List of Animaniacs characters

Cartoon characters with arms outstretched, seen from above
Animaniacs had a large cast of characters, most of whom appear here.

This is a list of characters in the Warner Bros. animated television series, Animaniacs.

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, the "Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister)", are voiced by Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, and Tress MacNeille respectively.[1] Yakko (the oldest child) is a wise-cracking smart-aleck and usually acts as the leader of the trio; Wakko (the middle child) has a Liverpool accent, a huge appetite and a gag bag filled with tricks, and Dot (the youngest child) is cute and sassy.

Their personalities in comical-humor-wise are similar, yet unique, mostly if not counted comic-wise. In the show, the siblings often appear in other characters' skits, usually chased by Ralph the security guard; most other characters are confined to their own segments. They are usually referred to as the "Warner Brothers and the Warner Sister" if all three, though since one is female, the proper term is actually "Warner siblings". Their last name "Warner" is named after the real-life studios "Warner Bros." or "Warner Brothers". They were drawn in the "Warners Studio" supposedly their age from Yakko to Dot, oldest-to-youngest are labeled in age by who was drawn first, middle, and last; at least because the theme intro shows Yakko being drawn first, Wakko middle, and Dot last. The show usually follows these characters' zany skits, and usually portrays them to have low intelligence. However, this may only be internal whit and the ability to see the humor in every situation around them, never taking anything seriously. (They are regularly shown to be very clever and knowledgeable in many areas, usually causing events that should have been impossible to predict).

Major supporting characters
Minor supporting characters

Pinky and the Brain

Main article: Pinky and the Brain

Pinky and the Brain are an imbecilic white mouse and his genius companion, voiced by Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche. The Brain is clearly the leader, and attempts to take over the world; Pinky is eccentric and unintelligent, but loyal to the Brain. In 1995, they were spun off into a series.

Supporting characters

Slappy Squirrel

Supporting characters


Goodfeathers are an Italian American trio of pigeons: Squit (gray), Bobby (turquoise), and Pesto (lavender), who were voiced by Maurice LaMarche, John Mariano and Chick Vennera, influenced by Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci's characters in Goodfellas.

Supporting characters

Rita and Runt

Rita and Runt are a singing cat (voiced by Bernadette Peters, with vocal effects by Frank Welker) and a loyal dog (voiced by Welker) who thinks Rita is also a dog. Like "Minerva Mink", these segments were discontinued (in part, because of Bernadette Peters' salary). Welker remained a series regular, voicing other characters, and Rita and Runt returned toward the series' end.

Supporting characters

Buttons and Mindy

Buttons is a Rough Collie who takes care of Mindy and is voiced by Frank Welker. Mindy, voiced by Nancy Cartwright, is a young girl who is constantly getting into trouble.

Supporting characters

Minerva Mink

Minerva Mink is an attractive young mink, voiced by Julie Brown, who was called Marilyn Mink in pre-production.

Supporting characters

Other supporting characters

Wakko's Wish characters

Fan-fiction has postulated many different origin stories for the Warners, incl.this royal family.


  1. The Warner Brothers (and Sister) at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "De-Zanitized". Animaniacs. Season 1. Episode 1. 1993-09-13. FOX Kids.
  3. "A Christmas Plotz". Animaniacs. Season 1. Episode 49. 1993-12-06. FOX Kids.
  4. Katie Ka-Boom at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015.
  5. "CULTURAL REFERENCES GUIDE for ANIMANIACS (CRGA)". Archived from the original on October 25, 2009. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  6. sfan64 Added Jul 25, 2007 All my reviews (2007-07-25). "Meatballs or Consequences Season Episode Guide on". Retrieved 2010-04-15.
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