ReBoot, the innovative Canadian CG animated series about a civilization that exists inside a computer, is coming to DVD. The series’ production company, Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. and Shout!Factory have agreed on a deal that will see the critically acclaimed series available in 2011.
Details follow the jump.
Shout! Factory and Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.
Announce Content Deal
SHOUT! FACTORY SECURES HIGHLY POPULAR CG ANIMATED TV CLASSIC REBOOT
FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION
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.