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"MasterClass 101: Meet Your Instructor" is the first episode of the mini-series The Brain Teaches World Domination. It originally aired on March 17, 2023.


You know him: the mouse, the myth, the legend. Now you can hear from Brain firsthand how he came to be the mastermind he is today, and how you can follow in his prodigious pawprints. Directed by his loyal assistant, Pinky, with only a few mishaps.

MasterClass 101: Meet Your Instructor

Animation by Titmouse, Inc.

Brain teaches banner logo from trailer


The Brain introduces himself as a MasterClass instructor, and appoints Pinky as his camera director. While trying to introduce himself, Pinky constantly interrupts his lecture. Then lectures are revealed to be a front for Brain's subliminal mind-control filters in his latest plan for world domination.

At the end of the cartoon, the mice depart as they begin preparations for their future lessons. Brain then asks Pinky if he stopped the recording, to which he says he did. Pinky then boasts about the intricate set-up he had created for the lights and cameras, which all come crashing down after the mice leave.


  • Written by Jennifer Tomassi
  • Directed by Sean Coverton
  • Produced by Michael J. Marino




Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Pinky
Maurice LaMarche The Brain

Production Notes

  • This is:
    • the first episode in the sub-series The Brain Teaches World Domination.
    • the first Animaniacs episode to debut following the conclusion of the reboot series.


List of The Brain Teaches World Domination episodes
Season 1
MasterClass 101: Meet Your InstructorMasterClass 102: Finding Your AssistantMasterClass 103: Disguises and the Art of SubterfugeMasterClass 104: Analyzing Your Adversaries