Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain due out on DVD this week!

Are you pondering what I’m pondering? :slight_smile:

Just a reminder for the other fans on the board.

Here is the other Thread on it that has been semi-active since April.

My DVD is on order already.
See Post #10 to get a quick fix before you get your DVD.


I got an email from Amazon yesterday - my DVD has already been shipped!

Got my email from Amazon today - they shipped mine!

Running to Big Box Buy and snagging my Animaniacs after work.

Got mine on my lunch break.

Whoa, lookit the time! Gotta go!

:stuck_out_tongue: :gooky face:

Your DVD collection is sadly incomplete without these.

It’s so good to have these shows back. My tapes - yes, I taped them all, first show I ever did that - are aging badly. These disks are nice and clear (for a show archived on videotape) and the sound is excellent. Man, it’s good to be home. I would have died in college without this to get me through.

The only weak point is the special features, excuse me, feature. I don’t think it would have killed them to drive Maurice LaMarche across town to be in the same room with the Warners’ voices, or Sherri Stoner, or the orchestrators. They didn’t flash a picture of the late Richard Stone. There’s too much Spielberg asskissing and spliced-in toon footage padding. Nobody remembers anything specific, either. It’s like listening to Studio 54 survivors. “Those were some great times!” “Such as…?” “Uh…”

But otherwise, A++. I’ve got 25 A! eps and 22 P&B to watch. So wonderful.

I just looked at the special features today- saving the episodes for later. I thought some of the stuff was informative and funny. I had no idea Spielberg was so involved in the production of the shows (I loved the story of him playing with PInky and the Brain models during a meeting). It was interesting to hear the Warners’s voices sing a little bit of some of their famous songs (it’s always interesting to hear some of those familiar voices you know so well coming out of a human)- Rob Paulsen’s natural voice sounds similar to the “Mr. Opportunity” character he does for the Toyota ads. And Maurice LaMarche- he can do so many voices! It was interesting to see him do his famous belches, as well as various imitations (including parodies of two famous outtakes- Orson Welles’s “frozen peas” and William Shatner’s “sabotage”). It’s a shame Richard Stone passed away before these DVDs were compiled- I would have loved to hear him talk about composing the music for the show.

On his website, WBA writer Earl Kress stated he was the original compiler of the special features for these DVDs, but he was replaced. He said some of his discoveries that he would have put on the DVDs included lost animation. It’s a shame he wasn’t able to do the special features, but he says he’s doing them for the next set.

But I loved these shows when I was a kid, and it’s good to see these on DVD- the Emmy-winning P&B Christmas show is worth the price of the set alone (Brain’s out-of-character reaction after reading Pinky’s letter to Santa is both funny and touching at the same time). I’ll be looking forward to volume 2 in December.

“Come, Pinky, we must prepare for tomorrow night.”
“Why, Brain? What are we gonna do tomorrow night?”
“The same thing we do every night, Pinky- try to take over the world!

blows kiss G’night, everybody!”

Well, I think so, Khadaji, but didn’t they already make a movie out of Bewitched?

Yay! Me supsects mine brother and I will make good use of these come this weekend when we’re twidling our fingers while his soon to be wife is at her bridal shower.

I knew about Animaniacs…but PINKY AND THE BRAIN!!!


Crap, there goes another chunk of cash. What is it with all the awesome DVD releases lately? I’m going to go broke…

Woohoo! My copies came today. :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Must get to store.

Mine came today. I’ve already gone though Les Miseranimals, West Side Pigeons, and all of Yakko’s songs.

Must. Pace Self.

Did Yakko have any other songs besides World and Universe?

How about the time he sang all the words in the dictionary?

I have something to add to my previous comment.
That is all.

One of my earliest (say, circa 1998) discoveries that led me to realize that the Internet is the greatest thing ever, was a complete list of answers to: Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

Self-correction: Mr. Opportunity appears in ads for Honda, not Toyota.

I was thinking specifically of songs on this DVD set, but I thought of this one immediately afterwards. Speaking of other songs, Yakko also had a song about the planets. (“You forgot Uranus.” “blows kiss G’night, everybody!”)

When you look at the main characters on both shows, Dot kinda got the short end of the stick when it comes to songs, didn’t she? I mean, Yakko got every country in the world, Wakko got the United States, Pinky got various cheeses (well, what do you expect from Pinky?), Brain got the parts of the brain (and later famous would-be world rulers to the tune of When I Was A Lad), but what does Dot get? Later on, she would sing I’m Cute, but that doesn’t really fit in the same type of format as the other songs- there’s no real lesson there. I guess that’s just the way Dot is- she always thought her brothers were dorks, going all ga-ga over Hello Nurse. She’d rather play it cute and woo over Mel Gibson. Can’t blame her, I guess. (And is it just me, or was Tress Macneille out of it when Maurice made her sing I’m Cute on the A! DVD extra? Does she have some sort of trepadation in doing voices in public like Julie Kavner does? Maybe not, since she didn’t mind doing a Hepburn impersonation leading into the song.)

They mention this on the Pinky DVD special feature, refering to them by the abbreviation AYPWIP, pronounced “ape whip.” (First response: Third short in Animaniacs episode 2, Win Big, their first appearance- and still one of the best Jeopardy! parodies ever: “I think so, Brain, but where are we going to get a duck and a hose at this hour?”) I was just looking at a website of these a couple days ago. I think my favorite is “I think so, Brain, but “Tuesday Weld” isn’t a complete sentence.”