Buttons and Mindy is a segment focusing on the misadventures of Mindy, an oblivious toddler who frequently manages to get herself into dangerous situations, and Buttons, her faithful dog who is always trying to protect her (usually at his own expense).
The cartoons usually end with Mindy getting out of the dangerous situation safely and her parents scolding Buttons, believing he got her in the dangerous situation. The only exception is "Night of the Living Buttons".
List of Buttons Mindy cartoons
- Operation Lollipop
- Cat On a Hot Steel Beam
- Up the Crazy River
- Mesozoic Mindy
- In the Garden of Mindy (with The Brain in place of Buttons)
- What a Dump!
- Le Bouton et le Ballon
- Super Buttons
- Mermaid Mindy
- The Mindy 500
- Whistle-Stop Mindy
- Buttons in Ows
- Night of the Living Buttons
- Mindy in Wonderland
The duo has made cameos and appearances in other Animaniacs segments as well as the film Wakko's Wish.
- The opening sequence of this segment is a parody of the opening to Lassie.
- Buttons and Mindy were almost cut from the show when it was in development. However, one of Steven Spielberg's daughters saw a drawing of them and loved them and they were put back into the show.
- Each episode is very similar in plot structure to Spielberg's Roger Rabbit shorts. In this case, Buttons represents Roger Rabbit and Mindy represents Baby Herman.
- While there are no Buttons and Mindy segments in the 2020 reboot, the duo appear in "Good Warner Hunting".
|List of Segments|
|Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (Wheel of Morality • The Great Wakkorotti • Animator's Alley • Useless Facts) • Pinky and the Brain • Goodfeathers • Slappy Squirrel • Buttons and Mindy • Rita and Runt • Chicken Boo • Good Idea, Bad Idea ("Skullhead Boneyhands") • Mime Time • Minerva Mink • Randy Beaman • The Hip Hippos • The Flame • Miscellaneous • Ensemble shorts|
|Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (Math-Terpiece Theater) • Pinky and the Brain • Starbox and Cindy • The Incredible Gnome in People's Mouths • Miscellaneous|