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Rainmaker revives the Mainframe Entertainment brand, announces new ReBoot TV series

Discussion in 'The toonzone - General Animation Discussion' started by Takao, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Takao

    Takao Fight the darkness all around

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    Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.

    While I didn't dive into my opinion on this (there's not much to talk about), I did a write up on this news. I'm a bit skeptical on this show ever existing.
     
  2. ShadowBeast

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    It's not gonna be the same without Tony Jay voicing Megabyte but I guess I'll still check it out.
     
  3. Sonic_Eclipse

    Sonic_Eclipse Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!

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    Meh, I'll believe it when I see some actual footage.

    What ever happened to those ReBoot movies they announced years ago?
     
  4. dumbfoolkid5

    dumbfoolkid5 Well-Known Member

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    And that cliffhanger still annoys me to this day.
     
  5. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Ay Carumba
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    Rainmaker has been on the verge of collapse ever since they bought Mainframe, changed the name and tried to do things their own way.

    Look who came crawling back.....

    Frankly, I would love Canadian CGI to return to its 90s glory days when they were edgier and more creative than anyone else. But this is the second ReBoot reboot to be announced (third if you count the proposed "Binomes" preschool show) and I can't help but be skeptical we'll see this one escape the factory either.
     
  6. Dan's Revenge

    Dan's Revenge "I don't need a job, I need money." - Dan

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    Awesome! I didn't watch too much of the original, but when I did, I liked it!

    Sounds strange to have the name of that show receive just that... a reboot of ReBoot...
     
  7. PC!

    PC! lolwut?

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    I was gonna say, didn't they announce a new ReBoot series, like, ten years ago, and nothing ever came of it?
     
  8. RandomMe

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    There are some plans to recover from a serious damage.
     
  9. I.R. Shokew

    I.R. Shokew DISGRACED and Rooting ONLY for Underdogs

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    To bring an otherwise classic cartoon like this one back will require some really good CGI talent (knowing what we're dealing with here!) - that, and some changes to a lot of things may need to be made to keep things relevant (that's what I'm skeptical about in all of this, too.).
     
  10. SF4Ever

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    You're right, it isn't, but I'll bet Rainmaker might turn to Tim Curry to succeed Tony Jay as Megabyte. Remember Hexodecimal? Kathleen Barr voiced her on the original ReBoot, so chances are, she'll reprise that role.
     
  11. ShadowBeast

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    I think Corey Burton might be a better fit for Megabyte considering the way he voiced Hugo Strange in Batman Arkham City.
     
  12. Takao

    Takao Fight the darkness all around

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    There was Binomes, which was a preschooler aimed spinoff that ultimately never went beyond a pitch. Rainmaker had announced a ReBoot film trilogy back in 2008, but that seemingly never went further publicly than this teaser.
     
  13. GlitchBob

    GlitchBob Founder of the ReBoot Revival

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    Actually, Barr was the voice of Dot Matrix (and Mainframe's system voice). Shirley Millner voiced Hex.
     
  14. PokemonTVDub

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    Very true. However, I heard a lot of people say Jim Cummings sounds almost identical to him, so maybe he'll take over the role. Even if he doesn't, I'm sure they'll find some sound-a-like.
     
  15. SF4Ever

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    Come to think of it, that's true- Jim has had a history of succeeding some of the greatest voice-over legends in the industry in various roles. Over the years, he's succeeded Paul Winchell, Paul Frees and Mel Blanc- don't be surprised if he succeeds Tony Jay, next.
     
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    What cliffhanger? Season 3 ended with such a high note
     
  17. dumbfoolkid5

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    I'm talking bout the season 4 ending. I think you've might have missed it.
     
  18. Takao

    Takao Fight the darkness all around

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    The new ReBoot won’t quite be as fans remember

    More at the link. Unsurprisingly they're pitching the show to YTV.
     
  19. PC!

    PC! lolwut?

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    The changes seem perfectly reasonable to me. Heck, they're pretty much necessary if you want today's kids to understand what the show is talking about.
     
  20. PokemonTVDub

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    Well my interest in this has pretty much gone out the window now. I wanted a satisfying conclusion to the cliffhanger but now we won't even have the original characters. I'll watch it when it airs, but I am longer as excited as I was prior to this news. This is one series that shouldn't be completely "rebooted".
     

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