Why Animaniacs’ 2020 Series Is More Than Just a Reboot

Animaniacs' showrunner and executive producer, Wellesley Wild, alongside co-executive producer, Gabe Swarr, chat with us about their approach to working on the Animaniacs 2020 series and what to expect with the continuation.

22 years of pent-up zaniness coming your way! All-new episodes of Animaniacs premiere November 20, only on Hulu!

They're back! The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, 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.
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Jack Ngo
Jack Ngo - 5 minutter siden
It not a reboot more like a soft sequal.
noah Wambui
noah Wambui - 43 minutter siden
Filexmaster - 14 timer siden
Una lastima que saquen el Hola Enfermera por una estupidez ideologica, era parte de la cultura animaniacs
Sean Blaquiere
Sean Blaquiere - 21 time siden
We still need to see Mindy & Buttons!!!! And Goodfeathers!!!! And Slappy Squirel!!!! And Chicken Boo!!! I was so hoping to seeing them too
hawk eye
hawk eye - Dag siden
they should do "hello nurse jokes". It is attacking pc culture in a true way, she is smart. but they only go after her for here looks, it true as man i have dated a lot of girls just because they are hot not because of how smart they are.
FN Spidey
FN Spidey - Dag siden
i miss the other characters esp hello nurse
tAs3370 - Dag siden
he has gum in his mouth
Davis Hedgehog
Davis Hedgehog - Dag siden
It's free real-estate
Davis Hedgehog
Davis Hedgehog - Dag siden
Do the Animaniacs have plushies yet? I wanna get all the of the adorable funny dorks lol
Davis Hedgehog
Davis Hedgehog - Dag siden
It needs to become a 4 or 5 season reboot series! I wanna see way more of these fun rascals returning
T SMACKS - Dag siden
This is how you do a reboot. I misss the goodfeathers tho. Pls bring them back
IsaacDDestroy - Dag siden
I'd like to see a Jojo reference sneak in there, just saying😂
heroinhero69 - Dag siden
Their Seth Meyers bit was great
Sin of Avarice
Sin of Avarice - 2 dager siden
This better get released outside of the US, and soon.
mrmonstercat - 2 dager siden
i love the original so much, and this revival didn't disappoint imo
Manawalea - 2 dager siden
I will miss Rita and runt, mostly because of Rita singing
YoshiBob - 3 dager siden
It’s Not Really A Reboot It’s Basically A Revival
Evilatem - 3 dager siden
"We couldn't go as far as Family Guy."
Need i remind you of the finger "Prince"(prints) joke from the original series.
That still might be the most offensive joke i've ever heard in a "kids" cartoon/anime.
The Nerd Beast
The Nerd Beast - 3 dager siden
That's because it isn't a reboot, it's a revival
A reboot is when you take an IP and start over from scratch with it, making previous versions of that IP a separate canon.
A revival is a direct continuation of the previous series without being a sequel.
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
Okay lady I love you bye bye
Inter Net
Inter Net - 3 dager siden
Can you spit out the white gum in your mouth before you do an interview? Geez - or is that your new white molar implant. Freaken serious. Might as well grab chicken wings and eat while you're talking. The low standards has become the norm.
Mr B
Mr B - 4 dager siden
I was a little sad to see that the old characters didn't make a return. But Starbux and Cindy had me almost crying of laughter.
mrmonstercat - 2 dager siden
the incredible gnome who lives in people's mouths :)
The0ptimus - 4 dager siden
I'm fine with them leaving behind most of the old characters, but I think Slappy would work out great in the modern age!
EIN Games
EIN Games - 2 dager siden
That or really high risk of dieing of covid halfway through the series.
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
I mean, at this point, she'd be dead 😆
Danny V
Danny V - 4 dager siden
This is what 2020 needs
Viya Gyudon
Viya Gyudon - 4 dager siden
Everyone: talking about old characters who didn't make it into the show except Pinky and the Brain
People who heard of it because of the meme : 👁👄👁
fireaza - 4 dager siden
Are people really that surprised that the show doesn't include some of the humor that the original series used 22 years ago with characters like Hello Nurse? Bugs Bunny used to do blackface in his early cartoons, but he didn't in later ones. Because in the time since then, blackface had become unacceptable, so they stopped including blackface jokes. They would have to be incredibly dense to include references to minstrel shows just because they were acceptable back when the original shorts were made. Times change, this isn't a recent phenomenon. Hell, even back in the 90s they knew some of their characters were a bit problematic. You can see this in "Wakko's Wish", where they had Hello Nurse wish for people to take her intellect seriously instead of being focused on her appearance.
