After nearly 20 years in the cancellation graveyard, Animaniacs is plotting an escape with a reboot series, thanks in part to Netflix, IndieWire reports:
Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are kicking around a brand new version of the hit 1990s cartoon, IndieWire has learned. The potential reboot comes as “Animaniacs” has 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.
There’s no home yet for “Animaniacs,” and insiders caution that it’s still in the early stages of development. But 1990s nostalgia is big business these days – witness the success of another Warner Bros. TV title, “Fuller House,” which is one of the most-watched originals on Netflix.
Animaniacs survived 99 episodes, across five seasons, from 1993 to 1998 on Fox Kids and Kids’ WB (from 1995).
Would you watch a modern day Animaniacs reboot series? Stay tuned to find out if it happens and where it ends up…