The Animaniacs are back with a second season on Hulu. It’s back with a whole new season of 13 funny episodes for fans of all ages. And since the show relaunched – it has been unapologetic at its political jokes and takes on current life. Watching now – we wonder if it’s always been this way or just a reflection of the current writing direction.
The series is back, again, of course, with the original voice cast. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the topics they satirize and bring to a kid-friendly format. It might seem as we watch the series now that the episodes are taking punches at current political figures, climate issues, and things that are in the mainstream media. It might even seem like it’s new – but this is how the show always has been, I don’t think we noticed it much as kids.
Yes, the cartoon is meant for kids. But one of the beautiful things about Animaniacs is it’s also made for adults. It’s not just made for one audience, we can all watch it, laugh, and enjoy it. Worried about the younger viewers being exposed to political or current events that you don’t want them to? They won’t even notice the jabs at people or moments when they’re watching the show. Instead, they’ll notice the zany antics and fun cartoon characters on the screen. You will find yourself laughing along with them, but, maybe not at the same thing. That is truly one of the most beautiful things about the show – it’s perfectly balanced and family-friendly – for every age group.
There is only one change to The Animaniacs that we’re not a fan of, and this is something that happened with the reboot. We have lost a lot of characters with this new series. You, of course, have Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, but every episode has a Pinky and the Brain short. Sure we love them – they’re some of our favorite characters. But the original series had the shorts that included so many others and gave the show some fun variety. Will this be a deal-breaker and make it so we stop watching the new series? Absolutely not – and we can just hope that these characters come back to the show eventually.
The Animaniacs are back in the complete second season on Hulu now. We’re waiting to hear if they have more coming next fall – and as much as we love this series – we sure hope so!
About Animaniacs Season 2
They’re back again-y! Hulu, Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation join forces again to continue the legacy of the iconic, family friendly animated series. Following a successful first season and practically blowing up the internet as one of Hulu’s all-time most talked about series across social media, “Animaniacs” returns for a second zany season with all 13 episodes launching on Friday, November 5.
Yakko, Wakko and Dot return for an all-new season of big laughs and the occasional epic takedown of authority figures in serious need of an ego check. Season two of the Emmy® award-winning series is packed with enough comedy sketches, pop culture parodies, musical comedy, and self-referential antics to fill a water tower. Meanwhile, join season 1 favorites Starbox & Cindy for their latest play date while Pinky and the Brain’s ideas for world domination lead them to a dictator dinner party, a beauty pageant and even the International Space Station.