Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Welcome Back to TV, Animaniacs! PLUS My interview with Jess Harnell

That's right, fellow kids of the '90s (or even parents who HAD kids in the '90s), Animaniacs is BACK on TV! Hard to believe that 2013 is the 20th anniversary of the show (eek, we're not all that old yet, are we???), but The Hub network has brought it back in all it's "Zany to the Max, baloney in our slacks" glory after the success of the airing of the Christmas special, Wakko's Wish, over the holiday season.
Image courtesy The Hub/Warner Brothers Studios.

I, for one, am totally excited that this is back on the air. I've been dying to introduce TV Boy to this show pretty much since I gave birth to him, because it's so clever and so funny (a sentiment that after last night's hour-long premiere he thankfully shares), and there really hasn't ever been anything else like it in my lifetime.

As part of the welcome back to the show, The Hub offered me the chance to chat with one of the voice actors, Jess Harnell, who does the voice of *my favorite Warner*, Wakko. Now, I have to be honest here, (as I posted on my personal Facebook after the interview), it was seriously like talking to my favorite cartoon character on the phone. The interview was THAT awesome. I wish it wasn't such lousy audio quality, or I'd post parts of it for you readers to listen to because Jess just broke into character several times during our conversation, and it just made me downright giddy. Heck, listening to it again today to transcribe it made me giddy all over again. Alas, that will be a treat I shall reserve for my family and close friends.

Because he totally started off the call with "Helloooooooo Tori!" in good old "Hello Nurse!" fashion. And I totally giggled.

Jess Harnell and Wakko Warner, courtesy The Hub/Warner Brothers.
So, without further ado, here is the link to my interview with Jess Harnell, who I shall now dub one of my voiceover actor idols thanks in part to his awesome chat with me. Jess, if you're reading this, thank you for making my year so fantastic so early on... 2013 will have a tough record to beat for the remaining 357 days left in it.

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