Hulu has announced that they have teamed up with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. to bring Wakko, Yakko, and Dot back to TV screens in 2020 with 2 new seasons of the beloved Animaniacs cartoon show.
Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of 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.
“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,” Craig Erwich, SVP of content at Hulu, said in a statement. “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.”
In addition to the new series, the deal also includes libraries of the original Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, the subsequent Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures collection. These classics are now available for streaming on Hulu.
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Spielberg. “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.”
Animaniacs debuted on FOX in 1993 then moved to the WB in 1995. During its run, the series set a record for the most Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for any cartoon show. Here’s an example:
I can’t wait for the new episodes!