Animaniacs was such a singular thing during its first run that it’s hard not to worry about the upcoming reboot, which is coming to Hulu on November 20. But if the first clip, shown at this year’s virtual New York Comic-Con event, is anything to go by, we’re in for a good time.
— The Animaniacs (@TheAnimaniacs) October 11, 2020
This first clip picks up right where the show left off and, appropriately, parodies something from the ’90s that’s in the middle of a revival, Jurassic Park. Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler gape in awe at the re-animated Animaniacs, commenting on the siblings’ vectored lines while Stephen Spielberg explains that he re-animated the Warner Brothers (And the Warner Sister).
Spielberg was apparently quite involved in getting the remake going. The cast discussed the casting decisions during the panel, explaining that Spielberg said, “If we do this, it’s with Tress, Jess, Maurice and Rob,” and not with Peter Dinklage as the Brain and Russel Brand as Pinky or something like that. Spielberg went to every pitch himself, they explained. If anything should inspire confidence that Animaniacs is more than just a cash-grab rehash, that might be it.