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NewsReel

The Newsreel of the Stars was a prologue that often came before the Theme Song in the original Animaniacs, explaining the incidental origins of the Warner siblings way back in the year 1930 in Hollywood, narrated by Frank Welker. A longer version was shown in some episodes. The newsreel was animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd, technically being their first animation work for the series.

Episodes Present[]

Variants[]

Version 1 (Shorter Version)[]

Narrator: "Newsreel of the Stars!" - Dateline: Hollywood, 1930. The Warner Brothers studio. Here at the studio's new animation department, the artists toil endlessly to come up with cartoon stars, ultimately creating three new characters: the Warner brothers and their sister Dot.

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Hellooo, nurse!

Narrator: Unfortunately, the Warner kids went totally out of control.

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Boingy, Boingy, Boingy, Boingy!

Narrator: The trio ran amok throughout the studio - until their capture. The Warners' films, which made absolutely no sense — were locked away in the studio vault — never to be released. As for the Warners themselves, they were locked away in the studio water tower, also never to be released. Publicly, the studio has disavowed any knowledge of the Warners' existence to this very day - when the Warners escaped!

(In episodes 14, 22, 49, and 67, instead of fading out, it goes straight into the theme song.)

(Episode 49 adds snow to the intro)

Version 2 (Longer Version)[]

Narrator: "Newsreel of the Stars!" - Dateline: Hollywood, 1930 - the Warner Brothers studio, home of the biggest stars in Tinseltown! Here at the studio's new animation department, the artists toiled endlessly to come up with cartoon stars, ultimately creating three new characters: the Warner Brothers and their sister Dot.

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Hellooo, nurse!

Narrator: Unfortunately, the Warner kids were totally out of control and sent the animators running to the hills!

Yakko, Wakko and Dot: Goodbye! Boingy, boingy, boingy, boingy!

Narrator: The trio ran amok throughout the studio creating utter chaos. Finally, they were captured. The Warners' films — which made absolutely no sense — were locked away in the studio vault never to be released. As for the Warners themselves, who made even less sense, they were locked away in the studio water tower also never to be released. Publicly, the studio has disavowed any knowledge of the Warners' existence to this very day - when the Warners escaped!

See Also[]

The main Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments

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
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