Because Emmys and handmaids aren’t enough, Hulu is jumping into the family TV market with a revival of the kooky ’90s series Animaniacs.
Steven Spielberg will executive produce the Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment series for two brand-new seasons.
Animaniacs first debuted on the WB in 1993 and ran for 99 episodes.
Mashable first reported rumor of a reboot in May 2017, when the show’s resurgent popularity on Netflix was gaining attention. (It’s since been removed from Netflix – guess where it lives now?) Now we know for sure: Yakko, Wakko, and Dot will be bursting out of the Warner Bros. tower to wreak havoc on whatever state the world is in come 2020, when the revival premieres.
In addition to Animaniacs, Hulu is now also home to Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and Tiny Toon Adventures. The streaming service also announced its acquisition of Lost Thursday morning, the same day it left Netflix.
“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 SVP of Content Craig Erwich in a press release. “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.”
“Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families,” added Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.
Animaniacs is now streaming on Hulu.