Boo-ryshnikov is a giant chicken.A chicken I tell you! A giant chicken!
The shorts that are not set on the Warner backlot are the Warner cartoons.It's the only possible way that they can travel through time, suddenly become kings of a country, etc.
The Warner studios lot is littered with time portals.This is how Yakko, Wakko and Dot end up in different time periods. They travel through the time portals to have fun with historical figures.
Trips to the past are actually just hypnosis sessions with the Doc designed to make the Warners experience their past livesHey, they had animation for awhile. Heck, how do we know they didn't jump off of the cave walls?
Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures and Freakazoid!! are incarnations of the three Looney Tunes archetypesTiny Toon Adventures is normal kids' programming (compared to the other two) so it's the Everyman archetype. Animaniacs is chaotic but good-natured, so they're The Bugs Bunny. Freakazoid!! is the most random of the three of them, so it's the Screwy Squirrel.
After they were captured in the final clip of the last episode, the Warners were put back in the water tower, with a new lock.Sequel Hook!
The one thing that can break the Warners' spirit...Introduce them to their fans. Every single one. No exceptions.
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are developmentally disabled.This is why Dr. Scratchandsniff is always speaking about them as if they are children even though they are in their sixties.
The Warners are Eldritch Abominations.They were drawn into this reality by the summonings of a human mind. They have the power to warp reality on a whim and toy with humanity for their amusement. They drive anyone who spends time in their company insane. No one can discern their actual species because the shapes they assume are merely the projections of the mind of the cartoonist who first glimpsed them, trying to make sense of the horrors he witnessed. Fearing the chaos and ruin they bring about, they were locked away in a tower for generations, gradually forgotten, until one day.. Think about it.
Slappy Squirrel and Screwy Squirrel once had a thing together.They were going out for a while in the 1940's, but they split up after Screwy was finally permanently institutionalized. No one else was ever good enough for Slappy, sadly.
The Warners are the results of gene splicing gone horribly wrong.Somebody decided to splice a monkey, a cat, and a dog together with a human's brain.
The Warners are cats like Rita is.Even though they look much more ambiguous than Rita, the Warners have a muzzle length, nose color, tail, and paws with retractable claws like that of a cat. Even their ears look like they can pass for overly stylized cat ears.
In the Animaniacs universe, a cartoon's age is proportionate to experience rather than time.Slappy Squirrel and her enemies have been around for a very long time, having released works which date back to the thirties, maybe earlier. They are now incredibly old. The Warner siblings, on the other hand, were created in the 1930s, yet are still as young as they were upon conception. Slappy and company's works have seen consistent release since the characters were concieved. The Warner siblings, on the other hand, had no released works—all the reels were locked away once they were.
The reason Mindy consistently calls her mom "Lady" is...Because her parents are so neglectful of her that Mindy views them as strangers.
Almost all of Mindy's adventures are really Buttons having nightmares.Buttons is almost always seen trying to sleep right before one of Mindy's escapades, and it would explain why Mindy is capable of doing things that aren't humanly possible such as scaling Notre Dame Cathedral. Additionally, it explains the weird behavior or many objects that Mindy chases (Balloons that float only when it's inconvenient to do so, lollipops with indestructible handles, balls that never stop bouncing) and why Buttons always winds up taking fantastic amounts of punishment before getting put in the one situation he was told to avoid. Further, it also explains why almost no adults can be seen anywhere, and the few that are don't even question why Mindy is out by herself - Buttons would think all humans inept and ignorant after being around Mindy's parents all day. The only time the adults have a realistic response is in Cat on a Hot Steel Beam, making this perhaps the only 'real' incident Mindy ever had (The bit with the staple gun notwithstanding).
Yakko was high at least a few times throughout the series.Mainly during "Yakko's Universe" and "I'm Mad." "Yakko's Universe" sort of speaks for itself since it's so . . . trippy. "And the universe extends/To a place that never ends/Which is maybe just inside a little jar." Then in "I'm Mad" it's not so much the song as it's the way Yakko acts. A few times he's completely spaced out, probably under the pretense of being sleepy, but he just ends up looking like he's stoned.
The Movie isn't an AU world but the real oneThe series are just dreams/nightmares the characters have to coup with their terrible real life. Thus why the movie was much more serious! Alternitively see next.
