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Animaniacs: Vol. 1 [1993] (5 discs)

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Director:Alfred Gimeno
Michael Gerard
Composer:Steven Bernstein
Length:750 minutes
(12 hours 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-G
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Kids
  • Family
  • Cartoon
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Synopsis: Three crazy siblings run amok.


Reaction: Very funny series and great for the whole family.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"Meatballs of Consequences" and "HMS YAKKO"

Select Cast and Crew
Alfred Gimeno => Director / Director
Michael Gerard => Director / Director
Barry Caldwell => Director
Dave Marshall => Director
Gary Hartle => Director
Greg Reyna => Director
Jeff DeGrandis => Director
Jon McClenahan => Director
Kirk Tingblad => Director
Rich Arons => Director
Ron Fleischer => Director
Rusty Mills => Director
Spike Brandt => Director
Steven Bernstein => Composer
Steven Spielberg => Executive Producer
Tom Ruegger => Senior Producer
Bernadette Peters => Rita
Edward Asner => Vern
Frank Welker => Buttons
Jess Harnell => Wakko Warner
Jim Cummings => Narrator
John Mariano => Bobby
Maurice LaMarche => The Brain
Nancy Cartwright => Mindy
Nancy Linari => Cat Ballue (segment "Les Miseranimals")
Nathan Ruegger => Skippy
Paul Rugg => Mr. Director
Rob Paulsen => Yakko Warner
Sherri Stoner => Slappy
Tress MacNeille => Dot Warner

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Pesto's voice is based on Joe Pesci.
  • The Goodfeathers theme song is a parody of {That's Amore} by Dean Martin.
  • The Warner siblings are based in a roundabout way on senior producer Tom Ruegger's three real-life children. Originally, they were going to be ducks named Yakki, Smakki and Wakki, but this idea was canned (it was thought to be too similar to [DuckTales]), and the three were changed into platypi, then into Bosko-like inkblots. Along the way, they gained a female friend; finally, Yakki became Yakko, Smakki and Wakki were combined into Wakko, and the female friend was named Dot and made their sister.
  • Pinky and the Brain are caricatures of [Tiny Toon Adventures] storyboarder/writer [?] Eddie Fitzgerald and writer/staffer [?] Tom Minton, respectively.
  • Many different last lines were used for the show's theme song. The most frequent was "Here's the show's name-y", but others include "Shirley MacLaine-y", "Citizen Kane-y", "Tarzan and Jane-y", "Pinky and the Brain-ey", "Come back Shane-y", "Where's [?] Lon Chaney?" and "[?] Dana Delany." (When shown on Nicktoons TV, however, the line is always "Nickilaney").
  • One of the regulars (Ralph the Guard) was a recurring character in the later episodes of [Tiny Toon Adventures]; also, several other characters have made cameo appearances, and the theme song from it shows up occasionally as well.
  • The Animaniacs theme is in part a satire of {This Is It}, the theme song from [The Bugs Bunny Show]. For example, Bugs and company sing "No more nursing, rehearsing a part. We know every part by heart." The Animaniacs sing, "The writer's flipped. We have no script. Why bother to rehearse?"
  • Jess Harnell modeled Wakko's voice after late Beatle John Lennon.
  • Nathan Ruegger's voice began to change while voicing Skippy Squirrel. Rather than recast the part, the studio began altering his voice recordings to make them sound higher.
  • The water tower where the Warners live and many other features of the Warner lot are rather accurate representations of the Warner Studios lot in Burbank California. (Although, the real water tower is all gold, not red on top.)