When Animaniacs hit in 1993 I hadn’t quite come to the age when I shouldn’t think cartoons were cool anymore but even if I had been too old I still would have secretly loved Animaniacs. It was not like anything else I had seen; more animated variety show than anything else, and I loved it. It came out in a time when there were some really great cartoons on after school; Batman the Animated Series, Darkwing Duck, and even Goof Troop. Animaniacs was just the icing on the cake.
McDonald’s jumped on the Warner Brothers train in 1995 and came out with Animaniacs Happy Meals and I still have one of the boxes.
3 sides are devoted to Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. They were the heavy hitters on the show so naturally they got the most face time on the box.
My favorite characters from the show were at least given one side however. Pinky and the Brain were absolutely perfect and were eventually given their own full show due to the popularity.
I love Happy Meal boxes. Even today I get a little more excited when I order Happy Meals for my kids and they hand us those cool boxes out the window. The boxes are so much cooler than the bags that McDonald’s sometimes uses. Hopefully the boxes stick around for a long time.
Check out some of the other fast food features we’ve looked at right here on Doom Kick!
- Burger King Kid’s Meal – The Adventures of Alf – 1988
- Burger King Kids Club
- McDonald’s Happy Meal Super Looney Tunes – 1991
- McDonald’s Star Trek Happy Meal – 1979
- McDonald’s Sega Happy Meal – 2003