Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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Cartoons in Wakko's Body/Noah's Lark/The Big Kiss/Hiccup 

First, in "Noahs' Lark," the Hip Hippos board Noah's ark, much to Noah's chagrin. Then, "The Big Kiss" features Chicken Boo disguising himself as one of Hollywood's leading men.

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Nicholas Hollander (as Shecky Hollander), Tom Ruegger (as Dr. Plotz Ruegger) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Tony / Reporter #2 (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Reporter #1 (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Marita Hippo / Babs Bunny / Starlet / Reporter #3 (voice)
Frank Welker ... Flavio Hippo / Chicken Boo / Clive (voice)
Ernie Anderson ... Narrator (voice)
Malachi Throne ... God (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Squit / The Godpigeon / Noah (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
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First, in "Noahs' Lark," the Hip Hippos board Noah's ark, much to Noah's chagrin. Then, "The Big Kiss" features Chicken Boo disguising himself as one of Hollywood's leading men.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (Japan) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1993 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two Joe Pesci roles are referenced in the segment "Hiccup": the regular character Pesto, who is a pigeon version of Pesci's character in Goodfellas (1990), and a brief glimpse at the beginning of the segment of Pesci as his character from Home Alone (1990). See more »

Goofs

In "Noah's Lark," the Hippos refer to unagi as raw eel. Unagi is freshwater eel and is always served cooked. See more »

Quotes

Dot Warner: [after removing cartoons from his various body parts] So Wakko how do you feel now?
Wakko Warner: [holding his rear end in pain] Oh my bottom hurts!
[Yakko and Dot give him annoyed looks]
Yakko Warner: [blowing a kiss to the audience] Goodnight everybody!
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Connections

References Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Taz-Mania Theme
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Stone
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An immensely fun lark
21 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation to bits. It was a big part of my life as a child, especially Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry (with tastes broadening further getting older with Pixar, Studio Ghibli and some of the more mature animations out there), and still love it to this day as a young adult whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now, with more knowledge of the different animation styles, directors, studios and what work went into them.

'Animaniacs' has always been one of my favourites. From an early age, it always stood out as one of the most colourful, unique, funniest and cleverest shows, animated and otherwise, ever made. It is not to be dismissed as a show just for children. There is plenty for children to enjoy, any child who loves great animation, humour to laugh at and unique characters will be in heaven. There is more than plenty for adults too, especially the hugely clever in-jokes/poking fun that is likely to be better understood by older viewers with more familiarity for what is being referenced and poked fun at.

This is not quite one of my personal favourite 'Animaniacs' episodes. It is enormously entertaining and inventive throughout, though "The Big Kiss" is occasionally on the corny side.

In all the segments, the animation is very well done, with vibrant colouring, crisp beautiful backgrounds and convincing movements for the characters. The music is not only catchy it is actually memorable as well, with an instantly hummable main theme.

The scripts and humour are witty and hilarious. Particularly in "Noah's Lark". As are the situations no matter how silly they are the characters get into. This all springs from a great concept, some shows have a great concept but don't live up to it.

'Animaniacs' was always one of the finest examples of execution of a great concept doing that and superbly, with the story lines here being funny and endearing. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, with no exception. The Warners are endearing and with great comic timing and Chicken Boo and the "Noah's Lark" characters likewise.

Characters that are brilliantly voiced by the likes of Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Frank Welker.

Summing up, great episode. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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