Animaniacs (unproduced "Minerva Mink" animated shorts; early 1990s)
Animaniacs is an animated series created by Tom Ruegger. It primarily features comedy skits centering around a large cast of characters, such as Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (or "The Warner Brothers and Sister"), two lab mice named Pinky and Brain, a grumpy squirrel named Slappy Squirrel, and various others.
One character, Minerva Mink, only had two shorts released where she appeared: Meet Minerva and Moon Over Minerva.
Because of the risqué nature of the character, there were rumors that there were other unaired animated shorts featuring her.
Background[edit | edit source]
The two shorts that centered around Minerva were edited in post-production by broadcasters such as Teletoon Retro, including altering her cleavage to be less pronounced.
While airing Meet Minerva on their channel, the title card was different, but it was the same short as Moon Over Minerva.
Tom Ruegger's Response[edit | edit source]
On April 18, 2016, Tom Ruegger participated in an "Ask Me Anything" topic on Reddit. One user asked about the existence of any unaired Minerva Mink shorts. Tom replied by simply saying that there were no unreleased shorts.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Animaniacs "I'm Mad" (partially found original theatrical version of animated short; 1994)
- Animaniacs "The New Year's Party Tonight" (partially lost alternate version of animated comedy series short; 1995)
- Animaniacs "Potty Emergency" (lost deleted scenes of episode of animated comedy series; 1993)
- Brainstem (lost preview version of "Pinky and the Brain" song; 1995)
- Channel Umptee-3 (partially found Kids' WB! educational animated series; 1997)
- Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (partially found pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated comedy series; early-mid 2000s)
- Detention (found Kids' WB! animated series; 1999-2000)
- Earthworm Jim (partially found unaired pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated series; 1995)
- Kids' WB! (partially found animated "Backlot" bumpers of children's programming block; 1997-2003)
- Kids' WB! (partially found "Crazy Takes" promos of children's program block; early 2000s)
- Kids' WB! "Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown" (partially found promos and bumpers of event from children's programming block; 1999)
- Lobo (lost production material of cancelled Kids' WB! animated series based on DC character; 1990s)
- Monster Allergy (partially found Kids' WB! English dub of animated series based on comics; 2006)
- Waynehead (found Kids' WB! animated series; 1996-1997)
- Welcome Home, Animaniacs! (partially found Kids' WB Saturday morning preview; 1995)
References[edit | edit source]
- Tom Ruegger "Ask Me Anything", Reddit. Retrieved 14 Jul '16