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ReBoot Cartoon: Clips, Characters, Episodes, and More
Watch Your Favorite ReBoot TV Episodes Once Again!
Perhaps you've heard of the ReBoot cartoon, an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainmen (a Canadian company) from 1994 to 2001. If not, then you're missing out.
The ReBoot animated series was way ahead of its time. It was the first full-lenght computer animated TV series, set in a fictional world inside (you guessed it!) a computer. The animated series starred Bob, the hero, Dot, heroine, Bob's love interest, and owner of Dot's Diner, and Enzo, Dot's kid brother. ReBoot was full of danger, excitement, corny computer-terminology one-liners, and even a little bit of romance.
Looking for more information? Check out the awesome ReBoot Wikipedia page.
The ReBoot Definitive Mainframe Edition - Episodes, Background Material, and More
This is definitely what I'm going to be asking for this Christmas. The box set is comprised of 9 DVDs including Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4, all remastered. The DVDs also include commentaries and a special "Making Of" special. In addition, there's a 20 page booklet included. The one issue that people have reported is that the audio isn't 100% great; still, that's definitely not going to stop me from wanting it!
Watch ReBoot Opening Online - Here's a Taste of the Reboot TV Series
If you've never seen it before, or if it's been so long you can't remember the difference between Hack and Slash, here's your taste!
ReBoot Cartoon Seasons 1 & 2 - Watch All Your Favorite Episodes!
The first two seasons of ReBoot have been remastered, and they're now available on Amazon! For the longest time, it's been almost impossible to get your hands on these shows, and now the wait is over! Watch the beginning of the epic series, in which Guardian Bob does battle against Megabyte and Hexidecimal while simultaneously protecting Mainframe from Incoming Games.
Megabyte and Bob Guitar Duel - Pure, Liquid Nostalgia
ReBoot Seaons 3 & 4 Also Available - Continue Watching the Glory
If you've already gotten ReBoot seasons 1 & 2, the next step is to expand your collection to include seasosn 3 & 4. In these seasons, Guardian Bob has left Mainframe, and Megabyte has taken over while Dot, Enzo, Phong, AndrAIa and Mouse do their best to fight back while hiding out. Eventually, Enzo heads out into the web and adopts the name Matrix.
A Musical That Sums Up Season 3 - Great If Your Memory Is Fuzzy
Download ReBoot Episodes - From Amazon
If you'd rather download awesome ReBoot seasons, or possibly just have a few specific episodes, you can download them from Amazon. Individual episodes run $1.99 each.
It's Coming Back!
ReBoot was so good that it developed a rabid fan base that refused to allow the cartoon die when it went off the air in 2001.
But all hope is not lost. A few years ago, the Rainmaker Income Fund bought Mainframe Entertainment. And now, there are NEW films in the works. (As of November 2011, discussion of future films is ongoing). Let's just hope they keep the original humor and quirky flavor of the ReBoot we've all come to know and love.
ReBoot Movie Trailer - It's Going to be Epic!
What Do You Think About the ReBoot Reboot?
Should ReBoot Get a Second Chance?
If You Love ReBoot... - Why Not Read a Bit About the Art?
The art of ReBoot was revolutionary for its time, and even now it's a nostalgic reminder of an era when character, plot and dialog were more important than shiny graphics that look dated within a year. ReBoot's art is still intriguing, even all of these years later.
How Did You Do On the ReBoot Quiz? - Share Your Score Here!
The ReBoot Cartoon Characters
Reboot Cartoon Family Portrait!
Reboot Character: Bob, Guardian 452
Protector of Mainframe
Bob is a Guardian, which means that whenever the user inputs a game into Mainframe, he has to enter the game and defeat the user, or else that section of Mainframe will disappear forever. He's also got his hands full with dealing with villains in Mainframe itself, such as Megabyte and Hexidecimal. He's a self-assured type who always thinks he can do things on his own, but often finds that he needs the helping hands of his love-interest Dot and her little brother Enzo.
