A reboot of the beloved 1990s animated comedy Animaniacs is reportedly being considered by Warner Bros, with executive producer Steven Spielberg returning to develop the series.
According to IndieWire, Animaniacs doesn’t yet have a network, and work is in the “early stages of development.”typ The show gained a new following after it debuted last year on Netflix. It’s possible new episodes could also air on the streaming network service, or Warner Bros. could choose to release the show on its own digital subscription service.
Created by Tom Reugger, Animaniacs aired from 1993 to 1995 on Fox Kids before transitioning to Kids’ WB from 1995 to 1998, for a total of 99 episodes. A variety show, it centers on the Warner siblings — Yakko, Wakko and Dot — three cartoon characters from the 1930s who were locked away in the Warner Bros. water tower until their escape in the 1990s. Each episode typically contained two or three shorts, including such recurring segments as “Pinky and the Brain,” which spawned its own spinoff series.
Animaniacs also inspired the 1999 direct-to-video animated musical comedy Wakko’s Wish, which served as the series finale.