Hulu's New Animaniacs Cartoon Gets Release Date

Wacko, Yacko, and Dot are coming to the streaming service this fall with brand-new episodes.


22 years ago, one of the best non-action animated series came to an end. Animaniacs, following the adventures of Warner brothers Wakko and Yakko, and the Warner sister Dot, the series was an excellent companion to the classic Looney Tunes cartoons we all grew up with. Now, the series is coming back, but to the Hulu streaming service.

Arriving on Friday, November 20, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are bringing back the cartoon siblings for 13 episodes. Additionally, Pinky and the Brain will also be a part of the new Animaniacs series.

Returning to executive produce is Steven Spielberg, along with Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register, and Amblin's Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

In addition to the premiere date reveal for Season 1, Hulu also announced that Animaniacs will get a second season in 2021 also consisting of 13-episodes.

Coming this November to Hulu
Coming this November to Hulu

Animaniacs lasted for five years, first premiering in 1993 on Fox Kids then moving to Kids' WB in 1995 before ending in 1998. The first run of the series lasted for 99 episodes and even got a feature-length movie, Wakko's Wish. Aside from Pinky and the Brain and the Warner siblings--who lived in the WB water tower--the show introduced the world to characters like The Goodfeathers--pigeons modeled after characters in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas--along with the Slappy and Skippy Squirel.

The '90s run of Warner Bros. Animation kicked off with 1990's Tiny Toon Adventures--a younger, newer version of Looney Tunes--the aforementioned Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and the unbelievably fun superhero series Freakazoid.

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