ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition - Advanced Order!

ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition is now available for Advanced Order!

From the Shout! Factory Store:

This 9-DVD set features the complete series as well as more bonus features than your CPU can process! Plus, pre-order with us and receive a limited-edition 3D lenticular postcard only available here as our free gift to you! You can see an image of it below, but of course it doesn't do the 3D much justice. You really have to see it in person to get the full effect... and trust us, it looks fantastic!

Limited-Edition ReBoot 3D Lenticular Card

For our Canadian customers, we're offering a special shipping rate of $9.99, but due to a glitch in our mainframe (blame Megabyte) it only applies if your order contains only ReBoot and only one copy per order. Of course, you can place as many orders as you'd like!

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 viruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal in their relentless pursuit of chaos and the destruction of Mainframe.

Known as the very first completely computer-animated half-hour TV series, ReBoot debuted in the United States on ABC’s Saturday-morning block in 1994 and has captured the hearts and imaginations of kids and gamers ever since!

Bonus Features:
  • 20-page booklet
  • Fast Forward: The Making of ReBoot
  • A Look Back at ReBoot with Co-Creator Gavin Blair
  • Original Animated Character Models
  • Commentaries featuring Producer Christopher Brough, Designer/Storyboard Artist Blair Peters, Animator/Director Zeke Norton, Michael Benyaer (“Bob”), Ian James Corlett (“Glitch Bob”) and Voice Director Michael Donovan (“Phong”/”Mike the TV”)

ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition
(Click on the above image to set your Advanced Order!)
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Complete Series on DVD is in the works for 2011!

Yes, there's finally some news to report! We've all wanted a complete collection of all four seasons of ReBoot, right? Well it looks like we'll get what we've wanted for so long!

From the TVShowsOnDVD.com article:

Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia - Shout! Factory and Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:RNK) announced today a new alliance to bring the groundbreaking, internationally renowned CGI animation TV series ReBoot to the home entertainment marketplace. Under its multi-year agreement with Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc., Shout! Factory will be the exclusive home entertainment distributor with digital rights to the entire action-packed series ReBoot in North America. This announcement was made by Shout! Factory founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Terry Kalagian, Vice President of Business Development for Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.

"We are thrilled with this opportunity to work with Rainmaker Entertainment, a globally recognized studio for its stunning animation in film and TV," state Shout! Factory founding partners. "ReBoot is a celebrated TV property, boasting a large worldwide fan following. This program lines up perfectly with the Shout! Factory brand. We hope this is just the start of a mutually beneficial relationship with Rainmaker."

"ReBoot fans have been urging us to release the series on DVD," said Terry Kalagian, VP of Business Development for Rainmaker. "We are overjoyed to have finally found the perfect partners at Shout! Factory to help give fans what they want."

Hailed by critics and fans alike, ReBoot made history for being the first fully computer-generated animated TV series. Its unique setting inside a computer allows ReBoot to mine the references to computers and video games for all they're worth, giving the show its humorous edge. ReBoot was originally seen on North American television in 1994 on YTV in Canada and on ABC Television in the U.S. The series ran four successful seasons, and was eventually seen in over 70 countries around the world. The innovative animation, insider humor and high octane action combine to give fans a lot of binary bang for their buck.

Dot Matrix and her brother Enzo, plus thousands of friendly binomes, live in Mainframe, which is plagued by viruses Megabyte and sister strain Hexadecimal. Guardian Bob is sent from the Net to protect them, and soon makes it his home. Together, they must prevent Megabyte from taking control of all the systems. As an added complication, games being played by the mystical User invade the system regularly, and must be defeated, or else portions of the city are laid waste... this gives us a chance to see every genre of video-game ever conceived, from the point of view of the characters! When Megabyte finally manages to banish Bob, Enzo takes over as the city's Guardian, but things will never be quite the same.

Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of the ReBoot home entertainment product-line, beginning with the collectible Complete Series DVD box set release and digital distribution in 2011.

Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., a multifaceted animation studio, is one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. With an innovative history that spans over 15 years, Rainmaker today continues to tell engaging stories and create compelling characters for all media. The studio's 200 creatively-inspired artists and storytellers are currently in development on the company's first slate of proprietary projects. Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company broke ground by producing the first ever CGI animation series ReBoot. In addition to developing its own properties, Rainmaker also produces feature length DVD's for many top international brands including Barbie, Max Steele, Tony Hawk, and more. Rainmaker's clients include Mattel, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Sony, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and MTV. For more information, go to www.rainmaker.com.

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

Found a topic about it at the Shout! Factory forums.

A guy named Brian Ward (apparently the Producer/Manager, DVD & Home Video) had this to say:
Yep. Working on 'em. This time 'round, however, I'm joined by MEGA-ReBoot fan Kristin Kennedy. Already working hard on bonus materials, both new and archival. We'll keep you as informed as we can. For now, though, rejoice in the announcement.

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Sneak peak of ReBoot movie Guardian?

On the "Our Studio" section of the Rainmaker website there is a video titled "Have a peak inside the studio".

As you watch the video, it goes through shots of employees and also animation they're working on. We see a few clips of the Game Cube teaser trailer we saw months ago.

After "Passion" comes up, there appears to be a digital character being loaded.

Hmm... unsure right?

Look closer at the side (rotated):

Text clearly reads: "Loading Guardian".

Thoughts on this?

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Facebook - ReBoot Profile Pic January

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Fic Thing

I don't remember if I ever posted this before.
If I did, feel free to ignore.

I really love trying to figure out the culture and soforth of the ReBoot world. I see the Net as the more civilized place to be, the WEB as rather barbaric and old-fashioned by comparison.

This started out as a simple exploratory and it sorta snowballed from there.
Unintentionally related to Old Apartment

Questions/comments/whatever welcome.

Fandom: ReBoot
Title: Unpacking
Characters: Bob, web riders
Rating: PG/PG13
Set: Season IV; After Bob and co. return to MainFrame, before Daemon becomes a problem.
Summary: You really miss things like running water and convection heat when you don't have them.
Warnings: Implied Sprite undress (Nothing explicit, I promise. I mean c'mon, it's ME.)

Nullzilla had taken care of his last attempts at interior design, and the system restore had reverted the modest flat back to its original tacky and slightly Spartan furnishings.Collapse )

This is Good, Real Good

The ReBoot Revival Has Started

The countdown is complete! Visit ReBoot.com and read the first installment of the Code of Honor storyline: Paradigms Lost. Sign-up (or login if you've already registered on Zeros2Heroes) to leave comments and critiques. Check out the special thanks section, you'll probably find your name listed -- mine is! Lastly, click on 'Coming Soon' for a bit of info on the trilogy of movies and two comic wallpapers.

You can continue to follow the process of its creation at the writers/artists/editors blog: http://rebootcomic.zeros2heroes.com/

The comic is amazing -- all of it. But don't let my humble opinion stand for yours. Go read it!


PS Yes, do tell me if I need to lj-cut the photo. It just perfectly matches my jubilation.

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