A part of your childhood from the 1990s is set to be reborn. Vancouver’s Reboot animated television series is being ‘re-booted’ in time for its 20th anniversary.
Reboot was made in Vancouver and first premiered on Canada’s Youth Television (YTV) and the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 1994 as the world’s first fully computer-animated (CGI) television series. Production first began in the 1980s but it was only until the 1990s that the technology was available for the show to be produced. It was by far the largest 3D animation project ever undertaken at the time, and it signalled the strong beginning’s of Vancouver’s world renowned digital media industry.
The show was canceled after the Walt Disney Company purchased ABC, giving its first run a total of 48 half-hour episodes over four seasons.
Video of the opening introduction of Reboot:
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B.C.-based Rainmaker Entertainment is bringing back the show with the latest in computer animation technology and has restored their television division Mainframe Entertainment. The show centred on the digital world of Mainframe, where a guardian program (Bob) and his friends (Enzo and Dot) defended ‘the system’ from super viruses (Megabyte and Hexadecimal) bet on creating havoc and destruction.
“We are excited to focus our television production activities under the Mainframe brand with an all-new version of ReBoot… [it’s] certain to be embraced by a new generation of fans,” said Michael Hefferon, President and Executive Producer of Mainframe parent Rainmaker Entertainment
Acquired from Starz Media in 2006 by then newly-established Rainmaker Entertainment, Mainframe Entertainment was responsible for an impressive production slate throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s, including several seasons of ReBoot, as well as the critically-acclaimed ‘Transformers’ spin-offBeast Wars. Mainframe credits also include Weird-Oh’s, Spider-Man, Action Man, Heavy Gear, Max Steel, Scary Godmother and Barbie.
Image: Mainframe Entertainment