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 Pinky and the Brain! Today's episode enititled "This Old Mouse" was selected by our patrons at Patreon. The Brain gets a glimpse of his future and has a midlife crisis! Will Pinky be able to save the Brain before Brain's new lifestyle puts him in danger?
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the fourteenth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger featuring "La La Law." You'll find that commentary and much more at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
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! Today's episode is another parody of MTV entitled "Toon TV" featuring music videos of some classic songs and new songs! How many water towers will this episode get?
From Season 3 of Tiny Toons, it's "Toon TV" featuring music videos of "The Shoop Shoop Song," "Video Game Blues," "Nothing Comes Close to You," "The Name Game," "Toon Out, Toon In," "Do You Love Me," and "Yakety Yak!" Find out what additional cultural references can be found in these videos and where you can find writer Sherri Stoner in this cartoon!
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the thirteenth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger featuring "Hello Nice Warners!" You'll find that commentary and much more at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
Nathan and Joey review issue #20 of the Animaniacs comic book! This comic focuses on James Dean and his movies. Listen along and find out why this might be the best issue of the Animaniacs comic they've read to date!
This comic features the Warners driving James Dean crazy, Slappy avoiding Walter Wolf while working on a James Dean movie and finally Yakko, Wakko and Dot face off against the "Taco Tyrant." How many water towers will this comic book get?
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the twelfth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger featuring "West Side Pigeons!" In this week's bonus audio, the Joey and Nathan talk about a recent voice acting zoom panel that featured Tom Ruegger as a guest! It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The hosts of the Animanicast dedicate an episode to reviewing the first season of the Animaniacs reboot. First with a quick discussion of the entire season, then covering their favorite and "least favorite" episodes and segments. They also review what we could see in the second and third season. Finally some listener feedback is shared.
This season certainly had its ups and downs. Joey, Nathan and Kelly give one word reviews of each episode and then talk about the highlights and lowlights of the season. They discuss why classic characters may never return to the reboot and talk about what segments and songs we can expect to see in the future. A few emails are shared from listeners and many more will be read in the upcoming weeks as the Animanicast continues their discussions of Tiny Toons, Pinky and the Brain and Freakazoid!
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the tenth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! The episode features the classic cartoon "King Yakko!" In this week's bonus audio, the hosts talk about famous franchises that everybody else seems to enjoy but for some reason they don't! It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast finishes their season one reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the thirteenth episode! Dr. Scratchansniff needs some soda, Pinky and the Brain go on a road trip against their will and Dot sorta sings about the first ladies! How many water towers will this episode get?
Dr. S. is sick and needs the Warners to find some special German soda for his belly. The trio run into a foe from a previous episode but are still able to bring the soda back to the doctor. Unfortunately Dr. Scratchansniff is not the old Dr. S. from the original series.
The Brain has designed a "Model B" car to trap everyone inside their vehicles. Unfortunately Pinky and the Brain get trapped inside it instead and are taken on a hazardous road trip across the United States. Brain also reveals a sad and dark origin story before they are able to escape. Also, there's a song about a banana hammock.
Dot attempts to sing about all the first ladies in just two minutes. Unfortunately the song misses one and the hosts of the Animanicast don't appreciate it's lack of focus and how it really should not be used in education.
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the ninth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! The episode features "Wally Llama" and "Where Rodents Dare." In this week's bonus audio, the hosts talk about other podcasts they love to listen to. It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast continues their reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the twelfth episode! Dot sings a song about a zit, Pinky and the Brain tell some Arabian tales, and the Warners take on a manspreader! How many water towers will this episode get?
Dot finds out she has a zit and is horrified! It turns out her zit is just as horrified to be on Dot! The two sing a song that sounds reminiscent of "I'm Mad." But does this song reach that same level of excellence?
