It was announced recently that Hulu, Warner Bros. Animation, and Amblin Television are reviving the zany ’90s cartoon ‘Animaniacs’ with a two season order on the docket for Hulu.
Through this deal Hulu also now owns the rights to Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the complete catalog of Tiny Toon Adventures.
Steven Spielberg will be returning as the show’s executive producer and is teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation president Sam Register, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
“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, senior vp content at Hulu, said Thursday 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.”
The series aired from 1993-1998 and won eight Daytime Emmys. Animaniacs return will join the likes of family friendly shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that are currently available to stream 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.”
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