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Animaniacs is the first of several Animaniacs soundtrack albums, and was originally released in 1994[1]. In 2020, the album was re-released digitally. A vinyl re-release is scheduled for Q3 2024.[2]

Press Releases[]

2020 Digital Re-Issue[]

Blending wit, slapstick and pop culture references, the variety show "Animaniacs" features a large cast of characters, whose predominant personalities are the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister, Dot -- three inseparable siblings -- who have a great time creating havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. The series, which originally ran from 1993 thru 1998, also features a number of comedic educational segments, often in musical form.

2024 Vinyl Re-Issue Press Release[]

Animaniacs was a golden moment in television history, a bona-fide & fully-featured animated variety show harkening back to the early days of American cartoons featuring short skits, biting satirical wit, and, of course, ludicrously catchy tunes. Impressively orchestrated and lyrically playful, music was a part of Animaniacs’ core identity from the show’s very beginning. Original songs were built into the show’s DNA and set the series’ signature tone — sometimes educational, oftentimes irreverent, and always, always gut-bustingly hilarious. Surprisingly, this classic music has never before been collected on vinyl. We at iam8bit are teaming up with our friends at WaterTower Music to correct that.

Introducing… Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs (Soundtrack from the Original Series) Vinyl Soundtrack! Meme-spawning classics like "Yakko's World" and silly send-ups like "I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual" are all represented here, performed by The Animaniacs themselves and presented in their full glory on classic black vinyl.

But what would Animaniacs be without golden-age-inspired cel-tacular cartoon art? We tapped an absolutely prolific cabal of iconic Animaniacs alumni, new and old: Original character artist Dan Haskett, who has touched classics like Scooby-Doo!, and Looney Tunes, storyboard artist Tony Craig, whose expansive credits include Ben 10 and House of Mouse, and Roman Laney, who helped build El Tigre, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, and so much more. These are giants of American animation, and we are humbled to help bring their creations to you. To ensure absolute historic perfection, the whole project was also creatively directed by cartoony expert Gabe Swarr, executive producer of the Animaniacs show revival.

It's Animaney, totally insane-y, (here’s the product’s name-y!)...It’s the Animaniacs Vinyl Soundtrack! And those, friends, are indeed the facts.[3]

Track Listing[]

  1. "Animaniacs Theme Song" (aka "Animaniacs- Opening Title")
  2. "Yakko's Universe"
  3. "Schnitzelbank"
  4. "What are We?"
  5. "Yes, Brothers Warner We"
  6. "Yakko's World"
  7. "Wakko's America"
  8. "Video Revue"
  9. "I Am the Very Model of a Cartoon Individual"
  10. "I'm Mad"
  11. "The Planets"
  12. "The Etiquette Song"
  13. "I'm Cute"
  14. "The Senses"
  15. "Be Careful What You Eat"
  16. "Let the Anvils Ring"
  17. "Animaniacs Theme Song" (extended version) (aka "Animaniacs- End Title")

Trivia[]

  • The extended version of the theme song would later be used in some episodes of the original Animaniacs, but with "We pay tons of income tax" being used instead of "While Bill Clinton plays the sax". Later, the line "While Bill Clinton plays the sax" would eventually be restored in the extended opening for the final episode of the series.
  • The 2024 vinyl re-issue features cover art by Dan Haskett (original character artist for the characters), Tony Craig, and Roman Laney.

Gallery[]

Albums
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
AnimaniacsYakko's WorldSong SamplersTwisted TunesA Taste of AnimaniacsVariety PackThe Animaniacs Faboo! CollectionA Hip-Hopera Christmas (audiobook) • The Animaniacs' Wacky UniverseThe Animaniacs Go Hollywood
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Bubba Bo Bob Brain
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeasons 1 - 3 Vinyl


References[]

  1. [citation needed]
  2. Animaniacs Vinyl Announcement. iam8bit via Instagram. Published and Retrieved February 20, 2024.
  3. Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs (Soundtrack from the Original Series) Vinyl listing from the iam8bit website. Published and Retrieved February 20, 2024.
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