The original 'Animaniacs' cast is returning for a reboot
For many kids growing up the nineties, Animaniacs (produced by none other than Steven Spielberg) is one of the best animated shows ever. Seriously, this series managed to embody the classic spirit of Looney Toons cartoons, but updated them for a new generation. Every episode was packed to the brim with jokes, gags and throwaway references that kids and adults alike could enjoy.
The show originally aired on Fox Kids (on the Fox television network), and later Kids' WB!, with the last episode airing in November of 1998. On January 7, 2013, the show began airing on The Hub, which meant that many fans could rewatch, and enjoy it all over again.
But now we have some good news: it seems as though Yakko, Wakko and Dot are due to reappear on our screens in the near future. Yes, Animaniacs is getting a big reboot, and the original voice actors are all going to return to their old roles once again.
In a post made on Twitter, the original cast updated fans about their intent to return, taking a selfie and writing: "We are VERY pleased to finally see in PRINT today in @yakkopinky’s “Voice Lessons” that the original voice cast of #Animaniacs has indeed been working on the upcoming reboot! [sic]"
Hulu has since released a press statement about the show, which states: "The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister, Dot - three inseparable, irascible siblings - have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet."
It adds: "They have been locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower for a very long time, but they have found a way to escape. And escape they do — every day! Causing chaos and comic confusion, Yakko, Wakko and Dot run loose in the city, turning the world into their personal playground. And fan-favourite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to make appearances in each episode."
I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty nostalgic watching this when it airs. It'll send me right back to my childhood!