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Pinky and the Brain
Genre Comedy
Format 2D animation drawing
Created by Tom Ruegger
Directed by
Creative director
Starring
Voices of Maurice LaMarche
Rob Paulsen
Composer(s) Richard Stone
Steve Bernstein
Julie Bernstein
Gordon Goodwin
Carl Johnson
Opening theme "Pinky and the Brain Theme" performed by Jess Harnell, Dorian Harewood, Jim Cummings and Rob Paulsen
Number of seasons 4
Number of episodes 65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Steven Spielberg
Producer(s) Tom Ruegger (Senior producer)
Barbara J. Gerard (Associate Producer)
Liz Holzman
Charles M. Howell IV.
Peter Hastings
Rusty Mills
Running time 7, 11, or 22 min (depending on the episode)
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television Animation
Amblin Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel The WB
Kids' WB
Picture format SD: 4:3 (broadcast/DVD release)
HD: 16:9 (streaming)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original run September 9, 1995 – November 14, 1998
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Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround sound and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with his production company, Amblin Entertainment, and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The characters first appeared in 1993 as a recurring segment on Animaniacs, but were given their own show due to their popularity. The show was cancelled in 1998 along with Animaniacs and ended with a total of 65 episodes divided along 4 seasons. One year later, they appeared in the series, Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, but that series was cancelled due to low ratings. Despite given their own show, the characters still appeared on segments of Animaniacs, just not as much as they used to.

Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility. Brain is self-centered and scheming; Pinky is good-natured but feebleminded. In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take over the world which ultimately ends in failure: usually due to Pinky's idiocy, the impossibility of Brain's plan, Brain's own arrogance, or just circumstances beyond their control.

Background

Premise

Characters

Other recurring characters

Creation and inspiration

Production

Response

History

Merchandise

See also

References

External Links




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Media
Shows: Animaniacs (Episodes) • Pinky and the Brain (EpisodesVideos) • Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (Episodes) • Videos

Segments: Pinky and the BrainSlappy SquirrelThe GoodfeathersMindy and ButtonsRita and Runt • Minerva Mink • Katie Ka-Boom • Miscellaneous segments
Direct-to-video film: Wakko's Wish
Short: I'm Mad
Video games: 1994 video gameGame PackTen Pin AlleyA Gigantic AdventureThe Great Edgar HuntLights, Camera, Action!
Interactive CD-Rom: Crazy Paint
Books/Comic Books:
Albums: AnimaniacsYakko's WorldVariety Pack

