All posts tagged: reboot

The Rocketeer is being Rebooted…kinda

In news that I’m pretty sure only myself and my little brother care about, apparently Disney will be doing a reboot/sequel to the 1991 film The Rocketeer. I’m almost positive that my brother and I are the only people I know who remember this movie (hell, we might be the only two who ever saw it for all I know). In fact we watched it dozens of times as kids and gun to my head, I don’t know that I could tell you the plot. I think it was something like, guy finds a rocket pack, has a few laughs, Jennifer Connelly makes you feel strange in your bathing suit area then a zeppelin blows up. Yeah, that sounds about right. Anywho, the reboot/sequel info is as follows: The new film will focus on a black female lead and, apparently, her team, as it’s titled The Rocketeers. The new film will be written by Wainy Days writers Matt Spicer and Max Winkler, and it will take place six years after the original, seeing a young …

The Making of ReBoot

ReBoot was a Canadian (yes Canadian) television series done entirely in computer animation. While the first season didn’t air until 1994, the foundation for the program began in the 1980’s. The idea had been largely devised in the 80’s but the technology was not there. 3D animation tests began in Vancouver in 1990 and ReBoot had achieved its detailed look by 1991. The show was set within ‘Mainframe,’ the inner world of a computer system. This was written largely due to technological constraints as the fictional computer world allowed for blocky looking models and mechanical animation. Pretty smart on the creator’s part there. After the first episode was completed in 1991, Fast Forward (ReBoot’s production company) began work on future episodes that eventually aired in 1994. The initial season took so long because this was the first 3D animation project of its scale at the time. The software used was new to all in the company. ReBoot ran for 4 seasons and has since gained a cult following. In March 11, 2011 it was announced …