Animaniacs (1993–1998)
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Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 1 

The Warners write their first movie script and learn that selling it is easier said than done.

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Episode cast overview:
Rob Paulsen ... Yakko Warner / Joe Eszterhas / Additional Voices (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wakko Warner / Arnold Schwarzenegger / Newstand Owner (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dot Warner / Ms. Hoffelmeyer (voice)
Frank Welker ... Thaddeus Plotz / Chicken Boo / Steven Spielberg / Bill Clinton (voice)
John Mariano ... Bobby (voice)
Chick Vennera ... Pesto (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Squit (voice)
Elizabeth Lamers Elizabeth Lamers ... Chrous Member #1 (singing voice)
Julie Bernstein Julie Bernstein ... Chrous Member #2 (singing voice)
Steven Bernstein ... Chrous Member #3 (singing voice)


The Warners write their first movie script and learn that selling it is easier said than done.

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Release Date:

3 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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(1993 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Kids WB is #1: Ha! Ha! Just Kidding! See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


There's Only One of You
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Lyrics by Randy Rogel
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Movie script selling
19 September 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation to bits. It was a big part of my life as a child, especially Disney, Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and Tom and Jerry (with tastes broadening further getting older with Pixar, Studio Ghibli and some of the more mature animations out there), and still love it to this day as a young adult whether it's film, television or cartoons. Actually appreciate it even more now, with more knowledge of the different animation styles, directors, studios and what work went into them.

'Animaniacs' has always been one of my favourites. From an early age, it always stood out as one of the most colourful, unique, funniest and cleverest shows, animated and otherwise, ever made. It is not to be dismissed as a show just for children. There is plenty for children to enjoy, any child who loves great animation, humour to laugh at and unique characters will be in heaven. There is more than plenty for adults too, especially the hugely clever in-jokes/poking fun that is likely to be better understood by older viewers with more familiarity for what is being referenced and poked fun at.

"Hooray for North Hollywood" is a brilliant episode in a show where even the weakest episodes were not failures and one where there were many classics. Very nearly one of my favourites and interesting for being one of not many episodes where there's only one story rather than three or four segments and one of the few episodes to be a two parter.

In "Hooray for North Hollywood" the animation is very well done, with vibrant colouring, crisp beautiful backgrounds and convincing movements for the characters. The music is not only catchy it is actually memorable as well, with an instantly hummable main theme.

The scripts and humour are witty and hilarious with clever references and inside jokes. As are the situations no matter how silly they are the characters get into. This all springs from a great concept, some shows have a great concept but don't live up to it.

'Animaniacs' was always one of the finest examples of execution of a great concept doing that and superbly, with the story line here in "Hooray for North Hollywood" being funny and endearing. The characters are immensely likable with unique personalities, with no exception.

Have no qualms with the uniformly terrific voice acting from some of the most talented voice actors from that period and in the business. Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell can do no wrong.

In short, a brilliant episode and first part followed on by an even better second part. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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