Characters
Yakko WarnerWakko WarnerDot WarnerRalph the GuardDr. ScratchansniffHello NurseThaddeus PlotzThe BrainPinkySlappy SquirrelSkippy SquirrelSquitPestoBobbyThe GodpigeonMindyButtonsRitaRuntFlavioMaritaChicken BooKatie Ka-Boom
Episodes
Season 1: "De-Zanitized / The Monkey Song / Nighty-Night Toon" • "Yakko's World / Cookies for Einstein / Win Big" • "H.M.S. Yakko / Slappy Goes Walnuts / Yakko's Universe" • "Hooked on a Ceiling / Goodfeathers: The Beginning" • "Taming Of The Screwy" • "Temporary Insanity / Operation: Lollipop / What are We?" • "Piano Rag / When Rita Met Runt" • "The Big Candy Store / Bumbie's Mom" • "Wally Llama / Where Rodents Dare" • "King Yakko" • "No Pain, No Painting / Les Miseranimals" • "Garage Sale of the Century / West Side Pigeons" • "Hello Nice Warners / La Behemoth / Little Old Slappy from Pasadena" • "La La Law / Cat on a Hot Steel Beam" • "Space Probed / Battle for the Planet" • "Chalkboard Bungle / Hurray for Slappy / The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His Music" • "Roll Over, Beethoven / The Cat and the Fiddle" • "Pavlov's Mice / Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov / Nothing but the Tooth" • "Meatballs or Consequences / A Moving Experience" • "Hearts of Twilight / The Boids" • "Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago / Wakko's America / Davy Omelette / The Flame" • "Guardin' the Garden / Plane Pals" • "Be Careful What You Eat / Up the Crazy River / Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump" • "Opportunity Knox / Wings Take Heart" • "Hercule Yakko / Home on De-Nile / A Midsummer Night's Dream" • "Testimonials / Babblin' Bijou / Potty Emergency / Sir Yaksalot" • "You Risk Your Life / I Got Yer Can / Jockey for Position" • "Moby or Not Moby / Mesozoic Mindy / The Good, the Boo and the Ugly" • "Draculee, Draculaa / Phranken-Runt" • "Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled / Moon Over Minerva / Skullhead Boneyhands" • "O Silly Mio / Puttin' on the Blitz / The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert" • "Chairman of the Bored / Planets Song / Astro-Buttons" • "Cartoons in Wakko's Body / Noah's Lark / The Big Kiss / Hiccup" • "Clown and Out / Bubba Bo Bob Brain" • "Very Special Opening / In the Garden of Mindy / No Place Like Homeless / Katie Ka-Boo / Baghdad Cafe" • "Critical Condition / The Three Muska-Warners" • "Dough Dough Boys / Boot Camping / General Boo-Regard" • "Spellbound" • "Smitten With Kittens / Alas Poor Skullhead / White Gloves" • "Fair Game / The Slapper / Puppet Rulers" • "Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter / Broadcast Nuisance / Raging Bird" • "Animator's Alley / Can't Buy a Thrill / Hollywoodchuck" • "Of Nice and Men / What a Dump / Survey Ladies" • "Useless Facts / The Senses / The World Can Wait / Kiki's Kitten" • "Windsor Hassle / ...And Justice for Slappy" • "Turkey Jerky / Wild Blue Yonder" • "Video Review / When Mice Ruled the Earth" • "Mobster Mash / Lake Titicaca / Icebreakers" • "A Christmas Plotz / Little Drummer Warners" • "Twas the Day Before Christmas / Jingle Boo / The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert / Toy Shop Terror / Yakko's Universe" • "The Warners & the Beanstalk / Frontier Slappy" • "Ups and Downs / The Brave Little Trailer / Yes, Always" • "Drive-Insane / Girlfeathers / I'm Cute" • "Brain Meets Brawn / Meet Minerva" • "Gold Rush / A Gift of Gold / Dot's Quiet Time" • "Schnitzelbank / The Helpinki Formula / Les Boutons et le Ballon / Kung Boo" • "Of Course, You Know This Means Warners / Up a Tree / Wakko's Gizmo" • "Meet John Brain / Smell Ya Later" • "Ragamuffins / Woodstock Slappy" • "Karaoke-Dokie / The Cranial Crusader / The Chicken Who Loved Me" • "Baloney & Kids / Super Buttons / Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving Lesson" • "Scare Happy Slappy / Witch One / MacBeth" • "With Three You Get Eggroll / Mermaid Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting" • "Lookit the Fuzzy Heads / No Face Like Home" • "The Warners 65th Anniversary Special"

Season 2: "Take My Siblings Please / The Mindy 500 / Morning Malaise" • "Miami Mama-Mia / Pigeon on the Roof" • "We're No Pigeons / Whistle Stop Mindy / Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date" • "I'm Mad / Bad Mood Bobby / Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish / Fake"
Season 3: "Super Strong Warner Siblings / Nutcracker Slappy / Wakko's New Gookie / A Quake, a Quake!" • "Variety Speak / Three Tenors and You're Out / Bingo" • "Deduces Wild / Rest in Pieces / U.N. Me" • "A Hard Day's Warner / Gimme a Break / Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation" • "The Tiger Prince / All The Words in the English Language / The Kid in the Lid / Method to Her Madness" • "The Presidents Song / Don't Tread on Us / The Flame Returns" • "Gimme the Works / Buttons in Ows / Hercules Unwound" • "This Pun for Hire / Star Truck / Go Fish / Multiplication Song" • "The Sound of Warners / Yabba Dabba Boo" • "My Mother the Squirrel / The Party / Oh! Say Can You See / The Twelve Days of Christmas Song" • "Dot's Entertainment / The Girl with the Googily Goop / Gunga Dot" • "Soccer Coach Slappy / Belly Button Blues / Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise / Valuable Lesson" • "Wakko's 2-Note Song / Panama Canal / Hello Nurse / The Ballad of Magellan / The Return of the Great Wakkorotti / The Big Wrap Party Tonight"
Season 4: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock" • "Cutie and the Beast / Boo Happens / Noel" • "Jokahontas / Boids on the Hood / Mighty Wakko at the Bat" • "A Very Very Very Very Special Show / Night of the Living Buttons / Soda Jerk" • "From Burbank with Love / Anchors A-Warners / When You're Traveling from Nantucket" • "Papers for Pappa / Amazing Gladiators / Pinky and the Ralph" • "Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner / No Time for Love / The Boo Network" • "Pitter Patter of Little Feet / Mindy in Wonderland / Ralph's Wedding"
Season 5: "Back in Style / Bones in the Body" • "It / Dot- The Macadamia Nut / Bully for Skippy" • "Cute First (Ask Questions Later) / Acquaintances / Here Comes Attila / Boo Wonder" • "Hooray for North Hollywood" • "The Carpool / The Sunshine Squirrels" • "The Christmas Tree / Punchline (Part I) / Prom Night / Punchline (Part II)" • "Magic Time / The Brain's Apprentice" • "Birds on a Wire / The Scoring Session / The Animaniacs Suite"

