From Animated Muscle Women

Animaniacs is a cartoon series created by Tom Ruegger and executive produced by Steven Spielberg for Warner Bros. Animation that aired from September 1993 to November 1998 and has achieved cult success for many years afterward.

It consists of cartoon segments focusing on various characters in each episode, mainly the adventures of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot; three cartoon siblings who were locked inside the Warner Bros. water tower for six decades in the 1930s. One of its segments, Pinky and the Brain, was successful enough to earn its own spin-off series.

The show's long-lived popularity eventually prompted a revival series taking place in the modern-day, which began streaming on Hulu in November 2020.

Dot Warner
Mindy Mindy is an adorable and very beautiful female toddler in the skit in Animaniacs.

Mindy is the innocent but troublemaking toddler who always ends up exactly where her mother leaves her at the start of the skit, having narrowly avoided danger numerous times, while the heroic (and severely battered) Buttons get hurt for some minor damage he has caused (e.g. trampling a flower bed) while trying to keep Mindy alive. Mindy always finds a way to escape from her harness after her mother leaves.


Original Series[edit | edit source]

Super Buttons[edit | edit source]

Season 1, Episode 61b
Airdate: April 22, 1994

Buttons, Mindy, and her family are all superheroes. One day, however, Mindy (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) catches sight of a bird by using her muscle strength to break free and begins to follow it.

Amazing Gladiators[edit | edit source]

Season 4, Episode 6b
Airdate: October 19, 1996

In a parody of American Gladiators, the Hip Hippos appear in the game show "Amazing Gladiators". They face off against the game's reigning champions, a very athletic couple named the "Punishing Petersons", on the cusp of their 1000th consecutive win.

While Mr. Peterson has a hard time defeating Flavio's bloated body, Mrs. Peterson beats Marita in both putting on tight jeans (although she struggles to get the pants past her toned butt) and shooting bowling balls with a bazooka. Both of these victories are short lived however, has they both also result in some kind of physical damage, again due to the Hippos' large bodies.

In the final event, the Petersons are able to eat their way through a pool of food and claim victory, although their once fit figures are now just as fat as the hippos.

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2020 Hulu Revival Series[edit | edit source]

Opening Intro[edit | edit source]

In the variant opening theme song of the seventh episode of the second season in the revival series, a variable verse of Dot says: "Are you not entertain-ey-ed?" from the 2000 film, Gladiator. This displays Dot as a strong overweight gladiator with muscular arms.

Suffragette City[edit | edit source]

Season 1, Episode 2c
Airdate: November 20, 2020

Dot Warner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) references the French TV show, The Minimighty Kids or Les Minijuctiers by growing muscular in orbit.

Cold Open: Exercise Minute[edit | edit source]

Season 2, Episode 10a
Airdate: November 5, 2021

80s Cats[edit | edit source]

Season 2, Episode 10a
Airdate: November 5, 2021

The Warners star in a parody of the opening of the 1985 cartoon ThunderCats. Dot is now a lean-fit muscular build by begging to the opening.

23 and WB[edit | edit source]

Season 2, Episode 13b
Airdate: November 5, 2021

In the last episode of the second season of the Animaniacs reboot, Cora, the CEO, was working out in her office. They had a chance to show her some definitions. Maybe she could've flexed while standing in front of a mirror.