making An Animaniacs Return?

Hulu’s release only mentions the return of the aforementioned Warner siblings. Yakko, Wakko and Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca The Third — aka Dot. Also returning are the equally popular Pinky and the Brain. However, a quick IMDb search revealed a long list of legendary voice actors returning to their beloved roles. As well as some notable new additions. According to the IMDb page we’re getting plenty of other cherished characters. Characters like Slappy Squirrel, Rita the Cat, the Goodfeathers and their respective voice actors will have at least one appearance in the first season.

What About New Actors And Characters?

But as with practically every animated project since Animaniacs left the air in 1998, famous real-world celebrities will be lending their voices to new and established characters. Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Everybody Hates Chris alum Terry Crews will voice of a studio security guard as well as narrating episodes, talk-show host and all-around bad-ass Tyra Banks will voice a new character named Morgan, and South Park co-creator Trey Parker will lend his talents to legacy characters Buttons The Dog and (my personal favorite) Chicken Boo.

No other details have emerged. There’s no trailer or preview for us to spend hours gleaning plot points from. But today’s news gives us fans of the Kids’ WB weekday afternoon lineup a date to request off from work and time to stockpile Capri Suns and Snack Packs. It’ll be interesting to see how the show runners tackle some of the more risque aspects of the original. Will the Warners be forced to attend workplace harassment classes for one too many “Helloooo Nurse” catcalls? If the show’s a hit, it could lead to more reboots from the weekday show block so many of us used as a distraction from our homework. Anybody else down for some new episodes of our favorite blue superhero?

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