Get your nostalgia on, Yakko, Wakko and Dot might be coming back to screens with an Animaniacs reboot!
Indiewire reports that Amblin Television and Warner Bros. are considering a modern reboot of the popular 1990 cartoon Animaniacs. Steven Spielberg, who developed the hit cartoon on the heels of Tiny Toons Adventures, is expected to be onboard the project. While the nostalgia may have you eagerly anticipating a modern take on the 90s fave, there’s no home yet for Animaniacs. As such, we caution against getting too excited.
“Dear Santa, I have been ever so good this year. I would like a new mallet, a shiny brass anvil and an Animaniacs reboot.”
Animaniacs followed an ensemble of weird Warner Brother characters, gaining an audience both young and old for its notoriously adult orientated humour. A total of ninety-nine episodes of Animaniacs were released between 1993–1998.
Animaniacs soon became the second-most popular children’s show for children aged 2–11 and 6–11 and gained around one million viewers every week on Kids’ WB. During its original run, the popular cartoon picked up eight Daytime Emmys. The show recently gained traction again when Netflix added every episode to its streaming service.
While nothing is concrete yet, one thing is for sure, 90s reboots are gaining traction. Titles such as Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Rocko’s Modern Life and The Magic School Bus, are already slated to return to screens. We can’t help but think that Animaniacs would be a perfect addition to the list.
Those are the facts. While you wait for more news, reminisce with the Animaniacs theme song.