Malcolm Swoboda
Malcolm Swoboda - 3 dager siden
"You can see this in "Wakko's Wish", where they had Hello Nurse wish for people to take her intellect seriously instead of being focused on her appearance." Huh, its almost like.. they could... build off that? Instead of removal?
bijo - 4 dager siden
So they’re the deadpool of animation?
結晶Nin10dOtakuArtz - 4 dager siden
Just finished the last episode of the Reboot. And OMG. I’m so glad they brought it back. I’ve missed the Warner’s so much
amazingsupergonzo - 4 dager siden
He said it's not a reboot but a continuation and then back tracked to say it was a reboot after he got caught up with sexualizing an attractive character
Aleck Tronn
Aleck Tronn - 4 dager siden
Ya know
Tactile Therapy
Tactile Therapy - 4 dager siden
5:00 CYE? wtf, anyone else hears that?
Izan oth
Izan oth - 4 dager siden
The Cipher Goddess
The Cipher Goddess - 4 dager siden
Can we get a new Animaniacs game now, pleeeeaaaaaseeee?
Adam Pellett
Adam Pellett - 4 dager siden
I really love the reboot.
It's way animated and hilarious even thank goodness it's rated TV-PG because of
adult humor. I hope you'll producing the new reboot of my favorite animated 1990's series:
Tiny Toons. Amblin, Warner Bros and you guys, thank you for bringing my childhood memories
even tougher times in 20 years. KEEP IT UP, TOONSTERS!
Neon Spider Fan
Neon Spider Fan - 3 dager siden
Tiny Toons is coming back too
Mizz Foxx
Mizz Foxx - 4 dager siden
samuraigundam0079 - 4 dager siden
As soon as he said that he considered the current political climate, I clicked out.
No one wants political correctness (and politics in general) in cartoons, and any escapism in general.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
Are you familiar with the original
ali Servan
ali Servan - 4 dager siden
It was genius, from the first frame t the last. Best ever.
WɅVeCɅst - 5 dager siden
Every teachers pet and snitch kid from back in the day is stoked for this lol
Cheyenne Cook
Cheyenne Cook - 5 dager siden
I was a pre teen/teenager when this shows originally aired so it was a huge part of my youth and I am LOVING this reboot so far. I only wish things were different so we COULD have certain other characters (ahem H.N.) back and some of the other memorable shorts also came back....least Pinky And The Brain came back which was hands down the most popular short of the series.
Armando Simental
Armando Simental - 5 dager siden
Seth McFarlane / Steven Spielberg Collab.
Animaniacs / Family guy
Special would be awesome like the Simpsons - Family Guy Episode. But its probably impossible Disney vs. Warner Bros. Maybe for Hulu🤷‍♂️🤞
Cheryl Madigan
Cheryl Madigan - 5 dager siden
I love the reboot as much as the original! It’s funny as hell and still keeps some adult jokes in there, some original characters came back, and it’s just Animaniacs! I love reboot! I do feel like there’s not a lot of hello nurse which I loved but I’m fine with it! Pink and the Brains new animated theme song does NOT get enough Recognition! When I saw pinky and the brain and I loved it. Every thing is the same but yet still different in way which I love! Thanks Steven.
mrmonstercat - 7 timer siden
@TheChickenBooManGuy people
TheChickenBooManGuy - 14 timer siden
@mrmonstercat Too bad some people thought Anime Dot was attractive and made Rule 34s of Anime Dot.
mrmonstercat - 2 dager siden
YES! i enjoyed the anime battle that they had, as it looked like something out of gurren lagann or anything out of trigger
thediver 404
thediver 404 - 5 dager siden
I love the idea off it but I'm to afraid that's the jokes will be boring because they won't do edgy jokes anymore wel that's the biggest part of the show
MajieB - 2 dager siden
Thats exactly what they did not a single laugh from me in 13 episodes.
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
That's exactly what happened. They have "jokes" about mansplaining and manspreading though. And Dot saying "Best man for the job is always a woman". Yay
Diamonds Do
Diamonds Do - 5 dager siden
Bring back hello nurse.
lking1540 - 5 dager siden
They need to bring back the other characters, you keep saying everything is dated and it defeats the purpose of the reboot all together.
lking1540 - 4 dager siden
@Hoppie426 yes but more than a cameo. Full episode segments.
Hoppie426 - 4 dager siden
They have a cameo in episode 5
Zebra 2015
Zebra 2015 - 5 dager siden
Who wants hello nurse back ?
FoxboyMcFLY - 5 dager siden
You couldn’t throw the gum away for a recorded interview?...
