Credit: Warner Bros./Amblin Television/Hulu
1990s cartoon staple Animaniacs is getting a two-season revival courtesy of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation. The revival was picked up straight to series for Hulu.
The deal also includes an agreement for Hulu to exclusively stream the entire Animaniacs back catalog, as well as the various spin-off series Pinky and the Brain; Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain; and the related Tiny Toon Adventures series.
“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,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of Content, Hulu 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 #1 streaming destination for premium animated content.”
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Executive Producer Steven 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.”
“Yakko, Wakko and Dot have been waiting impatiently inside the water tower, and now their hilarious brand of animated chaos will be unleashed — again! We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Amblin and Hulu for new episodes of Animaniacs, filled with endless laughs — and ongoing plots for world domination by Pinky and the Brain,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”
The new episodes of Animaniacs will premiere in 2020, while the back catalog is available for streaming on Hulu now.