The Movie is a prequelThe movie takes place before the series, after Salazar is overthrown, things gradually change to the series timeline. Alternatively, it's the world the characters were in before being 'imagined' in the series world.
The Movie is just that.It's a movie, done by the whole cast in the Warner Bros. Studio. After all, it's like one big musical, and the one time we see every single Animaniacs character together in one feature. Remember that they are, basically, Animated Actors.
Mindy will grow into a Feral Child.It will be just like the tragic Real Life case of a girl from the Ukraine who was left outside with dogs throughout most of her childhood, and as a result acts like one.
Skippy's parents are dead.This is why he lives with his Aunt Slappy. It also provides some insight as to why seeing Bumbie's mom die has such a devastating impact on him, maybe his mother died similarly.
Slappy is not actually Skippy's aunt.Taking the WMG that Slappy and Screwy once had a thing and the fact that we never see Skippy's parents - plus that the one time Slappy's taken out of the picture, Skippy is taken away by child protective services rather than being sent back to his parents. What if the reason we don't see Skippy's parents has nothing to do with them being dead? We don't really know how old Skippy is - he's young, but...well, so are the Warner kids. And since when Slappy started (during the Thirties) and through most of her career (Fourties to...what, mid-Sixties or late Seventies?), it would have been very unseemly for a single woman to have a kid out of wedlock - in fact, being caught as an unwed mother could have ruined Slappy's career...unless she said that Skippy was her nephew, whom she was taking care of for his parents while they were sick/on vacation/dealing with some problems. Sure, it might've become a paper-thin excuse after a while (after all, Skippy's parents never show up to take him back) but as long as she didn't show any evidence that it was a lie, most people would be willing to go along with it. Why risk Slappy's wrath if they don't have to?
Slappy is the Disney-parody gray squirrel -from Screwy's first short- after the tar was beaten out of her by Screwy and Meathead.For no other reason than comedy. The reason she's so different? She was beaten so badly that she couldn't live long with her current body, being more "Disney-styled" and less flexible or resistant to permanent injury. So... they redrew her. They had the tec- pencils.
Rita and Runt dropped out from the first season because they ran into the Pound Puppies and finally found a home.They've wandered around the world- no reason why they couldn't wander straight out of the studio and into another. And since getting dogs and cats good homes is what Pound Puppies do, they actually got their dream!
Marilyn Manson is the lost Warner Sibling.White face? Check. Black fur/hair? Check. Far from sane? Check. Tongue spends more time outside than inside his mouth? Check. Barely accepted by legal standards of sanity? Check. Family name? Check, of course!
Slappy is Screwy Squirrel's sister.Combine some of the elements above regarding the thing Slappy and Screwy had, but instead of wild nights of passion, they were just siblings who happened to both get in the same industry. Then Screwy dies, leaving a son. Skippy did inherit the fur colour. (Then again, this assumes that one parent could've had a grey and red squirrel for kids, so go figure.)
Skippy is a young Conker.Think of it, They look similar if you compare Skippy with young Conker from Diddy Kong Racing. He had his adventures (Conker's Pocket Tales) in a nearby friends house (Berri, soon to be his girlfriend after he turned 13). Once the show was cancelled, 9 or 10 years later, he was busted by doing something illegal (perhaps by doing something the censors wouldn't allow, like something majorly bad) He went to rock bottom, changed his name, started drinking and smoking, and started disobeying his parents words, and followed Slappy's words of wisdom, except in a more, exaggerated way because he didn't look into it much. His attitude is the result of having Former Child Star Syndrome. One day he had a hangover so bad, he ended up in a field, and that's how the events of Conker's Bad Fur Day starts.
The Warners aren't mean, they're just poorly-socialized.Think about it: Unlike Slappy, who goes about everything with an air of ornery malevolence, the Warners are only ever playful, unless they're playing Karmic Trickster. So they don't mean to hurt anybody in the shorts like "Schnitzelbank" and "The Kid In The Lid," (which is based off of the cat in the hat) they just don't understand, in all of their merry-making, that they're going to far. And let's face it, if you were locked in a water tower for 60 years and 80% of your life with only your two siblings for company, you'd probably have trouble playing with others, too.
