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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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Oct 22, 2020

The trailer for the Animaniacs reboot has finally arrived! The hosts of the Animanicast share their observations and opions as well as share the opinions of our listeners. Observations and criticisms from an animator are shared and a statement from original Animaniacs voice actor Nate Ruegger is played. There's a lot of stuff to cover in this episode!

Animaniacs Reboot Trailer

The trailer for Animaniacs has arrived! Before it premieres on November 20th, 2020 the hosts of the Animanicast take time to dissect and analyze what they saw in the trailer. Thoughts from listeners are also shared. An animator also shares their opinions on the animation, character design and character choices.

Nate Ruegger also sends in an audio message. Nate is the son of Animaniacs' creator Tom Ruegger, the voice of Skippy Squirrel and is currently a screenwriter and director. Nate shares a story of the going to the Emmy awards as a young boy with the writers of Animaniacs and shares his dismay that his father and other writers were not asked to return. 

What are your thoughts on the trailer or on the reboot in general? Send us your thoughts by emailing us: animanicast@retrozap.com!

Oct 12, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing the Animaniacs Reboot Panel from New York Comic Con!

We've finally gotten some Animaniacs reboot footage courtesy of the Animaniacs panel at New York Comic Con! What do the hosts of the Animanicast think about the footage and the revelations of how the show is being developed? Listen to find out!

Animaniacs at New York Comic Con

Animaniacs Reboot showrunner Wellesley Wild and co-executive producer Gabe Swarr were joined by Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille and Maurice LaMarche to talk about working on the new series and to premiere the cold opening of the first episode! Joey, Nathan and Kelly talk about the highlights of the panel, read some of the script shown on screen, and talk about what they liked and didn't like about the animation footage that was shown. Some anxiety about a show "packed" with jokes is also discussed.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
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Oct 4, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing the Animaniacs Reboot Panel from the Ottawa Animation Festival

Recently the Animaniacs reboot production team sat down to talk at the Ottawa International Animation Festival about the upcoming show! Join Joey as he shares clips from the panel, shares his opinion on what was said and hear from some other animators who share some of their thoughts and concerns over the upcoming reboot.

Animaniacs at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Animaniacs Reboot showrunner Wellesley Wild and co-executive producer Gabe Swarr were joined by Supervising Character Designer Genevieve Tsai and Art Director Roman Laney to talk about how they came about creating new designs for the Warners and what the process was like for writing the show and creating new music. The panel showcased lots of great concept art and some new backgrounds of the Warner lot and ACME Labs.

While some of the information on the panel sounds promising, Joey does share some reservations about how the show producers were picked. Especially when one of them states that he was never really a fan of the original show. After the panel clips, some feedback from animators not involved in the production is shared. They offer up some reservations on how the show is being developed. 

Today's episode is more visually dependent than most. Because of this, you might want to watch our YouTube video of today's episode.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
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Sep 20, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing the new teaser trailer for the Animaniacs Reboot!

It's here! The 27th anniversary of Animaniacs gave us our first official peek at the Warners in the new Animaniacs Reboot! Join Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they dissect and discuss every moment of this trailer and speculate on what we might see next!

Animaniacs Teaser Trailer

The hosts of the Animanicast discuss the new teaser trailer and go through some of the similarities between the animation in the original series and the reboot. They also talk about the character designs and whether or not they like the new look of the Warners and Pinky and the Brain. Finally, some listener feedback is shared. Feedback on the trailer includes some thoughts from one of Animaniacs' original writers and a storyboard artist who worked on the original series and is currently working on the reboot as well.

Today's episode is more visually dependent than most. Because of this, you might want to watch our YouTube video of today's episode.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
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Sep 6, 2020

The pandemic has caused this year's conventions to go virtual and this year's Dragon Con is no exception. The good news is that there was an amazing Animaniacs panel featuring Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche! Listen to today's episode to hear some of the highlights and for some new Animaniacs reboot news!

Animaniacs Panel and Reboot News

Joey, Nathan and Kelly offer a recap and their overall impressions of the Animaniacs panel at Dragon Con 2020. They've also seen a better view of the poster hanging up at Warner Bros studio and describe the characters found at the top of the tower. Some more behind the scenes drama and news is discussed including the very real possibility of a season three!

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
Aug 23, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing Pinky and the Brain and Larry

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows in the "Rueggerverse." Today the hosts review another episode of Pinky and the Brain featuring the segments "Pinky and the Brain and Larry" and "Where the Deer and the Mousealope Play." Plus a guest appearance by Charles M. Howell IV! How many water towers will this classic episode get?

