The Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot are ready to make you laugh until you collapse once more. After news began to spread of an Animaniacs reboot last year, the new version of the series has found it’s home.
According to Deadline, Hulu has given the rebooted series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg once again, a two-season straight to series order to premiere in 2020.
Not only will Hulu be home to the new version of the series but a new deal was struck with Warner Bros. that makes the streaming platform the home to the original Animaniacs, the spinoff Pinky and the Brain as well as Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain and the full Tiny Toon Adventures series. All of those shows are immediately now available on the platform.
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Spielberg. “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.”
Animaniacs debuted in 1993 and was an anthology series that followed the adventures of the Warner siblings after they broke out of the water tower on the Warner Bros. lot, after being sealed away for decades, running around interacting with various characters. Their segments would range from Looney Tunes style bits with reference heavy comedy to educational segments including some still pretty catchy tunes. Alongside those segments were bits featuring supporting characters such as Pinky and the Brain, the Goodfeathers, Slappy Squirrel, Rita & Runt and more.
According to previous reports about the reboot, all of the original voice actors are highly likely to return to pick up their former roles.
“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 of Animaniacs, filled with endless laughs — and ongoing plots for world domination by Pinky and the Brain,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”