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Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999)

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The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Pinky (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Hello Nurse / Marita Hippo / Mindy's Mother (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... The Brain / Squit / Wakko's Burps (voice)
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Slappy Squirrel (voice)
Nate Ruegger Nate Ruegger ... Skippy Squirrel (voice) (as Nathan Ruegger)
Nancy Cartwright ... Mindy (voice)
Frank Welker ... Baron Thaddeus von Plotz III / Ralph the Guard / Runt / Buttons / Chicken Boo / Flavio Hippo (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby / Gas Station Attendant (voice)
Bernadette Peters ... Rita (voice)
Paxton Whitehead ... King Salazar (voice)
Ben Stein ... Desire Fulfillment Facilitator (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Captain of the Guard / Baloney (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Paul Rugg ... Mr. Director (voice)
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Storyline

The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star to help Dot with her illness. Unfortunately the rest of the town, including an evil king, also hear about the star and want to get to it first to have their own wishes come true. It's a race against time and it's up to the three zany siblings to get there first.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song that the townspeople sing when Wakko's train returns is a parody of "The Wells Fargo Wagon" from 'Meredith Wilson''s The Music Man (1962). See more »

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The hole Wakko makes falling through the bridge is gone by the time the Warners leave the bridge, and for all subsequent characters' crossings. See more »

Quotes

Yakko WarnerDot WarnerWakko Warner: [singing] We're leaving Acme Falls to find the wishing star/ we're heading off to seek our dream come true/ It's waiting right out there/ the answer to our prayer.
Wakko Warner: A wish for free...
Yakko WarnerDot Warner: That you might be a multimillionaire, that's why/ we're off to seek our destiny together...
Yakko Warner: It's one for all...
Wakko Warner: And all for one...
Dot Warner: Times three!
Yakko WarnerDot WarnerWakko Warner: Who cares about the stuff we lack/ we're on our way and we won't be back...
Wakko Warner: Until we find that star.
Dot Warner: Gee, it looks kind of far.
Yakko Warner: Too bad we don't have a car.
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Crazy Credits

Before the opening Warner Bros. Family Entertainment logo fades out, Wakko Warner, in tuxedo attire, walks out from behind the shield and takes a huge bite of it, much to Bugs' annoyance. See more »

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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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The Wishing Star
Lyrics and Music by Randy Rogel
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Charming and witty
30 April 2001 | by La GremlinSee all my reviews

"Animaniacs" was a cartoon that always struck me as good but highly inconsistent. At any given time there were at least two dozen characters on the show. Each of them starred in their own segments. Some of them worked, some of them didn't. And some of them fell flat.

This problem is finally eliminated in "Wakko's Wish". All of the characters, good (the Warners, Pinky and the Brain), bad (the Goodfeathers, the Hip Hippos), and pointless (Chicken Boo) are involved in this one major story. The story is a tad sentimental for an "Animaniacs" movie but they have a lot of fun parodying the expected cliches as they go along. Check it out, it's a lot of fun. And it's got "Tiny Toons: Summer Vacation" beat by miles.


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