Following a sneak peek at the Animaniacs revival series from New York Comic-Con, Hulu has now released the full official trailer. It has been 22 years since Yakko, Wakko, and Dot have graced the small screen, and the Warner siblings are just as vibrant as ever as seen in the new trailer. The video also gives us our first look at the return of Pinky and the Brain, who will also be returning for the revival to great fanfare. It’s enough to make any Animaniacs fan excited, and you can check out the trailer below.
Longtime fans of the classic animated series should also love that the art style hasn’t been significantly changed. While we’re now in a widescreen format with higher-quality animation, the Warner siblings look just as they always have. Of course, they all sound the same as well, as the original voice actors have also returned to reprise their classic roles. Their unique sense of humor is also very much the same, blending meta-humor and amusing sight gags to really give the revival the classic Animaniacs feel.
Because times have changed, that has also allowed for the revival to go in new directions with its storylines. Our sneak peek at Pinky and the Brain has the former using a smartphone, literally getting catfished as he tries online dating. The Brain discovers his own online disappointments when he excitedly gains a single follower on social media, only to find out that it’s Pinky. Meanwhile, Yakko is also introduced to an electronic “tablet” with access to the internet, only to end up swallowing it after mistaking it for a pill. Truly, these guys are just as we remember them, but now they’re in a new era.
Per Hulu, the revival will see the Warner brothers (and sister) “have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the siblings waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain also return to continue their quest for world domination.”
Originally, Animaniacs ran for five seasons between 1993 and 1998. Created by Tom Ruegger and produced by Steven Spielberg, the cartoon was presented as a variety sketch series, utilizing different characters for multiple segments in every episode. On Hulu, the revival series will be following a similar format. Spielberg has also returned for the revival to executive produce. In the NYCC sneak peek video, a scene from Jurassic Park is spoofed with an animated Spielberg unveiling the return of Animaniacs.
Animaniacs will begin streaming all 13 episodes of its revival season on Nov. 20. Much more lunacy from the Warners is also on the way, as Hulu has already renewed the series for a second season. Those new episodes are scheduled to arrive sometime in 2021. The Animaniacs revival trailer comes to us from Hulu on YouTube.