Hulu is bringing back the iconic characters of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot for at least two more seasons. The streaming service recently bought the rights to stream the entire back catalog of the hit 90’s cartoon. With negotiations, the streaming giant also received the green light to collaborate with the original show creator, Steven Spielberg, on a Hulu original reboot.
The Senior Vice President of Content at Hulu, Craig Erwich stated,
“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. 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.”
Spielberg reciprocated the adoration by adding,
“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 show took place on the Warner Brothers studio lot where the threesome wreaked havoc with their shenanigans. Aptly, the President of Warner Brothers Animation and Warner Digital Series, Sam Register, spoke about the reboot and even offered up some teases,
“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. Parents who grew up with the cartoon now have new episodes to share with their own families.”