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The Animanicast- An Animaniacs Podcast

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 Hulu or on DVD and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!
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Feb 24, 2019

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. Today your hosts discuss part two of Wakko's Wish! With so many songs, jokes and character cameos, there's too much for just one Animanicast episode! Make sure to listen to the discussion of the first part, and then listen to this discussion to find out our water tower rating!

Wakko's Wish Part Two

The Warners are on their way to the Wishing Star, along with the evil King Salazar and the rest of the town of Warnerstock. Unfortunately right before they reach the star, King Salazar captures them all and takes the Warners to his ice castle. The siblings drive the king crazy, escape some of their biggest fears on a mine car, and then escape a firing squad thanks to Dot's cuteness!

Wakko eventually gets to the Wishing Star and makes a wish that will help not just his sister, but all of the townspeople as well. Two hay pennies!

The hosts share some of their favorite scenes in the second part of Wakko's Wish and after they give their water tower ratings, some thoughts from listeners are shared as well! Feel free to share your own thoughts on Wakko's Wish by emailing them to animanicast@retrozap.com.

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

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.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

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

Feb 17, 2019

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. Today your hosts discuss part one of Wakko's Wish! With so many songs, jokes and character cameos, there's too much for just one Animanicast episode!

Wakko's Wish Part One

The Warners are orphans in the town of Warnerstock, a town that has been taxed to the extreme by the evil King Salazar. To make things worse, Dot needs an operation and the siblings have no money! Luckily, Wakko calls upon the Wishing Star for some help. The star lands far away from the village and so the Warners must set out to touch the Wishing Star. Before they leave however, they tell the townsfolk, and a mad rush to be the first to touch the Wishing Star ensues. Unfortunately the evil King Salazar finds out as well and seeks to eliminate the Warners before they get to the star.

There's lots of jokes, songs and character cameos to cover in this movie. So many, in fact,  that this podcast episode will only cover the first half of the movie!

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

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.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

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

Cover art by @jedishua Intro Music performed by Kontra5t

Feb 10, 2019

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. Today the creator of Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger, joins the show once again to talk about the show and its transition to the Kids WB. Tom discusses some of the memorable episodes in the later seasons of Animaniacs and talks about some of the challenges of moving the show to the Kids' WB.

Moving to the Kids' WB

Tom talks about the challenges switching from Fox Kids to Kids WB. Animaniacs went from a show that was incredibly popular and easily accessible on Fox to a network that was only accessible to those lucky enough to have the Kids WB in their area. Tom talks about his frustrations with WB executives, how Pinky and the Brain were encouraged to be more like a sitcom, and how the executives attempted to change Animaniacs. He also shares his thoughts on some selected episodes of Animaniacs' later seasons and how it all came to a close.

Special Announcement

Soon we will be discussing "Wakko's Wish" which many (including Tom Ruegger) consider to be the 100th episode of Animaniacs. What will Joey, Nathan and Kelly discuss afterwards? Listen to find out!

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

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.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

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

Feb 3, 2019

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs in the order in which they first premiered. Today Joey and Nathan get together once again to talk about an Animaniacs comic book! Its issue 12 features the Warners driving beatniks insane and Pinky and the Brain meeting the "Fab Four."

Special Giveaway!

The winner of our biggest contest to date is announced! Congratulations to Kurtis Findlay who won the Goodfeathers QMx figure! There will be more contests in the future! To be eligible for future contests, make sure to leave our podcast a positive 5-star review on Apple Podcasts!

A Pinky and the Brain Movie?

Thanks to an Instagram post from George Evangelista, there's been a lot of talk (and some confusion) about a possible Pinky and the Brain movie.

The fan art by is not official and is not part of any upcoming movie. However, this post did bring up some interesting revelations from Kirk Tingblad and Russell Calabrese who directed many episodes of the Pinky and the Brain series. The two revealed on Facebook that they had pitched a live action Pinky and the Brain movie to Jean MacCurdy in the 90s. The movie would involve the two mice turning into humans (played by Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen.) Nathan and Joey discuss this concept and whether or not they think it would have worked.

A Blast From Hipsville

The Warners are in San Francisco in the 1960s. The trio decides to visit a beatnik club so that Dot can recite some of her poetry. Unfortunately the beaniks find her poetry so square that they boo her off the stage. After finding out a way to make her poetry more miserable, the Warners go back so that Dot can talk about how awful life is! Yakko and Wakko soon realize that they've got to save Dot from spreading misery, after all, their contract forbids it!

The Mod Couple

The Brain comes up with a way to take over the world once again! This time, he will collect all the rubber from the world's go-go boots and create a humongous slingshot.  He will then threaten to throw the Earth into the sun if the world does not submit to his rule. The two lab mice go off to a concert with the "Fab Four" so that they can steal as many go-go boots from the women dancing. Unfortunately their machine goes haywire and the two are unable to accomplish anything other than giving the "Fab Four" inspirational lyrics for music. If you're a Beatles fan, there's lots of references to their music!

Join the Party!

Head on over to Discord.Animanicast.com today to join our RetroZap discussion group. You'll get to chat with the hosts of this show as well as the hosts of other RetroZap podcasts!

Listener Survey

Help us determine what we should talk about next on our show once we're done talking about classic Animaniacs episodes. Go to Survey.Animanicast.com and let us know!

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.

By going to Amazon.Animanicast.com you can find some of the newest Animaniacs merchandise including clothing, toys, videos, and even books written by some of the original writers of the show. Get some great stuff and help support our show! You can even use Amazon.Animanicast.com as your portal to Amazon on your next shopping trip and you'll still be supporting our show with any purchase you make.

You could also purchase some hand prepared decals from Joey at Decals.Animanicast.com

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

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