Remember when the first teaser for the revival of hit 1990s animated series “Animaniacs” on Hulu went up on social media? That was also the first segment of the first episode of the first season of said revival, and it was an epic sendup to creator-producer Steven Spielberg and his 1993 epic “Jurassic Park.” During the scene, the animated Hulu representative mentions that their streaming platform will make a fortune out of the show, and that confidence was demonstrated in their ordering two “Animaniacs” seasons with them. With the first season released and the second coming soon, Hulu has decided to capitalize with season 3.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that there will be a third season of “Animaniacs” on Hulu, announced by the streaming services this past Thursday, February 25. It was even shared on Twitter in the signature Animaniacs brand of visual humor, with the Warner Bros Yakko and Wakko and their Warner Sister Dot hammering out a number 3 on a green screen (with Pinky and the Brain hanging out on the upper part). Even Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, mentioned the series on his statement regarding upcoming new content for Hulu in 2021.
Perhaps one of the most iconic animated series to come out in the Nineties, “Animaniacs” fortunately managed to recapture old audiences and gain new ones with its revival on Hulu, beginning in November last year. Part of the appeal was easily how the original 1993 main voice cast, veteran VAs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille, easily slipped back into voicing the Warners (wit Paulsen doing double-duty by voicing Pinky). And of course, Steven Spielberg as executive producer helps keep the “Animaniacs” feel right.
Nearly each episode of “Animaniacs” season 1 on Hulu has three story segments, the second of which almost always features “Pinky and the Brain.” There were 13 episodes on the inaugural season, released in its entirety in late 2020, with the upcoming season 2 having the same count. Details for season 3 state that it will only have 10 episodes, though hopefully that should not mean anything dire about the series’ future on its current home. There is still no precise date on when “Animaniacs” season 2 arrives on Hulu.
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