Warner Bros.' Histeria! is an edutainment cartoon of the late 1990s, created by Tom Ruegger. Unlike other similar shows by Warmer Bros. Animation, Histeria!'s purpose was not simply to entertain, but to also attempt to teach history as well, a residual effect of the network having to meet the FCC's recently implemented requirements. A regular cast of characters would visit a different period or event in history and explain the event in a humorous skit or short segment. Frequently things were made into songs, historical figures had celebrity personalities, and various segments parodied contemporary entertainment (i.e. singing a song about in a parody of the theme song).
Histeria! aired on Kids' WB! from 1998 to 2001. It was to be WB's most ambitious project since Animaniacs. Like the aforementioned, there were 65 episodes that were originally going to be made, but due to being $10 million over budget, only 52 episodes were completed before production was canceled in November 1998. More recently, the show has been in reruns on In2TV (part of AOL Video), first from March to July 2006, and then from October 2006 to December 2008. The complete series was released on DVD through the Warner Archive Collection on July 12, 2016.
- Main article: Histeria! episode list