Hulu's Animaniacs Revival Gets Renewed For Season 3

The new version of the classic '90s cartoon comes back for Season 2 later this year.

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Hulu has decided to give an early Season 3 renewal to Animaniacs, ahead of the reboot's second season later this year. According to a release, the streaming service has ordered 10 more episodes of the popular animated series from Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television, and Warner Bros. Animation.

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All of which means the reboot's 13-episode first season, which premiered back in November, must have done pretty well for Hulu. Streaming services in general are not incredibly transparent about their ratings or even how they're measured, but the release makes mention of the series garnering "the most social mentions of any Hulu Original to date."

Animaniacs is just one of many '90s animated revivals taking place--HBO Max and Cartoon Network are teaming up on a Tiny Toons reboot, Beavis and Butt-Head are returning on a new streaming service called Paramount+ with a movie and are also expected to bring two new seasons to Comedy Central, and MTV has plans to revive Clone High. These are just three of many, many examples in the works.

That the Animaniacs' revival is having success should come as no great shock. When it was announced the show was coming back, it was also announced that returning to executive produce was Steven Spielberg along with Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register, and Amblin Television's co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Oh, and they wisely brought Wakko, Yakko, and their sister Dot. The show has come back with a refreshing self-awareness that mocks reboots and breaks the fourth wall whenever possible.

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