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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."



Other Appearances

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
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot:
(Newsreel of the StarsWheel of MoralityThe Great WakkorottiDot's Poetry CornerTower Escapes, Chases, and ReturnsAnimator's AlleyUseless Facts)
Pinky and the BrainGoodfeathersSlappy SquirrelButtons and MindyRita and RuntChicken BooGood Idea, Bad Idea ("Skullhead Boneyhands") • Mime TimeMinerva MinkRandy BeamanThe Hip HipposThe FlameMiscellaneous (Stingers) • Ensemble shorts
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (Math-Terpiece TheaterEveryday Safety) • Pinky and the BrainStarbox and CindyThe Incredible Gnome in People's MouthsSlappy SquirrelMiscellaneous