Freakazoid! is an American animated television series, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation that aired for 2 seasons between 1995 and 1997. Then, after cancellation, reruns aired on Cartoon Network through 2003. Bruce Timm, best known as a major principal of the DC animated universe, originally intended it to be a straightforward superhero action-adventure cartoon with comic overtones, but executive producer Steven Spielberg asked series producer/writer Tom Ruegger and the Animaniacs team to turn Freakazoid! into a flat-out comedy.