Reboot Character: Dot Matrix
Saves Bob's Butt All the Time
Dot is a creature of many talents. On the one hand, she single-handedly runs one of the busiest diners in Mainframe, Dot's Diner. She's logical and sensible, whereas Bob and Enzo tend to let their thirsts for adventure get in the way of their better judgement. She's always there to lend a helping hand, and often to save Bob's skin. Something that he is very, very appreciative of...
Not only that, but she's a brilliant tactical and logical thinker in her own right, and ends up owning half of the businesses in Mainframe, even before becoming command.com after Phong.
Reboot Character: Enzo Matrix (Young)
Ambitious, Daring Child Always Looking For Trouble
Enzo is one of the more entertaining characters, with his tendency to hatch half-baked plans such as becoming a delivery boy for Megabyte. His thirst for adventure leads him into many scrapes that Bob and Dot need to rescue him from. However, he can hold his own, and turns out to be a valuable addition to their team.
His pet dog Frisket is always by his side ready to help him into (and out of) trouble.
Reboot Character: Phong
Wise Leader of Mainframe
Phong is the wise, if sometimes infuriating, guru who helps Bob on his quests. In order to get advice from Phong, Bob must first win a game of Pong with him. Pong is one of the oldest arcade video games.
As the original Command.com, he lives in the Principle office.
Reboot Character: Megabyte
Scheming Villain, Thought Not Too Bright
Megabyte is the most immediate threat to the safety of Mainframe, although his lack of foresight often leads him to diffuse his own plans for computer domination. He wants power, the more, the better. Most of all, he seeks to gain Bob's access codes to the Supercomputer, so that he can wreak havoc on a more epic scale.
Bonus: Megabyte is actually Hexidecimal's brother!
Reboot Character: Hexidecimal
Tricky and Somewhat Insane Villain
You never know what Hexidecimal is going to pull next. She's as much into creating chaos as she is into gaining power for her own uses. Her face doesn't change expression; instead, she uses an endless series of masks to express pleasure, anger, and pure madness. She's classified as a virus, and holds court from her home in Lost Angles. Guardian Bob leaves the viruses alone as long as they don't cause trouble, but he's quick to catch them if they start getting feisty. Hexidecimal controls the nulls, which are worm-like creatures capable of eating everything in their path.
Reboot Character: Matrix (Grown Up Enzo)
Violent Killer With a Soft Spot
After a game gone wrong, Enzo ends up stuck in the game world where time is sped up. When he finally makes it back to Mainframe, he's aged into an adult, and his experiences have hardened him. He viciously kills any virus that he comes across, but will take time to help people in trouble, if grudgingly. He changes his name to "Matrix" to distance himself from happy, buoyant, but weak child he once was.
ReBoot TV Episodes - Season One
Season I (1994-1995)
Episode 1: The Tearing
Bob, Dot and Enzo enter a game to stop Megabyte (the villain) from gaining control of the user.
Episode 2: Racing the Clock
Bob unknowingly delivers a mask with a delete command from Megabyte to Hexidecimal (another villain).
Episode 3: Quick and the Fed
Dot almost gets erased by a magnet, and Bob has to get some "really slow food" to save her. First appearance of Phong, the wise mentor.
Episode 4: Medusa Bug
Megabyte steals one of Hexidecimal's weapons, that turns out to be a viral bug that turns everything to stone.
Episode 5: The TIFF
An argument between Bob and Dot can only be solved by the appearance of a game.
Episode 6: In the Belly of the Beast
Frisket (Enzo's dog) swallows an UNFORMAT command, and the pair are chased by Megabyte, who wants the command for his own uses.
Episode 7: The Crimson Binome
Dot must fight pirates to save Bob, who has been taken hostage.
Episode 8: Enzo the Smart
Enzo gets smarter by reducing the computer's clock speed, which makes everyone else dumber. Enzo has to save the day.
Episode 9: Wizards, Warriors, and a Word from our Sponsor
Bob, Dot, Enzo, and Mike the (annoying) Announcer TV must band together to win a role-playing game.
Episode 10 The Great Brain Robbery
Megabyte tries to take over Bob's brain, but ends up in Enzo's head instead. Mouse is introduced, and Dot gets jealous.
- ReBoot Episode Guide
Check out this site for a complete list of episodes, along with story lines and references.