Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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When regular musical director Richard Stone is off for the day, pompous guest conductor Neivel Nosenest attempts to lead the "Animaniacs" cast in "The Scoring Session" for their latest ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Pinky (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Walter Wolf (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Hello Nurse / Marita Hippo / Miss Flamiel / Frau Hassenfeffer (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Squit / The Brain / Wakko's Burps (voice)
Michael McKean ... Neivel Nosenest (voice)
Frank Welker ... Ralph the Guard / Runt / Flavio Hippo / Recording Engineer (voice)


When regular musical director Richard Stone is off for the day, pompous guest conductor Neivel Nosenest attempts to lead the "Animaniacs" cast in "The Scoring Session" for their latest cartoon. Then, to celebrate their 99th episode, the Warners present "The Animaniacs Suite," a merry montage of clips from the past 98 shows featuring a rousing Richard Stone score. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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(1993 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Tom Ruegger, the character of Neivel Nosenest got him name from the title of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991). See more »

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A special THANK YOU to all those who have contributed to the success of Animaniacs See more »


References Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) See more »


Morning From Peer Gynt Suite
Music by Edvard Grieg
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22 September 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 a superb episode in a show where even the weakest episodes were not failures and one where there were many classics. One of my favourites and for an anniversary (well sort of) episode it did not disappoint in any way, a perfect marriage of 'Animaniacs' characters and music.

Here, 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 with clever references and inside jokes. 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 Scoring Session" is quintessential 'Animaniacs'.

Have no qualms with the uniformly terrific voice acting from some of the most talented voice actors from that period and in the business.

Overall, one superbly done 99th episode. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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