Pinky and the Brain and Larry

Pinky and the Brain are joined by a third mouse-- Larry. Larry goes out with Pinky and the Brain in their latest scheme to take over the world but ends up becoming a hindrance more than being helpful. Larry leaves but is later replaced by another third wheel-- Zeppo.

Where the Deer and the Mouselope Play

The Brain needs to take over the steel industry of Pittsburgh and getting all the humans out of the way. He and Pinky pose as endangered "mouselopes" and seek their native land of Pittsburgh as reparations. There's tons of political and pop culture references in this episode and Joey, Nathan and Kelly dig through as much as they can!

Guest Appearance: Charles M. Howell IV

Pinky and the Brain writer amd producer Charles M. Howell IV comes on to discuss how "Pinky and the Brain and Larry" came about. In many ways, this episode was a response to the demands of some Warner Bros executives. He also talks about the challenges of creating the variant theme song in this episode.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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

 Animanicast logo by @jedishua/Intro Music performed by Kontra5t 

Aug 9, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Talking with Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel!

It's another special "behind the water tower" episode of the Animanicast! Today your Joey and Nathan welcome Yakko himself, Rob Paulsen and the man responsible for some of Animaniacs' best songs, Randy Rogel! Listen to Randy and Rob as they talk about Animaniacs in Concert and the new looped live event that they have coming up. They also talk about working on the upcoming Animaniacs reboot which is set to premiere on Hulu on November 20th! Finally, Rob "vents his spleen" about some of the fan anxiety that has been surrounding the upcoming reboot. It's an episode you won't want to miss!

Animaniacs in Concert- Looped Live!

Randy and Rob talk about Animaniacs in Concert and how their popular performance came to be. Their upcoming Looped Live event will be on August 15th! Make sure to get your tickets at loopedlive.com today and snag some of the meet and greet tickets while they are still available!

Animaniacs Reboot Talk

Randy and Rob have both been working on the upcoming Animaniacs Reboot! Listen as they share all they can without the Warner Bros lawyers knocking on their doors!

Rob "Vents His Spleen"

Rob Paulsen has a message to tell fans who are feeling anxious or angry over the Animaniacs reboot. Rob explains firmly why the decisions made thus far are examples of show "business" and reminds everyone about previous reboots that people were initially hesitant about (Ninja Turtles for example.) He also goes on to say that those behind the scenes know that they have high standards to meet and they respect the fans' love of the show. They're fans too!

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
Jul 26, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Talking with Deanna Oliver and Tom Ruegger

It's another special "behind the water tower" episode of the Animanicast! Today your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly talk with Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger and writer Deanna Oliver! Deanna not only wrote hilarious episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, but also created some classic characters such as Chicken Boo, the Goodfeathers, and Mindy and Buttons! Deanna has also worked as a director of the Groundlings, co-wrote "Casper" with Sherri Stoner and was the voice of the Brave Little Toaster! Listen to Deanna and Tom as they reflect on working together, give some behind the scenes stories of how characters were created, and find out about "Pets on the Menu" which can be found on Tom Ruegger's YouTube page Cartoonatics.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
Jul 19, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing More Animaniacs Reboot News

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts get together to talk about some more Animaniacs reboot news from sources working on the show. A few weeks ago, the news the Animanicast had to share was pretty bleak but today there's good behind the scenes news! Listen to Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they run down the reports and give  their opinions on what it might mean for the reboot.

The Animaniacs Reboot might be here as soon as this fall! Warner Bros however has given the fans little news other than the initial press release. Today the hosts read rebuttals to some previous negative reports from people working on the reboot and are provided some positive news! Find out more about new characters coming to the show, which characters aren't returning, some information on the new theme song, what the new show runner is like behind the scenes, and how involved Steven Spielberg is with the production.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
Jul 12, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing Tiny Toons: What Makes Toons Tick

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts review another episode of Tiny Toon Adventures! This episode features the segments "Whirlwind Romance," "Going Up," and "Nothing to Sneeze At." This episode of Tiny Toons has a lot of memorable moments that have made it a stand out episode. How many water towers will it get? Listen to find out!

Whirlwind Romance

Dizzy Devil runs across a whirlwind and quickly falls in love when he assumes it must be a female Tasmanian Devil. He ends up getting twirled around and quickly loses her. But Dizzy soon runs into some girls who are happy to mend his broken heart.

Going Up

Little Plucky wants the world at his fingertips and must be the only one who pushes buttons in the mall elevator. In this follow up to "The Potty Years," little Plucky pushes the buttons again and again, and even stops a robbery! Plucky's actions are influenced by a young Cody Ruegger. Friend of the show and creator of Tiny Toons, Tom Ruegger, sends in some additional info about this.