Sagacious Eagle
Sagacious Eagle - 5 dager siden
Yes, I know.
pyrosdestiny - 5 dager siden
Never liked the show
Jason M
Jason M - 5 dager siden
Need chicken boo, mr skullhead, the kid who talks about randy newman, mr mime
Zack Irahza
Zack Irahza - 5 dager siden
You'd been surprise what Chicken Boo did in one of the episode.
NINA - 5 dager siden
Where’s the squirrel granny and the baby with the dog 😂
TheChickenBooManGuy - 14 timer siden
Slappy Squirrel and Mindy and Buttons may possibly return with other characters in the 2nd season.
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
Sacrified on the altar of political correctness
patchadamsv2 - 5 dager siden
You can't do "hello nurse" anymore because of offending someone? How else do you think I greet my wife when she enters the room?
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
Lean over to her husband and say "she's cute"
dcta51 - 5 dager siden
Does anyone else find the show relaxing to watch?? I like how they kept the animation the same too.
Earth - 5 dager siden
they rebooted it and made it too preachy
Blaze14ZX - 5 dager siden
I hope this gives people an idea on how to do a reboot or even a remake of a beloved property.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
Well the success in this is mostly due to the main voice actors making a come back, they do know the show the most.
Chris Kemp
Chris Kemp - 5 dager siden
I never watched the original animaniacs, and I can tell you with 0 nostalgia it is a RIOT.
T SMACKS - Dag siden
@Caleb Kuti 😂😂😂😂. You got the internet watch all the og shows. Doug, tiny toons, looney toons, Rugrats, rockos modern life, rocket power, etc
Caleb Kuti
Caleb Kuti - 3 dager siden
Same here! All the 90s kids grew up with Disney Afternoon and Steven cartoons while I grew up with Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Gumball and We Bare Bears
ConekillerConfuzor - 5 dager siden
The background music of this vid was obnoxious and overbearing.
ConekillerConfuzor - 5 dager siden
The background music of this vid was obnoxious and overbearing.
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
I have headphones in and it was subtle
Mushroom Head
Mushroom Head - 5 dager siden
Old version is better.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
It's okay to not like this version, to each their own
Devin S.
Devin S. - 5 dager siden
I'm gonna miss Hello Nurse, Slappy and Skippy Squirrel 😢
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
Now they have Dot calling Yakko and Wakko Hello Nurse and them calling her Doctor. Also manspreading and mansplaining "jokes" that go way too long trying to be funny. Yay feminism, you really stood up to the patriarchy!
Cheyenne Cook
Cheyenne Cook - 5 dager siden
@Foshio1 * I think we’ve gotten “too PC” to have Hello Nurse and I don’t think Sherri wanted to reprise Slappy sadly
lking1540 - 5 dager siden
@Mr. Josh yes, yes they did.
Mr. Josh
Mr. Josh - 5 dager siden
Feminism and sensitive people ruined everything
Foshio1 *
Foshio1 * - 5 dager siden
Why were slappy and skippy removed 😔
B - 5 dager siden
Only two seasons!? We better get more. I'd like a few more seasons please. More character returns or at least cameos.
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
It literally just dropped... More will exist if it does well enough
Kaitland O
Kaitland O - 4 dager siden
I hope so!!!! I would love more than 2 seasons
FirebendingMaster100 - 4 dager siden
Yeah, question is. If they get a 3rd season. Will they stay on hulu or move to HBO Max? Like the original series went from fox kids to kids wb. :D PS More slappy! :D
CoolhandLukeSkywalkr - 5 dager siden
The new cartoon is horrible.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
It's okay if you don't like it personally, not everyone will but it's definitely doing great so far
Jabersson - 5 dager siden
I never even grew up with the old Animaniacs, but you bet I'm gonna go watch the new one!
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
You should watch the old one... It exists on the same service
A new generation
Wakko Warner
Wakko Warner - 5 dager siden
Medalion - 5 dager siden
Nourish the inner child within... NOURISH!
Soulo Dolo
Soulo Dolo - 5 dager siden
If this wasnt such a sensitive era this show could be so much more with letting jokes fly and not having to baby them down for those....
Bob Burgess
Bob Burgess - 5 dager siden
So happy to see this back and hope they stick to the same humour. Wife misses "Ok see you later lady, bye bye. Trusting all the characters will return! Squirrel, Hello Nurse, Dottie........
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
They need to stay PC, they need to have new "focus group approved" characters now.
Amy Jones
Amy Jones - 5 dager siden
PotatoAnimato - 5 dager siden
Words can not describe how amazing this reboot is. I've been watching it and it is just as funny as the original.
