Yakko, Wakko and Dot Warner, also known as "The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister)" or "The Warner Siblings", or just simply "The Warners", are the three eponymous, hyperactive cartoon character featured on the animated series Animaniacs. The trio of red-nosed Warner siblings were considered to be the stars of the ensemble of characters on the show. They all appear in the Animaniacs logo, and the show usually begins and ends with gags performed by them. The characters are of indeterminate species, being purposely drawn in the style of early black and white cartoons, though in scenes that are in black and white, their noses remain red. As with other Animaniacs characters, the Warner siblings were part of a loosely-defined cast of players and often made appearances in other characters' segments, often as a running gag, as well as hosting occasional appearances by other characters in their segments.
Series creator Tom Ruegger initially modeled the Warners' personalities heavily on those of his three sons.
Originally, the Warners were intended to be ducks,
The image of the Warners is an homage to cartoon characters from the "rubber hose animation" styles of the early 1930s. Characters consisting of simple black drawings with white faces were very common in cartoons of the 1920s and 1930s, including Bosko and Honey, Felix the Cat, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Bimbo, Flip the Frog, Foxy, Pooch the Pup, and the early version of Mickey Mouse, Pete, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy.
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