Wakko warner is a time lord and his Gag Bag is his TARDIS...What? SOME-one had to say it!
Spielberg will make a CGI/live-action Animaniacs movie.And why, you ask? (1) Gen-X nostalgiafests are HUGE at the box office right now (Transformers trilogy, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Smurfs, etc) (2) The success of Super 8 might motivate Spielberg to continue looking at his older stuff for ideas. (3) The Warners already have an "attitude" and make pop-culture references—just like in a Dreamworks movie, only they were already like that so it's not a sell-out. (4) If you're even on this page, you know the fanbase is still thriving. And most of them would be old enough to bring their kids to see it! In other words, 'tis box-office gold waiting to happen. I'm guessing CGI/live-action not just because it's trendy, but because Animaniacs took place in the "real world". The humans could be played by live actors, with the "toons" and Funny Animals being CGI.
Runt knows Rita's a cat.But he's in denial about it. After all, dogs and cats are enemies, not friends. On the other paw, Rita busted him out of the pound and was nice to him (more or less). So, since a good dog wouldn't accept a cat as a friend, he tries to make himself think she's a dog so he can stay with her.
Katie Kaboom was a teenage pregnancyDoesn't her mother look a wee too young looking to be around late 40's? Could be another Judy Jetson on our hands
The antics of the Warners is really a hallucination of Doctor ScratchensniffThe Warners are his three pets which become chaotic due to his imagination
Wakko Warner is bisexual.Wakko clearly likes the ladies, but he's also been the first to make a move on the older men on the show (i.e. Plotz and Scratchensniff). The fact that he has a thing for Don Knotts (who would have been in his sixties in the 1990's) and once referred to his own V.A. as "cute" certainly helps the theory.
The Warners listened to A LOT of Gilbert and Sullivan during their time in the water tower.There's a whole sketch that's basically a mix of HMSPinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, and they sing the real lyrics to "Three Little Maids From School Are We" from The Mikado in "Hello Nice Warners," so they definitely know the music.
If the show is revived there will be parodies of various anime, recent cartoons, and some recent video games
The Warners mother is named Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fana Bo Besca IIWe know there dad's name is King William and since Dot is short for Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fana Bo Besca III it only makes sense
The final Rita and Runt segment (if more were made) would be about Runt FINALLY realizing that Rita's a cat.And deciding he likes her no matter what.
The Warners were locked away because Dip hadn't been invented yet.When it was, they thankfully were forgotten about by then, and spared when the last supply of it was destroyed.
Hello Nurse is Dr.Scratchansniff's daughter.It all adds up: Hello Nurse's Germanic blue eyes, and Dr. Scratchansniff has blue eyes (according to Dot.) Doctor is the only one who doesn't make a pass or peer at Hello Nurse.
The Warner Bros. water tower is actually a Tardis in camouflage.Which is why it is bigger on the inside. This is also how the Warners manage to time travel to do things such as help Einstein discover the theory of relativity or paint the Sistine Chapel.
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot's Real Life parents could be Rita and Runt.Come on! Someone had to say it! First, let us take all of the heaping romantic subtext between Rita and Runt, and mix it with the fact that the Warners look like cat-dog hybrids, we get this. True, that would have a Plot Hole since Dot's Overly Long Name and there was a movie showing the Warner's parents, but maybe The Movie is just that and not canon, it could happen. Also, if Rita and Runt are permanently adopted, then Rita might get a name change............ Also take into fact that they have the exact same paw markings (white).
The "All the Words in the English Language" sequence was orchestrated by Plotz.Plotz wanted a way to give the studio a rest from the Warners' antics without having to chase them down and throw them in the water tower, which they always escape from. So he challenged Yakko to sing all the words in the dictionary and may have used reverse psychology like "No, you couldn't do it, you wouldn't be able to focus on one thing that long." Yakko was also told that if he accomplished this task, Dick Button would reward him with a date with a beautiful figure skater. Plotz also wanted Yakko to do something that would make him too tired to make trouble for awhile. He also got Dot to be her brother's co-announcer so that she would be kept busy as well. Unfortunately for Plotz, while Yakko and Dot were busy, Wakko still was left unsupervised and he rampaged through the restaurants of Burbank and ate all the food. Katie Kaboom is a changeling.
Runt intentionally denies that Rita is a cat.