History Trivia / Animaniacs

5th Aug '16 8:35:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeRelative: Tom Reugger's son Nathan Reugger voiced Skippy.


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** Creator/PatrickStewart was considered to voice The Brain.
** Slappy Squirrel was originally an older version of Screwy Squirrel, but the creators couldn't get the rights. Sherri Stoner liked the idea of an aged cartoon character because an aged cartoon star would know the secrets of other cartoons and "have the dirt on [them]".
** One unused idea for the series was a soap opera parody about amoebas called As the Petri Dish Turns.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Nicholas Hollander based Katie Kaboom on his teenage daughter.
2nd Aug '16 10:32:19 AM legoking831
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* ChannelHop: From Creator/FOXKids to Creator/KidsWB when it was first-run. In reruns, the show jumped from Cartoon Network to Nickelodeon to Nicktoons TV to The Hub.

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* ChannelHop: From Creator/FOXKids to Creator/KidsWB when it was first-run. In reruns, the show jumped from Cartoon Network to Nickelodeon to Nicktoons TV to The Hub.
23rd Jun '16 8:50:37 PM nombretomado
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** The concept for the show was originally going to star a family/group of green ducks, since the baby version of Plucky Duck from ''TinyToonAdventures'' went over so well, but wouldn't be related to Plucky and would have nothing to do with the rest of that cast. The team eventually decided that ducks [[ItsBeenDone "have been done"]] and retooled the premise to star 1930s-style cartoon characters.

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** The concept for the show was originally going to star a family/group of green ducks, since the baby version of Plucky Duck from ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' went over so well, but wouldn't be related to Plucky and would have nothing to do with the rest of that cast. The team eventually decided that ducks [[ItsBeenDone "have been done"]] and retooled the premise to star 1930s-style cartoon characters.



** CharlieAdler auditioned to do voicework on this show (and his rejection is why he quit ''TinyToonAdventures''). One wonders what character he would have voiced if he was hired on the show.

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** CharlieAdler Creator/CharlieAdler auditioned to do voicework on this show (and his rejection is why he quit ''TinyToonAdventures'').''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''). One wonders what character he would have voiced if he was hired on the show.
16th Jun '16 9:38:31 AM ParkedCarAnne
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** TheHub adored this show more than Creator/KidsWB ever did. They aired promos for it during every program on the channel including Animaniacs itself, and had constant marathons of the show whenever a holiday was near, and had ones for Christmas, Martin Luther King Day, Super Bowl Sunday, and even President's Day. Not only that, the show at one point aired for three hours on weekdays. They even got Rob Paulsen (Yakko) Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress [=MacNeille=] (Dot) to record new spots, in character, for the show's reruns. Due to this, it gained a new generation of child fans, and parents who watched the channel say that their kids loved it even more than ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Unfortunately, after TheHub was turned into Discovery Family, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the series was one of the few that was completely removed from the channel]]. ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' is still on the network, but who knows for how long?

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** TheHub adored this show more than Creator/KidsWB and FOX ever did. They aired promos for it during every program on the channel including Animaniacs ''Animaniacs'' itself, and had constant marathons of the show whenever a holiday was near, and had ones for Christmas, near (Christmas, Martin Luther King Day, Super Bowl Sunday, and even President's Day.Day). Not only that, the show at one point aired for three hours on weekdays. They even got Rob Paulsen (Yakko) Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress [=MacNeille=] (Dot) to record new spots, in character, for the show's reruns. Due to this, it gained a new generation of child fans, and parents who watched the channel say that their kids loved it even more than ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Unfortunately, after TheHub was turned into Discovery Family, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the series was one of the few that was completely removed from the channel]]. ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' is still on the network, but who knows for how long?
8th May '16 7:42:49 PM rjd1922
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Jamie Kellner (whom you may know as the guy who claimed watching television while skipping ads with a [=DVR=] is tantamount to stealing, as well as the guy responsible for cancelling all programming from [[Wrestling/WorldChampionshipWrestling WCW]], leading to the company's bankruptcy in 2001) apparently ignored the very high ratings from older audiences while the show was on WB and found the low ratings from kids to be an excuse to cancel the show, though it shouldn't be a surprise as a lot of cartoons created by Warner Brothers at the time were canceled for similar reasons, like ''Freakazoid!'' and ''Road Rovers''.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Jamie Kellner (whom you may know as the guy who claimed watching television while skipping ads with a [=DVR=] is tantamount to stealing, as well as the guy responsible for cancelling all programming from [[Wrestling/WorldChampionshipWrestling WCW]], Wrestling/{{WCW}}, leading to the company's bankruptcy in 2001) apparently ignored the very high ratings from older audiences while the show was on WB and found the low ratings from kids to be an excuse to cancel the show, though it shouldn't be a surprise as a lot of cartoons created by Warner Brothers at the time were canceled for similar reasons, like ''Freakazoid!'' and ''Road Rovers''.
14th Apr '16 5:27:34 PM Lionheart0
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** [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-04-13/animaniacs-freakazoid-producer-credits-pokemon-for-wb-cartoon-decline/.101008 Series creator Tom Ruegger later confirmed]] that Animaniacs and several other Warner Bros. cartoons saw their cancellations in the 90s due to their higher production costs in comparison to then ratings sensation ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', which was licensed to Kids WB on a discount.
18th Mar '16 9:49:20 PM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 1:17:20 PM Willbyr
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** [=GO!=], an Australian family network similar to The Hub, aired this show twice in the morning, noon, and night when they had the rights. It even axed ''WesternAnimation/BenTen'', ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales'', and the {{Tamagotchi}} anime's English dub just so they could show more ''Animaniacs''.

