Animaniacs: The Proto-Warners Strikes Back is an American-Canadian animated TV special that aired March 15, 2001 on Kids' WB!
Voice Cast Edit
- Rob Paulsen as Yakko Warner, Pinky
- Jess Harnell as Wakko Warner
- Tress MacNeille as Dot Warner, Hello Nurse
- Dan Castellaneta as Yakky
- Gilbert Gottfried as Smakky
- Tom Kenny as Wakky
- Cathy Cavadini as Daisy
- Maurice LaMarche as Brain, Wakko's Burps
Animation work on this TV special has been outsourced to Yowza! Animation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The characters looked more close to the original character model sheets and the traditional hand-drawn animation looked more similar to Disney.
This special is made with a higher production value than standard television animation; it had a higher cel count than most TV cartoons. Animaniacs characters often move fluidly, and do not regularly stand still and speak, as in other television cartoons.
"Animaniacs: The Proto-Warners Strikes Back" utilized a heavy musical score for an animated TV special, like the TV show "Animaniacs" itself. It used a 35-piece orchestra, and was scored by a team of six composers, led by supervising composer Richard Stone. The composing team included Steve and Julie Bernstein, Carl Johnson, J. Eric Schmidt, Gordon Goodwin and Tim Kelly.