Feeling zany to the max? Just sit back and relax, because after months of speculation, it was officially announced this week that The Animaniacs will be coming back with two new seasons on Hulu, in partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation. The beloved animated series show will pick up right where the original series left off, following the slightly insane and always hilarious adventures of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, three early-era cartoon siblings who escaped decades of imprisonment in the Warner Bros. water tower and gleefully wreak havoc wherever they go.
At this point, not too much is known about the specifics of the reboot but it’s a relief to hear that Spielberg’s presence is not merely ceremonial. The legendary director will serve as an executive producer of the reboot. Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will also be executive producers for the upcoming series.
“I am so pleased and proud that Animaniacs will have a home at Hulu,” said Spielberg. “Together with Warner Bros., we look to bring new audiences and longtime fans into this wild world of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot.”
The only sad news for fans? The show reportedly won’t be returning until 2020, meaning we’ll have to wait at least two years before everyone’s favorite hilarious and insane siblings return to the small screen. Fortunately, fans can make the wait a little easier by watching old episodes of the 90s classic. Because along with the two new seasons, the deal also allows Hulu exclusive streaming rights to all 99 episodes of The Animaniacs‘ original run along with Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and Tiny Toon Adventures. So while fans will have to wait until 2020 for new episodes of The Animaniacs on Hulu, the old episodes will be available to stream immediately.