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For the siblings' fictitous careers, see Yakko, Wakko and Dot Filmography.

The main segment of the original Animaniacs and its reboot; Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (a.k.a. the Warners) focuses on the exploits of the Warner siblings as they run amok throughout their home of Warner Bros. Studios, where they cause mischief and troubles for studio management, and the many productions being filmed there.

Occasionally, they may bring their mayhem outside the lot and around the world. Whenever they can, they'll provide commentary on some of the many industry trends, people, politics and franchises currently dominating the pop-culture landscape.

Central Characters

History of the Warner Brothers (And Warner Sister!)


And now, the stars of our show- The Warners!

In a last minute effort to get some laughs out of an in-production Buddy cartoon, a Termite Terrace artist named Lon Borax cranked out the Warners on the night of February 30, 1929. After a failed cartoon contract that resulted in the Warners having complete freedom resulting in chaos on the Warner Bros. movie lot, security locked them inside their water tower and the company disavowed any knowledge of their existence to the public until their escape 60 years later. Since then, despite ongoing efforts by management and studio psychiatrist Dr. Scratchansniff to "de-zanitize" them, the Warners have continued to be unstoppable, going wherever and whenever they pleased, even after a 22-year hiatus.

List of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Cartoons

Animaniacs (1993-1998)

Animaniacs (2020-2023)


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  • Tom Ruegger's sons served as inspirations for the Warners.
  • Nearly every animation studio that has worked on a production in the Animaniacs franchise has animated at least one Yakko, Wakko, and Dot-related cartoon (with the exception of Rough Draft Studios, Inc., who, as of November 2021, have only worked on the Pinky and the Brain spin-offs; Screen Novelties, and Birdo).
  • Episodes 38, 54, 63, 83, 90, and 98 of the original Animaniacs do not include Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments.
    • In episode 63, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot don't appear at all outside the opening sequence. Likewise, Yakko and Dot do not appear in episode 83 outside the Slappy and Skippy intro (Wakko makes a cameo on a TV screen during the cartoon itself).
  • Every episode of the Animaniacs reboot has featured Yakko, Wakko, and Dot segments.
  • Dot's name is the dot at the end of the word "Warner Bros."


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See Also


  1. This counts both parts of Hooray for North Hollywood as two separate cartoons.
  2. This also counts all 19 Wheel of Morality segments.
  3. This counts each part of multi-part cartoons as individual 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