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Hulu’s Animaniacs mocks Donald Trump, anime, and reboots in a new trailer

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Reboots have become such an integral part of the entertainment landscape, that you’d have to be a fool to not throw a beloved property back into development for a second chance at glory. Animation has been particularly good at this, with a new Duck Tales, She-Ra, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles taking advantage of modern techniques to tell surprisingly great and relevant stories.

But did any of those cartoons feature pure piss-taking shenanigans and an incredibly intelligent mouse craving world domination? I say thee nay. Animaniacs is finally making a return after 22 years, restoring the Warner Brothers (And their sister Dot!) back to prime-time glory. Last week’s teaser which riffed on Jurassic Park was a positive indication that the series hasn’t lost any of its edge, and as the latest trailer shows off, it’s still a knockout two decades later:

It’s still too early to see if the new series is as good as the original, but if the latest 13-episode run manages to mix zany to the max antics with surprisingly witty commentary and a dirty joke about fignerprints, I’m game for it. Plus I can’t wait to see how the Warners lampoon Donald Trump, who pops up as a grotesque cyclops in the trailer. Plus Pinky and the Brain! Always good to see those two back. ZORT!

Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is handling production duty on this reboot, Steven Spielberg has reportedly had a heavy hand in resurrecting the beloved trio. By the look of the trailer as well, it also seems like the other and incredibly lamer Animaniacs won’t be back, save for a cameo from the Goodfeathers. GOOD. Buttons should have let Mindy fall off a cliff ages ago and saved himself grief.

The new run puts baloney in its slacks and signs a new contract, next month on Hulu.

Last Updated: October 22, 2020


  1. Kromas

    October 22, 2020 at 13:15

    I cannot wait for this show.


  2. Insomnia is fun

    October 22, 2020 at 14:16

    Why was my comment removed?


    • Insomnia is fun

      October 22, 2020 at 14:16

      Animaniacs can make fun of mansplaining but I can’t make a meme?


      • D W

        October 22, 2020 at 19:16

        I saw your comment. Apparently you’re not allowed to satire satire, but you’re allowed to point out the half-second of the trailer that pokes fun at Trump and run that as your article headline. Games journalism in 2020…


        • Gavin Mannion

          October 23, 2020 at 07:06

          You’re allowed to satire satire, the removal was down to a constant barrage of “poor taste” comments and someone just reaching their peak.

          We’ve chatted about it behind the scenes.

          But to be clear.. this isn’t a gaming article so well done https://media4.giphy.com/media/l0ExaFMqF4U8cjRJu/giphy.gif


          • Insomnia is fun

            October 23, 2020 at 08:21

            Great, so is there a guideline? Wouldn’t want to post something deemed in poor taste(probably something that doesn’t fit their narrative, political views or they just disagree) by the upstanding folk hiding behind the scenes.

          • Tracy Benson

            October 23, 2020 at 09:55

            There is a guideline. Don’t be a jerk. It’s right there in the comment policy

          • Insomnia is fun

            October 23, 2020 at 10:35

            Did I call anyone names?
            Did I personally attack you(random lady I don’t even know) or your friends.
            Was I vulgar, obscene or threatening?

            No,I posted a meme relating to the trailer. Maybe it was too dank or too on the nose but I wasn’t even engaged about it, it wasn’t discussed.
            You people decided to just cancel it.

          • D W

            October 23, 2020 at 12:40

            You will never get a guide. It’s kept deliberately vague for a reason, i.e. to make decisions on subjective rather than objective principles.

          • D W

            October 23, 2020 at 12:40

            Yeah, never stated it was a gaming article. I’m referring specifically to the ideological tilt present in all too many (primarily) gaming journalist outlets that is hypersensitive to anything that could be considered poking fun at “their side”. Poking fun and outright attacking of the “other side” is however deemed acceptable. Unfortunately it’s become an accepted double standard despised by the more centered among us, politically and emotionally speaking.

  3. Yelsah Blah

    November 22, 2020 at 15:39

    I watched a couple episodes and it was admittedly funny but I really hope they don’t spend every chance they get to bash Trump. That would be lame. Don’t get me wrong the cyclops was hilarious, but I have to watch that same joke get made on every other medium and not gonna lie, it gets old fast.


    • Thrax

      November 23, 2020 at 03:27

      After watching over half of the episodes, I don’t think there was one episode without poking fun at Trump or republicans(and an entire anti 2A episode as well), the show as a whole is really good, and sticks to the original pretty well, but the beating of the dead horse is getting kind of stale already, like you said the cyclops was really funny, but after the Nth orange man bad joke it stopped being funny and is just a bit annoying now, comedy is fun when you make fun of everything not just one particular thing over and over again.


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