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Pinky and the Brain Volume 1 is the first DVD release for the Pinky and the Brain spin-off series. It was first released on July 25, 2006 in North America, and has since been re-issued numerous times.


The names of great conquerors are few and fearsome. Attila the Hun. Genghis Khan. That guy whose fists you attacked with your face in the fifth grade. And now two more: Pinky and The Brain are the names. World domination is the aim.

The two genetically modified Acme Labs mice began 'toon life in supporting segments of Animaniacs. But humble origins could not keep these wannabe rulers from landing their own show. Today, TV. Tomorrow, the world! With a persistence even Wile E. Coyote (Genius) would admire, methodical Brain and no-brainer sidekick Pinky execute one flawed, gadget-driven scheme after another. Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Brain asks. With these 22 specially chosen episodes from the show's 1995-98 run, you'll be laughing more than pondering.

List of Episodes

The episodes found in this volume are comprised of the episodes from the show's entire first season, as well as the first nine episodes from the show's second season. These episodes first aired on The WB's primetime block (season one only) and its youth-oriented programming block Kids' WB!, and are spread-out across 4 discs.

Disc 1

Disc 2

Disc 3

Disc 4

Special Features


  • Earlier prints of this set came in a jewel booklet-type case with two discs on each "page". In most reissues since the late-2010s, the discs have instead come with altered art in more fragile, standard-type DVD cases.
  • A digital equivalent of this set (without the bonus features) can be found on outlets such as iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.
  • English subtitles are inaccessible from the subtitle menus. Viewers instead must rely on their television or disc player's own built-in captioning systems for English captions.
  • The aspect ratio of the menus vary from the different displays viewers watch the discs on (for example, a 4:3 display such as a CRT TV would result in a 4:3 menu).
  • Unlike the original Animaniacs series DVDs, the Pinky and the Brain DVDs retain a series logo used on prior VHS releases in the 90's and other promotional material.
  • Part of the DVD synopsis is used on Amblin's own Pinky and the Brain page on their website.
  • The art on the back of the cover references the ending to the Animaniacs cartoon "Spell-Bound."


See Also

DVD Releases
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | The Complete Series
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | The Complete Series
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998-1999)
The Complete Series
Wakko's Wish (1999)
Wakko's Wish | Animaniacs: The Complete Series
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Season One | Season Two
Animaniacs & Pinky and the Brain Volume 1 Screener