ANIMATED INSIGHTS – It’s Time for Animanics (Reboot)

ANIMATED INSIGHTS BY SHANNON MUIR takes you inside Shannon’s latest reflections on her passion for animation as a medium, and other animated insights about life. To catch up on all posts, check out the Animated Insights portion of the website!  I admit I had a little trouble relating to the ANIMANIACS when it first aired. Though I was studying the entertainment business in at the time in my university classes, a lot of the more subtle aspects went over my head. It would take a while a few years of actually working in Los Angeles before I could appreciate all that ANIMANIACS had to comment on.

Years later, even though my husband (who grew up in Southern California) had been an ANIMANIACS fan,  I think I was the one who was looking forward to ANIMANIACS the most. Most importantly, how would they explain the gap in time?

And they did, in true ANIMANIACS style!

HULU released 13 episodes all at once on November 20th, 2020, for the first of what I understand is two seasons. There have been a few misses in the skits for me, but generally I’ve been satisified with what I’ve seen and hope there is a Season 2 to look forward to.

Here’s the official trailer below.