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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Reboot of classic satire is fun but lacks original's magic.

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age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+

More media propaganda

Very disappointed that the reboot of the show. trys to pander the woke culture and political views of the left so hard. It would be fine if it wasn't so one sided since making jabs at famous people and places as always been the great thing about the show, but not with the blatant and in your face propaganda the new show pushes on you. Just more media and Hollywood B.S they try to cram down your throat. So sad to see the show fall so hard, used to be my favorite too
age 12+

Like the original

Even though they are some “Trump” jokes don’t blame The Animanaics blame your age regardless should you watch it? The answer is yes!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Nostalgia rules in this reincarnation of beloved ‘90s characters, but overall this series falls short of the standard set by its predecessor. The original Animaniacs was a comedy revelation in its day, a cartoon that could entertain kids but really was geared toward adults who could appreciate the whip-smart humor and the satire it took to a new level. But 2020 is a different era with different sensitivities, and this version's unrelenting political satire feels less funny in a politically fatigued culture.

On the other hand, Pinky and the Brain enjoy great success once again in these new episodes. Two decades later, these rodent best pals still cling to their hope of world domination despite never seeing one of their elaborate plans come to fruition. Other elements of nostalgia will appeal to those who remember the original series as well, and regardless of who the viewer is, the Animaniacs musical numbers always hit a high note.

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