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The Animanicast- A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs

The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series "Animaniacs." Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They'll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. The show's pop cultural references are also discussed and explored in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a "Water Tower Rating" from the hosts. So cue up an episode of Animaniacs on Netflix or on DVD and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!
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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 29, 2017

Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today's episode features another discussion with the creator of Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger.

Animaniacs' Theme

First, Tom shares some of the original lyrics for the theme to "Animaniacs." Joey "sings" the song and Tom provides some background to how the theme song was created as well as how other themes such as "Tiny Toon Adventures" and "Freakazoid" were written.

Voice Actors of Animaniacs and Wakko Auditions

Tom discusses how the voice actors of Animaniacs were selected, including Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNielle, Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell. Before Jess came in to audition for the part of Wakko, several other prominent voice actors auditioned for the part of Wakko. Some of these include Maurice LaMarche, Arte Johnson, John Kassir, Frank Welker, and even Rob Paulsen! Tom shares an audition tape that has not been heard in over 25 years which has these auditions for Wakko.

Tom also shares some tips for aspiring voice actors.

Tom Ruegger on the Possible Reboot of Animaniacs

Fans have been asking Tom about the recent rumors of Animaniacs getting rebooted. Tom shares his thoughts.

Today's Sponsor: Teepublic.com!

Head over to our merchandise store to support the artists at TeePublic and our show as well! Simply check out the designs at teepublic.animanicast.com and then pick out a shirt, mug, cell phone case, or any other merchandise available!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey HERE. (Say that you're a listener of the Animanicast and get an extra decal!)

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours HERE.

Oct 22, 2017

Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today's episode features the Goodfeathers, Mindy and Buttons, and Katie Ka-Boom in some miscellaneous adventures.

With Three You Get Eggroll

The Goodfeathers need to eggsit for Pesto's sister but they aren't very good at it. The egg rolls away and the three chase the egg throughout town. It's a pretty egg-celent adventure.

Mermaid Mindy

Mindy and Buttons live under the sea in this episode. Mindy goes on an adventure to save a dolphin, meets Neptune and gets home safely. Buttons on the other hand gets hurt repeatedly.

Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting

Katie gets upset when her dad doesn't take a message for her! The hosts talk about their own experiences with call waiting in the 90's.

Today's Sponsor: Teepublic.com!

Head over to our merchandise store to support the artists at TeePublic and our show as well! Simply check out the designs at teepublic.animanicast.com and then pick out a shirt, mug, cell phone case, or any other merchandise available!

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto Apple Podcasts and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey HERE. (Say that you're a listener of the Animanicast and get an extra decal!)

 

Oct 8, 2017

Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today's episode features different Animaniacs characters on Halloween themed adventures!

Scare Happy Slappy

Slappy Squirrel and Skiippy collect candy from Slappy's enemies, all while foiling their attempts to kill the squirrels. Slappy is able to best the villains and get some candy in the process! The hosts discuss their favorite moments and references, including a very cute costume worn by Skippy.

Witch One

Rita and Runt go to Salem where they escape the clutches of "the Judge," all while singing parodies of different songs from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Kelly particularly likes this cartoon since she is such a fan of "Beauty and the Beast."

MacBeth

It's Yakko's turn to translate Shakespeare! Hello Nurse, Slappy, and Dot are witches in Shakespeare's MacBeth.

Different ways to contact us!

First, you could email us at animanicast@retrozap.com

Then, you could like our facebook page at facebook.com/animanicast

Finally, you can follow us on twitter at twitter.com/animanicast

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto iTunes and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey HERE. (Say that you're a listener of the Animanicast and get an extra decal!)

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours HERE.

Oct 1, 2017

Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today's episode however features an other interview and discussion with none other than Tom Ruegger, the creator and Senior Producer of Animaniacs!

 

The Writers of Animaniacs

First, Tom shares how the writers of Animaniacs got together and what the writing process was for the show. Tom also explains how he assigned certain writers to write for different characters of the show based upon the needs of the episode.

Questions and Answers

Next, Tom answers questions from our listeners. Some questions include:

  • How was the decision made to make the Warners non-specific animals?
  • Were there ever plans to have a fourth Warner sibling?
  • How did Bernadette Peters get involved in the show?
  • Who was the primary inspiration for the Warners?
  • And finally, "Who are the Warner's parents?"

You can follow Tom Ruegger online on twitter and make sure to check out his blog http://cartoonatics.blogspot.com/

Send in your Questions!

We will be chatting with Tom Ruegger on a regular basis! If you have any questions about the production of Animaniacs or even animation in general, send your questions to us and you just might hear Tom answer your question on a future episode! Just reach out via email, twitter, or Facebook. See the contact links below!

Different ways to contact us!

First, you could email us at animanicast@retrozap.com

Then, you could like our facebook page at facebook.com/animanicast

Finally, you can follow us on twitter at twitter.com/animanicast

Different Ways to Support Our Show

If you'd like to support out show there's lots of ways to do it! First of all, you could go onto iTunes and leave us a five-star positive review.

Also, don't forget to tell a friend about the show! Your retweets and post shares help others find us.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey HERE. (Say that you're a listener of the Animanicast and get an extra decal!)

Interested in getting some Animanicast MERCHANDISE? It's in stock now at TeePublic! Get yours HERE.

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