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The Animaniacs & Pinky and the Brain reboot coming to Hulu in 2020

Published: 9/Aug/2020 1:11 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:21

by Theo Salaun

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At long, long last, the pioneering animated television series, Animaniacs, is returning (along with Pinky and the Brain) for a brand-new season on Hulu in November 2020.

As confirmed by an official announcement from Hulu and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, the iconic, equal-parts family-friendly and subversive, cartoon series is returning to television. And, to the delight of fans who got to enjoy the series in the 1990s, the three Warner siblings will be joined by the legendary Pinky and the Brain in each of the season’s 13 episodes.

 

According to Amblin’s announcement, Spielberg will be returning as the series’ executive producer — a title which he held for all 99 episodes from 1993 to 1998. While an animated comedy series for children may feel like a departure from films like Jaws and Indiana Jones that he is most popular for having directed, animation and comedy sit firmly within his oeuvre as he has produced titular classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Shrek, in addition to the Animaniacs.

Spielberg will be joined by Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content, as well as Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank, Justice Falvey, Wellesley Wild, and Gabe Swarr. And, if early art reveals from Andrew ‘Sharps!’ Scherman (a storyboard artist for the series) are any indication, Dot and the gang are going to look mighty sweet.

 

The Animaniacs centers around three Warner siblings, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, some sort of animal creatures that lived within the infamous Warner Bros. sign for years before suddenly emerging and wreaking unrelenting hijinks upon an unsuspecting world. 

The show was split into segments, centered on different characters like the siblings, the infamous Pinky and the Brain (mice who were hellbent on world domination), and even the Goodfeathers (a New York trio of pigeons with serious mafia aspirations). 

Thus far, there has been no word yet on whether this Animaniacs season will be set in the current year or not, or if the notorious Goodfeathers will be making a return. But Amblin has additionally announced that the series will feature a second season in 2021, so there’s a chance that Bobby, Pesto, and Squit, will be able to share their Martin Scorcese praise to the currently announced characters at some point in the near future.

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Netflix viewers outraged over monthly price increase

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:10

by Nate Searl

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The price of a Netflix subscription in the United States is going up… Again. As you might expect, people are upset over the decision that will see them paying more to see their favorite shows.

Netflix did it again: they raised the monthly subscription cost in the United States. Once upon a time, viewers only had to pay $10 per month to watch their favorite shows and movies on the platform, but not after several increases in price.

Reports suggested that there might be another increase, and now, a subscription will cost $14 per month, $1 more than before, and a premium subscription will cost $18 per month. Naturally, this move is drawing a lot of criticism from viewers.

Fans outraged over Netflix subscription price increase

Netflix is the most popular streaming platform, and is estimated to bring in $18.5 billion in 2020 alone. This has led fans to question why they are hiking up the price even further and their official Twitter account is getting bombarded by angry fans. They claim the price increase will help bring more content to the platform for its viewers.

@Dannyis1337 points out that multiple other streaming services are cheaper, which is true. You can currently get ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, and Hulu all for $12.99 per month.

Another tweet calls Netflix out for not being able to compete, and claims they are cancelling their subscription. This is likely due to the service claiming that they are hiking up the price to provide more content.

Netflix stock surges

Despite the outrage from many fans, Netflix stock shot up by over 4% following the announcement, according to CNBC Now. This increase suggests that the platform will continue performing well, and fans won’t actually cancel their subscriptions.

There are plenty of fans claiming they are going to cancel their sub over the price increase, but whether anyone will actually do it or not remains to be seen.

Hiking up the price hasn’t hurt Netflix much in the past, even with subscribers getting upset over it. It remains one of the top streaming services worldwide, and there will be plenty of viewers that won’t have any problems paying the extra dollar each month for their favorite shows.