Songs
Animaniacs Theme
Locations
Warner Bros. Studios, BurbankAcme Labs
See also
Tiny Toon AdventuresPinky and the BrainFreakazoid!Histeria!Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain



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Media
Pinky and the BrainPinky, Elmyra & the Brain
Characters
Protagonists: BrainPinky

Other characters: SnowballBillieDr. MordoughPrecious
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain-only characters: Elmyra DuffRudy MookichVanity WhiteWally Faust

Episodes
Pinky and the Brain Episodes

Season 1: "Das Mouse" • "Of Mouse and Man" • "Tokyo Grows" / "That Smarts" / "Brainstem" • "Pinky & the Fog" / "Where No Mouse Has Gone Before" / "Cheese Roll Call" • "Brainania" • "TV or Not TV" • "Napoleon Brainaparte" • "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" • "Snowball" • "Around the World in 80 Narfs" • "Fly" • "Ambulatory Abe" / "Mouse of La Mancha" • "The Third Mouse" / "The Visit"
Season 2: "It's Only a Paper World" • "Collect 'Em All" / "Pinkasso" • "Plan Brain from Outer Space" • "The Pink Candidate" • "Brain's Song" • "Welcome to the Jungle" • "A Little Off the Top" / "Megalomaniacs Anonymous" • "The Mummy" / "Robin Brain" • "Two Mice and a Baby" / "The Maze" • "Brain of the Future" • "Brinky" • "Hoop Schemes"
Season 3: "Leave It to Beavers" / "Cinebrainia" • "Brain Noir" • "Pinky & the Brain... and Larry" / "Where the Deer and the Mousealopes Play" • "Brain's Bogie" / "Say What, Earth?" • "My Feldmans, My Friends" • "All You Need is Narf" / "Pinky's Plan" • "This Old Mouse" • "Brain Storm" • "A Meticulous Analysis of History" / "Funny, You Don't Look Rhennish" • "The Pinky Protocol" • "Mice Don't Dance" • "Brain Drained" • "Brain Acres" • "Pinky and the Brainmaker" / "Calvin Brain" • "Pinky Suavo" / "T.H.E.Y." • "The Real Life" • "Brain's Way" • "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween" • "Brainy Jack" • "Leggo My Ego" / "Big in Japan" • "But That's Not All, Folks!" • "Operation Sea Lion" / "You Said a Mouseful" • "The Tailor and the Mice" / "Bah, Wilderness" • "Pinky at the Bat" / "Schpiel-borg 2000" • "Broadway Malady" • "The Megalomaniacal Adventures of Brainie the Poo" / "The Melancholy Brain" • "Inherit the Wheeze" • "Brain's Night Off" / "Beach Blanket Brain" • "The Family that Poits Together, Narfs Together" • "Pinky's Turn" / "Your Friend: Global Domination" • "You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town, Again!" • "Dangerous Brains" • "What Ever Happened to Baby Brain" / "Just Say Narf" • "The Pinky P.O.V." / "The Really Great Dictator" / "Brain Food"
Season 4: "Brainwashed" • "To Russia with Lab Mice" / "Hickory Dickory Bonk" • "The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special" • "A Legendary Tail" / "Project B.R.A.I.N." • "Star Warners"
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain Episodes: "Patty Ann" / "Gee, Your Hair Spells Terrific" • "Cute Little Alienhead" / "Better Living Through Cheese" • "My Fair Brainy!" / "The Cat That Cried Wolf" • "The Girl With Nothing Extra" / "Narfily Ever After" • "The Icky Mouse Club" / "The Man From Washington" • "At the Hop!" / "Pinky's Dream House" • "Yule Be Sorry" / "How I Spent My Weekend" • "Wag the Mouse" / "A Walk in the Park" • "The Ravin!" / "Elmyra's Music Video" / "Squeeze Play" • "Teleport a Friend" • "Mr. Doctor" / "That's Edutainment" • "Fun, Time & Space" / "Hooray for Meat" • "Party Night" / "The Mask of Braino"

Locations
Acme Labs
Songs
Pinky and the Brain ThemeBrainstemCheese Roll CallA Meticulous Analysis of HistoryJust Say NarfSchmëerskåhøvên
See Also
AnimaniacsTiny Toon Adventures



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