Animaniacs – music by Richard Stone

AnimaniacsHailing from the landmark cartoon of the same name, Animaniacs bestows upon the show’s fans 16 songs from the early episodes of the show. There are some surprising omissions (namely the theme songs for the “sub-shows” that existed within the Animaniacs umbrella before being spun off themselves), and in many cases it becomes evident that the show’s best musical content hadn’t arrived yet.

The best stuff on here is the series of spoofy educational songs (i.e. “Wakko’s America”, which name-checks every state and its capitol), though there are some decidedly non-educational games as well (“Video Revue” and “I Am The Very Model Of A Cartoon Individual”). A few things on here grate on my nerves very easily 2 out of 4(“Schnitzelbank”, anyone?), but thankfully they’re in the minority.

Given that it weighs in at barely half an hour, Animaniacs gets a cautious recommendation from me; Animaniacs Variety Pack is a better buy – not much more content, but at least it’s more interesting.

Order this CD

  1. Animaniacs (1:09)
  2. Yakko’s Universe (1:58)
  3. Schnitzelbank (2:48)
  4. What Are We? (1:46)
  5. Yes, Brothers Warner We (1:06)
  6. Yakko’s World (1:48)
  7. Wakko’s America (1:54)
  8. Video Revue (1:45)
  9. I Am The Very Model Of A Cartoon Individual (1:11)
  10. I’m Mad (4:01)
  11. The Planets (0:43)
  12. The Etiquette Song (0:55)
  13. I’m Cute (2:00)
  14. The Senses (1:48)
  15. Be Careful What You Eat (1:23)
  16. Let The Anvils Ring (1:36)
  17. Animaniacs Closing Credits (2:01)

Released by: Kid Rhino
Release date: 1993
Total running time: 29:52