For Immediate ReleaseSHOUT! FACTORY AND
RAINMAKER ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE
ULTIMATE REBOOT FAN ART CONTEST
Following the enthusiastic response to the Ultimate ReBoot
Fan Art Contest, as part of the ongoing excitement surrounding the highly anticipated ReBoot
home entertainment product-line in 2011, Shout! Factory and Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. are pleased to announce the winners from the recent nationwide search for the most distinctive rendition of fan favorite characters from the popular CGI animated series ReBoot
Brendan McCarthy, the original production designer of ReBoot
, along with Rainmaker Entertainment and Shout! Factory, have selected 5 entries deemed as the most distinctive to be showcased in the first edition booklet accompanying ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition Complete Series
Collectors DVD box set. Each winner will also be awarded with a complimentary Complete Series
collectors DVD box set due out next year.
The winners of the Ultimate ReBoot
Fan Art Contest are as follows:
- Mike Rieger of Calgary, Alberta
for portrait of AndrAIa.
- Jimmy Xu of Toronto, Ontario
for images of villains Megabyte and Gigabyte.
- Erin Nagy of London, Ontario
for interpretation of all the main characters in a group.
- Maxwell McQuinn of Toronto, Ontario
for Hexadecimal T-shirt design.
Hailed by critics and fans alike, ReBoot
made history for being the first fully computer-generated animated TV series. Its unique setting inside a computer allows ReBoot
to mine the references to computers and video games, giving the show its humorous edge. ReBoot
was originally seen on North American television in 1994 on YTV in Canada and on ABC Television in the U.S. The series ran four successful seasons and was eventually seen in over 70 countries around the world. The innovative animation, insider humor and high octane action combine to give fans a lot of binary bang for their buck.
As excitement continues to build for upcoming ReBoot
home entertainment releases, Shout! Factory and Rainmaker Entertainment will announce additional news, events and fan driven activities in forthcoming months on ShoutFactory.com and ReBoot.com.
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., a multifaceted animation studio, is one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. With an innovative history that spans over 15 years, Rainmaker today continues to tell engaging stories and create compelling characters for all media. The studio's 200 creatively-inspired artists and storytellers are currently in development on the company's first slate of proprietary projects. Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company broke ground by producing the first ever CGI animation series ReBoot. In addition to developing its own properties, Rainmaker also produces feature length DVD's for many top international brands including Barbie, Max Steele, Tony Hawk, and more. Rainmaker's clients include Mattel, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Sony, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and MTV. For more information, go to www.rainmaker.com.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.