Video Review

Wakko's Wish

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Animation, Comedy; With: Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille and Rob Paulsen

The good news is that the first full-length Animaniacs movie avoids the forced wackiness that plagues the television series. The bad news is that Yakko, Wakko, Dot, and the entire TV cast are shoehorned uncomfortably into the almost serious tale of a wishing star, which has fallen to earth and could bring relief to the downtrodden village of Acme Falls. Warm sentiments aren't their specialty, but the Animaniacs do deliver some laughs for both kids and adults. Reel Goodies (0:21) Three words: Ben Stein sings! (He's the voice of the Desire Fulfillment Facilitator.) The Last Detail Animaniacs and its spin-off, Pinky and the Brain, have won a combined 11 Emmy awards. C+

Originally posted Dec 17, 1999 Published in issue #517 Dec 17, 1999 Order article reprints