premieres on Kids’ WB. Tom Ruegger creates a sketch comedy
atmosphere in this animated series intending to educated children
about history (and meet FCC programming requirements). Kids’
WB orders 65 episodes, and the series is reported as one of Warner
Bros.’s most expensive shows ever produced.
Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain debuts on
Kids’ WB. The network had asked Pinky and the Brain producers
to come up with a pilot for a new series starring Pinky and the
Brain and some new characters to make the show "more like
The Simpsons". The result is a failure and spells the end
for Pinky and the Brain.
Beyond debuts on The WB primetime, immediately moving to
Kids’ WB. The series is created to capture a younger audience,
but the producers work hard to stay true to the characters of
the Batman universe and the continuity they established
with Batman: The Animated Series and Superman.
production goes over budget, and only 52 of 65 half hours are
completed. Many artists are laid off, thus beginning animation’s
New Batman/Superman Adventures wins Daytime Emmy Award for
Outstanding Special Class - Animated Program for episode “Worlds
Spielberg Presents Animaniacs wins Daytime Emmy Award for
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for episode “The
length The Quest for Camelot, directed by Frederik Du Chau
is released in theatres on May 15, 1998. The film is panned by critics
and audiences and grosses only $22,717,758 in the United States.