Pinky and the Brain are on a mission to steal a sultana's horses but are captured! It's up to Brain to entertain the sultana with stories in order to not be executed. With tales like "Ali Babrain," "Brainladin" and "Pinkbad" will this cartoon be fresh and original, or will it just be a collection of "lazy parodies?"
The Warners go to the theater to see a new movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Unfortunately they can't sit together due to a man who spreads his legs and takes up too much room! It's up to the Warners to take on the manspreader using the combined forces of the audience.
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the eighth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! The episode features "The Big Candy Store" and "Bumbies' Mom!" In this week's bonus audio, the hosts talk about the things they love to collect. It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast continues their reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the eleventh episode! Yakko, Wakko and Dot run into a spooky clown on Halloween and Pinky and the Brain try to take over a village! How many water towers will this episode get?
A family is terrorized by ghostly Warners!
The Warners are going Trick or Treating and run into Nickelwise who wants to feast on their fears. He separates the Warners in order to scare them but the Warners soon team up and scare Nickelwise instead!
In this Frankenstein parody, the Brain creates a monster that falls in love with Pinky. The two are set to get married but an angry mob of villagers and a new handsome monster brings the romance to an end.
Some "things" bump into each other in the night.
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the seventh episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! Plus, in this week's bonus audio, you'll hear the hosts do a bonus "We Have a Very... Important Question to Ask You." It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast gets back to their reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the tenth episode! The Warners go to Russia to say "Nyet!" to a group of Russian impersonators and Pinky and the Brain go to preschool! How many water towers will this episode get?
After Wakko accidentally finds a way to view international TV stations, the Warners come across a Russian version of their show! The trio travel to Russia to stop the impersonators and run into Animaniacs song writer Randy Rogel!
The Brain is about to acquire Quantium from a meteorite but a toddler eats it! Pinky and the Brain must find a way to get the element back from the little boy who has become incredibly powerful and dangerous.
The Warners summarize today's episode and give us a possible preview of what we could see in season two!
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the sixth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! Plus, in this week's bonus audio, you'll hear the hosts talk about what cartoons they would podcast about other than Animaniacs. It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast gets back to their reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the ninth episode! The Warners take on an orchestra and discuss various issues on Faux News. Plus, Brain is visited by a "Future Brain" and we're given our first look at a new character. How many water towers will this episode get?
The Warners take on the musicians who make music for their show!
The Warners are special guests on Tuck Buckerson's news program but they can't decide on an issue to discuss.
Pinky and the Brain have a scheme to take over world at the Oscars until another Brain from the future visits to prevent Pinky from ruining their plans.
A gnome similar to the Incredible Hulk travels from mouth to mouth throughout the USA... to yell at people.
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the fifth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! Plus, in this week's bonus audio, you'll hear the hosts talk about Wanda Vision and other super hero stuff! It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
After a few announcements and a little news, the Animanicast sits down with the folks at Wizard World to watch highlights and reflect upon the Animaniacs panel with Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche! To watch the panel, check out the video linked HERE!
Check out the story written and illustrated by Tom Ruegger, "Will You Wear a Mask? I ask." narrated by Mark Hamill! Click HERE to watch.
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the fourth episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! Watch "Hooked on a Ceiling" and "Goodfeathers: The Beginning" with the creator of the show! ! Head to Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast gets back to their reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the eighth episode! Wakko is on the case of the missing donuts, the Brain runs for president until his first lady takes the spotlight and we get our first look at two new characters! This episode has some very funny moments but unfortunately it also has moments that the hosts didn't find funny at all. Find out what worked and find out what they all found shocking.
Wakko's donuts have been eaten! Who ate them? The Warners go on an investigation.
The Brain wants to become president, but in order to do so he needs to be married. He takes a mouse and genetically alters her intelligence. His new wife, Julia, soon takes over his campaign and becomes the presidential candidate! What follows is a moment that the hosts actually found offensive and not in character for Brain.
Starbox wants to take over the Earth but is unable to because he has become the hostage of a young girl who thinks he's a toy.
