Animation fans can once again join the Warner brothers (and the Warner sister Dot) on their hilarious adventures.
“Animaniacs” will return for at least two new seasons on Hulu. The streaming service has teamed with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. in the deal.
Executive producer Steven Spielberg is back for the show starring the Warners – Wakko and Yakko and their sister, Dot – characters of an indeterminate species who cause lighthearted mischief at the Warner Bros. studios.
Also coming with the new seasons are all past episodes of the show, which debuted in 1993 and ran for 99 episodes over five seasons, its spinoffs and the animated show “Tiny Toon Adventures,” according to Variety.
“I am so pleased and proud that ‘Animaniacs’ will have a home at Hulu,” Spielberg said, according to a Hulu press release. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko and Dot.”
It was first rumored in May that the show could return with new episodes.
“Animaniacs” is similar to sketch comedy shows, where several other characters are featured in their own skits. The most notable are Pinky and the Brain, two lab mice on opposite ends of the intelligence spectrum who have a repetitive mission.
“Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” Pinky asks.
“Same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to take over the world!” Brain responds.
As for the Warner brothers, they seem to have a thing for one of the show’s female characters, often howling “Hello, nurse!” when they see her.
The new seasons are scheduled to begin airing in 2020.
“We cannot wait to work with Steven Spielberg and the entire Amblin and Warner Bros. teams to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs and laughs from the ‘Animaniacs’ to kids and adults everywhere,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior vice president of content. “Now one of the most beloved, inventive and funny animated franchises in history, ‘Animaniacs’ and its cast of witty characters can live on on Hulu.”