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Reboot: The Guardian Code Slated for Netflix, YTV


Reboot: The Guardian Code, a reimagining of the 1990s cult classic ReBoot, is set to premiere on Netflix worldwide, excluding Canada.

Reboot: The Guardian Code is a hybrid CG animated and live-action series that will debut as a Netflix original on March 30 and air exclusively on YTV in Canada in June. It is inspired by the original ReBoot series that premiered on Corus’s YTV in 1994 and aired until 2001.

Created by Michael Hefferon, the reimagined version of the 1994 animated classic ReBoot is the first TV 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 will also 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, the 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.”


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