Animaniacs Reboot Is Happening With 2 Seasons Coming To Hulu
Hulu is bringing back Wakko, Yakko, and Dot.
The streaming service announced on Thursday, Jan. 4, that the 1993 cartoon series, Animaniacs, is getting a modern-day revival. It partnered with Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation to bring back the beloved kid's franchise on the small screen.
Adventures Of Wakko, Yakko, Dot
Animaniacs follows the Warner siblings and their escape from the Warner Bros. tower after being locked inside for a long time. The trio — Wakko, Yakko, Dot — wreaks havoc and mayhem to the city and the lives of the people they come across.
Fan-favorites, Pinky and Brain, are also expected to appear in every episode.
Hulu inked a deal that guarantees two new seasons of the crazy adventures of the characters on the streaming platform. In addition, it will also add all 99 episodes of the original cartoons series to its online library.
Episodes of Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain and the complete Tiny Toon Adventures will also be available for streaming starting this week.
Steven Spielberg, the legendary director who was also involved in the original animated series, is also attached to the reboot. He will return as an executive producer along with Sam Register of Warner Bros. Animation and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank from Amblin Television.
"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 Hulu's Senior Vice President of Content, Craig Erwich, on 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."
Animaniacs marks Hulu's first original series for families.
Hulu Seeks For More Original Content
In order to compete with Netflix, Hulu has been ramping up the acquisition of more original content that will be exclusive to the platform. Last year, the streaming service released The Handmaid's Tale, the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's best-selling dystopian novel.
Hulu also beat Netflix into becoming the first streaming service to win an Emmy's for Outstanding Drama Series. The Handmaid's Tale was the big winner during last year's ceremony after raking in a total of eight awards including an Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd.
The series was also nominated for Best Television Series in the Drama category at the upcoming Golden Globes. A second season is already in the works.