An ‘Animaniacs’ Reboot Is Reportedly In The Works

I hate to break it to you, but most of your favorite 1990s childhood shows? They don’t hold up, 20-something years later. When was the last time you actually watched an episode of Salute Your Shorts? Don’t — keep Donkey Lips in your nostalgic memories. But Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger’s animated series that aired on Fox Kids and The WB from 1993-1998, has aged remarkably well. It’s funny, it’s clever, it’s informative, and it’s reportedly coming back.

IndieWire reports that Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are working on a “potential reboot” after Animaniacs “experienced a new surge in popularity since arriving on Netflix last year. Steven Spielberg, who developed the original as a follow-up to the success of his Tiny Toon Adventures, is expected to be on board in crafting the updated version.” No network is attached yet, and “insiders caution that it’s still in the early stages of development,” but considering everything else from the ’90s is getting a fresh coat of paint (except Salute Your Shorts), why not Yakko, Wakko, and Dot?

Someone has to teach us all the countries in the world

…and make inexplicably dirty jokes about rock stars.

For more on the Emmy-winning Animaniacs, check out our interview with the show’s dream team (including the cast, who went on tour last year).

(Via IndieWire)