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The Works of Federica Giulietti

  • Recommended by Roo
  • Federica Giulietti's fanfics are a rare experience, rather than the traditional prose stories, they take the form of illustrated scriptfics or, if you will, "fan storyboards," with a loose, sketchy drawing style, which makes her stories very visually-orientated and cartoony. The stories are pretty close in tone and feel to the original cartoon, if a little edgier and unhindered by censors, and usually center around the Warners (though the other Animaniacs characters make frequent appearances as well.)
    • Highlights include Warners Against Warners, which pits the Warners against their original prototypes, FUTURWAANA, which is a very loose parody of Futurama (particularly the first episode), and Wakko's Dish, a parody of Wakko's Wish with slight horror overtones.
      • Important note: The fics are originally in Italian, but have been translated into English by Federica Giulietti herself — and that's their biggest weakness, because her English isn't very good. The creativity and energy of the stories more than make up for the less-than-stellar translations, though.


  • Recommended by FurorNocturna
  • Written in playwright format, this author manages to capture the tone and essence of the original cartoon in their works to the point they can easily come across as unaired episodes.
    • "Won't-stock" is arguably the funniest of the bunch, with the Warners attending Woodstock and their "unseen" ventures at the concert that runs loosely parallel to the events in the canon episode "Woodstock Slappy", and it's a laugh riot start to finish; "Scary Movie Blues" features the consequences of when Wakko and Dot bite off more than they can chew watching a scary movie late at night and are stricken with paranoia come bedtime, to Yakko's chagrin, which is both highly entertaining as it is heartwarming with the sibling interaction; "Sherlock Yakko 1-4" stories are a bit darker and edgier in tone, but still keep the spirit of the show with its charm and humor all the while being an affectionate parody
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    • Warning: Minor Wakkox Fifi Le Fume shipping in some of the stories, and minor implied shipping between Dotx Buster in one

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Family by The Middle Warner Sibling (Caution is advised, primarily due to language issues and likely an Alternate Universe setting.)

  • Recommended by Market 43 Fan, kurumitsubasa
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A depiction of the Warner siblings managing to rise from almost the ultimate hard-luck circumstances (their dad is a pickpocket/con artist, for example) to become the stars of Animaniacs. Set between 1988 with the most recent chapter being from the summer of 1996.
    • There is a side story here (Complete).

Out of the Tower and Out of Their Minds by Karen Tindall

  • Recommended by Trouble The Cat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Technically two stories in one. The first part is very loosely based on the old SNES Animaniacs game, with the Warner Siblings being asked by Mr. Plots to look for a stolen movie script in what is really a ploy to keep them out of the way of an important celebrity dinner at the studio, only for the script to be stolen for real by Pinky and the Brain, in one of their usual harebrained Take Over the World schemes. Lots of characters make cameos, including members of the Tiny Toon Adventures cast and genuine Hilarity Ensues. Part 2 is a full on crossover with Tiny Toon Adventures in which the Warner Siblings are rewarded for their help in the first part of the story with a visit to Acme Acres.
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  • Pairing(s): Contains some Yakko/Fifi in Part 2.

Bonds by FearlessFreep

  • Recommended by: Gemini Star 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "An unexpected death leads to whispers of an unsettling conspiracy. When disaster strikes, the bonds of sibling love are tested in a race against time to save Toontown." Set several years after the end of the series, Bonds mixes liberally with Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • Tags: Character Death, some pairings, Dark Fic (but not too dark.)
  • Pairings: There's no real romance, but there are highly emotional pairings built up, including Buster/Babs, Yakko/Babs, and Skippy/Dot.

Jane Narf by Parhelion

  • Recommended by bluehedgehogjunkie
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Passion! Plagiarism! Puerility! The Love Story Every Woman Would Die a Thousand Deaths to Live is now The Parody Every Mouse Would Die a Thousand Deaths to Delete!"
  • Tags: Crossover, Parody, Original Flavor
  • Pairings: Implied Pinky/Brain, Dot/Brain and Snowball/Brain—but it's only incidental. (Think Yakko as Han and Dot as Leia in "Star Warners".)

Sixty Years in a Water Tower by Meltha

  • Recommended by: LancelotG
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A decade-by-decade look at how the Warners passed the time while they were locked up in the water tower.
  • Tags: Humor, Original Flavor

Who's the cutest dot? by frecleface

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dot has always been considered 'the cute one' and has grown attached to that nickname. But when a survey says that Wakko is far by the cutest in the group, she begins to work on her looks... in an extreme way!

