1 9 9 4 – 1 9 9 8 (Canada)
39 x 30 minute episodes
2 0 0 1 (Canada)
8 x 30 minute episodes
ReBoot was television’s first totally computer-generated animated series, arriving a year ahead of the more publicised Toy Story, the first movie of its type.
The plot thrived on its computer heritage, using as its hero Bob ReBoot (Michael Benyaer), an adolescent blue-skinned Guardian who travels from the Internet to the city of Mainframe to defend it from “viruses” – specifically the giant, armoured Megabyte (Tony Jay), whose stooges were Hack (Philip Maurice Hayes initially, and then Scott McNeil) and Slash (Garry Chalk), and the Medusa-like Hexadecimal (Shirley Milliner).
Bob’s pals were Dot Matrix (Kathleen Barr), the green operator of a diner, her eager younger brother Enzo (Jesse Moss and then Matthew Sinclair), and Frisket, a digital dog.
Bob’s best defensive tool was “Glitch”, a device he wore on his wrist which could perform many tasks. He also received advice from the ancient Phong (Michael Donovan).
“The User” lived outside the ‘net and frequently inputted games, which created additional problems for Bob and his green pals.
The series was produced in Vancouver and utilised the talents of 22 computer animators.
Philip Maurice Hayes (1)
Scott McNeil (2)
Andrea Libman (1)
Sharon Alexander (2)
Jesse Moss (1)
Matthew Sinclair (2)
Ian James Corlett
Long John Baldry