The first ever completely CGI animated series ‘ReBoot’ is being rebooted! B.C. animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has announced that it has renamed its TV division to Mainframe Entertainment and will be working to launch a new take on the classic 90s series. ‘ReBoot’ was set within the computer world called The Mainframe, where Bob and his friends Dot Matrix, her brother Enzo and their dog Frisket defend their world against The User and viruses like Megabyte and Hexadecimal.
The announcement comes on the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut in 1994. It ran for two seasons in the US and three in Canada. (It was cancelled in the US when Disney bought the ABC network, on which it aired. The episodes later aired on the Cartoon Network.) Later, a fourth season was produced and released in the US as two direct to video movies. Mainframe also produced the popular ‘Transformers Beast Wars’ series around the same time which resulted in the delays between the ‘ReBoot’ seasons.
While the studio has announced that they are developing the new series, it has not yet been picked up by any particular network.
If you’re a fan, you may want to hold back on celebrating just yet. In 2008, the studio announced a film trilogy and even released a trailer, but five years later, nothing has materialized. Here is that teaser:
The studio released a feature-length movie this year, ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ and are at work on another film based on the video game ‘Ratchet and Clank’.
Hopefully this new series will not just be another empty promise. In the meantime, enjoy the first episode of the original series after the jump.
Are you a child of the 90s? Was ‘ReBoot’ on your radar? If so, does this excite you? Comment below!
Source The Huffington Post