IndieWire announced the news that Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation is kicking around the idea of a reboot of the hit 1990s cartoon, Animaniacs. The potential reboot comes as Animaniacs has experienced a new surge in popularity since arriving on Netflix in 2016. Steven Spielberg, developed the original as a follow-up to the success of his Tiny Toon Adventures. He is expected to be on board in crafting the updated version.
Animaniacs ran for 99 episodes – from 1993 to 1995 on Fox Kids, before moving to Kids’ WB from 1995 to 1998. It also spawned the primetime spinoff “Pinky and the Brain,” which aired on The WB. The cartoon consisted of various segments including “Pinky and the Brain”, all tied together by the Warner siblings – Yakko, Wakoo and Dot; who were said to have been trapped in the Warner Bros. lot water-tower since the 1930s until their escape.