The Warner brothers & their sister Dot are set to escape the water tower once more. Amblin Television, Warner Bros. Animation and Steven Spielberg are set to reboot the 1990’s fan-favorite animated series Animaniacs, according to IndieWire.
Animaniacs will join a slew of former 80s and 90s favorites that are getting the revival treatment in recent days, including other animated hits like DuckTales which is making a return this summer. Netflix adding the original Animaniacs series to their streaming offerings last year brought a huge surge of popularity for the series which had only really been available to watch on DVD up to that point.
Currently the whole reboot process is only in the early stages of development so there is no guarantee that it’s something that will for sure happen. With all the aforementioned revivals that have come as late, most of them doing quite well, and with Spielberg involved it seems likely that this will be something that moves forward.
Originally the series ran on Fox Kids from 1993 to 1995 before moving to Kids WB from 1995 to 1998 before it came to an end after 99 episodes and wrapped up with the direct-to-video Wakko’s Wish. It even had a spinoff with Pinky and the Brain which ran in primetime on The WB.
Because of the early nature of the revival talks there is no word yet if Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and all the original voice actors will return. Most of the live action revivals have brought back original cast members to play the parts again of course, but with the animated DuckTales they are bringing in an entirely new all-star cast to provide voices.