Volume 2: Another nostlagic trip for me to rekindle my enjoyment of these absolutely wacky cartoons. And, quite extraordinarily, all three volumes of the compilations, although supposedly Region 1 only (US), play on region 2 DVD players (UK), too! And I've tried them on a number of different players with the same result.
What I like about the Animaniacs is that each 'episode' varied in content. It's never just the Animaniacs (the two Warner Brothers and their sister Dot) but other characters plus filler idiocy, too. The quality of the animation is excellent - these are not walking and talking heads cartoons but pretty full animation. And a full orchestra is used with music being specifically timed to the visuals, recreating the experience that I enjoyed in the 'golden days' of animation. A lot of the items have songs in them, these ranging from plain daft to rather clever and fast paced. The jokes, puns, songs, humour in general could be enjoyed by children and parents alike, as there's a lot of jokes and references to past classics, people and places.
If you like full animation, zany humour with some nostalgia, you will enjoy The Animaniacs. Highly recommended - enjoy!