Shout! Factory is revisiting a seminal Saturday morning cartoon series from the 1990s, ‘ReBoot’. Beginning on Wednesday March 28, at 3pm PT, Shout! Factory and Twitch will partner to air all 47 episodes of the original series, plus bonus features included on the DVD releases.
Here is their official announcement:
“Warning: Incoming Game”
Shout! Factory TV will partner with social video platform Twitch to host a 24-hour marathon of the complete original series ReBoot on March 28.
Ahead of the show’s upcoming reboot, fans can join the ReBoot revolution and watch all 47 episodes from the original four-season run, alongside two special features:
* “Fast Forward: The Making of ReBoot”
* “Alpha Numeric: Looking Back at ReBoot with Co-Creator Gavin Blair”
The marathon begins Wednesday, March 28 at 3 p.m. PT on Shout! Factory’s official Twitch channel!
And here is the accompanying trailer:
‘ReBoot’ debuted in 1994 on ABC and was the first completely computer animated TV series. (It later moved to the Cartoon Network.) Here is the show’s description:
Welcome to Mainframe. Home to Guardian Bob, formatted to mend and defend. Join the fast-paced action and adventure as Bob and his friends – Dot, her brother Enzo and his trusty dog Frisket – fend off attacks from the superviruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal in their relentless pursuit of chaos and the destruction of Mainframe.
‘ReBoot’ lasted for four seasons and spawned a line of accompanying action figures. Kind of like ‘Tron’, the action was set inside a CGI world inside a computer and the dialogue was peppered with technical jargon, puns, and references, which appealed to older viewers as well as kids.
Shout! Factory has released the original series on DVD complete with extras and they also offer episodes on VOD.
Netflix is set to release a new series ‘ReBoot: The Guardian Code’ which mixes live action and CGI on March 30th, everywhere except in Canada, where it will air on YTV starting in June.