We’re firmly entrenched in reboot culture, and even Warner Bros.’ classic Animaniacs is getting in on the action with a new series set to hit Hulu in November. Thankfully, though, neither the Warner brothers (nor the Warner sister) are letting that go unnoticed in the first full trailer for the show.
Animaniacs’ original 99-episode run, which aired from 1993 to 1998, was one long roast where no topic was off limits as long as the writers and animators could get it past Standards and Practices. When Hulu announced the reboot back in 2018, we all braced ourselves for an empty husk of the show we remember. While we’re not quite ready to say this new series lives up to its legacy, the first teaser was encouraging, and this trailer has us getting our hopes up.
Yakko Warner and his siblings lampoon the very idea of a reboot before Pinky tries his hand at online dating, and the cast tries to come to grips with the 22 years they’ve missed out on since the show last aired. It’s equal parts silly and insightful–just like we remember.
Animaniacs is being produced by Hulu in conjunction with Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Steven Spielberg has reportedly been quite involved in resurrecting the show, and many members of the main cast are returning for the show’s first 13-episode season. Animaniacs hits Hulu (with a giant mallet) on November 20, 2020, and a second season is set of 13 will premiere sometime in 2021.