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My Little Animaniacs is a crossover between - you guessed it - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Animaniacs. It can be found here.

Granny Pie has died, and Pinkie Pie has been acting very aggressive to cope with the grief. When Mr. and Mrs. Cake kick her out, she moves away to live with her family. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Twilight casts a spell that summons the very essence of comedy, which is none other than the cast of Animaniacs. Hilarity Ensues.

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  • Aerith and Bob: William Meikletrough's name doesn't follow the standard pony naming convention.
  • Ambiguous Ending: Everything involving the Big Bad. What is it? Why and when did it possess Pinkie Pie? Why was it kidnapping everyone? Why does it have a changeling minion? How did the characters figure out how to defeat it? What is the relation between all of the objects/abstract concepts that everyone showed it to cause it to jump bodies in fright? This is due to the author having no climax in mind and having to take a suggestion from a reader.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Rita sings "The Eye of the Tiger" as her group fights their way out of Meikletrough's place.
  • Body Snatcher: The evil being possessing Pinkie Pie, eventually forced into its changeling lackey.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: It's remarked to the ponies' confusion that Equestria's fourth wall is really thick, which doesn't stop the Animaniacs from breaking it just as easily.
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  • Break the Cutie: The plot kicks off because Pinkie is in this state.
  • Butt-Monkey: Skippy makes Applejack his personal one.
  • Call-Back: With several of Twilight's friends missing, the Animaniacs trapped in Equestria, and a monster running loose somewhere in the castle, Yakko mentions that at least Elmyra isn't there.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The second half of the story, while still heavy on comedy, is much more serious. A monster is roaming the castle, there are some heart-to-heart chats, and everyone is getting abducted.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: William Meikletrough, a pony who forces Rita to sing for him by holding several of her friends hostage.
  • Cuteness Overload: Fluttershy's initial reaction to Pinky and the Brain, who in turn think of the CMC this way. Yes, the Brain of all characters is capable of finding something cute, although he never expresses it.
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  • Doesn't Trust Those Guys: The ponies regarding the Animaniacs. If any of the latter does something legitimately thoughtful, the former immediately suspect it's a setup for a prank. Interacting with an Animaniac for more than a few seconds will do that to you.
  • Facepalm: Pinky, the Brain, and the CMC travel all the way to Manehattan with the intention of seeing Babs. When they realize that Apple Bloom doesn't even know where she lives, the Brain and Scootaloo both facepalm.
  • Hairpin Lockpick: Minerva uses one to get herself and her friends out of a locked room.
  • Hero of Another Story: Sometime before the ponies and Warners arrived at the rock farm, Pinkie had already left on her own quest to cure herself on her own. We never get to see it.
    • Chicken Boo becomes a famous DJ mixer in a matter of days. We don't see that either, except for when he participates in a contest against DJ Pon-3, immediately before his inevitable ousting as a chicken.
  • Magically Binding Contract: The contract that all of the Animaniacs signed (but only Yakko and Slappy actually read) for their own show. It requires them to help out whoever summons them to another world.
  • Ocular Gushers: The Warners when Twilight reads Pinkie's goodbye letter addressed to her parents.
  • Out of Focus: Pinkie is absent for most of the story.
    • Wakko doesn't say or do much compared to his siblings or some of his other co-stars.
  • Parental Abandonment: Twilight suspects that the Warners, Skippy, and Mindy are victims of this trope. Yakko confirms it later, though technically the case is that the studio never created parents for them. Even Mindy's "parents" were borrowed from another company.
  • Put on a Bus: Mr. Skullhead wasn't summoned because he'd already quit the show.
  • Shout-Out: Dot makes a reference to Twilight being a sparkling bloodsucker before saying, "It had to be done eventually."
  • Vagueness Is Coming: The ancient prophecy introduced late in the story. It describes many creatures from a far away land saving everyone from evil. Not even the narrative doesn't explain exactly what it is or where it came from, only that it's an incorporeal being that's possessing Pinkie Pie and it has a changeling for a lackey.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: A brief source of angst for Dot, who feels worthless because everything in Equestria is cuter than her.
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