Wakko's Wish Reviews
The story itself is rather lighthearted and fun to follow, albeit with the aforementioned dark moments, with the kid-friendly happy ending we've come to expect. Every actor reprises their role beautifully and the script and songs rather nicely written, with every character making an appearance, either as a main one or a cameo. Even though some characters, Warners included, act slightly out of character here, instead of zany nonsense 24/7, they do add definitive characteristics and traits to our titular trio, such as care, trust and determination for each other, rather than annoyance. At worst, it's only slightly jarring from characters like these, and at best, it's refreshing to see them in a new light as defined characters, coherent for adults and funny enough for kids, with not too many jokes that will fly by the heads of many.
No Animaniacs collection is complete without this movie. If you can still find it in varying online stores, buy it now and watch for yourself as it is most likely the last major hurrah of this trio of memorable toons. We only hope to see them again in a future reboot, should the desire be high enough.
After seeing that Warner Bros decided to make a film about the Animaniacs, I was thriled with excitement and Wakko's Wish left me wide-opened as I go with the positives. The animation is brilliant with colorful backgrounds and lovely character models. The voice acting is great with Rob Paulsen, Tress Macnellie, and more. The characters are witty and hilarious especially in the moments with Pinky and Brain along with a horse that Pinky loves.
There are two problems that I do have with this film. The story, while having touching moments, is rather predictable at times and the songs were mediocre.
Wakko's Wish isn't a classic, but a enjoyable children's film and a wonderful Christmas experience for kids young and old.