Animanicast 183: Talking with Animaniacs Writer Deanna Oliver and Creator Tom Ruegger

by The Animanicast

It’s time for the Animanicast! Talking with Deanna Oliver and Tom Ruegger

It’s another special “behind the water tower” episode of the Animanicast! Today your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly talk with Animaniacs creator Tom Ruegger and writer Deanna Oliver! Deanna not only wrote hilarious episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, but also created some classic characters such as Chicken Boo, the Goodfeathers, and Mindy and Buttons! Deanna has also worked as a director of the Groundlings, co-wrote “Casper” with Sherri Stoner and was the voice of the Brave Little Toaster! Listen to Deanna and Tom as they reflect on working together, give some behind the scenes stories of how characters were created, and find out about “Pets on the Menu” which can be found on Tom Ruegger’s YouTube page Cartoonatics.

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