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2020-10-21 5:08:32 PM  
LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO​OOOOOOOOOO
 
2020-10-21 5:16:26 PM  
* blows a kiss*

Goodnight, everybody!
 
2020-10-21 5:26:13 PM  
I'm actually getting Hulu for this.

Who'd want to catfish poor Pinky? That just ain't right. :)
And I hope she's still Princess Angelina Contessa etc.
 
2020-10-21 5:29:46 PM  
It's unclear how much of this show will be for kids

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It'll probably be as kid-friendly as the original series from the 90s.
 
2020-10-21 5:31:46 PM  
I was trying, and failing, to not laugh out loud at work for this!

/NARF
 
2020-10-21 5:35:09 PM  
Hellooooooo Nurse!
 
2020-10-21 5:36:04 PM  
ANIMANIACS JURASSIC PARK Trailer (Animation, 2020)
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I liked this one better. Still super excited for the reboot though and that's something I don't think I've ever said before.
 
2020-10-21 5:59:35 PM  
No Slappy Squirrel? For shame!
 
2020-10-21 6:09:11 PM  
I swear to God I will pistol whip the next person who brings up the Finger Prince joke
 
2020-10-21 6:16:33 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: I swear to God I will pistol whip the next person who brings up the Finger Prince joke


Will you deaden the pain with a little Anastasia?

Andrada's Anesthesia or Anastasia?
Youtube EfQBHc6_onY
 
2020-10-21 6:22:09 PM  

baltimoreblonde: Who'd want to catfish poor Pinky? That just ain't right. :)


Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
 
2020-10-21 6:26:56 PM  
Also:  I said this when (the reference) was popular.  It was an absolute tragedy to have no Animaniacs a few years ago.  "Here Comes Chicken Boo-Boo" would have been comedy gold!
 
2020-10-21 6:32:15 PM  
What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?
 
2020-10-21 6:37:42 PM  
Wonder if they are bringing back some of the other characters? (no Slappy Squirrel please)
 
2020-10-21 6:38:22 PM  
It really just looks like crap. The bar for entertainment has lowered so far that people will glom onto anything that reminds them of their childhood.
 
2020-10-21 6:41:33 PM  

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I liked this one better. Still super excited for the reboot though and that's something I don't think I've ever said before.


MY GAWD... IT'S FULL OF AWESOME.
 
2020-10-21 6:43:00 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: I swear to God I will pistol whip the next person who brings up the Finger Prince joke


If not that one, I can only guess you expect us poor innocent Farkers to climb up on dangerous Perl-driven webservers and paint naked people all over a church?

We'll do it.
 
2020-10-21 6:46:30 PM  

RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?


Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.
 
2020-10-21 6:49:49 PM  

buckeyebrain: baltimoreblonde: Who'd want to catfish poor Pinky? That just ain't right. :)

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


Uh... yeah, BUCKEYEBRAIN, but where are we going to find rubber pants our size?
 
2020-10-21 6:50:37 PM  

Plaster Lion: It really just looks like crap. The bar for entertainment has lowered so far that people will glom onto anything that reminds them of their childhood.


Sounds like someone needs a spanking.
 
2020-10-21 6:55:07 PM  

Plaster Lion: It really just looks like crap. The bar for entertainment has lowered so far that people will glom onto anything that reminds them of their childhood.


I mean why are you complaining. It's on HULU. You literally have to subscribe, create an account and pay for it.
Yet you're complaining.

This isn't even like sad coffeeshop hipsters "I don't even OWN A TV" level of smug.

It's like complaining about books on the shelves at libraries and book stores. THAT YOU DON'T LIKE.

GET OVER IT. IT's not even close to being edgy now. It's just being a jerk.
 
2020-10-21 7:06:44 PM  

optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.


This would be a new licensing deal, not like the film deal Sony and Marvel got into with Spiderman. The last place Animaniacs ran was on Kids WB   and is distributed by Warner Television.

It just shows you how incompetent AT&T is at things: a beloved property gets licensed out to their competitor rather than trying to use it to get more people on their own service.
 
2020-10-21 7:17:10 PM  

Plaster Lion: It really just looks like crap. The bar for entertainment has lowered so far that people will glom onto anything that reminds them of their childhood.


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2020-10-21 7:27:07 PM  
Woah, was that Jon Bailey as the Unicorn? He must be thrilled to work with those guys.
 
2020-10-21 7:30:12 PM  

Bslim: Wonder if they are bringing back some of the other characters? (no Slappy Squirrel please)


No Slappy. The writer/voice artist didn't sign on. Doesn't really look like anyone but the Warner Brothers and Sister, and Pinky and the Brain are there this time out, which is fine with me.

