Animaniacs Season 3 Review – a Bittersweet Farewell

A sorrowful farewell: Animaniacs Season 3 Review first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.

There are minimal spoilers in our review of the third season of the animated Hulu comedy Animaniacs.

Although it has become commonplace to revive vintage films and television shows, most of these attempts fail because it is difficult to strike a balance between the original content and novel concepts. The popular 90s animated sitcom Animaniacs, which was relaunched in 2020 and made a return to Hulu on February 17 for its third and final season, is an exception to this rule. The excellent reviews the programme has garnered since its return, however, might not be as unexpected given that the brilliant filmmaker Steven Spielberg is serving as the show’s executive producer once again.

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Ralph (Frank Welker) continues to lead Warner Bros. as chairman at the beginning of the first episode, much to the detriment of the business. As a result of Nora’s displeasure with the newly installed administration, she enlists the cunning Warners to assist in resolving the issue, which benefits her.

But don’t be deceived. The brothers continue to act out their typical antics while exploring new worlds and adjusting to contemporary life. Each situation they find themselves in offers plenty of entertainment and serves to remind viewers why Yakko (Rob Paulsen), Wakko (Jess Harnell), and Dot (Tress MacNeille) are so recognisable in the first place. Examples of these situations include feeling trapped in a video game and feeling threatened in the entertainment industry by a megastar influencer. In some of their best scenes to date, Pinky and the Brain are still attempting to rule the world.

One of the show’s strengths has always been humour, and the last season’s hilarious value does not dissapoint. The writers have put a lot of effort into the writing process and modified the content to reflect life as we know it in the 2020s. They are armed with masterfully constructed one-liners, quick wit, and innuendoes.

The absurdities of contemporary pop culture are further reflected in Season 3, which even takes a playful dig at the entertainment industry by spotlighting the recent excess of reboots and sequels. The process of making movies and television shows is also made fun of, with writers mocked for daring to come to work before noon and congregating in the writer’s room as they try to come up with movie names and character concepts by plucking words out of a hat.

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Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell also deserve praise since they not only bring the characters to life and depict a genuine bond between the siblings, but they also exhibit outstanding acting chemistry that hasn’t diminished since the first season of the show aired. Perhaps since they knew they would be bidding farewell to the show a second time, their bond felt stronger throughout Season 3.

Is Animaniacs season 3 Good?

Season 3 of Animaniacs is worth watching if you like seasons 1 and 2 of the reboot and binge-watched them. The jokes are funny, the pop culture allusions are witty and relevant, and the sketches are really entertaining and full of chuckles.

In season 3, I would have preferred to see all thirteen rather than just ten episodes, especially because it was the final season. A viewer could see it was three episodes short of the first two seasons.

But the season 3 finale is where I have the most issues. Although I can see the writers’ intentions, I had hoped for a much more gratifying series finale. It felt very unsatisfying.

The Animanaics universe’s third season is still a worthwhile addition. Even while bidding the trio a second time farewell is sad, the relaunch shows why the animated series has remained one of the most recognisable since its 1993 debut.

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