Warner Bros. is letting the Warner brothers and Warner sister out of the water tower.
That’s right: “Animaniacs” is the latest show from your childhood getting the reboot treatment. Clearly this is part of The Brain’s plan to take over the world, right?
According to IndieWire, Steven Spielberg (who produced the original series) is on board to help develop the reboot along with Amblin Television and Warner Bros.
As of now, the project hasn’t found a network to call home, though in today’s age of the reboots and revivals, the show probably won’t have an issue. There’s always Netflix ― the ‘90s cartoon joined the streaming service’s lineup last year.
“Animaniacs,” which consisted of multiple segments (such as “Pinky and the Brain,” which got a spinoff) aired from 1993 to 1995 on Fox Kids and from 1995 to 1998 on Kids’ WB, with a total of 99 episodes. The animated series won eight Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.
The series officially ended in 1999 with the straight-to-video release of “Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wish.”
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated Steven Spielberg directed the original “Animaniacs” series. In fact, he produced it.