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Chicken Boo is a recurring segment in the original Animaniacs series centered around the titular chicken of the same name.


General Formula

Chicken Boo is a giant chicken who seems to have something wrong with him; as he doesn’t act like the other chickens. He's jumbo-sized and wears a disguise to look like human guys despite not being a man, but rather, a chicken (boo). Chicken Boo's disguises are usually the subject of universal praise; but one (or sometimes more) individual sees through the disguise and tries to expose him. The individual is usually looked-down upon as Boo continues to be the subject of adoration. Boo's disguise is unfortunately exposed later on; usually leading to the suspicious individuals to shout "I told you that guy was a chicken!". Boo is the unceremoniously attacked by those who once admired him; and he walks off into his next adventure.

List of Chicken Boo Cartoons


  • Chicken Boo was created by Deanna Oliver.
  • With the exceptions of Philippine Animation Studio Inc and Varga Studio, Ltd.; nearly every animation studio who worked on the original Animaniacs has animated at least one Chicken Boo cartoon.
  • By the end of the final season of the original Animaniacs, the Chicken Boo segment was one of the only segments still regularly airing new cartoons along with Yakko, Wakko, and Dot and Slappy Squirrel (Pinky and the Brain returned only for one more segment in the final season and was no longer a regular).
  • Despite the segment not returning for the 2020 Animaniacs reboot, Chicken Boo himself is a minor recurring character in the Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments (much like how he would occasionally cameo in their segments in the original series).
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