History Trivia / Animaniacs

12th Jul '17 12:15:18 AM Doug86
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* ActorAllusion: The short "Sir Yaksalot" has a segment that parodies ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies and Kaiju films in general, where the Warner siblings attempt to get help against the dragon from a council used to dealing with giant monsters, complete with their voices being (poorly) overdubbed. Creator/PerryMason is among them, referencing Raymond Burr's role in the localized versions of some of the Godzilla movies.

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* ActorAllusion: The short "Sir Yaksalot" has a segment that parodies ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies and Kaiju films in general, where the Warner siblings attempt to get help against the dragon from a council used to dealing with giant monsters, complete with their voices being (poorly) overdubbed. Creator/PerryMason Franchise/PerryMason is among them, referencing Raymond Burr's role in the localized versions of some of the Godzilla movies.
12th Jul '17 12:14:36 AM Doug86
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* ActorAllusion: The short "Sir Yaksalot" has a segment that parodies ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies and Kaiju films in general, where the Warner siblings attempt to get help against the dragon from a council used to dealing with giant monsters, complete with their voices being (poorly) overdubbed. PerryMason is among them, referencing Raymond Burr's role in the localized versions of some of the Godzilla movies.

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* ActorAllusion: The short "Sir Yaksalot" has a segment that parodies ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movies and Kaiju films in general, where the Warner siblings attempt to get help against the dragon from a council used to dealing with giant monsters, complete with their voices being (poorly) overdubbed. PerryMason Creator/PerryMason is among them, referencing Raymond Burr's role in the localized versions of some of the Godzilla movies.



* EditedForSyndication: When ''Animaniacs'' aired on {{Nicktoons}} Network and Nickelodeon, the opening theme was so plastered with references to the channel (through use of redubbing and digital editing) that fans rejoiced when the [=DVD=]s of the original episodes were released.

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* EditedForSyndication: When ''Animaniacs'' aired on {{Nicktoons}} Creator/{{Nicktoons}} Network and Nickelodeon, the opening theme was so plastered with references to the channel (through use of redubbing and digital editing) that fans rejoiced when the [=DVD=]s of the original episodes were released.
25th Jun '17 10:06:27 PM JoeDavis
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** There were some ideas for sketches that were never used, but are cool thou.



** There were some ideas for sketches that were never used.



*** One unused idea for the series was a soap opera parody about amoebas called As the Petri Dish Turns.



** One unused idea for the series was a soap opera parody about amoebas called As the Petri Dish Turns.
22nd Jun '17 2:47:03 PM legoking831
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* ChannelHop: From Creator/FOXKids to Creator/KidsWB when it was first-run. It has also aired on Nickelodeon and [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]].

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* ChannelHop: From Creator/FOXKids to Creator/KidsWB when it was first-run. It has also aired on Nickelodeon and [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily first-run.
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The Hub]].page itself explicitly states that only first-run episodes count.
20th May '17 11:53:39 AM MaxWest2
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: "Super Strong Warner Siblings" was a deliberate TakeThat against ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' as the producers were not happy about ''Animaniacs'' playing second fiddle to Power Rangers (this was done after the channel hop to Creator/KidsWB). Power Ranger fans actually found the parody hilarious then and even now.
8th May '17 6:15:43 PM plcthecd
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** [[http://www2.cruzio.com/~keeper/ysmwduck.jpg/ The concept for the show was originally going to star a family/group of green ducks]], since the baby version of Plucky Duck from ''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.
** [[http://www2.cruzio.com/~keeper/protowb3.jpg/ In the phase where the Animaniacs were going to be ducks, they consisted of three brothers - Yakky (the chatty character), Smakky (an ill-tempered character with a predilection for violence), and Wakky (the odd and energetic character). As the design evolved away from ducks, a sister (who was not named in concept art) was added to the ensemble]]. Yakky shared Yakko's body design, but was dressed only in a blue bow-tie, Smakky had Wacko's body and clothes (albeit with a green shirt instead of a blue one), but a sported a scowl and perpetually had his arms crossed, Wakky was a small, Dot-sized character who wore blue shorts, and Dot's design at this point included a pink blouse and a pink bow in her hair. Yakky would eventually become Yakko, with the only major change being swapping out the bow tie for a pair of brown slacks. Wakko was born from merging Wakky's personality and Smakky's character design, while Smakky was ultimately dropped as a character. Dot more or less went unchanged aside from abandoning her blouse and swapping out the bow for a flower.

