Canada’s Corus Entertainment has greenlit a reimagined version of ReBoot from Mainframe Entertainment, the TV division of Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment.
Timed to tie in with the 20th anniversary of television’s first completely computer-animated series, Mainframe is producing 26 half hours of live-action/CG-animated hybrid Reboot: The Guardian Code, created by Michael Hefferon, to be distributed by TWC/Dimension Television in all territories other than Canada.
The original ReBoot premiered in 1994 on Corus kids channel YTV, and followed the adventures of heroic Guardians who battled viruses inside computer systems.
Two decades later, Reboot: The Guardian Code upgrades the original concept for today’s tech-savvy kids. The new series stars four teens who discover they’re next-gen Guardians, charged with a mission to save the world by defending it in cyberspace. Aimed at children, tweens and teens, The Guardian Code aims to bring new technologies and coding into the mainstream for kids.
Over the course of four seasons in the 1990s, ReBoot‘s 48 episodes sold into 84 counties. The show also spawned a consumer products program that included a toy line from Irwin Toys and a video game from Electronic Arts.
Photo Caption: Reboot: The Guardian Code – Austin in cyberspace as Vector, ready to “mend and defend” against an old-time foe. Photo Credit: Rainmaker Entertainment