Which cult kids series won more Emmys than The Wire, had a full 35-piece orchestra and reportedly cost half a million per episode to make? That’s right, Animaniacs.
The wacky variety show pulled in millions of viewers during its heyday, birthing some of the most iconic cartoon characters in history. Pinky and The Brain, Slappy Squirrel and Minerva Mink all made their debuts on Animaniacs before its cancellation in 1998. But now, 25 years after they first graced our screens, Yakko, Wakko, Dot and the gang are coming back.
US streaming platform Hulu has teamed up with Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. to make two brand new seasons. There’s no word on when the new episodes will air, but Steven Spielberg is returning as executive producer and all of the originals are available to watch on Hulu right now.
The news has got some ‘90s kids in a right state. Here’s some of Twitter’s most over-the-top reactions (GET READY FOR CAPS):
WAIT A MINUTE! THEY'RE CURRENTLY STREAMING TINY TOONS AND PINKY & THE BRAIN ON TOP OF ANNOUNCING THE NEW ANIMANIACS SEASONS!?
Excuse me, you probably won't hear from me for a few days https://t.co/x7FIZJ2k8J
— Michael Edwards (@MEdwardsVA) January 5, 2018
Did someone say they're starting Animaniacs again!? pic.twitter.com/e4dByiGjfc
— Synthesis (@z_Synthesis_z) January 4, 2018
When I heard Animaniacs is getting a reboot on Hulu pic.twitter.com/XIvhEEW0xw
— Michael Thinks Turkey is Inedible ? (@Home_Halfway) January 4, 2018
— Misa Sasekage (@MisaSasekage) January 4, 2018
ANIMANIACS WAS VERY INCLUSIVE. ALL OF THE DOGS SAID "HELLO NURSE" WHEN THEY WERE HORNY, REGARDLESS OF GENDER. ALSO THEY HAD POWERS I THINK?
— DVS (@DVSblast) January 4, 2018
Animaniacs is coming back bro, FUCK YES. And Steven Spielberg is gonna be back as executive producer, SO WE ALL KNOW THIS REVIVAL SHOULD BE GOOD. pic.twitter.com/qkBOzK4x6l
— Jaybills Games (@JaybillsGames) January 4, 2018
But they better not fuck it up
People are remembering the show’s educational value too (sort of)
I'm so stoked the #Animaniacs is being revived by Hulu. (https://t.co/2l8dtFV1PE) Fun fact: For extra credit in college, I learned this whole song AND had to point all the countries out on a map. Great bar trick. https://t.co/SOXzHS8LH8
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) January 4, 2018
The best thing Animaniacs gave us was the idea that horny dudes who can't control themselves should be locked in a water tower
— turkey jerk (@rajandelman) January 4, 2018
And who could forget the moment global pop culture peaked on a kids cartoon:
animaniacs hit peak 90s with the clintons pic.twitter.com/EBtN7Aot8h
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 4, 2018
Still not convinced? Then here’s late acting legend Orson Welles reading the full announcement. You’re welcome.
— MAURICE LAMARCHE (@MAURICELAMARCHE) January 4, 2018