What We Grew Up On: Animaniacs
Random thought: the line in the intro that was always awkward to me was at the end when they say “those are the facts.” Well, its Friday and time for yet another installment in the What We Grew Up On series. A lot of you submitted some great shows, and we will definitely get to them all, week by week!
This week is Animaniacs, which was surprisingly a semi educational show. I completely forgot until I looked at a couple of clips online. This series was not my absolute favorite, but I remember it always being on when I got home from school and had my snack (peanut butter and jelly sandwhich with milk) before I started my homework.
Here’s some stuff I bet you didn’t know about this show:
The cartoon was the second animated series produced by the collaboration of Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation during the animation renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The comedy of Animaniacs was a broad mix of old-fashioned wit, slapstick, pop culture references, and cartoon violence and wackiness. The show featured a number of educational segments that covered subjects such as history, mathematics, geography, science, and social studies. Animaniacs itself was a variety show, with short skits featuring a large cast of characters. While the show had no set format, episode structure varied to suit the needs of the segments included; the majority of episodes were composed of three short mini-episodes, each starring a different set of characters, and bridging segments. Animaniacs first aired on Fox Kids from 1993 until 1995 and later appeared on The WB from 1995 to 1999 as part of its Kids’ WB afternoon programming block. The series had a total of 99 episodes and one film. (source)
Check out a clip from an episode: