By the end of November, we’ll finally know if the Animaniacs reboot was worth it or not. The long-in development partnership between Hulu and WB, probably the only one of its kind now that every studio has their own streaming service, will at last produce its fruit a month from now.
And to prove it, here’s a fresh new trailer full of real, honest-to-goodness new clips of the Warner siblings. Pinky and the Brain are also back, but it doesn’t look like anybody else made the cut (there’s a new pee-sychiatrist here, instead of Scratchy).
There’s more…Hulu’s press site now contains brief descriptions of each episode. Look away if you care about spoilers, but it appears each of the 13 episodes in Season One will contain one Warners short, one Pinky and the Brain short, and one variety short using original characters yet to be revealed.
S1 Episode 101 ‘Episode 1’
The Warner Brothers (& Warner sister!) return. Brain’s meme fails to achieve world domination.
S1 Episode 102 ‘Episode 2’
The Warners vacation in Ancient Greece. Pinky & the Brain try using a dragon to rule the world.
S1 Episode 103 ‘Episode 3’
The Warners compete in games of skill. Brain gets busted time-travelling. Dot gives a dramatic math lesson.
S1 Episode 104 ‘Episode 4’
The Warners fight a rabbit infestation. Brain’s robot “son” turns on him. A new app is born.
S1 Episode 105 ‘Episode 5’
The Warners are stalked by a hunter. Pinky & the Brain break into the NSA. Ralph falls asleep.
S1 Episode 106 ‘Episode 6’
Dot discovers a recipe for cuteness. Aliens don’t share Brain’s goals. Odd political ads.
S1 Episode 107 ‘Episode 7’
The Warners investigate a dognapping & accidentally start the French Revolution. Yakko channels Shakespeare to save hip-hop.
S1 Episode 108 ‘Episode 8’
The Warners hunt a donut thief. Brain creates a perfect FLOTUS. Starbox fails to escape Cindy’s adoring grasp.
S1 Episode 109 ‘Episode 9’
The Warners butt heads with a conductor and a talk show host. Brain is humbled by his future self. Marsha has a gnome in her mouth.
S1 Episode 110 ‘Episode 10’
The Warners discover an unauthorized version of their show in Russia. Brain battles a toddler for a meteorite. Also, a press conference.
S1 Episode 111 ‘Episode 11’
Halloween in Burbank: The Warners haunt a television and encounter a scary clown. Brain frightens a whole village into submission. Spooky monsters get claustrophobic.
S1 Episode 112 ‘Episode 12’
The inner life of a pimple. Pinky & the Brain entertain a Sultana. A man lacks a sense of personal space.
S1 Episode 113 ‘Episode 13’
The Warners go on a quest for Dr. Scratchansniff. Brain builds a driverless car. Dot sings about all the First Ladies.
So we might see Scratchansniff after all? Depends on if they find him. The new Animaniacs premieres November 20 on Hulu. A second season will arrive in 2021.