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** [=GO!=], an Australian family network similar to The Hub, aired this show twice in the morning, noon, and night when they had the rights. It even axed ''WesternAnimation/BenTen'', ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales'', and the {{Tamagotchi}} VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} anime's English dub just so they could show more ''Animaniacs''.
17th Mar '16 8:56:06 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Anyone who is into Broadway musicals will recognize Rita's voice (singing ''and'' speaking) as Bernadette Peters.
** Creator/NancyCartwright (best known as the ''Simpsons'' voice actress for Bart, Todd Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Kearney Zzyzwicz[[note]]one of the three bullies -- he's the one who looks like a teenaged version of that bald mental patient who thought he was Music/MichaelJackson and only looks like he could be 16 to 18 years old, as a lot of episodes have jokes about Kearney being an adult who looks like a kid[[/note]], and Nelson Muntz [[note]]The other bully character. He's sometimes seen with Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney, but mostly does bullying at Springfield Elementary, not commit petty crimes around the neighborhood[[/note]]) is Mindy, in one of the few times she's voiced a girl (the other rare time is when she voices Maggie Simpson [when Maggie isn't being voiced by a celebrity like Creator/ElizabethTaylor, JodieFoster, or James Earl Jones])
** The "Good Idea, Bad Idea" and "Mime Time" segments are narrated by Tom Bodett, who is probably best known for his radio ads for Motel 6 ("We'll leave the light on for you").
** In "Guardin' the Garden" and "Noah's Lark", the narrator was Ernie Anderson, the "Voice of Creator/{{ABC}}". They even got him to say "[[TheLoveBoat The]] ''[[TheLoveBoat Loooooooooooooove]]'' [[TheLoveBoat Ark]]" in "Noah's Lark"! [[note]]The fact that Tom Ruegger and crew indirectly worked for ABC in the past probably has something to do with it, too, but that's neither here or there[[/note]]
** Julie Brown (who also played Julie Bruin on ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', was a VJ during the days of MTV when it was a music video channel with the occasional non-music video show, like ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''House of Style'', and ''The Real World'', and had a short-lived show on ComedyCentral called ''Strip Mall'' where she played a washed-up child actress trying to get her life back together) was Minerva Mink.
** Creator/MauriceLaMarche is The Brain while RobPaulsen voices Pinky (that applies to this show and the two spinoffs).
** Creator/JimCummings narrated a few episodes, such as "A Gift Of Gold" and "Nighty Night Toon" in using his Sterling Holloway voice (which is now associated with Winnie the Pooh).
** FrankWelker is Slappy's enemy Doug the Dog. ... in fact, about half the male cast members are all voiced by Welker!
** Creator/RonPerlman is the Devil himself in "Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled".
** Kenneth Mars (King Triton in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and Franz Liebkind in ''Film/TheProducers'') is Ludwig Van Beethoven, "world-famous composer und [[AccidentalInnuendo PEE-yi-nist!]]"
9th Mar '16 9:58:56 AM Hossmeister
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** Julie Brown (who also played Julie Bruin on ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', was a VJ during the days of MTV when it was a music video channel with the occasional non-music video show, like ''BeavisAndButthead'', ''House of Style'', and ''The Real World'', and had a short-lived show on ComedyCentral called ''Strip Mall'' where she played a washed-up child actress trying to get her life back together) was Minerva Mink.

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** Julie Brown (who also played Julie Bruin on ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', was a VJ during the days of MTV when it was a music video channel with the occasional non-music video show, like ''BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''House of Style'', and ''The Real World'', and had a short-lived show on ComedyCentral called ''Strip Mall'' where she played a washed-up child actress trying to get her life back together) was Minerva Mink.
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