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The Flame is a talking flame on a candlestick. He stars in cartoons that teach about significant events in American history, such as Thomas Jefferson drafting the Declaration of Independence, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writing "Paul Revere's Ride" and Francis Scott Key writing the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry," which would later be the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

In the Animaniacs reboot series, the Flame appears in the background of Dr. Walter Grubb's trophy room in "Good Warner Hunting". He is encased in a glass box with an "In Memoriam" put on it. His face is not shown.

The Flame is voiced by Luke Ruegger, one of the sons of series creator Tom Ruegger.

Physical appearance[]

The Flame is simply a candle flame with a face. Part of the fire can be stretched out into "arms". He sits upon a candle wick.


The Flame is adorable, charming, and curious. He has a tendency to become startled due to being under the impression that he is on fire, until he realizes he is the fire, relieving him.


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  • He appeared in every segment in Episode 75, as well as the variable line in the Theme Song.
  • In "Good Warner Hunting", he is one of the few characters shown to be captured that did not partake in chasing after Chicken Boo after he captured them. The Godpigeon, Walter Wolf, and Stinkbomb D. Basset share this distinction. This is probably because he cannot move away his candle, or he will be extinguished, and nobody else was seen using fire to chase Chicken Boo.
  • He is the only character with segments not to appear in Wakko’s Wish.