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the third episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! Plus, in today's bonus audio, you'll hear the hosts review the second season of the Mandalorian! It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The Animanicast gets back to their reboot episode reviews with a discussion of the seventh episode! This episode features "Warner She Wrote," "France France Revolution," and "Gift Rapper." With a new take on Agatha Christie mysteries, parodying the French Revolution and rapping about Shakespeare, this episode could be great! But do the hosts of the Animanicast like it? Listen to today's episode to find out!
Hercule Yakko returns with his detective siblings to unravel the case of a dog napping on the Occident Express! Will the Warners crack the case? Will this cartoon be as funny as "Hercule Yakko" in the original Animaniacs series?
The Warners are living as peasants and are starving in the French countryside. When Marie-Antoinette passes by however they're inspired to pose as peasants and eat all of her delicious food! But will the execution of this cartoon be as entertaining as it promises?
The Warners crash the set of a rap video. Unfortunately the rapper shows some disrespect towards William Shakespeare and the Animaniacs series so it's up to Yakko to defend their honor with rap!
This week the Animanicast has a commentary track for the second episode of Animaniacs with Tom Ruegger! Learn behind the scenes info about Yakko's World, Cookies for Einstein and much more! Plus, in today's bonus audio, you'll hear Kelly talk about her love of Karate Kid and the Cobra Kai series! It's all at Patreon.com/Animanicast!
The voice actors behind Animaniacs are coming to Wizard World for a free panel! For more information and to sign up for special events like virtual meet and greets, go to WizardWorld.Animanicast.com.
Joey, Nathan and Kelly celebrate their 200th podcast episode with the creator of Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger! Tom sits down with Joey, Nathan and Kelly to re-watch and the first episode of Animaniacs and create a commentary track! Watch the first amazing episode of Animaniacs along with the hosts of the Animanicast and the show's creator!
Joey, Nathan and Kelly reflect upon their years of podcasting and some of their favorite highlights. They then introduce the Animanicast's new Patreon! You can become a Patron and get exclusive content while supporting the podcast. For more information go to Patreon.com/Animanicast.
Tom Ruegger watches the first episode of Animaniacs with the hosts of the Animanicast. This episode features "De-Zanitized," "The Monkey Song," and "Nighty-Night Toon." He shares additional inspirations, stories and facts about the show that have never been heard before. Pull up the first episode on DVD or Hulu to watch and laugh along!
Joey, Nathan and Kelly continue their discussion and review of the Animaniacs reboot. This time they talk about the sixth episode which features the segments: "The Cutening," "Close Encounters of the Worst Kind" and "Equal Time." It's an episode with cute things, gross things, singing and more politics! Will the hosts of the Animanicast enjoy it? Listen to today's episode and find out!
Dot is tired of the world being so disgusting. So she eats a magical cupcake that gives her cute powers! Soon the whole world is incredibly cute, but is it too cute?
The Brain wants to get help from extraterrestrials in order to take over the world. Unfortunately Pinky puts a song on the outgoing message and so the aliens that come to visit Earth are more interested in singing and shopping than conquering.
The Warners give 2020 Election Coverage and showcase different third party candidates.
Joey, Nathan and Kelly continue their discussion and review of the Animaniacs reboot. This time they talk about the fifth episode which features the segments: "Good Warner Hunting," "No Brainer" and "Ralph Cam." Listen to hear about all the references you may have missed and find out what the hosts of the Animanicast liked about this episode and what they really, really didn't like about it.
The Warners are being hunted by a Dr. Walter Grubb who takes Animaniacs collecting very seriously. He wants to add the Warners to his collection but the Warners are able to not only consistently evade him but make fun of his small feet as well. However what starts off as a fun tribute to classic Warner Bros cartoons of the past quickly turns into a dark explanation of what happened to the supporting cast of Animaniacs. It's an episode that brings up a lot of mixed feelings and the hosts of the Animanicast share what they liked and which things they have big issues with.
