Hitchcock Opening/Hearts of Twilight/The Boids is the 20th episode of the original Animaniacs. It originally aired October 11, 1993.
Animation by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Ltd.
Yakko: Citizen Kane-y...
Hearts of Twilight
Animation by Wang Film Production
- "The Ending" (with variations for the beginning and the middle)
- This cartoon is a parody of the documentary Hearts of Darkness, which chronicled the making of the movie Apocalypse Now, which is also parodied.
- Mr. Director's movie, The Wretched Clown, is a parody of Jerry Lewis' unreleased dramatic film The Day the Clown Cried, which also suffered from production problems.
- Mr. Director appears to be fat, bald, and wearing a purple suit like Marlon Brando's character Colonel Kurtz in this episode unlike his skinnier appearance in other episodes.
- When Yakko supposes that there could be a trap around the soundstage and he is proven right, Dot says, "Thank you, Amazing Kreskin." The Amazing Kreskin is a famous mentalist.
- Throughout the cartoon, a song sung by Jess Harnell impersonating Jim Morisson indicates the beginning, middle and ending of the story. This is a parody of the song "The End" by the Doors, which was the theme of Apocalypse Now. In the end, the Warners accidentally run over Jim Morrison, the late lead singer of the Doors.
- In the Latin Spanish dub, Dot says "Ha Ha."
Film Projector Transition
Animated by StarToons
Animation by Akom Film Production
The Goodfeathers, at Bobby's insistance, work as stuntbirds on Alfred Hitchcock's lastest masterpiece. The gang finds showbiz to be tough, and endure countless stunt injuries while squabbling with their co-stars.
- This episode shows a parody of the 1960s movie, The Birds.
- Dance of the Reed Flutes
- Shortnin' Bread
- The Mulberry Bush
- Listen to the Mockingbird
- Die Fledermaus Overture
- Spring Song
|Rob Paulsen||Yakko Warner|
|Jess Harnell||Wakko Warner, Jim Morrison|
|Tress MacNeille||Dot Warner, Tippi Hendren|
|Frank Welker||Thaddeus Plotz, Alfred Hitchcock, Cawcaw|
|Paul Rugg||Mr. Director|
|Jeff Bennett||Mr. Crazy Person|
|Maurice LaMarche||Squit, Charlie, Rod Taylor|