To see some storyboards of this scene, make sure to go to Keith Tucker's site: Tuckertoons.com

Nothing to Sneeze At

A closet monster named Oogie tries to scare Sneezer. But unfortunately the little mouse is allergic to nightmares and ends up terrorizing him instead!

We Have a Very... Important Question to Ask You

It's time for another round of our Animaniacs guessing game! Will Nathan and Kelly guess which Animaniacs character Joey is thinking of?

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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

Tiny Toons Animanicast logo by @NoisyPaprDr/Intro Music performed by Kontra5t and @JSQUADBMP

Jun 28, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing Freakazoid: Relax-O-Vision

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts review another episode of Freakazoid! This episode features the segments "Relax-O-Vision," "Fatman and Boy Blubber," "Limbo Lock-Up" and "Terror Palace!" How many water towers will this episode of Freakazoid get? Listen to find out!

Relax-O-Vision

Freakazoid must face off against all of his villainous foes in this action packed episode! Unfortunately all the action is missed with cutaways to "Relax-O-Vision" which provides soothing music and visuals to shield young viewers from violence. This classic segment written by Paul Dini is sure to make you feel relaxed while laughing.

Fatman and Boy Blubber

This parody of the classic Batman series features Fatman defending a young overweight boy from schoolyard bullies. All Fatman asks in return is a sticky bun. The hosts of the Animanicast discuss the segment and whether or not they think it would work on TV today.

Limbo Lock Up

Freakazoid is arrested for being "Totally Idiotic" and must face the penalty... learning about Disney's film failures from Fanboy!

Terror Palace

The Huntsman is back! Somebody blew the Horn of Urgency! This action packed segment is unfortunately the last one starring the Huntsman but he leaves us with a great idea: visit an all-night aquarium!

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
Jun 14, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Discussing Animaniacs Reboot News

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts get together to talk about some troubles going on behind the scenes of Animaniacs and discuss their impressions and reactions to some Animaniacs Reboot footage that they obtained. Then the hosts all play another round of "We have a very... important question."

Animaniacs Reboot Discussion

The Animaniacs Reboot will be here before we know it. Unfortunately the hosts of the Animanicast have been given some information that concerns them. It seems that there is a bit of drama going on behind the scenes. The hosts talk about some general concerns they have heard from some sources involved in the production. They then give their general impressions of some leaked Animaniacs Reboot footage that they received. Did they think it was funny? Does it live up to the original? Is it too soon to judge?

Listen to the hosts tip-toe around specifics and then play along as Kelly and Joey try to guess the Animaniacs character Nathan is thinking of.

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
May 31, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast! Animaniacs Facts with Tom Ruegger

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts discuss the some of the tall tales that have surrounded Animaniacs for years and continue to circulate online to this day. Joey, Nathan, and Kelly play "Those Are the Facts!" with Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger! Which of these rumors are true and which ones are false?

Those Are the Facts!

The Animaniacs IMDB page is full of crowd sourced information. Some of it is true, some of it is mostly true and some is completely false. Luckily Tom Ruegger is here to clear up any confusion. Joey reads the "facts" and Nathan and Kelly guess whether or not they are true. Tom acts as the judge and let's Nathan and Kelly know if their guesses are correct. Afterwards, Tom asks some listener questions sent in to the show!

Support The Animanicast

  • 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!
  • 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
May 17, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast discussing Star Warners!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts discuss the last episode of Pinky and the Brain, which also happens to unofficially be an Animaniacs episode as well, it's "Star Warners!" 

In this episode, the cast of Animaniacs parody the original Star Wars trilogy. This episode has action, comedy, cameos and an outstanding battle featuring lightsaber mallets! What do the hosts of the Animanicast think about this episode? Listen to find out!

Star Warners

This parody of Star Wars features the Animaniacs cast filling the roles of key Star Wars figures. Wakko is Wak Skylicker, Dot is Princess Dot and Yakko is Yak Soho. They must face off against Girth Plotz who wants to take over the galaxy by removing comedy! Luckily Wak is helped along by Slappy Wanna Nappy and Skippoda who teach him to "Use the Face" to defuse tense situations. If you love Animaniacs and Star Wars, you're sure to find lots of things to enjoy in this episode!

We have a very, very... important question

The hosts play another round of our new game! Guess the Animaniacs character in 21 questions or less with "We Have A Very, Very... Important Question." Play along and see if you can guess who the character is before Nathan and Joey!