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** [[http://www2.cruzio.com/~keeper/ysmwduck.jpg/ The concept for the show was originally going to star a family/group of green ducks]], ducks, since the baby version of Plucky Duck from ''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.
** [[http://www2.cruzio.com/~keeper/protowb3.jpg/ In the phase where the Animaniacs were going to be ducks, they consisted of three brothers - Yakky (the chatty character), Smakky (an ill-tempered character with a predilection for violence), and Wakky (the odd and energetic character). As the design evolved away from ducks, a sister (who was not named in concept art) was added to the ensemble]].ensemble. Yakky shared Yakko's body design, but was dressed only in a blue bow-tie, Smakky had Wacko's body and clothes (albeit with a green shirt instead of a blue one), but a sported a scowl and perpetually had his arms crossed, Wakky was a small, Dot-sized character who wore blue shorts, and Dot's design at this point included a pink blouse and a pink bow in her hair. Yakky would eventually become Yakko, with the only major change being swapping out the bow tie for a pair of brown slacks. Wakko was born from merging Wakky's personality and Smakky's character design, while Smakky was ultimately dropped as a character. Dot more or less went unchanged aside from abandoning her blouse and swapping out the bow for a flower.
26th Apr '17 1:49:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Less so than other '90s shows, but the 1994 episode "Baloney & Kids" includes ''two'' separate references to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding altercation from earlier that year. Moreso for the Kids' WB episodes, due to it being much heavier on the 90's pop culture references then the earlier episodes. Jokes referencing movies, TV Shows, and songs at the time such as ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/{{Fargo}},'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'', and the [[OneHitWonder Maca]][[DanceSensation rena]] didn't exactly aged well. The episode parodying ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' was particularly bad about this, due to airing only a few months before the actual show was cancelled. The ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' parody was another noteworthy example, airing five years after the movie had come out.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Less so than other '90s shows, but the 1994 episode "Baloney & Kids" includes ''two'' separate references to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding altercation from earlier that year.year [[note]]Though Kerrigan's stint on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' gave her some renewed notability recently[[/note]]. Moreso for the Kids' WB episodes, due to it being much heavier on the 90's pop culture references then the earlier episodes. Jokes referencing movies, TV Shows, and songs at the time such as ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/{{Fargo}},'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'', and the [[OneHitWonder Maca]][[DanceSensation rena]] didn't exactly aged well. The episode parodying ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' was particularly bad about this, due to airing only a few months before the actual show was cancelled. The ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' parody was another noteworthy example, airing five years after the movie had come out.
6th Mar '17 12:57:33 AM albertonykus
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* CrossdressingVoices: While the series mostly subverts this with young male characters ,being voiced by either [[DawsonCasting adult males]] or [[ChildrenVoicingChildren actual boys]], most dubs play this straight. But one of the more interesting cases is that unlike most versions, Wakko in the Latin American dub is voiced by actress Giset Blanco.

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* CrossdressingVoices: While the series mostly subverts this with young male characters ,being characters, being voiced by either [[DawsonCasting adult males]] or [[ChildrenVoicingChildren actual boys]], most dubs play this straight. But one of the more interesting cases is that unlike most versions, Wakko in the Latin American dub is voiced by actress Giset Blanco.
5th Mar '17 8:37:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CrossdressingVoices: While the series mostly subverts this with young male characters ,being voiced by either [[DawsonCasting adult males]] or [[ChildrenVoicingChildren actual boys]], most dubs play this straight. But one of the more interesting cases is that unlike most versions, Wakko in the Latin American dub is voiced by actress Giset Blanco.



* CrossdressingVoices: While the series mostly subverts this with young male characters ,being voiced by either [[DawsonCasting adult males]] or [[ChildrenVoicingChildren actual boys]], most dubs play this straight. But one of the more interesting cases is that unlike most versions, Wakko in the Latin American dub is voiced by actress Giset Blanco,.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Less so than other '90s shows, but the 1994 episode "Baloney & Kids" includes ''two'' separate references to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding altercation from earlier that year. Moreso for the Kids' WB episodes, due to it being much heavier on the 90's pop culture references then the earlier episodes. Jokes referencing movies, TV Shows, and songs at the time such as ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/{{Fargo}},'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'', and the [[OneHitWonder Maca]][[DanceSensation rena]] didn't exactly aged well. The episode parodying American Gladiators was particularly bad about this, due to airing only a few months before the actual show was cancelled. The ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' parody was another noteworthy example, airing five years after the movie had come out.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Less so than other '90s shows, but the 1994 episode "Baloney & Kids" includes ''two'' separate references to the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding altercation from earlier that year. Moreso for the Kids' WB episodes, due to it being much heavier on the 90's pop culture references then the earlier episodes. Jokes referencing movies, TV Shows, and songs at the time such as ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/{{Fargo}},'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'', and the [[OneHitWonder Maca]][[DanceSensation rena]] didn't exactly aged well. The episode parodying American Gladiators ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' was particularly bad about this, due to airing only a few months before the actual show was cancelled. The ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' parody was another noteworthy example, airing five years after the movie had come out.
1st Mar '17 4:33:23 PM MarshalGrover
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* CutSong: Randy Rogel wrote a song for the show entitled "The Geologic Clock," in which Yakko sings about the history of the Earth, that ultimately went unused.


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** "Yakko's Universe" was initially written with a verse describing the planets in the solar system and ending with the lyric, "It's a small world after all." This was changed not only because a song about the planets was already being conceived for the show, but they knew the Disney reference would not fly.
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