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The Animaniacs franchise is an American media franchise produced under Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment, and is commonly associated with executive-producer Steven Spielberg. The franchise includes various television shows as well as video games, print publications, promotional campaigns, soundtrack albums; as well as a mini-series, a short film and a movie.

History

The franchise began in 1993 with the launch of the original Animaniacs on Fox Kids. Following two successful seasons; the series continued on Kids' WB! with additional seasons as well as a spin-off series about Pinky and the Brain. Numerous video games and other related media were released during this time as well.

Following the cancellation of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; as well as the short-lived controversial Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain retool, the franchise came to a halt in the late-1990's. The shows were gradually phased-out on Kids WB's filler-compilation program The Big Cartoonie Show; while the direct-to-video movie Wakko's Wish served as a finale of sorts for the franchise in 1999.

Barring the occasional print-media, video games, reruns, merchandise and home media releases; the Animaniacs brand laid mostly dormant until the highly-successful 2020 Animaniacs reboot for Hulu; which reintroduced the brand to old and new generations of viewers, lasting three seasons up to 2023. The reboot was then followed-by the 2023 mini-series The Brain Teaches World Domination, a collaboration between Hulu and MasterClass.

Trivia

  • As of February 17, 2023; there has been a total of 213 combined half-hour episodes in the entire Animaniacs franchise (99 Animaniacs episodes, 65 Pinky and the Brain episodes, 13 Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain episodes, and 36 Animaniacs reboot episodes).
    • This does not include the episode line-up of The Big Cartoonie Show; as that was a compilation show containing pre-existing episodes of various shows (including then-unaired Elmyra episodes).
    • Counting the The Brain Teaches World Domination mini-series, there are 217 overall episodes.

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Animaniacs
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Series OverviewEpisode Guide (Compilation Episodes) • Christmas Eve with Yakko, Wakko & Dot MarathonHooray for North HollywoodAnimaniac Attack! MarathonThe Ultimate Animaniacs Super SpecialSeries BibleSongsAlbumsCharactersSegmentsVideo GamesBooksDC Comic SeriesHome Media ReleasesGalleryBrain's Plans
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Series OverviewEpisode Guide (Compilation Episodes) • BrainwashedThe Ultimate Animaniacs Super SpecialWendy's CampaignSongsAlbumsCharactersVideo GamesDC Comic SeriesHome Media ReleasesGalleryBrain's Plans
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998-1999)
Series OverviewEpisode GuideSongsCharactersHome Media ReleasesGalleryBrain's Plans
Wakko's Wish (1999)
Movie OverviewSongsCharactersGalleryBrain's Plans
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Series OverviewEpisode Guide (The Brain Teaches World Domination mini-series) • Twitter Watch PartiesFriends With AnimaniacsSongsAlbumsCharactersSegmentsHome Media ReleasesGalleryBrain's Plans
Other
Brain Snacks (1998) • The Big Cartoonie Show (1999-2000) (Episode Guide) • Animaniacs Live!MultiVersus (2024) • Fictitious MediaScrapped/Unreleased Projects and ConceptsDeleted ScenesCommercialsFourth wallHidden InnuendosRimshot punsOft-spoken phrases ("Hello Nurse" • "The Same Thing We Do Every Night" • "Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?") • MerchandiseVideo GamesEventsPromotional SongsMiscellaneous SongsList of references to Animaniacs in popular culture
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