It’s time for more Animaniacs, on stage at least. The trio of voice actors who played the manic Warner siblings in the beloved ’90s animated series are coming together again for a tour that will include an updated version of the song Yakko’s World.
Rob Paulsen (Yakko), Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress MacNeille (Dot) will tour with a full orchestra to perform the songs from the show. The New York Times reports that the performance will include a new verse for Yakko’s World to include countries that have been created in the 25 years since the song was written.
For those who forget, Yakko’s World was featured in the second episode of Animaniacs and has Yakoo singing all the countries of the world to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance. The song was written in 1991 but was already outdated by the time it aired two years later. The animation still featured the borders of the Soviet Union, which broke up in 1991.
Animaniacs is now available on Netflix so you can re-watch it and finally understand all the jokes that went over your younger self’s head.
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