Oddy Nuff
Oddy Nuff - 5 dager siden
It’s a re boot they can try to say it’s not
plasticstrr - 5 dager siden
terrible background music, it's a bit too loud too :( was hard to hear the interesting interview.
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
I could barely hear the background music and I have headphones in... That's your setup
mc issa
mc issa - 5 dager siden
Animaniac makes that now " i m a maniac"
Eat Dicks
Eat Dicks - 5 dager siden
Loving ever minute of these new episodes and hope they have many more to come. Huge part of my childhood
Silverpr - 5 dager siden
Bring back Minerva Minx you cowards
Foshio1 *
Foshio1 * - 5 dager siden
Yeah keep objectifying women.....in front of Dot of all characters
Nuki YT
Nuki YT - 5 dager siden
After winger, you don't wanna do that...
Fireball Dragon
Fireball Dragon - 5 dager siden
This isn't thinking that pointing out the problem is the same as solving it, like how _Family Guy_ will often "call itself out" for ripping off _The Simpsons_ or whatnot. This is taking the problem and lampooning it to the point where it's no longer problematic. We get it Stewie, the judges on _American Idol_ can be really, really harsh, but an oversimplified version of an audition at _American Idol_ isn't a punchline.
Roentgen8 - 5 dager siden
It’s weird how this video won’t appear in my watch history
arbknight12 - 5 dager siden
“Wait till they get to the cream filling!”
*wagging eyebrows*
Justin Kyle
Justin Kyle - 3 dager siden
@Fanimation jokes on you im not even old enough to legally understand
Fanimation - 3 dager siden
@Justin Kyle oof I even knew that and I am only 12 I was mature so...
Justin Kyle
Justin Kyle - 5 dager siden
oh no and i think this is definitely a r/cursedcomments
mrcookins - 5 dager siden
Josh Cags
Josh Cags - 5 dager siden
"75% kids and 25% adults" hmmm. I think you got that the wrong way around.
Fenrill_Ratz - 5 dager siden
@Lennon Hodges Welcome to the club
Lennon Hodges
Lennon Hodges - 5 dager siden
Can't afford Hulu yay
Fenrill_Ratz - 5 dager siden
The adult jokes always got my dad laugh back then. And tbh, the kids from back then are adults now.... So this series will be watched like 80% by adults these days.
Foshio1 *
Foshio1 * - 5 dager siden
More 80% to 20%
Tokyo 6ix
Tokyo 6ix - 5 dager siden
The laughing in the back ground is so darn distracting....don't listen with headphones 😤.
Lite Kit
Lite Kit - 5 dager siden
I just watched a few episodes. It's funny and nostalgic af💜💜💜
Abdelmoniem Elshamy
Abdelmoniem Elshamy - 5 dager siden
Is that the music from Dunkirk at the very start of the vid 0:00??!
I AM ZIM!! - 5 dager siden
Ree _ DV9
Ree _ DV9 - 5 dager siden
Wow this is amazing cant wait to see as well "Pinky and the Brain" 😭
TITANMAN251 - 5 dager siden
I Hope this show goes on HBO Max in 2022.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
It wont
TITANMAN251 - 5 dager siden
@Zebra 2015 because it's Warner Bros, and I love Warner Bros.
Zebra 2015
Zebra 2015 - 5 dager siden
Why i hate hbo max
_1990_babyface - 5 dager siden
So the new Animaniacs is censored now?
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
@_1990_babyface I think there were a few, but they feel really unauthentic now.
_1990_babyface - 4 dager siden
@Latino Sci-Fi Geek the innuendos have got to ceased now.
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
Yes. Now they preach about mansplaining and manspreading though.
Condor - 5 dager siden
watch it
Tonyiscool - 5 dager siden
They Should've Never Made a Reboot If they were just gonna Downgrade the Animation and Soften the Humor😪
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
@Robbie Walkerit's quite alright to not like this however the source material has changed with the era, and lovely enough the original main voice actors (who know this show best) are here and brought a relevant twist to such a classic with a very clean yet familiar feel to it
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
It's quite alright if you don't like it but so far it's doing great and the jokes though based on relevancy, are still up there in a similar manner like the original ones
Robbie Walker
Robbie Walker - 5 dager siden
They should never make a reboot if they don't understand the source material.
Chaotic neutral
Chaotic neutral - 5 dager siden
What grown adults asked for this garbage show
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
It's okay if immaturity isn't your cup of tea and you don't like this personally, but this revival is doing great so far for old and new fans alike
Todd Packer
Todd Packer - 5 dager siden
Anime avatar
Eck0 - 5 dager siden
I miss a lot of characters from the old series. But there’s too many to pick.
