ReBoot was produced in Canada and is 100% CGI (Computer Generated Imagery).
It was created on
Silicon Graphics workstations
Seven episodes were originally produced for the first season (Fall 1994).
An additional six episodes were added to the first season when the
the show was renewed for a second season.
The third season has been shown on the YTV
network in Canada. In the US, it will air on the
Cartoon Network starting in January of 1999.
The show has won a Gemini Award for the Canadian best animated program
series on the YTV network.
The concept for ReBoot was copyrighted in 1991 (which is the date in the
end credits), but the first show was produced in April of 1993 and shown
in the US on ABC in September 1994. Much of the visual design of the
show was done by Brendan McCarthy, a well-known comic book artist.
Brendan has a new project: Z-MEN.
It took six weeks to produce a pair of half-hour shows during the first
season. They produce
two or more shows in parallel, so that all the animators won't be reporting
to a single director. Only a few seconds of finished product are created
per animator on a typical work day.
Mainframe is hiring animators now.
The Toy Story web page has the history of computer graphics,
an excerpt from the book "Becoming a Computer Animator" by Michael Morrison.
Created by Mainframe Entertainment Inc.
Mainframe Entertainment Inc
Mainframe has gone public. Shares of stock have been traded on the TSC
(Toronto Stock Exchange) since 16-Jun-97. (Ticker symbol MFE).
The guy that did all the music for ReBoot has his own website:
Bob Buckley Productions.
ReBoot does not have a fan club at this time.
Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.
2025 West Broadway, Suite 500
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1Z6
If you wish to write to the producers to tell them what you think
of their show, use the address above for sending fan mail.
To repeat: There is no fan club.
Distributed internationally by Alliance
Alliance does the international distribution. For questions about ReBoot
in North America, contact Mainframe at address above.
Alliance has several QuickTime movies showing
the people who create ReBoot.
Co-produced with YTV
The story takes place in the city of Mainframe, somewhere on the Net.
The bad guys are trying to break out and access the Supercomputer.
Every once in a while the User downloads a game, and the citizens of
Mainframe are called to battle.
64 Jefferson Avenue - Unit 18
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3H3
Phone: (416)534-1191, Viewer Relations
During the opening sequence, Mainframe shows up as a round city
floating above a sea of blue. If you look carefully at the 2 o'clock
position, you can see the three olive-drab skyscrapers that are Baudway.
(The buildings are the size of a larger "The Broadway" department store.)
Dot's Diner is on the top level near Baudway.
Megabyte's tower, the Silicon Tor, is somewhere in the industrial sector.
Hexadecimal has a lair under the streets of Lost Angles.
Phong lives in the Principle Office at the very center.
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