Brain gets into an accident after being chased by the Yakuza. When he awakes from a brief coma, he realizes that he can't remember his latest plan to take over the world. What follows is a plan that involves Edward Snowden, the NSA and a houseplant!
From a security camera we see what happens when Ralph falls asleep and the Warners face off against a vampire.
Joey, Nathan and Kelly continue their discussion and review of the Animaniacs reboot. This time they talk about the fourth episode featuring the segments: "Bun Control," "Ex Mousina" and "Bloopf." Listen to hear about all the references you may have missed and find out what the hosts of the Animanicast think about this episode!
The Warner Bros Studio is visited by salesman Dwayne Lapistol who is handing out bunnies. These "buns" get out of hand very quickly however and before you know it, they've taken over the studio! The Warners try to defeat Lapistol with a cool Anime sequence but end up having to call Australia to control the bun problem. This thinly veiled metaphor for gun control has a few humorous moments and an incredibly disturbing villain. But will the hosts of the Animanicast enjoy it? One of the Animanicast's Australian listeners, "yakkomon" explains some of the Austrailian references found in this episode.
Brain creates a son named Binary Rodent Artificially Intelligent Nanotechnology, or B.R.A.I.N. for short. B.R.A.I.N. helps Brain steal the crown jewels, but after he sees that his father's ego is getting in the way, he decides to remove Pinky and the Brain from the equation.
The Warners premiere a new app that appears to be parodying Quibi.
Joey, Nathan and Kelly continue their discussion and review of the Animaniacs reboot. This time they talk about the segments: "Gold Meddlers," "Pinko and the Brain" and "Math-Terpiece Theater: Apples." Will this third episode take the gold, or just go home with a participation trophy? Listen to find out!
The Warners go up against a stuck up athlete named Nils Niedhart at the "Greek Games." Despite Nils' best efforts, the Warners are able to win all the gold medals after the Warners mistake the medals for chocolate coins.
In an episode calling back to the Red Scare of the 1950s, the Brain tries to take over Congress by outing everyone in the Capitol as a mouse! However an intrepid intern named Brie is able to put a stop to his McCarthy hearing tactics, forcing the Brain to retreat and hit the Washington Monument.
Dot shares the story of a woman who had five apples and lost two.
Joey, Nathan and Kelly continue their discussion and review of the Animaniacs reboot. This time they talk about the segments: "Warners Unbound," "How to Brain Your Dragon" and "Suffragette City." The segments featured in this episode lean more towards timeless themes, but will the hosts of the Animanicast cast their votes of approval or will this episode be cast down to Hades? Listen to find out!
It was a bad news week for the Animaniacs reboot. First there was a controversy involving Johnny Depp and then the Brain gave a number to an adult chat line. The hosts run down the embarrassing news headlines and offer some explanation as to what the writers would be thinking about when it comes to Johnny Depp.
The Warners are playing the part of Greek gods as they try to get back at Odysseus for splashing them with water. The trio can't seem to stop him until an orange cyclops (that looks and sounds like Trump) grabs Odysseus and treats him like a loofah. It's an amusing segment, but Joey thinks that it could have been a lot better if some roles were reversed.
Pinky and the Brain decide to train a dragon to do their bidding. Unfortunately the dragon is an aspiring actor. Will the Brain be able to successfully take over a kingdom, or will its bad acting get in the way?
Dot sings a song about the women's suffrage movement but then quickly starts singing about cartoon suffrage. It's a song that starts off promising and then quickly becomes a cartoon cameo fest. Find out what the hosts of the Animanicast think about this promising song that quickly ended up a disappointment.
The Animaniacs reboot has finally arrived and the hosts of the Animanicast can't wait to talk about it! Animaniacs returns with an updated theme song, new songs with the Warners, and a new Pinky and the Brain segment. There's lots of references to discuss and some new things to enjoy. How many water towers will this all new episode get?
