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Reimagined 'ReBoot' Series Comes to Netflix March 30

Viewers in Canada will have to wait to June to see the Mainframe Studios series produced in 4K using the Unreal game engine on YTV. 

'ReBoot: The Guardian Code' mixes live action with CG animation produced in 4K using the Unreal game engine.

TORONTO -- Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced that the hybrid live-action/CG animated series 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 animation built in the Unreal game engine with 4K resolution. The series is distributed by Nelvana and produced by Mainframe Studios, a division of WOW! Unlimited Media. Nelvana also will 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 of 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 Hefferon. “We are delighted to work with Nelvana to bring the show to audiences everywhere”.

Netflix’s ReBoot: The Guardian Code follows four teenagers who 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.

Source: Nelvana, Mainframe

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.