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1. General

ReBoot is the first TV series produced entirely with computer graphics. It has been shown in 40 countries including the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and those in western Europe and South America. The show is dubbed in several languages, among them Spanish, French, and German. ReBoot premiered in the U.S. on September 10, 1994.

ReBoot is a highly original, clever show, with fast action and dozens of computer puns, in-jokes, and pop culture references. But don't worry -- you don't have to be a programmer to get caught up in it. The computer effects (for example, in "Racing the Clock," "The Crimson Binome," and "Firewall") can be astounding. Most of the action takes place in Mainframe, a "city" on the Net. Most episodes center around Bob, Dot, and Enzo, their adventures and misadventures, and their conflicts with the evil Megabyte. Often the User will input a game, and the show's characters will "reboot" into characters in the game, for example, wizards, knights, race car drivers, etc.

ReBoot takes on a much more serious look and feel in season 3, which has not begun airing yet in the U.S. AndrAIa and Enzo undergo major upgrades, Enzo now calling himself Matrix. The relationship between he and AndrAIa develops from puppy love into a serious romance, and Megabyte and Hexadecimal become brutal -- even ruthless -- in their attempts to conquer Mainframe.

ReBoot is produced by a team of animators at Mainframe Entertainment in Vancouver, British Columbia using SiliconGraphics workstations running Softimage. Some of the show's staff created the animation for the Dire Straits video "Money for Nothing" in 1985. Each episode requires about three weeks to produce. Mainframe Entertainment is also responsible for the animated series "Beast Wars."