Shout! Factory and Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. Announce Content DealSHOUT! FACTORY SECURES HIGHLY POPULAR CG ANIMATED TV CLASSIC REBOOT FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia – Insert Date – 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! FactoryShout! 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. # # #
Oct. 19, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST
Saw the opportunity and I had to jump on it. I'll let the rest of you have your discussions now.
Oct. 19, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST
Cartoon Network. <P> Oh wait, CN is going the live-action route. <P> Nevermind. Not enough room at "Cartoon" Network for  ‍‍‍‍<br>cartoons  ‍‍‍&zwj</br>
Oct. 19, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST
by A G
Even back then.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST
second season was a little better this aint front page news better for coaxial.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST
Reboot was groundbreaking and damn smart. The references to games and early computing and the internet were fantastic - along with the inspiration from Tron - programmes living inside a network playing games. It was the highlight of my week on TV when it was aired in the mid-90's in South Africa. I've been trying to track down legitimate DVD's for years, looking at at everywhere between Australia and Germany. Some of them are highly collectable and cost a bundle! It's great that the entire series is being re-released. I just hope that they also make a new series to continue from the last cliff hanger!
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST
by Saint Andeol
fucking love this show. i agree the first season was weaker, but i think they ended up changing it to appeal to an older audience, and once it got rolling it had some great stuff.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST
Didn't start getting good until party way through the second season. When the threat of The Web came to mainframe. The third season was easily it's best. I was a pretty big fan of the show as a kid
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST
The early going was weaker because they were fighting a constant battle with the idiot censors at ABC; when the show and the network parted ways, it got immeasurably better.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST
These two shows were apart of my child hood. They air this on "teletoon retro" here in Canada(along with Batman:TAS, Real Ghostbusters, Looney Tunes, beetlejuice etc etc). This show was great all the way through. Good stuff can't wait. "Beast Wars!" In my opinion is the best rendition of transformers lore ever to grace the screen
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST
Better than Reboot and arguably better than MIB 2.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST
See ya Mr. C.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST
Loved that show. Very dark at some points but also very PC with the wheelchair bound guy(who actually was pretty funny). Get this show on DVD(besides in fucking australia) ASAP! make it so!
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST
The headache inducing clunkiness made me change the channel even when commercials for this pile of shit came on. Also how the fuck do you guys still have jobs if this is the only COOL news you can come up with.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST
This might be the first cartoon show I actually buy on DVD. So many great Saturday Morning memories. This along with the X-men and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the best shows we had on Saturday mornings.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST
R.I.P. Tom Bosley and "Boy" from the Tarzan movies (30's & 40's).
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST
about damn time! LOVE ReBoot, too bad it never got an ending
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST
I bet he died cause this crap cartoon.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST
shovel it somewhere else, fucker
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
Not just one of those fond memory shows, but a real show with character development and a fantastic story arc.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST
Captain Power & the Soldiers of the Future while you're at it! now that was pretty cool.....
Dont cry because i made fun of your cartoon. Spidercoz. Just get back to your world of warcraft match and youll be ok.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST
Spidercoz: "hey you wanna come watch old Reboot episodes? " Woman:"No" Tom bosley: fuck im dead
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST
...and do it back before the vast majority of the world knew what the hell "Evil Dead" was.<P>So that counts for something in my book. Plus, Megabyte was bad-ass.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST
...and nods, stroking his little beard that ends with a wheel! YESSS!
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST
Saturday morning claymation at it's finest.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST
And front runner for douche of the week(and it's only Tuesday). Ignorance must be bliss. Reboot was an amazing show for a cartoon created for kids. It was genius for the time(even having a spoof of James bond main title sequence in one episode, again a kids show) and holds up exceedingly well over the years. atm216 your a douche for not respecting the glory of this show. Dont like it? That's fine it means your probably a rube(always wanted to call someone a rube) but don't disrespect the god damn thing with your doucheness you douche. Go clean a vagina
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST
I've been trying to figure out the fucking name of that show for a long time and look at you coming here and blowing my mind. Gotta love a blast from the past
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST
$&%^ YOU HOLLYWOOD!!! CAN'T YOU DO ANYTHING ORIGINAL ANYMORE??!!!
