It feels like we can’t go more than a week without some beloved movie or TV show from our youth being revived and this time it’s the turn of classic cartoon series Animaniacs.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Wakko, Yakko and Dot are being brought back for a brand new series set to arrive around 2020.
Genetically enhanced lab mouse duo Pinky and The Brain are also being brought back for the series, which is being produced by Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation – the team behind the original series.
Steven Spielberg, the original executive producer on the series, will also return to work alongside Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Sam Register on a series that offered up gags aplenty to both kids and adults alike.
Who, for example, could forget this truly astonishing gang involving an animated version of the late singer songwriter, Prince:
There’s a catch for UK fans though, with the brand new Animaniacs set to be made available on Hulu, a US streaming service that’s not currently available on these shores.
To make matters worse Hulu has also obtained the rights to all the original episodes of Animaniacs along with the Pinky and the Brain spin-off show.
“We cannot wait… to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs, and laughs from the Animaniacs to kids and adults everywhere,” Hulu boss Craig Erwich said in a statement.
Depending on how Animaniacs fares upon its return, Hulu could then look to resurrect other animated properties like Freakazoid!
The surreal, Spielberg-produced follow-up to Animaniacs about an insane superhero battling a rafter of villains, this unique series only lasted for two seasons and 24 episodes but won a daytime Emmy award during its run and has garnered a cult following in the years since.
We definitely wouldn’t rule out a revival in the not-too-distant-future.
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