Animaniacs season 3 is officially confirmed on Hulu even though the second installment is yet to be released on the streaming platform. The series is based on the iconic animated show of the same name that first aired in 1993. The reboot, on the other hand, premiered back in November 2020.
During the recent Television Critics Association press tour, Hulu already that Animaniacs season 3 is happening and it will consist of a total of 10 episodes. The renewal was confirmed prior to the official premiere schedule announcement of the second installment, which is set to arrive later this 2021.
Hulu, which is a Disney-owned streamer, added that the overwhelming success of the reboot is one of the major reasons why the renewal becomes possible. The platform stated the animated series garnered "the most social mentions of any Hulu Original to date" during its opening weekend at the time of its release.
The reboot was first announced in January 2018, with the two seasons produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. The series was developed by Wellesley Wild and Steven Spielberg. Wild also serves as showrunner and executive producer, while Spielberg returns as executive producer.
The second season, however, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first look at the second outing was released during the 2020 New York Comic-Con panel. The clip featured footage from the first episode of the upcoming installment. Unlike Animaniacs season 3, the next chapter will have 13 episodes in total.
Meanwhile, Animaniacs season 3 sees the return of the Warner siblings: Dot, Wakko, and Yakko. They will all be voiced by the original voice actors Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, and Rob Paulsen, respectively. Two fan-favorite characters, Pinky (Paulsen) and the Brain (Maurice LaMarche), are returning, as well.
The 1993 animated series focused on the adventures of the Warners siblings. Dot, Wakko, and Yakko are described as "three inseparable, irascible kids." Pinky and the Brain are two lab mice -- one is intelligent and wants to take over the world, while the other one is clumsy and tends to mess up her friends' plan.
The series maintained some of its elements, but the reboot comes with a few differences. The original animated series has been making political jokes and references to global events, while the reboot more cynical with humor and emphasizes inclusivity and diversity. This is something that fans will continue to see in Animaniacs season 3.