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Animaniacs: You WILL Buy This Video! is the fifth VHS release for the original Animaniacs series. It was first released on August 24, 1994 in North America.


...For you hold in your hands one of the most powerful mind control weapons ever developed. While seeming to be the harmless merchandising of several Animaniacs Pinky & the Brain cartoons on home video, this tape in fact contains several highly potent subliminal messages. After you buy this tape (and you WILL buy this tape), repeated viewings will render you hypnotized-my willing puppet in a plan of global domination! This is NOT just a gimmicky marketing ploy. It is an actual key segment in a vast plan to take over the world! You will relax. You will enjoy. You will OBEY.

Your Friend and Future Leader, The Brain and Pinky! Narf! Quiet, Pinky! Oh, right. Sorry, Brain.

List of Episodes



  • This tape marks the first instance of the Pinky and the Brain theme song being extended. It would later be extended with an additional verse for the 1995 spin-off series and Variety Pack album (where it also gains an extra instrumental section).
  • After the ending credits, a message appears on-screen demanding viewers to rewind the tape and watch it again.
  • The "trademark Brain?" bit in one of the interstitials is later repeated in the spin-off series episode "It's Only a Paper World."
  • The footage at the beginning was taken from "Brain Meets Brawn," an audio snippet of Pinky singing "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" from the same episode was also heard in one of the interstitials.


See Also

VHS Releases
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
The Warners Escape | Animaniacs Stew | Helloooo, Holidays! | Animaniacs Sing-Along: Yakko's World | You WILL Buy This Video! | Animaniacs Sing-Along: Mostly In Toon | Spooky Stuff
Animaniacs (1993-1998, Europe and Australia)
Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5 | Volume 6
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
A Pinky and the Brain Christmas | World Domination Tour | Cosmic Attractions | Mice of the Jungle
Wakko's Wish (1999)
Wakko's Wish