Talk:Animaniacs

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June 14, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
September 15, 2007 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
November 18, 2007 Featured article candidate Promoted
Current status: Featured article

Theme song inspiration?[edit]

The theme song of the show seems very similar to "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and/or "There is a Tavern in the Town". I noticed comments about this while searching for the origins of the children's song. Has this been noted in any sources?

Peter Isotalo 17:44, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

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Rewording the lead paragraph[edit]

The first two sentences reads: "Animaniacs is an American animated television series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television. Animaniacs is the second animated series produced by the collaboration of Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation during the animation renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s."
Repeating the first two sentences with "Animaniacs" is redundant. It is also redundant to repeat "Warner Bros. Animation" in the first two sentences, and I don't feel the first two sentences meets Wiki's standards. I'm bringing it up on the talk page since this is a featured article.
I'm considering rewording them to: "Animaniacs is an American animated television series presented by Steven Spielberg and produced under his Amblin Television label in collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation. It is the second animated series created by Tom Ruegger, which developed during the animation renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s."
I want to get approval from other editors before rewording the lead. Any thoughts? ATC . Talk 00:20, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
If not one is objected to these purposed changes, I'll be updating the lead section. ATC . Talk 15:24, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
I agree with the purposes of your changes, as the text should be very polished. I would, though, introduce the first sentence with Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs is..., as that is the show's actual title. (The article's title should remain Animaniacs per Wikipedia guidelines). Also, I would remove the word "which" in the second sentence. The rest of the intro needs to be punched up as well. I'll get on it. Thanks for your input! Gak Blimby (talk) 20:46, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

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Lead section and possible FA check?[edit]

Hello. While I made a few edits to the page, I just realized that the lead section is two paragraphs. I think it should be at least three to four paragraphs since the article has more than 30,000 characters. Also, given that the article has been an FA since 2007 when standards were lower as opposed to the current ones, I'm wondering if we should consider doing a checkup to see if it satisfies the current FA criteria to avoid a potential FA review in the future. Thoughts? Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 23:36, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

I fully support an FA review. I wrote the bulk of this article 10 years ago, when I was a teenager. The article has a lot going for it, but the standards have probably changed since then. Gak Blimby (talk) 17:35, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Tour[edit]

Will the tour come to the UK — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.38.157.176 (talk) 20:50, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

On the reboot rumor[edit]

I know that the story from Indiewire is a rumor, and normally we tread carefully with industry rumors. However:

  • Nearly every major entertainment RS has re-reported this without questioning Indiewire's integrity. They haven't cooroborated yet, but that is to say that they aren't dismissing Indiewire's reliability here.
  • From my experience on other articles, unless we put this to full protection, everyone and their brother is going to be trying to add the news if it keeps on getting removed, making it a maintenance PITA.

It would seem to be more appropriate to leave the rumor in, attributed to Indiewire, which maintains the fact that the rest of the entertainment industry doesn't question this, and avoids editors trying to keep on pushing it, making this far less of a headache. If we keep it in, though, it needs to remain out of the lede, until we get that announcement; putting it in the lede now gives that far too much weight. --MASEM (t) 22:14, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

You're probably right. Adding a mention farther down in the article sounds like the best option for now. Trivialist (talk) 09:59, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Seconded. Until further information comes out to substantiate. Gak Blimby (talk) 12:25, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

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