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Genre Comedy
Developer Tom Ruegger
Production company Amblin Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Country United States
Original run September 13, 1993 - November 14, 1998

Animaniacs is a cartoon series created by Tom Ruegger and executive produced by Steven Spielberg for Warner Bros. Animation that aired from September 1993 to November 1998, and has achieved cult success for many years afterwards.

It consists of cartoon segments focusing on various characters in each episode, mainly the adventures of Yakko, Wakko and Dot (introduced in Tiny Toon Adventures), three cartoon siblings who were locked inside the Warner Bros. water tower for six decades in the 1930's. One of its segments, Pinky and the Brain, was successful enough to earn its own spin-off series.


De-Zanitized (S01E01a)[edit]



Meatballs Or Consequences (S01E19a)[edit]

Wakko is stuffed with meatballs during a meatball-eating contest, and remains this way throughout the first half of the segment.

Plane Pals (S1E22b)[edit]

Be Careful What You Eat (S01E23a)[edit]

The Warners finish their song with a verse about the aftermath of having too much food.

Jockey for Position (S01E27c)[edit]

Moby Or Not Moby/Mesozoic Mindy/The Good, The Boo And The Ugly (S01E28)[edit]

In the first Good Idea, Bad Idea segment, it is demonstrated that it's a bad idea to hold your breath after you jump in a pool, as in underwater, as opposed to holding your breath before you jump in.



Hiccup (S01E33d)[edit]

The Goodfeathers attempt to cure Squit's hiccups by forcing him to drink out of a water sprinkler, but he is so overfilled that he is sprayed away.

Survey Ladies (S01E43c)[edit]

In a gag that references "Mission: Impossible", Wakko swallows a recorded message that self-destructs.

Whistle Stop Mindy (S02E03b)[edit]

Miami Mama-Mia (S02E04a)[edit]

One of Pesto's troubles in Miami involves him getting devoured by an alligator.

Three Tenors and You're Out (S03E02b)[edit]

Slappy forces Pepperoni to inhale so deeply for the final note that he inflates and deflates like a balloon.

Star Truck (S03E03b)[edit]

In a parody of Star Trek, the Warners introduce Squatty to donuts, giving him an addiction that fattens him up eventually.

Jokahontas (S04E03a)[edit]

Benjimin and Jerome take a great interest in the Warners' ice cream recipe, eventually developing the ice cream brand name "Ben & Jerry's".

Soda Jerk (S04E04c)[edit]

Amazing Gladiators (S04E06b)[edit]

In a parody of American Gladiators, the Petersons gorge themselves in a pool of franks and beans, coming out very overweight.

Pitter Patter of Little Feet (S04E08a)[edit]

Brain is injected with hippopotamus vaccine, making grow as fat as one.

He also grows larger when the Hip Hippos overfill him with dinner.

Acquaintances (S05E03b)[edit]

In a parody of Friends, Monica reveals to the Warners she used to have a weight problem. However, she begins to binge after Dot tells her to "Have a snack." As a result, Monica gains all the weight she previously lost back.

The Brain's Apprentice (S05E08b)[edit]


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Genre Comedy
Creator Tom Ruegger
Publisher DC Comics
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Reading
Country United States
Original run May 1995 - April 2000

Ice Cream of Genie! (#1, 1995)[edit]

Wakko wishes for a large quantity of pistachio-nut-fudge-floorwax-and-Brussels-sprout flavored ice cream, and when he gets it he eats the whole lot in one gulp.

Beauty or the Beast (#17, 1996)[edit]

Warner Twins (#45, 1999)[edit]

Riki-Tiki Terror! (#50, 1999)[edit]


Wakko's Wish (film)[edit]

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish
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Genre Comedy
Directed by Liz Holzman
Rusty Mills
Tom Ruegger
Production companies Amblin Entertainment
Warner Bros. Animation
Release date December 21, 1999

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