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Warners Unbound/How to Brain Your Dragon/Suffragette City is the second episode of the Animaniacs reboot.

Synopsis

The Warners vacation in Ancient Greece. Pinky & the Brain try using a dragon to rule the world. [1]

Theme Song

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Variable Verse

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Notes

  • This is the first episode to use the standard opening shot for the theme song.

Warners Unbound

Animation by Snipple Animation Studios

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Plot

In Ancient Greece, The Warners are greek gods, who decide to take a vacation leaving Mount Olympus. The Warners go to an island where they have their vacation. But right after getting settled in, the Warners butt-heads with Odysseus and his crew, who splash the siblings making them very angry. The Warners return to Mount Olympus to torment Odysseus, but instead he loves what they do. The last option they decide is to put him on an island inhabited by a Donald Trump-esque cyclops. Odysseus is tormented, and begs the Warners to let him off the island. The Warners agree, and let him go home. The Warners also try to get rid of the cyclops, but the roman gods made him a demigod, so he can't be destroyed.

Crew

  • Written by Jess Lacher and Andrew Barbot
  • Directed by Katie Rice and Adriel Garcia

Songs

Trivia

  • The title is a spoof on the lyrical-drama Prometheus Unbound.
  • The Bieber Monster created by Dot performs a Latin-pop track à la Despacito, a song that features Justin Bieber in the remix.

How to Brain Your Dragon

Animation by Snipple Animation Studios

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Plot

In medieval times, Pinky and Brain overhear of a terrible dragon, saying if anyone tamed it, they could take over the world. Brain likes the idea, and escapes his cage with Pinky in search of the dragon. When Pinky and Brain arrive, they discover that the dragon is passionate for the arts, and an actor named Benedict. Brain decides to give up, but then realizes that he could make Benedict act out him slaying the dragon, and he would get the kingdom. Pinky and Brain act out slaying Benedict in front of the king, who promised Brain if he slayed the dragon, he could have the kingdom. Once Brain pretends to slay Benedict, he wakes up asking how he did. The king is shocked about the charade, and puts Pinky and Brain in the dungeon. In the dungeon, Brain prepares for his next scheme to take over the world.

Crew

  • Written by Greg White and Wellesley Wild
  • Directed by Katie Rice and Adriel Garcia

Songs

Notes

  • The title is a parody of the book series and the DreamWorks animated film How to Train Your Dragon.
  • When Brain reminds Pinky to remember the plan, he runs in screaming "Leeroy Jenkins!", a reference to a popular 2005 internet meme from the game World of Warcraft.
  • Benedict may be a reference to Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor famous for playing Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy.
  • When talking to Pinky about the dragon, Brain says "The dragon, the dragon!" much like how the characters in "Sir Yaksalot" did.
  • During Benedict's "audition", he does his own take on the splash scene from the 1983 romance drama Flashdance.
  • After Benedict's 'death', he resurrects himself to quote famous last lines from Shakespearean plays. He also quotes "Yo Adrian! I did it!" from the movie Rocky.
  • This is the first appearance of Egwind, who is similar to Larry from the Pinky and the Brain spin-off. Both are characters created to make light of how Pinky and the Brain operate better as a duo and not as a trio.
  • Frank Welker re-uses his Thaddeus Plotz voice for the king in this segment. However, the king is a different individual.

Suffragette City

Animation by Snipple Animation Studios

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Plot

Dot sings a song about how women gained the right to vote. Once she finds out that cartoons can’t vote, she begins a movement to bring together cartoons of all kinds. This protest attracts many people, and becomes breaking news. Dot proposes the idea to congress and then cartoons are allowed to vote.