Support The Animanicast

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May 3, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast discussing episode 36 of Tiny Toons, "Animaniacs!"

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs and its sister shows. Today the hosts discuss "Animaniacs!" the 36th episode of Tiny Toon Adventures! That's right, this episode precedes the television show, Animaniacs, but shares the same name! Confused? Good!

In this episode, Plucky Duck is in a panic after realizing that he needs to enter a cartoon into a film festival but he's slept through the entire semester! Luckily Buster is there to teach Plucky and the audience all about the animation process. Will Plucky be able to edit a masterpiece worthy of the competition? What do the hosts of the Animanicast think about this episode? Listen to find out!

Animaniacs Reboot Discussion

With no news of the Animaniacs reboot, fans are starting to wonder what the hold up is. It could be possible that the show's development is being delayed a bit by a separate group of animators overseen by Steven Spielberg. Audio from Tom Ruegger's recent appearance on our show is played.

We have a very, very... important question

The hosts play a new game! Guess the Animaniacs character in 21 questions or less. Play along and see if you can guess who the character is before Nathan and Kelly!

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Apr 19, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast discussing "Hearts of Twilight" with Tom Ruegger and Paul Rugg!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today the hosts welcome the creator of Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger, and writer and voice actor, Paul Rugg! Listen to your hosts talk about the classic cartoon "Hearts of Twilight" and get the inside scoop on how the episode was developed and written with Tom Ruegger and Paul Rugg! Plus, a very special guest makes a surprise appearance! It's enough to make a listener say, "Flamiel!"

Hearts of Twilight

Hearts of Twilight is a classic episode of Animaniacs that almost never came to be. Influenced heavily by "Apocalypse Now" and the documentary "Hearts of Darkness" this cartoon written by Paul Rugg was initially rejected by Tom Ruegger! Paul talks to the Animanicast and explains how he wrote the episode and why it's one of his favorite episodes of the show. Tom then welcomes a very famous director and asks him questions that we've all wanted the answers to. This is an episode that will make you chant "Froynlaven!" 

Follow Tom and Paul

Make sure to keep up with Tom Ruegger and Paul Rugg on their respective twitter handles, @tomruegger and @pkrugg. You can also follow Paul on Instagram at @rugrugg1 to check out some hilarious videos he posts regularly. Tom also posts some great art and behind the scenes information at his blog: Cartoonatics.blogspot.com

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Apr 5, 2020

It's time for the Animanicast discussing Animaniacs with Joanna Davidovich

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today the hosts welcome freelance animator and Animaniacs super-fan Joanna Davidovich to the show! Listen to Joey, Nathan, Kelly and Joanna discuss what makes Animaniacs so great, thoughts about the upcoming reboot and review an Animaniacs comic! It's a jam-packed episode that you're sure to enjoy!

Joanna Davidovich

Joanna shares information about her work in art and animation and how she discovered Animaniacs as a child. Joanna was even lucky enough to be mentioned on an Animaniacs marathon on Kids WB! Joanna talks about why she loves Animaniacs and her concerns over the upcoming reboot.

Make sure to check out Joanna's website at cupojo.net as well as here TeePublic store HERE. To see more of Joanna's Animaniacs collection and hear more thoughts on the reboot check out this video and her YouTube channel.

Animaniacs Issue 19

Another classic Animaniacs comic is discussed! This time, it's issue #19 from the Animaniacs comic book series. It's an issue that raises many questions, but not many laughs with a parody of "The X-files." Kelly summarizes the Warners story and Nathan summarizes Pinky and the Brain's story. Joanna joins the group to give her artistic point of view on the stories and the artwork which includes art by Charles Adlard from "The Walking Dead" and an extremely different cover from artist Miran Kim.

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Mar 22, 2020

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the "Animanicast!" A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! Today your hosts discuss a another episode of Freakazoid featuring the segments "Hot Rods from Heck," and "A Time for Evil!" Each episode, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today the hosts discuss the eighth episode of Freakazoid! The episode features Freakazoid facing off against the villainous Longhorn in "Hot Rods from Heck" and then the Huntsman looks for work in "A Time for Evil." How many water towers will this episode of Freakazoid get? Listen and find out!

Hot Rods from Heck

Longhorn is trying to steal a titan missile using robot hot rod drivers and a super powered semi truck. Freakazoid however is there to rescue the world through the use of his amazing Freakmobile and his skills as a "master trickster!" Will Freakazoid save the world before Longhorn makes us all listen to more of his awful songs?

A Time for Evil

The Horn of Urgency has been blown so the Huntsman jumps into action in his first cartoon. Unfortunately the city doesn't have any crime for him to fight. Darn! Darn! Darn!

