By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders.
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs were just after my time. I was all into Tiny Toons and Duck Tales, but these came later. The extra features on the third volume DVDs of each totally play to adults who may have been fans as kids, or who may just be getting into them. It's smart, because even for kid viewers, talk up to them, respect them.
DVD Review: Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs
"In Cadence with Richard Stone" talks about the late composer. It's a how to, technical feature on animation composition and cues, analyzing how important they are for the magic of the show. "They Can't Help It If They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way" is more of an EPK style talking heads piece, but again it's straight, not dumbed down for kids.
"It's All About the Fans" begins with interviews with grown-up fans at San Diego Comic Con. It moves into the voice actors reflecting on their time their, and their encounters with other fans, including some celebrities. It is all high quality, mature production for animation enthusiasts.