Well-loved 90s cartoon, '#Animaniacs' is said to be getting its very own reboot. What's more interesting is, original creator, Steven Spielberg is said to be in on the project as well.

'Animaniacs' On Netflix

The cartoon arrived on Netflix the past year and since then, many viewers have been interested anew in the Warner Bros. creation. A lot were also able to relive their childhood.

All this renewed interest in the cartoon has urged the bosses over at Amblin Television and Warner Bros. to consider a reboot. Steven Spielberg developed the cartoon and the renowned director is supposedly involved in the new project as well.

It can be recalled that the cartoon included various mini segments. These were all hosted and introduced by the Warner siblings: Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. The three were trapped in the WB water tower since the 30s - this was until they were able to break out.

Who Are The 'Animaniacs'

'Animaniacs' came after Spielberg series "Tiny Toon Adventures" and spin-off, "Pinky and the Brain." It was conceived with the help of creator, Tom Ruegger.

Spielberg initially gave the idea to include "Tiny Toons" character, Plucky Duck as the show's lead. Meanwhile, Ruegger had developed personas based on his three young sons. With these two ideas joined together, production was set to create three brother ducks.

Although it dawned upon them - with Walt Disney’s Donald Duck, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, as well as Warner Bros.' very own Daffy Duck, there might be sufficient characters out there.

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Spielberg gave his nod and said they had to produce “a big marquee name” to help the show.

Movies With Parodies From The Cartoon

Did you know that there have been various movies with scenes lampooned from the Warner Bros. cartoon? Here are a couple of them:

  • "The Godfather" / "Goodfellas": The cartoon has a segment called “Goodfeathers.” Here, viewers see pigeons likened after Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci.
  • Episode 80 of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest": This could be the least-R-rated of the many ones that the cartoon spawned. This is where Slappy is shown to be ending up in a retirement home. A place that eerily looks a lot like the infamous mental ward, where Jack Nicholson faces off with Nurse Ratched.

The reboot is currently being developed by Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Although, it is said that the show does not have a home network scheduled to air it yet, as production is still in its early developments.