Crew

  • Written by Jess Lacher and Andrew Barbot
  • Directed by Katie Rice

Songs

Notes

  • This segment contains cameo appearances by various Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera characters as well as Buster and Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures and the cast of the much-maligned Kids' WB! series Loonatics Unleashed. Screwy Squirrel, an MGM cartoon character, also makes an appearance.
  • At the 48th Daytime Emmy Awards, this segment won the award for "Outstanding Original Song for a Preschool, Children's, or Animated Program".
  • Longtime Looney Tunes voice actors Bob Bergen, Jeff Bergman and Eric Bauza reprise their roles as Porky Pig, Sylvester and Daffy respectively.
    • In the context of a Spielberg/WBA collaboration, Jeff Bergman previously voiced Sylvester on Tiny Toon Adventures.
  • The title of this cartoon shares a name with a David Bowie song.
  • One of the toons that went to Dot's protest resembles Star Butterfly from Disney's Star Vs. The Forces of Evil.
    • Additionally, there are toons that resemble video game characters such as Link, Mario and Agumon respectively.
  • Similarly to L.A. Dot, A-Zit and FLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?, Dot sings in Tress MacNeille's normal voice at times.

Gallery

Production Art

Sourced from Kasey Williams' website

Production Notes

  • All segments (not counting the Pinky and the Brain intro) are animated by Snipple Animation Studios.

Cast

Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner
Frank Welker Ralph the Guard, Medieval King
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, Cyclops
Diedrich Bader Odysseus
Fred Tatasciore Benedict
Dee Bradley Baker Theatrical Minstrel
Eric Bauza Daffy Duck
Bob Bergen Porky Pig
Jeff Bergman Sylvester
Kimberly Brooks Sojourner Truth
Chris Cox Castle Guard #1, Egwind, Knight #2
Jake Green Bieber Monster, Shipmate #2
Phil LaMarr Reporter
Rachael MacFarlane Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dot's Assistant
Piotr Michael Castle Guard #2, Shipmate #1
Andy Milder Knight #1
Nancy McKeon Additional Vocals


References

List of Animaniacs Reboot episodes
Season 1
Jurassic Lark / Suspended Animation (Part I) / Of Mice and Memes / Suspended Animation (Part II)Warners Unbound / How to Brain Your Dragon / Suffragette CityGold Meddlers / Pinko and the Brain / Math-Terpiece Theater: ApplesBun Control / Ex-Mousina / BloopfGood Warner Hunting / No Brainer / Ralph CamThe Cutening / Close Encounters of the Worst Kind / Equal TimeWarner She Wrote / France France Revolution / Gift RapperWhoDonut / Mousechurian Candidate / Starbox and CindyHere Comes Treble / That’s Not the Issue / Future Brain / The Incredible Gnome in People’s MouthsAnima-Nyet / Babysitte's Flub / The Warners' Press ConferencePhantomaniacs / Fear and Laughter in Burbank / Bride of Pinky / Things That Go Bump in the NightA Zit! / 1001 Narfs / Manny ManspreaderHindenburg Cola / Roadent Trip / FLOTUS, FLOTUS, What Do You Know About Us?
Season 2
Rome Sweet Rome / Backwards Pinky / Wakko's Short Shorts: Now LoadingPlease Submit / The Flawed Couple / Everyday SafetyRug of War / Run Pinky Run / The Hamburg TicklerRalph World / My Super Sour Sixteen / How To: Brain Takes Over The WorldThe Warners Are Present / The Pinktator / Know Your ScrollYakko's Big Idea / Mouse Congeniality / Rejected Animaniacs CharactersYakko Amakko / The Longest Word / Happy Narfday / Magna CartoonWakkiver Twist Part One / Plight of Hand / Wakkiver Twist Part TwoWhat Is That? / Mouse Madness / Christopher Columbusted / Fake MedicinesExercise Minute / Reichenbrain Falls / Targeted Ads / BathtimeA Brief History of History / Gerard / The Prisoners' Dilemma / Math-Terpiece Theater: Beach BallsWarner's Ark / The Apology / Narf Over Troubled Water / The Warner's Vault80's Cats / All About the Benjamin / 23 and WB
Season 3
TBA
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