Anyway, elsewhere, that "never mansplainy" line has really triggered the type of snowflake who uses the term "triggered snowflakes" unironically.

I thought it was funny.
 
2020-10-21 7:45:41 PM  
This is the best news I've seen in a long time!  I am unreasonably happy about this.   I LOVE THESE GUYS!
 
2020-10-21 8:02:48 PM  
FirstNationalBastard:

Anyway, elsewhere, that "never mansplainy" line has really triggered the type of snowflake who uses the term "triggered snowflakes" unironically.


It's about ethics in animation scripting *wink*
 
2020-10-21 8:10:15 PM  
Squee!

Hello again, my early adulthood, post college, favorite cartoon ever.
 
2020-10-21 8:15:12 PM  

RyansPrivates: optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.

This would be a new licensing deal, not like the film deal Sony and Marvel got into with Spiderman. The last place Animaniacs ran was on Kids WB   and is distributed by Warner Television.

It just shows you how incompetent AT&T is at things: a beloved property gets licensed out to their competitor rather than trying to use it to get more people on their own service.


Yeah. So? Yet here we are.
 
2020-10-21 8:20:14 PM  
OMFGWTF?

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2020-10-21 8:22:32 PM  

optikeye: RyansPrivates: optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.

This would be a new licensing deal, not like the film deal Sony and Marvel got into with Spiderman. The last place Animaniacs ran was on Kids WB   and is distributed by Warner Television.

It just shows you how incompetent AT&T is at things: a beloved property gets licensed out to their competitor rather than trying to use it to get more people on their own service.

Yeah. So? Yet here we are.


Also, Hulu announced this Animaniacs deal in January 2018. HBO Max wasn't a thing until October 2018.

So, when the deal was being made, AT&T didn't even own WB, there was no WBAT&T streaming service on the horizon, and Hulu was interested.

Not to say AT&TWB aren't generally idiots, but this case isn't part of that idiocy.
 
2020-10-21 8:32:03 PM  

Iggie: OMFGWTF?

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It's  Mythology. It's trump as a baby Cyclops and " Athena/Gaia/Artimus" female figure in the background.
So kudos to them for the education attempt there.
 
2020-10-21 8:34:39 PM  

optikeye: Iggie: OMFGWTF?

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It's  Mythology. It's trump as a baby Cyclops and " Athena/Gaia/Artimus" female figure in the background.
So kudos to them for the education attempt there.


Oh, I was aware of the mythology.  It just left me laughing, is all.  :)
 
2020-10-21 8:42:54 PM  

optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.


Or the fact that for years and years WB owned Animaniacs was run on Fox!
 
2020-10-21 8:51:39 PM  

TDWCom29: optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.

Or the fact that for years and years WB owned Animaniacs was run on Fox!


And UPN. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/2​4/business/media/upn-and-wb-to-combine​-forming-new-tv-network.html#:~:text=T​wo%20part%2Dtime%20broadcast%20network​s,the%20UPN%20and%20WB%20networks.
 
2020-10-21 9:18:03 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: RyansPrivates: optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.

This would be a new licensing deal, not like the film deal Sony and Marvel got into with Spiderman. The last place Animaniacs ran was on Kids WB   and is distributed by Warner Television.

It just shows you how incompetent AT&T is at things: a beloved property gets licensed out to their competitor rather than trying to use it to get more people on their own service.

Yeah. So? Yet here we are.

Also, Hulu announced this Animaniacs deal in January 2018. HBO Max wasn't a thing until October 2018.

So, when the deal was being made, AT&T didn't even own WB, there was no WBAT&T streaming service on the horizon, and Hulu was interested.

Not to say AT&TWB aren't generally idiots, but this case isn't part of that idiocy.


AT&T bought Time Warner in 2016.

TDWCom29: Or the fact that for years and years WB owned Animaniacs was run on Fox!



After it ran on Fox it ran on Kids WB, which was part of "The WB" owned by Warner Brothers Television. Warner Brothers maintained ownerhsip of the Kids WB througout.
 
2020-10-21 9:30:18 PM  
Wasn't a fan of Goodfeathers. Hopefully that won't make the new show
 
2020-10-21 10:25:22 PM  

RyansPrivates: FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: RyansPrivates: optikeye: RyansPrivates: What are the WARNER BROTHERS (and sister) on DISNEY owned Hulu?

