New York Comic Con 2021 entered its final day today and featured a panel on the upcoming second season of Animaniacs on Hulu, with the voice cast of the beloved cartoon discussing it.

  • The panel includes:
    • Rob Paulsen – Yakko Warner and Pinky
    • Tress MacNeille – Dot Warner
    • Jess Harnell – Wakko Warner
    • Maurice LaMarche – The Brain
  • The panel also included a look at a clip from the upcoming season:

  • Paulsen talked about the potential future of the show:
    • “We’re working on season three right now and we’re hopeful that we keep rolling cause I mean it’s just, oh god, the most glorious thing.”
  • Harnell revealed that the inspiration for Wakko’s voice is actually the legendary John Lennon with “a shot of helium.”
  • LaMarche then talked about the inspiration for the voice of The Brain being a combination of Orson Welles and Vincent Price but also discussed the fact that he’s always played the character as dramatic as opposed to comedic.
  • The group talked about some of the pop culture references we can expect to see in the upcoming season, including Gladiator and “a recent controversial political figure.”
  • Season 2 of Animaniacs will premiere on November 5 on Hulu with all 13 episodes dropping on that day.

About Animaniacs Season 2:

  • “Yakko, Wakko and Dot return for an all-new season of this iconic, family-friendly series with something for everyone: pop culture parodies, musical showstoppers, takedowns of historical baddies and even some important safety tips. Join the Warners and Pinky and the Brain as they wreak havoc everywhere they go, from the Warner Bros. lot to an international beauty pageant, even all the way into outer space. Keep an eye out for season one favorites Starbox and Cindy, as well as some rejected Animaniacs characters that were left on the cutting room floor.”