Its the news we never thought we would hear but it seems today is everyone’s lucky day. The classic fan-favorite animated adventures of the Warner brothers Yakko, Wakko, and their sister Dot has officially been revived by Hulu for a two-season order.
Today Hulu announced that they have partnered with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation to create and premiere a brand new version of the Animaniacs franchise, with new episodes premiering in 2020. Under the two season straight to series order, Steven Speilberg will return to executive produce the series, with Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also serving as executive producers.
Craig Erwich, SVP of content at Hulu, had this to say on the announcement,
“We cannot wait to work with Steven Spielberg and the entire Amblin and Warner Bros. teams to bring more sketches, catchphrases, songs, and laughs from the Animaniacs to kids and adults everywhere. Now one of the most beloved, inventive and funny animated franchises in history, Animaniacs and its cast of witty characters can live on, on Hulu. This marks yet another big move for us as we continue our efforts to be the No. 1 streaming destination for premium animated content.”
The deal will also include the complete libraries of the original Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain (who will return in the new Animaniacs episodes), the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures collection. The shows will now be available exclusively on Hulu starting today.
Speilberg also commented on the deal saying,
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu. Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. I am also excited that the full library of Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures episodes are included in the deal.”
This deal is great for fans old and new as they can experience a new generation of the beloved franchise.
Source: Entertainment Weekly