Hey, sorry for the wall of text ahead. I just watched Animaniacs for the first time recently and I would like to share my opinions with you and hear what you think about it. I'm 24 and am relatively interested in cartoon drawing and animation, and as weird as it sounds, I've never watched Animaniacs before. I knew it existed but I could never stand the Warner Brothers mini-show, and since I barely watched TV and the show tried so hard to make those an icon spamming them with most of the episodes and cameos I just lost interest fast as a kid. However, youtube recommended me some Rita and Runt videos the other day (no idea what this was until that moment) and I loved the songs and the characters. This made me consider watching Animaniacs, which I did, but I still disliked most of it, except for Rita and Runt and Slappy Squirrel, so I pretty much skipped everything except those two shows. The thing is that after watching "Rita and Runt" and "Slappy Squirrel" I feel highly impressed and disappointed now, because this is a kind of humour I never see in any show of today, and the animation and drawing was incredibly better too. For instance I really enjoy "Rick and Morty" but the animation and drawing is so damn lame compared to the 90's warner animation (and even older animation). Same goes for any famous show of today such as "Adventure Time", "The Simpsons" (compared to the older seasons which were also objectively better), "Steven Universe", "Gravity Falls", "MLP:FiM", etc Some of those have better animation than others, but none of those are even close to the animation and drawing details I see in Animaniacs. Yes, the quality is better now, and they have more technological elements to apply for more tricks, which is good, but it feels like they stopped using everything else. It's like the fashion of today's cartoons is to not even have a visual style. I know this sounds super hipster but I can't help it. Not to mention that all the innuendos and similar humor these shows had are impossible to come true today. Today's animations feel closer to 80's cartoons than 90's, where everything was so ridiculously cheesy and censored, but animated and drawn like hell too. Am I going crazy? Because I really don't get it. As I was watching "Slappy Squirrel" and "Rita and Runt" I was wondering how much animation improved from then to nowdays, but It haven't improved as much as I would imagine, in fact, it looks like it got worse. Maybe 3D (model) movies have affected 2D animation in some indirect way? I wouldn't know. And other disappointment was that I didn't see any newer Warner animation similar to this. Is there any more modern Warner 2D animation with this same style? I think Animaniacs is probably the last thing they did, if not something else from the same years. To be honest I think "Slappy Squirrel" is the most underrated show amongst all the ones I ever enjoyed. "Rita and Runt" had potential too, but since it was a more "feely" show I guess it would have needed more time for a proper developement, this being the reason it got very few episodes that felt mostly like an excuse for songs, but I still really liked the idea of that mini show, and the songs are actually good too. I am legit surprised at how they didn't do anything else with "Slappy Squirrel". Maybe it's just me but I think it was great and that it deserved a lot more. The only 20 minutes episode it got was great and surprisingly deep for that super sarcastic show. It really had a lot of potential for more. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TL;DR Version: I just watched Animaniacs and damn it looked good and was very well drawn although I only really enjoyed Slappy Squirrel and Rita and Runt and think they are great and underrated shows and the animation and drawing of today shows are lame compared to these and other 90's shows. Do you agree or disagree? I would also want to know what's your favorite show from Animaniacs and why.