One of the craziest things to ever come out of the nineties has to be the Anamaniacs, a great piece of animation that came from the great production team of Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg. This was one of the many cartoons I enjoyed as a child and with good reason. The many people that worked on this series knew that you had to tell a story and keep it short and sweet so that no story segment would over stay its welcome.
This show was great at getting away with some pretty awesome jokes meant for both kids and adults, and some of the adult jokes were very risky even by today’s standards. If you want to get a good look at some of these awesome jokes, might I recommend the Nostalgia Critic’s Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs video http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/221-the-top-moments-in-animaniacs.
This series was a love letter to animations of old, while at the same time being an entity of its very own. This animated series was done in the same styles of Chuck Jones and Tex Avery, Search up these two if you are inclined, I am sure you will find some great art from back in the day and maybe even some familiar art and animations styles still used to this day.
Animaniacs clearly knew what it wanted to be and it even kept with it’s tropes even when it was told to do educational material, I mean look at the song about the planets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8eFFnJsCjs, They literally made the punch line at the end on purpose and it was funny. The team behind this show as well as Freakazoid and Tiny Toons, who were pretty much all the same people knew what they wanted out of their shows and made sure to stick to their rules. To this day all these shows are still funny and enjoyable and good for child and adult alike.
I hope you enjoyed this look into the Animaniacs and maybe i got those nostalgiac juices pumping.