Yakko, Wakko and Dot Warner (also known as "The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister)", "The Warner Siblings", or just simply "The Warners") are the three main characters from the Warner Bros. animated television series Animaniacs. They are a trio of cartoon characters of unknown species (creator Tom Ruegger stated in an interview that their species is "Cartoonus characterus") who were, according to the series' fictional backstory, created in 1929 and eventually locked away in the Warner Bros. Studio's water tower because of their uncontrollable zaniness. Yakko is the tall, talkative one who is a big-time smart aleck; Wakko is the absurd one with a large appetite; and Dot is the cute one.