- This article is about the TV series. For the characters of the same name, see Pinky and The Brain (characters).
Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series and spinoff of Animaniacs starring Pinky and the Brain. The show ran from 1995 and 1998 on Kids' WB!. The pair later spun off into their second and last series, Pinky, Elmyra, & The Brain, paired with Tiny Toon Adventures star, Elmyra Duff. The executive producer for the show was Stephen Spielberg.
Reruns aired on The WB, Kids WB, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Disney XD. As of November 2016, there are no more reruns of the show.
Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility to test 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 mentioned in later episodes (for example, Brain's "human suit" used in "Win Big" reappears when Brain faces Snowball in "Snowball").
- Brain's Parents
- Pinky's Family
- Roman Numeral I (Romy)
- Mr. Itch
- Main article: List of Pinky & The Brain episodes
Pinky and the Brain comprised 65 episodes over a total of four seasons.
The pair later spun off into their second and last series, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain with Tiny Toons star Elmyra Duff. Yet Pinky and the Brain is itself 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.