Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are breaking out of the Warner Bros. Lot water tower to terrorize Los Angeles once again, and this time around their antics will be streamed on Hulu in a reboot of the classic '90s Animaniacs animated series, Deadline reports. Steven Spielberg, the Executive Producer of the original series, will return in the same role. The reboot is scheduled for a 2020 premiere.
The series, which will be co-produced by Amblin TV and Warner Bros. Animation, will feature all of the beloved main characters, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. Fan-favorites Pinky and the Brain will also make a few appearances.
In fact, the announcement of the reboot came with another piece of news that fans of old school cartoons will love: Hulu will become the exclusive streaming service to house all 99 episodes of the original Animaniacs, as well as Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and the entire Tiny Toon Adventures collection of cartoons. All are already currently available 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.”
The original Animaniacs premiered on TV in 1993 and ran until 1998 on a few different channels. The show won eight Daytime Emmy Awards and one Peabody award during its original run. It was extremely popular among children and was even named the second-most popular children’s show during its original run. The show has even earned a cult following with adults. Animaniacs also helped launch Pinky and the Brain, which became a spin-off show in 1995.