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 Senior Producer and creator of Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger with more auditions for the show and a discussion on how the show was animated by different studios.
Tom shares two letters that were written to him by Steven Spielberg. One of them was written before the show premiered, and the other was written during the first season after the first season premiered.
Tom shares more Animaniacs audition audio including audtions for Minerva Mink, Newt, Yakko, Dr. Scratchansniff, the Goodfeathers, Dot, Rita and Runt, and Dot! Severeal voice actors can be heard in these tapes, including Tress MacNielle, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Frank Welker, and Joe Alaskey.
Tom shares discusses the animation process Animaniacs had. Starting from the writing process, storyboarding, and working with the various animation companies that helped bring Animaniacs to life. Tom shares how StarToons was selected after first being initially rejected for the show. The strengths of each studio are discussed and how they were selected to animate certain characters.
Tom answers a few questions from the audience including "Who came up with the idea for a Warner Bros. Store tour with the voice actors?" and "Which was the best and worst episode(s) to work on?"
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