Steven Spielberg (as John Hammond) comes out to tell the cast of Jurassic Park that he's "reanimated" the Warners. The trio jumps around a bit before starting the new theme song.
The theme song is back but with new lyrics. Dot has wit and there are no lyrics about any new characters. The hosts talk about Dot not being referenced as cute in the song even though her cuteness is referenced in the series.
The Warners return to the lot with no explanation as to where they've been for the past 22 years. Nathan shares some theories. Two songs are sung, one deals with the Warners' need to be updated on the latest trends and the other deals with reboots.
The Brain seeks to hypnotize the world using a hypnotic message on an internet video featuring the Brain dressed as a baby. But a video of Brain getting hurt repeatedly proves to be more popular. Will they be able to take over the world this time? No spoilers!
The new Animaniacs series is about to premiere so the Animanicast welcomes composers Steve and Julie Bernstein! The Bernsteins talk about working on the new series as well as reflect on working on the original series. They also answer some questions from listeners and even some questions from two people who worked on the original series with them!
Steve and Julie Bernstein join the hosts of the Animanicast to talk about their work on the new Animaniacs reboot as well as their work on the original series. Learn how the Bernsteins met, how they collaborate on projects, how they got started in cartoons and how they're still able to create fantastic musical scores during the COVID19 pandemic! Plus, some questions from listeners and two people that Steve and Julie know very well... Tom Ruegger and Paul Rugg!
Freakazoid had an apperance on Teen Titans Go! Joey, Nathan and Kelly do a quick review of the episode and talk about all of the references that they saw. Then the hosts discuss their initial thoughts after seeing five episodes of the new Animaniacs Reboot! What works? What doesn't? Will fans like the show? Find out what they think on today's episode!
Freakazoid on Teen Titans Go "Huggbees"
The Teen Titans are on a mission to stop "The Brain" from teaming up with the Lobe! In order to do it they unleash Freakazoid along with announcer Joe Leahy! Even Cosgrove (voiced by Ed Asner) returns to talk to Freakazoid all about different donuts. What's the plot? It's not important! What is important is comedy in this love letter to Freakazoid!
The hosts of the Animanicast were fortunate enough to see five episodes of the upcoming series. Without giving plot points away, the hosts talk about some of the aspects of the show they like and some of the things they don't. Overall they think that the show is good, although the episodes they saw didn't showcase much "timeless" content and might have provided too much commentary on current social events. While the hosts got used to the new designs of the Warners and animation style, the character designs of the humans can sometimes be distracting. One thing they all love is the music by Steve and Julie Bernstein (who by the way will be on our next episode!) In the end, the hosts worry that the internet is about to explode with positive and negative reactions to the show and ask that everyone is simply respectful of different opinions.
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 Freakazoid featuring the segments "In Arms Way" and "The Cloud." How many water towers will this episode of Freakazoid get?
It was recently announced that Tiny Toon Adventures would be rebooted with a two season order on HBO Max. Joey runs through some of the details and the unfortunate news that the creator of Tiny Toons, Tom Ruegger, was not asked to return. While acknowledging the need for some new writers and artists, Joey also expresses his disappointment in the overall situation. He suggests writing a respectful letter to Mr. Spielberg if any listeners feel that Tom should be given an opportunity to have some sort of role in the new series.
Mr. Steven Spielberg
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
It’s another Christmas episode of Freakazoid as he looks for presents for his friends. Meanwhile, Arms Akimbo is selling "Oops! Insurance" and terrorizing anyone who refuses to pay the premium. Nathan describes the segment and gets some great gift ideas to give to Joey and Kelly for Christmas.
Kelly describes what happens in this segment following Freakazoid’s trip to a European village, where a mysterious cloud is turning mountain hikers into clowns. Freakazoid meets his friend Professor Heiny to discuss the new developments to Disneyland and to get to the bottom of the strange phenomenon.
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!
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: email@example.com!
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 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.
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 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.