The beloved kids animated series Animaniacs from the 90s has received a reboot at Hulu and will air new stories featuring old characters in its variety sketch format. The reboot will be released on Hulu on November 20 and its first-look trailer has been released by the streaming service, according to NME. Animaniacs was created by Tom Ruegger (Tiny Toon Adventures) and received executive producing help from influential filmmaker Steven Speilberg (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark).
The series consisted of 99 total episodes with a longer special episode on Fox Kids and then the network WB in the 90s. The original version of the series ran from 1993 to 1998 before being announced that it will be rebooted in early 2018. Animaniacs is a kids variety series with animated characters that includes the likes of Warner Bros Yakko and Wakko and their sister Dot, Pinky, The Brain, Slappy and Skippy Squirrel, and many others. Episodes of the 90s series consisted of different sketches between the various characters of the expanded universe under Ruegger.
For the upcoming reboot version of the animated series, the characters of Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Pinky and The Brain will return to the series as well as its original voice cast. Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) will return as Yakko and Pinky, Jess Harnell (Crash Bandicoot) will reprise Wakko, Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons, Futurama, Rugrats) will return as Dot, and Maurice LaMarche (Hey Arnold, Futurama) will return as the voice The Brain.
Additionally, Speilberg is set to return to the rebooted project. The reboot will be under the supervision of showrunner Wellesley Wild (Family Guy) and new executive producers that will join Speilberg in Tom Minton (Pinky and the Brain, duck Dodgers) and Gabe Swarr (Dexter’s Laboratory). The upcoming reboot will consist of thirteen new episodes featuring the beloved old characters. Check out the trailer of the Hulu reboot below: