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Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American subscription streaming service that launched on March 12, 2008.[note 1]. The channel provides streaming services to customers who subscribe.[1] It is primarily oriented towards instant streaming of television series, carrying current and past episodes of many series from its owners' respective television networks and other content partners.

Hulu is owned by Hulu LLC, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company following its acquisition of Comcast's remaining stake.[2]

As a result of beating out Netflix, Amazon and Apple in a bidding-war, Hulu is currently streaming the reboot of Animaniacs. [3] Hulu initially targeted the reboot as its first family animated series, despite other Hulu original family animated series debuting before the reboot first aired.

Beginning in December 2023, Hulu content is also available on sister channel Disney+ for those subscribed to bundles containing the two channels. This was the first step in a "beta" process which culminated in an "official" integration of Hulu's content in March 2024.[4] [5] Consequently, this has allowed the Animaniacs reboot to stream on Disney+. Hulu itself will also continue to exist as a standalone service.[6]

History with the Animaniacs Franchise

Following the announcement of the streaming platform acquiring the rights to distribute the Animaniacs reboot in 2018, Hulu also acquired the streaming rights for the original Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and Wakko's Wish; as well as the complete Tiny Toon Adventures series to their streaming lineup.[7] The shows were added to the streaming platform on January 4, 2018. The Animaniacs reboot would debut on the platform two years later on November 20, 2020. New seasons were released on November 5, 2021 and February 17, 2023 respectively.

In early December 2022, a few days before the announcement of the reboot series' third season release date and the cancellation of the show, disclaimers began appearing of all the aformented Spielberg/WB cartoons leaving the platform in January 2023. Though it was initially denied at first[8], Hulu Support confirmed that the shows would leave the platform, citing the platform losing the streaming rights to the shows. The aformented shows (minus the Animaniacs reboot) were removed from the platform on January 4, 2023.[9]

Animaniacs Productions Available on Hulu

Gallery

Animaniacs (Original Series)

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Pinky and the Brain

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Promotional Material

Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain

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Wakko's Wish

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Animaniacs (Reboot)

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Promotional Material

Other

Trivia

  • Similarly to iTunes and the DVDs, some episodes of the Spielberg cartoons have incorrect captions.
  • The season orders of some shows are slightly re-arranged on Hulu.
  • Hulu had the original broadcast version of "Dot- The Macadamia Nut" with coloring errors. When Netflix had the streaming rights to Animaniacs, they also had this version of the episode.
  • Many episodes of the original Animaniacs had picture quality issues on Hulu including compression; distortion and a very slightly zoomed-in picture size (while still maintaining a 4:3 aspect ratio). The latter two issues occurred with episodes from seasons 4 and 5 in particular.
  • For unknown reasons, Hulu lacks proper episode titles for the Animaniacs reboot. They instead list them by their numbers (for example: "Episode 1"). This quirk is also carried into the show's Disney+ page. Most other outlets such as iTunes and Stan have the proper title listings for the episodes.

See Also

Notes

  1. The app launched through private beta-testing on October 29, 2007. The public launch itself occurred on March 12, 2008.

References

  1. What is OTT, or Over-The-Top? (Retrieved 2018-05-29). Archived from the original on May 29, 2018. Published by Digiday.com July 7, 2015
  2. The Walt Disney Company to Purchase Remaining Stake in Hulu from Comcast. Disney Press. Published and Retrieved November 1, 2023.
  3. Dave Trumbore (Retrieved 2020-05-29). Rob Paulsen on the Animaniacs Reboot and Finding New Purpose After Surviving Cancer. Archived from the original on April 23, 2022. Published May 23, 2020.
  4. Dade Hayes - "Disney+ Officially Adds Hulu In Beta Launch Of “One-App Experience”; Full Rollout Set For March 2024." Deadline. Published December 6, 2023. Retrieved December 8, 2023.
  5. Disney+ Press Center - "Hulu on Disney+ Launches Today in the U.S. for Disney Bundle Subscribers." Published March 27, 2024. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  6. Dade Hayes - "Disney+ And Hulu To Combine Into One App By Year’s End, Bob Iger Says Hulu and Disney+ Merger Announcement." Deadline. Published and Retrieved May 10, 2023.
  7. https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/4/16851144/animaniacs-hulu-reboot-pinky-brain
  8. https://twitter.com/hulu_support/status/1599877352049238017
  9. https://twitter.com/hulu_support/status/1602072101195845633
Networks
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Fox Kids | Kids' WB! | Cartoon Network | Boomerang | Teletoon | YTV | NickelodeonNicktoons | Teletoon Retro | Spacetoon | MBC 3 | TRTÉ 2 | iTunes | Amazon Prime Video | Google Play | 9GO! | Tooncast | The Hub | Netflix | Hulu | Azteca 7 | HBO Max | Teletoon+ | Max
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
The WB (Kids' WB!) | Cartoon Network | Boomerang | Teletoon | YTV | NickelodeonNicktoons | Spacetoon | iTunes | Amazon Prime Video | Google Play | Teletoon Retro | Toon Disney (Jetix) | Disney XD | 9GO! | Tooncast | Hulu | Azteca 7 | HBO Max | Teletoon+ | Max
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998-1999)
Kids' WB! | Teletoon | YTV | Cartoon Network | Boomerang | Spacetoon | iTunes | Amazon Prime Video | Google Play | 9GO! | Hulu | Azteca 7 | HBO Max | Max
The Big Cartoonie Show (1999-2000)
Kids' WB! | Nova TV
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Hulu | Teletoon | YTV | iTunes | Amazon Prime Video | Google Play | HBO Max | Stan | Cartoon Network | Teletoon+ | TRTÉ 2 | Boomerang | Disney+ | Max
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