Animanicast #61a: A Discussion with Animaniacs Senior Producer Tom Ruegger- Part Two

by The Animanicast

It’s time again for the Animanicast! Here’s episode sixty one-a featuring our second discussion with Animaniacs Senior Producer Tom Ruegger!

Join your hosts Joey, Nathan and Kelly in the “Animanicast!” A podcast dedicated to the classic 90’s cartoon show Animaniacs! Today’s episode features our second interview and discussion with Animaniacs Senior Producer and Creator Tom Ruegger!

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Each and every week, your hosts revisit an episode of the series in the order in which they first premiered. They discuss their favorite jokes, gags, and discuss all the cultural references they can find! Today’s episode however features an other interview and discussion with none other than Tom Ruegger, the creator and Senior Producer of Animaniacs!


The Writers of Animaniacs

First, Tom shares how the writers of Animaniacs got together and what the writing process was for the show. Tom also explains how he assigned certain writers to write for different characters of the show based upon the needs of the episode.

Questions and Answers

Next, Tom answers questions from our listeners. Some questions include:

  • How was the decision made to make the Warners non-specific animals?
  • Were there ever plans to have a fourth Warner sibling?
  • How did Bernadette Peters get involved in the show?
  • Who was the primary inspiration for the Warners?
  • And finally, “Who are the Warner’s parents?”

You can follow Tom Ruegger online on twitter and make sure to check out his blog

Send in your Questions!

We will be chatting with Tom Ruegger on a regular basis! If you have any questions about the production of Animaniacs or even animation in general, send your questions to us and you just might hear Tom answer your question on a future episode! Just reach out via email, twitter, or Facebook. See the contact links below!

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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 Netflix or on DVD and then listen to the Animanicast to keep the fun going!

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