Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series and spinoff of Animaniacs starring Pinky and the Brain. The show ran on Kids' WB!. The pair later spun off into their second and last series, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain and paired with Tiny Toons star, Elmyra Duff.
Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility to tests their unique personalities. Brain's personality is self-centered and scheming and Pinky's personality is good-natured but feeble minded. In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take over the world, which ultimately ends in failure, usually due to Pinky's idiocy or the impossibility of Brain's plan.
The bulk of every episode involves one of Brain's plans for world domination with Pinky's assistance and the ultimate failure of that plan. One centers on his rival Snowball's plan to take over the world using Microsponge. Another episode features Brain's single day where he tries to do anything but take over the world: in the end, a group of people vote that he should take over the world on the one day he does not want to.
There is very little continuity between episodes outside of the common fixtures of the mice, though some plans for world domination from early episodes are subsequently referred to in later seasons (for example, Brain's "human suit" used in "Win Big" reappears when Brain faces Snowball in "Snowball").
- Genre: Comedy, Satire
- Created by: Tom Ruegger
- Number of Seasons: 4
- Number of Episodes: 65
- Running Time: 7, 11 and 20 minutes (depending on the episode)
- Original Run: September 9, 1995 - November 14, 1998
- Network: Kids' WB!
- Brain's Parents
- Pinky's Family
- Roman Numeral I (Romy)
- Mr. Itch
Main Article: List of Episodes
Pinky and the Brain was an animated television series and spinoff of Animaniacs starring Pinky and the Brain. The show on Kid's WB and contained 65 episodes over a total of four seasons.
The pair later spun off into their second and last series, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain and paired with Tiny Toons star, Elmyra Duff. Yet Pinky and the Brain is infact a Spin-off of Animaniacs, in which Pinky and the Brain appeared in certain segments, either in short episodes like the one in their own show, or as cameos with other Animaniacs characters.