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Mar 8, 2020

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today the hosts discuss another great episode of Pinky and the Brain! The episode features a look at the world through the eyes of Pinky, a catchy song about World Domination, and some great celebrity parodies. How many water towers will this episode of Pinky and the Brain get? Listen and find out!

The Pinky POV

This episode is unlike any other episode, it's shown completely through the eyes of Pinky! The Brain takes Pinky to Seattle to take over the world. Unfortunately since the audience is inside the brain of Pinky, it's a little unclear as to what Brain's plan really is, but that doesn't really matter. Kelly, Nathan and Joey discuss their favorite moments in this memorable segment.

The Really Great Dictator

The Brain sings a song about world domination in order to reach the masses. The hosts all love this catchy tune!

Brain Food

The Brain has a plan to make humans realize he should be their leader. By simply putting an intelligence boosting substance on their pizza he hopes to boost their intelligence and then take over the world! This plan incorporates celebrity endorsements so the cartoon features lots of celebrity parodies. So many in fact that the hosts have trouble identifying them all!

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Feb 16, 2020

Each episode, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today, your hosts talk about a two TV themed episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures, "K-ACME TV" and "ACME Cable TV."

K-ACME TV

Buster and Babs have taken over a syndicated television station to bring you parodies of commercials, television and pop culture in K-ACME TV. Highlights include "Gyp-Parody," "The Blunder Years" and the search for the legendary "Big Butt." Will the trio of hosts love this episode, or wish that they had the remote to change the channel? Listen and find out!

ACME Cable TV

In a follow-up to K-ACME TV, Buster and Babs are now sick at home and are flipping through their cable TV channels. Parodies of  commercials, "Rocky and Bulwinkle,' "Hollywood Squares," "Roseanne," and "The Cosby Show" are all discussed. Is this parody as good or even better than K-ACME TV? Find out what the hosts think in our first DOUBLE WATER TOWER RATING!

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Feb 2, 2020

Top Pinky and the Brain Segments

Kelly takes the week off to work on taking a Jeopardy qualification test so Nathan and Joey get together to talk about their favorite Pinky and the Brain segments in Animaniacs. There are some really fantastic Pinky and the Brain segments featured in Animaniacs! In fact, there are so many that Joey and Nathan even have honorable mentions to include with their top three. Listeners also share their favorite Pinky and the Brain segments.

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Jan 19, 2020

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today the hosts discuss the upcoming reboot of Animaniacs and what fans of the series are looking forward to. They later review issue #18 of the classic Animaniacs comic book showing what happens when the Animaniacs go to France!

Animaniacs Reboot

Are Animaniacs fans excited about the reboot? It looks like many of them are based upon responses to the Animanicast's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts! However there are some folks out there that are worried that the reboot will not live up to the original, especially without the involvement of Animaniacs creator, Tom Ruegger. Joey, Kelly and Nathan share thoughts from listeners, discuss their expectations of the series and share some possible news-- Is Freakazoid being rebooted or making a cameo on the Animaniacs reboot?

Animaniacs Issue #18

The hosts discuss the eighteenth issue of Animaniacs from 1996. The Warners attempt to get French fries, Slappy deals with a mime, and Minerva Mink plays dress up! Will this episode be sweet like French wine or as stinky as brie cheese? Listen to find out!

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Jan 5, 2020

Today the hosts discuss episode 6 and 7 of Freakazoid which features Freakazoid's origins in "The Chip" and a Quantum Leap parody "Freakazoid is History."

The Chip Part 1

Otherwise known as the sixth episode of Freakazoid, Nathan takes up the task of trying to explain the whole episode while choking on popcorn. This episode introduces fan favorite characters Armondo Guitierrez and Rody MacStew as well features the first speaking lines of Dexter’s older brother Duncan Douglas.  This is the segment to give us the answer to the question “How did Freakzoid get his powers?”

The Chip Part 2

The first half of the seventh episode features part two of "The Chip." This segments features Freakazoid’s first interaction with Cosgrove, and the audience finds out his motivation on why Freakazoid decided to become a superhero! Plus, there's a reference to Steven Spielberg which Kelly appreciates.

Freakazoid is History

In the closing segment, Freakazoid travels back in time to prevent the Pearl Harbor attack, altering the course of history.  This segment is chock full of references including Quantum Leap, Davy Crockett, Ben-Hur, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Saturday Night Fever, North by Northwest, The Graduate, The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly!, The Defiant Ones, and Steven Spielberg's Jaws.  

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