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST
Glad I could bring you childhood back even if for just a second.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST
Agreed. Reboot was awesome. I'm going to buy those dvds.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST
Alot of the episodes are on youtube if anyone wants a nostalgia kick.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST
Ahahaha. Oh i can see you sitting in your swivel chairs watching reboot and drinking mtn dew code red. Your cats litter box ever so close. Fat nerd fingers grasping a half empty chip bag. Not a fucking female for miles.
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST
denigrating people you've never seen, you're so clever, if people only understood just how awesome you, atm216, really are, you the new pope of awesometown, just rolling in the pussy, everyone should try to be more like you in regards to awesomeness, because you are, like, the taylor lautner of the talkbacks, men want to be you, women want to fuck you, and the goats, the goats, because you can not be any more...AWESOME
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST
... Where a show can be the best thing ever or the worst thing ever in the same page. <p> also, don't feed the trolls. :p
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST
by judge dredds fresh undies
which was indeed awesome. CG Bruce Campbell ftw. IM DEAD BY DAWN IM DEAD BY DAWN.
Oct. 19, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST
Arguably one of the best things to come from Nickelodeon, if not *the* best.
Oct. 19, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST
The 90s called and they want all your tired old 'nerd' stereotypes back. (I know because they called me first and they also want this 'the XX's called' joke back)
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST
I remember seeing an episode from a later season and thing "WTF with that?"
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST
It'll suck anyway, but why the fuck not, right?
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST
I didn't have Nickelodeon or even cable at the time, so I only saw the first season. Later, I saw some episodes from Season 3 or 4 while I was in the UK. I remember figuring out that Enzo had grown and was now the Guardian. The main thing I remember about the show was that Dot Matrix was pretty damn hot for a green-skinned, somewhat-badly-rendered computer animation with plastic hair.
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST
It came out earlier this year from Shout! Factory. You can buy it at www.shoutfactorystore.com.
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
voice talent of Tony Jay! Designs by 200AD's Brendan McCarthy and Ian Gibson. Oh happy days (not a Bosley reference, but sad to hear he's gone).
Oct. 19, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST
It'll be for the modern generation and will look like Tron: Legacy... we'll also get parodies of Halo and Mass Effect and maybe we'll get to see Enzo kick some live action kids ass while he's using Kinect... Anyone remember that episode with the Mortal Kombat spoof? Awesome stuff! I used to watch that Bump in the Night show too along with a bunch of other stuff...
Oct. 19, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST
Reboot? Who ever heard of it?
Oct. 19, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST
This is amazing seeing how I grew up with this show. F..a.n..t..a..s..t..i...c. and Transformers: Beast Wars is a very good show...oh nostalgia.
Oct. 19, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST
I'm done with AICN
Oct. 19, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST
Evil Dead 2 homage, kid Enzo getting killed in the Mortal Kombat game and thus begining his exile, "Matrix" and Andraia grown up. Good times.
Oct. 20, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST
Recently watched a bunch of episodes, and there was a loooot of dialogue I missed out on as a kid that I get now.
Oct. 20, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST
Great news! I was always a fan. Been waiting for this for a while.
Oct. 20, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Oct. 20, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST
Oct. 20, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
Lol they could have done without spoiling the season 2 finale though, but dammit. I want it now.<BR><BR>I also think this release is in part to spark interest into reboot again to get the movie finally off the ground which they have been trying to do for years. (there is even a teaser trailer on rainmakers site.)
Oct. 20, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
That was the show for every kid that was into action adventure, and at the same time had way too much knowledge of computers and gaming to boot. The later seasons got pretty grimdark, but the storylines that Bob Forward hooked up kept you hanging on.
Oct. 20, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST
Loved it. Also, what the hell did they do to this show, first seasons was good, s3 catered to horny teens.