Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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Ups and Downs/The Brave Little Trailer/Yes, Always 

Wakko and Dr. Scratchansniff have their "Ups and Downs" when they get trapped in an elevator together, for hours. Then, will a "Brave Little Trailer" survive when a fierce tornado tears ... See full summary »


Episode cast overview:
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Dr. Otto Scratchensniff / Pinky / Yakko Warner / Big Ed (voice)
Paul Rugg ... Goyt Ferman (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... The Brain (voice)
Tom Ruegger Tom Ruegger ... Self (voice)
Peter Hastings ... Self (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Self (voice)
Harry Andronis Harry Andronis ... Self (voice)
Luke Ruegger Luke Ruegger ... The Brave Little Trailer (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Narrator (The Brave Little Trailer) (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner (voice)


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Wakko and Dr. Scratchansniff have their "Ups and Downs" when they get trapped in an elevator together, for hours. Then, will a "Brave Little Trailer" survive when a fierce tornado tears through his trailer park? Later, in "Yes, Always," Pinky and The Brain demonstrate how voices are recorded for cartoons. Written by Anonymous

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Some of Welles' dialogue was cleaned up for this version. He originally says, "Get me a jury that can 'In July' and I'll...go down on you." which was changed to "...I'll...make cheese with you." Additionally, he drops two S-bombs in the recording. The first time, it is replaced with "Shoot!" and the second time he says, "This is a lot of tripe, you know that?" Welles saying "Jesus!" is censored to "Jiminy!" See more »


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Lots of ups and no downs
1 August 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.

Another one of my favourite episodes definitely, one of the best written and funniest with particularly great conflict.

In all the segments throughout, 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 script and humour are witty and hilarious with clever references and inside jokes throughout. 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 more than comfortable and immense fun to watch, while Brain in "Yes Always" is definitely an episode stealer.

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

Overall, brilliant. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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