If there was only a Warner Media owned streaming platform? Maybe the could call it Max Plus HBO or something?

Shhhh... Don't tell him about SpiderMan, Universal, and Marvel.

This would be a new licensing deal, not like the film deal Sony and Marvel got into with Spiderman. The last place Animaniacs ran was on Kids WB   and is distributed by Warner Television.

It just shows you how incompetent AT&T is at things: a beloved property gets licensed out to their competitor rather than trying to use it to get more people on their own service.

Yeah. So? Yet here we are.

Also, Hulu announced this Animaniacs deal in January 2018. HBO Max wasn't a thing until October 2018.

So, when the deal was being made, AT&T didn't even own WB, there was no WBAT&T streaming service on the horizon, and Hulu was interested.

Not to say AT&TWB aren't generally idiots, but this case isn't part of that idiocy.

AT&T proposed a merger with Time Warner in 2016, and was blocked by a DOJ lawsuit until mid-2018, when they won the suit and finally bought AT&T.



FTFY.
 
2020-10-21 10:30:56 PM  
Bring back Chicken Boo, or get lost.
 
2020-10-21 10:37:38 PM  
There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:
Slappy: those that recall the era she "harkens back to" have moved on. Basically VH1 "We Love the 30s"
Good feathers: probably replaced by a more... contemporary...film/series. Stranger Wings?
Rita and Runt: unless Lin-Manuel Miranda replaces Bernadette, nah
Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now
Hello Nurse: #hertoo

Do:
Good Idea/Bad Idea: this and Wheel of Morality could go in forever
Chicken Boo: sure, Drunk History has taken over this niche, but can Derek Waters be a chicken?
Celebrity slams: the rise and fall of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were post-Animaniacs 1.9. Survivor was just hitting it's stride. That's 13 epis in itself

So I'm glad they are focusing on the core. I wish there was overlap with Top Gear at it's prime.
 
2020-10-21 10:40:52 PM  

capngroovy: There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:

Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now


Make 'em the Kardashians.
 
2020-10-21 10:43:17 PM  

capngroovy: There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:
Slappy: those that recall the era she "harkens back to" have moved on. Basically VH1 "We Love the 30s"
Good feathers: probably replaced by a more... contemporary...film/series. Stranger Wings?
Rita and Runt: unless Lin-Manuel Miranda replaces Bernadette, nah
Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now
Hello Nurse: #hertoo

Do:
Good Idea/Bad Idea: this and Wheel of Morality could go in forever
Chicken Boo: sure, Drunk History has taken over this niche, but can Derek Waters be a chicken?
Celebrity slams: the rise and fall of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were post-Animaniacs 1.9. Survivor was just hitting it's stride. That's 13 epis in itself

So I'm glad they are focusing on the core. I wish there was overlap with Top Gear at it's prime.


Don't:  Buttons & Mindy.  Not bad, exactly, but extremely one-note.
 
2020-10-21 10:49:15 PM  

Last Man on Earth: capngroovy: There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:
Slappy: those that recall the era she "harkens back to" have moved on. Basically VH1 "We Love the 30s"
Good feathers: probably replaced by a more... contemporary...film/series. Stranger Wings?
Rita and Runt: unless Lin-Manuel Miranda replaces Bernadette, nah
Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now
Hello Nurse: #hertoo

Do:
Good Idea/Bad Idea: this and Wheel of Morality could go in forever
Chicken Boo: sure, Drunk History has taken over this niche, but can Derek Waters be a chicken?
Celebrity slams: the rise and fall of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were post-Animaniacs 1.9. Survivor was just hitting it's stride. That's 13 epis in itself

So I'm glad they are focusing on the core. I wish there was overlap with Top Gear at it's prime.

Don't:  Buttons & Mindy.  Not bad, exactly, but extremely one-note.


Interesting note about Buttons and Mindy: Spielberg wasn't a fan and wanted to drop them, but his kids overruled him, so they stayed.
 
2020-10-21 10:50:08 PM  

Last Man on Earth: capngroovy: There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:
Slappy: those that recall the era she "harkens back to" have moved on. Basically VH1 "We Love the 30s"
Good feathers: probably replaced by a more... contemporary...film/series. Stranger Wings?
Rita and Runt: unless Lin-Manuel Miranda replaces Bernadette, nah
Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now
Hello Nurse: #hertoo

Do:
Good Idea/Bad Idea: this and Wheel of Morality could go in forever
Chicken Boo: sure, Drunk History has taken over this niche, but can Derek Waters be a chicken?
Celebrity slams: the rise and fall of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were post-Animaniacs 1.9. Survivor was just hitting it's stride. That's 13 epis in itself

So I'm glad they are focusing on the core. I wish there was overlap with Top Gear at it's prime.