Running Around in Circles by Dark Hououmon

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yakko had never thought twice about pulling pranks on people he deemed his "Special Friend". What happens when he picks the wrong target and finds himself now the victim? Rated T to be safe. (taken from fanfiction)
  • Comments: While this story gets dark at times, it ultimately remains a piece about the family bond between the members of the Animaniacs cast and how good always wins.
  • Warnings: Rape, torture, abuse of various characters and death of minor characters.

Colorless by weirdsib

  • Recommended by totofan4ever
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: There's nothing to fear but fear itself. For toons, this is literal, and the Warners are about to find that out the hard way.
  • Comments: While the pacing of the game is a bit quick for my liking, the bond between the Warner sibs is this fanfic's strongest point and makes the fic overall enjoyable.

Dear Wakko by Racerette

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 20 years after the show ended, Yakko writes a letter to his brother.
  • Comments: A nice little one-shot that builds up to the perfect joke in the end. Just go read it.

Yakko's World by frecleface

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yakko Warner tells us how insanely hard it was to rehearse, learn and record the 2minute long 'Nations of the world' sketch.
  • Comments: Amazing characterization! Loved it!

Battle Of The Hat by sweetiepie08

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr. Scratchansniff agrees to take the Warners to the waterpark, but only if they behave. But when a bully steals Wakko's hat, the Warners have to find a way to get it back while still being on their best behavior. Will the Warners get back Wakko's hat and still get their trip to the waterpark?
  • Comments: This could easily be an episode of the show!

Morning Warners by sweetiepie08

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dr. Scratchansniff wakes up one peaceful morning only to find the Warners tearing his kitchen apart!
  • Comments: Again, this could easily be an episode of the show and it shows a nice father like relationship on Dr. Scratchansniff's part.

Elevator Emergency by Moon Light View

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A story of how Dr. Scratchansniff discovers not even happy-go-lucky Wakko can handle being locked in an elevator for over ten hours without serious repercussions.
  • Comments: A continuation of the episode 'Ups and Downs' which manages to be dramatic and sweet at the same time.

Project Yakko by Melodyrider

Mortal by Commander

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yakko Warner grapples with his mortality.

Animaniacs: Nocturnus by CrankshaftRabbit

  • Recommended by: Agent_B
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After their initial series run, the Warners are graced with a new 'Best Friend' after a film director turned mad scientist forcibly warps her into their world. At first passing her off as a 'wannabe', they quickly discover that her self-destructive nature is dangerous to herself and others. Thus begins a saga of healing and zany epic adventure.
  • Tags: Humor/Supernatural

Lights Camera Cut by Reggie Jackson

  • Recommended by: Agent_B
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: When the Warners are on camera, they may make it look easy, But sometimes even the simplest of cartoon shorts can come out of the most chaotic situations. Warning: brief mature themes and language.
  • Tags: Humor

Not Your Average Hostage Drama by The Illustrious Crackpot

  • Recommended by: Roo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lydeah Hoskins is your everyday psychopathic, angsty teenager who hates toons. But she doesn't know what she's getting into when she decides to kidnap the Warners.
  • Tags: Angst/Humor

Reality Check by A Scribbler

  • Recommended by: Sideshow Jazz 1
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: No one ever beleived Talia when she said that she'd met the Warners as a kid, and over time, she started to doubt it herself. Now she's 18 and the legal guardian of her two siblings and must keep things under control to protect them. But when the Warners make a sudden return, will she believe they're real, or are they all in her head? Multiple POV's.
  • Tags: Humor

La Resistance by Ihc

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Tiny Toon Adventures and Looney Tunes
  • Synopsis: When a mysterious terrorist group begins murdering toons, the stars of Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures are drawn into a desperate bid to find the killers and stop them before they become the next targets. But with the murderers working to perfect a secret weapon even more dangerous than Dip, the fate of all Toonkind could be at stake!

Mindy and Buttons by shecat105

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Buttons always takes care of Mindy. He'll always be there to help her.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The Warner Bride by (Capital C)

  • Recommended by: Naal 2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Warnerized parody of The Princess Bride. Has characters from Tiny Toon Adventures in it, but is not technically a Crossover.
  • Pairing(s): Dot/Buster, implied Babs/Buster
  • Tags: None.


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