Animaniacs Is Getting A TV Reboot, And There's More Good News
The Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and their Warner sister Dot entertained the kids and adults of America with their cartoon series Animaniacs, which became one of the most-watched children's shows on television throughout the early to mid-90s. Now, as we head into 2018, the siblings are busting out of the water tower to see if they can do it again. Hulu, Amblin Television, and Warner Bros. are teaming up to reboot the series for TV. As if that wasn't enough good news, Hulu has made the original series and other animated Warner Bros. shows from the era available for streaming as of today.
In an unsurprising show of faith given the series' past success, Hulu has given the Animaniacs reboot a two-season straight-to-series order. The reboot will feature the Warner brothers and sister causing chaos in the world, and each episode will reportedly feature an appearance by Pinky and The Brain. Steven Spielberg will return to the series as executive producer, and Hulu looks to create its first original series intended for families. The only downside of this never-ending train of good news is that episodes for the reboot aren't slated to air until 2020, so the world will be forced to wait and hope that the show will be as amazing as it ever was.
The span of time ahead of 2020 will make for a long wait, so thankfully Hulu bundled the reboot announcement with the release of some of the best animated shows of the 90s on its service. In addition to the entire critically acclaimed 99-episode original run of Animaniacs, the service also added Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, and Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain. In short, if a sudden influx of children start making vague 90s pop-culture references, saying "NARF," and catcalling nurses over the next couple of weeks, this may be the reason why.
With Animaniacs heading back to television and Steven Spielberg attached, one can only hope that the discussion of a Freakazoid reboot is next on the table for Hulu. The follow-up to Animaniacs didn't achieve the same success, but it still has its fans. If Freakazoid isn't meant to be in the 21st century, what the service currently has planned sounds like more than enough to entice any children of the 90s to introduce their children to a cavalcade of craziness.
The rebooted Animaniacs won't debut until 2020 but the original series is currently available to stream on Hulu (opens in new tab). As for when other television shows will be premiering or returning to television, be sure to visit our midseason premiere guide. Those still dwelling on the past or curious as to which shows were canceled in 2017 can find out by visiting our cancellation guide. For a list of some of the best cartoons that were based on films, be sure to head here.
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