Animaniacs Reboot Is In The Works

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The early and mid '90s were a fantastic time for kids television with critically acclaimed series like Batman: The Animated Series offering content that could be enjoyed by not only kids, but also teenagers and adults as well, allowing them to hold up incredibly well.

One of the best examples of this was with Animaniacs, which is now supposedly getting a reboot.

Animaniacs debuted back in 1993 on Fox Kids from creator Tom Ruegger at Amblin Entertainment in conjuction with Warner Bros. Animation.

The animated series starred the two Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot who get in all sorts of wacky hijinks.

In addition, the series also had a number of different recurring sketches that showed up throughout the series with notable characters, with Pinky and the Brain even getting their own spinoff series.

Since the series ended in 1998, one direct to video movie was released, Wakko's Wish, but otherwise the brand has been pretty much dead outside of a few video games and DVD releases for the series until the show was added to Netflix last year.

Many of us have dreamed of a return for the series and per IndieWire, Animaniacs looks like it will indeed be returning in the future.

According to this report, both Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation are looking to revive the series, with Steven Spielberg expected to return to help as well.

No details were given on whether the original cast has been asked or would be interested in returning, but you would think the chances are pretty high they would.

The voice actors defined the voices for these roles and have recently started getting together for a series of live shows known as "Animaniacs Live!," so they are certainly still a fan of those roles.

It was also not revealed whether this new series would air on television or perhaps go to a streaming service like Netflix.

With the nostalgia of series like Fuller House doing so well on Netflix and the series being available for streaming on there, it wouldn't surprise me if they went that route.

For now though, we'll just have to wait for more information before speculating further.

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