Sit back and relax, you’re about to collapse. Two new seasons of Animaniacs are coming to Hulu in 2020.
Aside from the return of Yakko, Wakko and Dot, Pinky and the Brain are confirmed to be back for each episode as well as Steven Spielberg executive producing, according to a press release from the streaming service on Thursday. As part of the deal, Animanics and its spinoff shows, Pinky and the Brain and Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, are available to stream on Hulu. Tiny Toon Adventures, another 90’s animated show by Spielberg, and the Animaniacs movie, Wakko’s Wish, are also available on Hulu.
News first popped up in May from Indiewire about Animaniacs returning. Then, one of the show’s cast members made mention of “early discussions” about an Animaniacs reboot in August. No cast members were part of the announcement but Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Frank Welker and Maurice LaMarche starred in most episodes of the show and all continue to do voice work today.
It’s been over 18 years since Wakko’s Wish, the show’s direct-to-video movie finale. Before that, 99 episodes of the show aired on Fox Kids and The WB. Along with the spinoffs, a comic book series and numerous soundtracks and video games were released for the show. The series took home eight Emmys and a Peabody Award.