NELVANA AND WOW! UNLIMITED MEDIA’S MAINFRAME STUDIOS REIMAGINE 90S CULT CLASSIC WITH NEW SERIES REBOOT: THE GUARDIAN CODE
Series Set to Debut Worldwide March 30
Toronto, CANADA – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is excited to announce that the hybrid live-action/CG animated hybrid ReBoot: The Guardian Code will premiere as a Netflix original series worldwide excluding Canada on March 30 and exclusively on YTV in Canada in June. Created by Michael Hefferon, the reimagined version of the 1994 animated classic ReBoot is the first television series to feature awe-inspiring animation built in the Unreal game engine with 4K resolution. The engaging series is distributed by Nelvana and produced by Mainframe Studios, a division of WOW! Unlimited Media. Nelvana will also represent the series for global licensing and merchandising.
“We’re proud to work with the talented team at Mainframe on the distribution of this cutting-edge new series,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “The contemporary storylines and state-of-the-art technologies of Reboot: The Guardian Code will create an awe-inspiring experience for a new generation of viewers all over the world.”
“The innovative approach used in creating ReBoot: The Guardian Code utilizing the Unreal game engine delivers a truly unique and engaging 360-degree experience for kids,” said creator Michael Hefferon. “We are delighted to work with Nelvana to bring the show to audiences everywhere”.
Netflix’s ReBoot: The Guardian Code is a thrilling hybrid live-action/CG-animated original series following the journey of four teenagers, Austin, Parker, Tamra, and Trey. On their first day at Alan Turning High, these unsuspecting teens discover they’ve been preselected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of Cyberspace with a mission to save the world – by defending it in cyberspace. With the help of VERA, ReBoot’s heroes digitize into cyberspace where they use their code-based powers to combat viruses unleashed by a merciless hacker. Known only as ‘Sourcerer’, this devious hacker seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace, and it’s up to the Guardians to stop him.
ReBoot: The Guardian Code was inspired by the original ReBoot series that premiered on Corus’ kids channel YTV in 1994 and aired until 2001. (Nelvana)