This animated release includes all 47 episodes from the sci-fi adventure series ReBoot. Originally airing in 1994, ReBoot was the very first all computer animated half-hour TV show. The story follows Bob and his friends Dot and Enzo, as well as his dog Frisket as they do cyberspace battle against villains like Megabyte and Hexadecimal, who vie for control of the world of Mainframe.
20-page booklet; New commentaries; Fast Forward: The Making of ReBoot; A look back with co-creator Gavin Blair; Original animated models
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Reboot was the first fully animated CG TV series, made by the same folks who made the first CG animated music video a decade before. This show was always ahead of it's time, especially in the graphics department, which better each season. Comparing the animation to the games of the time, the animation in this show is far superior & to this day still looks really good, especially in season 3. This series also aged with it's viewers, becoming more mature as it went along, starting as a lighthearted comedy with goofy gags, annoying stock cartoon sound effects & self-contained episodes that didn't connect, & slowly blossomed into a serious grimdark action serious where each episode lead in into the next. Like "Adventure Time" "Ren & Stimpy" & "Animaniacs," this series was notorious for trying to get as much stuff past the censors as possible, but don't be afraid to watch it with your kids, because this stuff will go right over their heads (Except season 4, which is blatantly aimed at teens & adults). Also like "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" "Homestar Runner," & "Regular Show," this series wass notorious for dated nostalgic pop culture references that kids won't get & geeks will sequel over. I would personally rank this show with X-Men, Gargoyles, & Batman TAS as one of the greatest cartoons of the 90s that are guaranteed not to disappoint you when rewatching them as an adult. I honestly think Pixar & Dreamworks could stand to learn a few lessons from this show about writing for mixed-aged audiences & on how to write characters. One of the things that cracks me up about this series is the initial protagonist Bob; you really just don't get guys like him out of Hollywood movies. He's very androgynous (you might not realize it until you've seen every other male Sprite in the series) & he's gentle & adorably virginal & the reluctant love interest of aggressive female Sprites, Viruses, Hackers, Binomes, & a g@y waiter. Meanwhile the very buff macho manly Matrix annoys the snot out of women & is only the love interest of a single Game Sprite. While women in this series appear very voluptuous & wear skin-tight revealing clothing with slow catty walks, they have solid personalities, nothing insultingly girly, but smart, powerful, strong willed warriors who won't take no for an answer.