Animaniacs on home video

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Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs was a children's animated television program that ran from 1993 to 1998. Over the show's course, several VHS collections were released, and DVD box sets were released as well.

VHS[edit]

Several VHS videos were released in the United States in the United Kingdom and Australia. All of these videos are out of print, but are still available at some online sellers. The episodes in the VHS "volumes" were generally jumbled at random and are in no particular order with the series. The other videotapes (with the exception of Animaniacs Stew) feature episodes that had focused on one general subject. Each video featured four to five skits each and was accompanied by a handful of skit intros, with a running time of about 45 minutes.

United States[edit]

Video Name (Collections) Ep # Release Date Episodes Featured
Animaniacs: Spooky Stuff 6 August 13, 1996[1] Draculee Draculaa; Phranken Runt; Meatballs or Consequences; Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled; Scare Happy Slappy; Witch One
Animaniacs Sing-Along: Mostly in Toon 12 August 13, 1996[2] The Ballad of Magellan; The Presidents Song; The Planets; The Panama Canal; Be Careful What You Eat; A Quake, A Quake; Big Wrap Party Tonight; The Senses; What Are We?; All the Words in the English Language; The Tiger Prince; Hello Nurse

United Kingdom[edit]

Video Name (Volumes) Ep # Release Date Episodes Featured
Volume 1 4 September 21, 1993 Ups and Downs; Critical Condition; Wally Llama; Spellbound
Volume 2 5 November 2, 1993 Drive Insane; Cat on a Hot Steel Beam; With Three You Get Egg-Roll; Jockey for Position; Woodstock Slappy
Volume 3 7 December 20, 1993 Hooked on a Ceiling; The Big Kiss; Mesozoic Mindy; The Flame; Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov; Nothing But the Tooth; Pavlov's Mice
Volume 4 6 January 23, 1994 Cookies for Einstein; Hiccup; The World Can Wait; The Wild Blue Yonder; Hurray for Slappy; The Three Muska-Warners
Volume 5 5 June 18, 1994 Draculee, Draculaa; Phranken-Runt; Scare Happy Slappy; Brain Meets Brawn; Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled
Volume 6 3 February 23, 1994 Chairman of the Bored; Ta da Dump, Ta da Dump, Ta da Dump Dump Dump; Smell Ya Later; Lookit the Fuzzy Heads; Where Rodents Dare

Poland, Czech Republic and Central Europe[edit]

Video Name (Volumes) Ep # Release Date Episodes Featured
Volume 1 5 1998 Ups and Downs; Critical Condition; Wally Llama; Meatballs or Consequences; A Moving Experience
Volume 2 5 1998 Hearts of Twilight; The Boids; With Three You Get Egg-Roll; In the Garden of Mindy; Woodstock Slappy
Volume 3 6 1998 Hooked on a Ceiling; Space-Probed; Battle for the Planet; Cookies for Einstein; Yakko's World; Meet John Brain

DVD[edit]

Volume one of Animaniacs had sold very well; over half of the product being sold in the first week made it one of the fastest selling animation DVD sets that Warner Home Video ever put out.[3] So far, all 99 episodes are available in 4 DVD box sets, although only Region 1 DVDs have been released so far, but many have said that they work on any DVD player, so they are possibly region free.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date Additional Information
Volume 1 25 July 25, 2006[4] This five disc box set contains the first 25 episodes from season 1. Includes the featurette "Animaniacs Live!", where Maurice LaMarche hosts an in studio via satellite big screen TV with Animaniacs friends (voice actors, composers, etc.) as they comment on the show. The video is presented in its original television aspect ratio, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio in English, with French, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles.
Volume 2 25 December 5, 2006[5] This five disc box set contains the second 25 episodes (26-50) from season 1. Includes the featurette "The Writer's Flipped, They Have No Script", where Maurice LaMarche leads a gathering of writers on what their favorite Animaniacs episodes are that they wrote.
Volume 3 25 June 19, 2007[6] This five disc box set includes the last 15 episodes (51-65) of season 1, all 4 episodes (66-69) of season 2, and the first 6 episodes (70-75) of season 3. Includes two featurettes: "They Can't Help It if They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way": Meet the Character Designers, Storyboard Artists and Art Directors who give life and lunacy to Wakko, Yakko, and Dot; and "They're Totally Insane-y: In Cadence with Richard Stone": The music of Animaniacs, highlighted by a tribute to the late Composer.
Volume 4 24 February 5, 2013[7] This final volume contains the remaining episodes of season 3 (76-82) and all of season 4 (83-90) and 5 (91-99). But there are no special features included.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com Animaniacs: Spooky Stuff product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Amazon.com Animaniacs Sing-Along: Mostly in Toon product information". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ ""Animaniacs" Vol. 2 on DVD: Wakkorotti and WHV Belch Out Another Great Set". Toon Zone. 2006-12-03. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  4. ^ Lambert, David (2005-11-10). "How Long Before Animaniacs Escape the Water Tower?". TVShowsonDVD.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  5. ^ Lacey, Gord (2006-08-16). "Time to go Wakko (again)-Volume 2 News!". TVShowsonDVD.com. Archived from the original on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  6. ^ Lacey, Gord (2007-02-28). "Slappy the Squirrel joins the Warners on Volume 3". TVShowsonDVD.com. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 
  7. ^ http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Animaniacs-Volume-4/17619

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