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Animaniacs Season 2 - What We Know So Far

"Animaniacs" is a cartoon for everyone — regardless of their age. In fact, that has been the show's edict since its inception. As Rob Paulsen, who voices Yakko and Pinky in the series, told The Ringer, "They'll get it at eight or they'll get it at 38." The creators' goal was always to create a show that parents and their kids could bond over, providing plenty of opportunities for the adults to explain some of the more mature jokes to their young ones in the process.

Debuting in the 1990s, "Animaniacs" is an anthology series that follows the titular critters — Yakko, Wakko, and Dot — as they wreak havoc while having myriad adventures. There are also segments featuring Pinky and the Brain, the infamous rodent pairing who are determined to take over the world. Combining satire with raunchy humor, "Animaniacs" is a smart show that isn't afraid to push some buttons, which is why it's found itself at the center of some scandals throughout the years. As Screen Rant recalled, there were even calls to boycott the show in 2020 after one episode made a distasteful joke about Johnny Depp.

After being killed off because of "Pokemon" back in the day, "Animaniacs" was resurrected for Hulu last year, and it's set to return to the streaming service in the near future. Here's everything that fans need to know in the lead-up to the rebooted series' second installment. 

When will Animaniacs Season 2 be released?

It appears that the "Animaniacs" revival is a priority project for Hulu, as the streamer has already ordered a third season (per Deadline). Season 2 is the only one that matters at the moment, but the good news is that fans won't have long to wait until Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Pinky, and The Brain are entertaining them in more wacky adventures. Season 2 is set to premiere on November 5, according to a new teaser video released on Hulu's YouTube channel.

The clip features Wakko glued to his tablet, desperately waiting for a screen to load that unveils more information about the Season 2 release date. He's so antsy for the big reveal that he squeezes one of his eyes out of his head. The new footage doesn't share much information about Season 2, but the irreverent tone that's defined the series until now remains firmly intact. The announcement got fans buzzing too, with the accompanying comments section filled to the brim with positive sentiments and excitement for the show's return.

Who's in the Animaniacs Season 2 voice cast?

Fans will be pleased to know that their favorite voice actors and series stalwarts are returning to the fold for "Animaniacs" Season 2. Rob Paulsen will reprise the roles of Pinky and Yakko, with the actor even taking to Twitter following the release date announcement to confirm the news and sing a song for his followers.

Elsewhere, Jess Harnell will voice Wakko and he's told viewers to expect plenty of "snacks and potty emergencies" over the course of the 13 upcoming episodes. Similarly, Tress MacNeille will return as Dot, while Maurice LaMarche will voice The Brain, undoubtedly providing more epic speeches about world domination.

It remains to be seen if some of the new players introduced in Season 1 will return for the next outing. Danny Jacobs, Jake Green, and Rachael MacFarlane featured in a few episodes last time out. It will be interesting to see if some of their characters — Chief Thief, Bieber Monster, Elizabeth, et al — make a comeback in Season 2.

What can fans expect from the new season of Animaniacs?

Details about the new 13-episode season of "Animaniacs" are being kept relatively close to the vest for now. However, IGN wrote that the current synopsis promises "pop-culture parodies, musical showstoppers, takedowns of historical baddies, and even some important safety tips." The adventures will also take place in a variety of settings, from the Warner Bros. lot to beauty pageants to outer space.

Pinky and The Brain, who are both featured in the aforementioned teaser video, will also play a major part once again, continuing their exploits to try and take over the world. Starbox and Cindy, who debuted in Season 1, will also return to the fold for more adventures, and some blasts from the past are expected to show up. According to Syfy, some rejected characters who were originally left on the cutting room floor have been resurrected for the new season.