Don't:  Buttons & Mindy.  Not bad, exactly, but extremely one-note.


I have to agree with that, but even as you mentioned, I still thought it was in Tiny Toons. Yeah, solid DON'T.

Katie Kaboom could work, but is a bit more delicate.
Randy Beeman's Friend is a keeper.
 
2020-10-21 11:04:14 PM  

capngroovy: Last Man on Earth: capngroovy: There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:
Slappy: those that recall the era she "harkens back to" have moved on. Basically VH1 "We Love the 30s"
Good feathers: probably replaced by a more... contemporary...film/series. Stranger Wings?
Rita and Runt: unless Lin-Manuel Miranda replaces Bernadette, nah
Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now
Hello Nurse: #hertoo

Do:
Good Idea/Bad Idea: this and Wheel of Morality could go in forever
Chicken Boo: sure, Drunk History has taken over this niche, but can Derek Waters be a chicken?
Celebrity slams: the rise and fall of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were post-Animaniacs 1.9. Survivor was just hitting it's stride. That's 13 epis in itself

So I'm glad they are focusing on the core. I wish there was overlap with Top Gear at it's prime.

Don't:  Buttons & Mindy.  Not bad, exactly, but extremely one-note.

I have to agree with that, but even as you mentioned, I still thought it was in Tiny Toons. Yeah, solid DON'T.

Katie Kaboom could work, but is a bit more delicate.
Randy Beeman's Friend is a keeper.


Katie Kaboom worked, yeah, but only because they only did it like twice.  That bit could overstay its welcome really easily.

Minerva Mink is obviously out for the same reasons as Hello Nurse, plus the segments themselves weren't even all that funny at the time.

Looking back, for a show that was so good overall, it had a ton of lame material.  Everyone loved the Warners, Pinky & the Brain, and the relatively-quick interstitial bits like GI,BI, but the extended side-bits were really weak.  I guess part of the show's biggest strengths was the willingness to jettison bits that really didn't work (Hip Hippos, Mr. Skullhead Show, etc.) after one or two attempts to make room for the good parts.
 
2020-10-21 11:59:37 PM  
Hank: Brock, if The Animaniacs are returning, that means Freakazoid might even return, right? It's like all bets are off.
Brock: Hank, nobody ever said The Animaniacs aren't returning.
Hank: So you agree with me that this is impossible!

/Would not only die for a Frankazoid reboot, would kill as well.
 
2020-10-22 12:02:22 AM  

Last Man on Earth: capngroovy: There are some bits that do/don't translate to 2020.

Don't:
Slappy: those that recall the era she "harkens back to" have moved on. Basically VH1 "We Love the 30s"
Good feathers: probably replaced by a more... contemporary...film/series. Stranger Wings?
Rita and Runt: unless Lin-Manuel Miranda replaces Bernadette, nah
Hip hippos: sucked then, suck now
Hello Nurse: #hertoo

Do:
Good Idea/Bad Idea: this and Wheel of Morality could go in forever
Chicken Boo: sure, Drunk History has taken over this niche, but can Derek Waters be a chicken?
Celebrity slams: the rise and fall of Paris Hilton and the Kardashians were post-Animaniacs 1.9. Survivor was just hitting it's stride. That's 13 epis in itself

So I'm glad they are focusing on the core. I wish there was overlap with Top Gear at it's prime.

Don't:  Buttons & Mindy.  Not bad, exactly, but extremely one-note.


Buttons and Mindy was less one note than farking Goodfeathers trying to make an entire segment out of the Funny Like a Clown scene. Also there's Katie Kaboom which was always hilarious to catch if my mother was watching. Animaniacs is still arguably her favorite animated anything ever but man does she farking hate that skit, not that I blame her for it.
 
2020-10-22 12:31:24 AM  
I loved Slappy Squirrel and Buttons and Mindy.

When my wife goes to work I always say "ok lady bye bye".
 
2020-10-22 12:36:57 AM  
Met Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulson. Two extremely kind guys. Very nice and funny. Very generous with fans.
 
2020-10-22 1:08:04 AM  

paulleah: I loved Slappy Squirrel and Buttons and Mindy.

When my wife goes to work I always say "ok lady bye bye".


I always thought Buttons and Mindy should've been two episodes, max.

Episode one, Mindy tortures Buttons in the usual way.

Episode 2, Buttons lets Mindy die horribly. End of series.
 
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