Animanicast 150: Animaniacs Creator Tom Ruegger Discusses Episodes 1-10

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It’s time for the Animanicast with a discussion about Animaniacs’ First Ten Episodes with Tom Ruegger!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to Animaniacs! In another special episode of the show, the hosts welcome back the creator of Animaniacs, Tom Ruegger! Tom reflects upon the first ten episodes of Animaniacs with Nathan, Kelly and Joey. Plus, he gives a music quiz to the hosts using his own studio recording tapes!

Each week, Joey, Nathan and Kelly revisit an episode of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, or Freakazoid! Today your hosts welcome Tom Ruegger back to the show for their 150th episode! Tom reflects upon the first ten episodes of the series and shares some exclusive audio from his collection.

Episodes 1-10

Tom reflects upon the first ten episodes of Animaniacs. These episodes feature some of the best cartoons the show ever produced! Tom shares a lot of insight into the development of these episodes. Plus, he convinces Kelly to sing “Yakko’s World” for the first time on the podcast!

Audio Quiz

Tom shares some “sub-main title” audio tracks which would play over the title cards for each cartoon and quizzes the hosts on what each one was for. If you listen closely, you’ll hear maestro Richard Stone conducting the orchestra!

Tom’s Doodles

Tom has a habit of doodling while he talks. Here’s some of Tom’s sketches from today’s discussion!

Tom Ruegger Mickey Mouse Sketch Tom Ruegger Woofy Sketch

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The Animanicast is a podcast dedicated to the classic animated television series Animaniacs. Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly as they revisit each episode in the order in which they were released. They’ll discuss their favorite moments, jokes, characters as well as their memories of first watching the episode. Pop cultural references are also discussed in detail. (You might just learn some cool facts!) In the end, each episode receives a “Water Tower Rating” from the hosts. Cue up an episode of Animaniacs on DVD or Hulu and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

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