T SMACKS - Dag siden
Goodfeathers are the most missed
Hoppie426 - 4 dager siden
They returned in episode 5 as a cameo
Balloons The Noob
Balloons The Noob - 5 dager siden
Most of them , did make a slient cameo appearance but they do not speak and Hello Nurse is not returning any soon sadly.
Eck0 - 5 dager siden
I miss minerva mink.
Cheyenne Cook
Cheyenne Cook - 5 dager siden
Especially Slappy!!!
MikDan 88
MikDan 88 - 5 dager siden
Is this fucker really chewing gum while giving an interview?
Roentgen8 - 5 dager siden
Ngl the animation in the Hulu series looks like a tv version of the old series 🤣
Nuki YT
Nuki YT - 5 dager siden
... the original series was a tv version..
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf - 5 dager siden
My favourite quote "Hello Nurse" lol let's not loose the hook 🤣👍
FillerBunny NinjaShark
FillerBunny NinjaShark - 3 dager siden
I still use "okay lady I love you bye bye" to this day
Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf - 5 dager siden
@Fenrill_Ratz well what we say to that in the u.k is im blagged 🤣👍
Fenrill_Ratz - 5 dager siden
In germany they called it" Hellooooo sister", because sister, or Schwester, is not only sister, it's also short for "kranken schwester", what would be nurse. XD
FillyFoxTM - 5 dager siden
Hellooooo Hearse
Chris Tenorio
Chris Tenorio - 5 dager siden
What if Dexter of freakazoid is the night shift intern at acme labs and brain takes control of his mind?
SpiteHook - 5 dager siden
People getting mad at the lack of Hello Nurse and I'm over here wondering what happened to The Wheel of Morality. Bring *that* back please.
mrmonstercat - 2 dager siden
the wheel of morality was more or less a satire of the censors forcing "educational lessons", which hulu doesn't have
lking1540 - 2 dager siden
@Maisy-Rae Catton because people can't take a joke or have a problem with well rounded women?
Thanks With K
Thanks With K - 2 dager siden
Well at least there's some references to her in the episodes
Maisy-Rae Catton
Maisy-Rae Catton - 3 dager siden
Hello Nurse’s character wouldn’t work or be acceptable today.
Lennon Hodges
Lennon Hodges - 5 dager siden
I'm getting mad I can't afford hulu
A Guy Stuck In The US
A Guy Stuck In The US - 5 dager siden
I dug it, first episode alone poked fun at the things yall claim to like such as inclusion and woke crap. Im sure it will offend one of yall eventually.
Latino Sci-Fi Geek
Latino Sci-Fi Geek - 4 dager siden
At first I thought they were poking fun at it too, then I realized they were actually praising it.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
So many people are peeved about it "not being like the original" or "cheap" more then the actual jokes that are shown. I guess some people would rather hold onto their opinions then try something new.
Amuro1X - 5 dager siden
I'm sure you'll enjoy the episode about America's bunny problem
DouaisienLOSC - 5 dager siden
"We're Animany, Totally insaney"...

"John Mulvaney" 😏.
Brian Fantana
Brian Fantana - 3 dager siden
@Roentgen8 John Mulaney, a well known ex-SNL writer and comedian. The name being lampooned in the show. They also lampooned Seth Meyer in it.
Roentgen8 - 5 dager siden
Who is John Mulvaney???
Peoples A31
Peoples A31 - 5 dager siden
I grew up watching these crazy kids, I always look forward to the show every Saturday morning. I smiled ear to ear when I saw this.
Sal Flores
Sal Flores - 5 dager siden
see where these guys are wrong is you can still do all those funny things like guys whistling at women the thing is you just can't be a lil b**** about it and let me guess you people are going to be a lil b**** about it
Butterme Pancake
Butterme Pancake - 5 dager siden
Honestly I'm tired of them rebooting and remaking and sequeling movies and tv shows. Just leave shows alone stop ruining them out of selfishness for a short moment of nostalgia.
Hayln Anna
Hayln Anna - 4 dager siden
It's more of a continuation with relevancy, its quite alright if you don't like it
Joe Rohrbaugh
Joe Rohrbaugh - 5 dager siden
Nothing makes money like pulling on people's nostalgia.
Calvin Carlo
Calvin Carlo - 5 dager siden
But why Hulu? 😣
mrmonstercat - 2 dager siden
they just decided to release it on hulu
Foshio1 *
Foshio1 * - 5 dager siden
Exactly!!!!! It would explode on Netflix. Netflix also has no creative restrictions