Animaniacs Reboot Trailer Brings Back Pinky & The Brain

Pinky and the Brain make their long-awaited return in the first full trailer for Hulu’s upcoming Animaniacs reboot, and it’s as insane as ever. The hit animated show, which featured the main trio of characters Yakko, Wakko and Dot, aka the Warner Brothers and their sister, ran for five seasons from 1993 to 1998. Produced by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, the original Animaniacs was a hallmark of 1990s animation, and is still considered the high point of animated TV at the time, with many fans still looking back on it with nostalgia.

So, when Hulu announced it would be producing a reboot of the show, fans were relieved to hear that not only would the original voice cast be returning, including voice acting veterans Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche, but that Spielberg would be returning to produce as well. Early looks have been comforting for fans, with a first teaser for the Animaniacs reboot showing off that it’ll have the same pop culture-influenced comedy style, and teasing the return of fan favorite characters Pinky and the Brain. So far, though, Hulu hadn’t shown any footage of them.

That’s all changed, though, with Hulu’s release of the first full trailer for the Animaniacs reboot. Not only is there an extended look at the adventures of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot through the first 13-episode season, but a new look at Pinky and the Brain. True to form, Brain is consistently frustrated by Pinky’s stupidity, and still hasn’t taken over the world all these years later. You can watch the full trailer below:

The trailer’s mix of zany antics, pop culture parodies and a few jokes aimed at adults should make fans of the original even happier. The footage does a good job of updating the characters for a modern audience, introducing Yakko to current pop culture figures like Beyonce, and Pinky and the Brain grappling with social media and online dating. The anarchic spirit of the original is firmly in place too, with one scene featuring a magical Pegasus warning Dot about an impending war sure to get big laughs.

The first look at Pinky and the Brain also proves that Spielberg’s insistence on keeping the original designs for the chracters has paid off, with the pair of mice given nothing more than a fresh coat of digitally animated paint. All things considered, the Animaniacs reboot seems set to make original fans happy, and will likely gain a whole new generation of fans when season 1 debuts on Hulu on November 20.

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