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Animaniacs cast reuniting to perform songs from the show

"And now, the nations of the world, brought to you by Yakko Warner!"

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The voice cast of the beloved 1990s cartoon Animaniacs is planning to revive one of the show's most fondly remembered elements, its musical numbers, in a tour beginning this year, reports the New York Times.

The tour will feature the three actors who voiced the titular Warner siblings themselves: Rob Paulsen (Yakko), Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress MacNeille (Dot). They will perform "many of the show's memorable songs," according to the New York Times.

The actors will be backed by a symphony orchestra, just as an orchestra provided the music for Animaniacs. The upcoming tour won't be the first time they've tried this kind of event — the three actors, along with Animaniacs writer Randy Rogel, performed a one-off show called "Animaniacs Live" in September 2014. During that show, which was held in Denver, the stars were backed by the Colorado Symphony.

Animaniacs songs planned for the tour include "Yakko's World," the two-minute tune in which Yakko sings the names of most of the countries of the world while pointing to them on a map. Rogel wrote the song in 1991, well before Animaniacs premiered. It was also before the Soviet Union broke up; the country's member states were simply covered in the song as "Russia." Paulsen's performance of "Yakko's World" on the tour will feature a new verse that will mention countries formed in the intervening 25 years, according to the New York Times.

It's unclear if Warner Bros. Animation, the company behind Animaniacs, is involved in the planned tour. We've reached out to the company for further details, and will update this article with any information we receive.