History Creator / RainmakerEntertainment

7th Aug '17 7:38:24 AM MarcoPolo250
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* CutShort: Post-''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', a LOT of Mainframe's television series tend to [[LeftHanging end with no resolution]], [[DownerEnding or]] [[{{Cliffhanger}} worse]].
12th Jun '17 2:44:09 PM MarcoPolo250
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Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment) was a UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}-based computer animation studio, specifying mostly in animated TV shows and DirectToVideo movies.

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Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment) was is a UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}-based computer animation studio, specifying mostly in animated TV shows and DirectToVideo movies.



As of October 2016, [[http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/92 Rainmaker has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media]], a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].

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Today, Rainmaker Entertainment consists of Mainframe Studios, which focuses on CGI-animated series, and Rainmaker Studios, which develops feature-length animated films.
As of October 2016, [[http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/92 Rainmaker Entertainment has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media]], a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].
Networks]].
19th Feb '17 2:10:02 PM MarcoPolo250
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As of October 2016, [[[[http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/92 Rainmaker has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media]], a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].

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As of October 2016, [[[[http://www.[[http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/92 Rainmaker has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media]], a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].
19th Feb '17 2:09:40 PM MarcoPolo250
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As of October 2016, Rainmaker has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media, a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].

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As of October 2016, [[[[http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/92 Rainmaker has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media, Media]], a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].
19th Feb '17 2:08:11 PM MarcoPolo250
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Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment) is a UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}-based computer animation studio, specifying mostly in animated TV shows and DirectToVideo movies.

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Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment) is was a UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}-based computer animation studio, specifying mostly in animated TV shows and DirectToVideo movies.



Unfortunately, this was also one of the turning points when the company began to fall into trouble. The MerchandiseDriven shows fell into less competent hands and were not nearly as popular as ''Beast Wars''. They barely managed to stay afloat with Direct-To-Video franchises like the Barbie series, but it fell apart. In 2007, the company was bought out by the Rainmaker Income Fund and renamed Rainmaker Entertainment. They kept the Mainframe studio to use for entirely animated productions, including a revival of ''[=ReBoot=]'', while Rainmaker itself is known for doing special effects for LiveActionTV, until being bought by Creator/CompositeImageSystems and later Creator/MethodStudios, that is.

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Unfortunately, this was also one of the turning points when the company began to fall into trouble. The MerchandiseDriven shows fell into less competent hands and were not nearly as popular as ''Beast Wars''. They barely managed to stay afloat with Direct-To-Video franchises like the Barbie series, but it fell apart. In 2007, the company was bought out by the Rainmaker Income Fund and renamed Rainmaker Entertainment. They kept the Mainframe studio to use for entirely animated productions, including a revival of ''[=ReBoot=]'', while Rainmaker itself is known for doing special effects for LiveActionTV, until being bought by Creator/CompositeImageSystems and later Creator/MethodStudios, that is.
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As of October 2016, Rainmaker has folded under WOW! Unlimited Media, a new holding company formed after Rainmaker purchased the New York-based [[Creator/FrederatorStudios Frederator Networks]].
2nd Feb '17 2:25:46 AM Xtifr
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'''Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.''' (formerly Mainframe Entertainment) is a UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}-based computer animation studio, specifying mostly in animated TV shows and DirectToVideo movies.

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'''Rainmaker Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.''' Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment) is a UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}-based computer animation studio, specifying mostly in animated TV shows and DirectToVideo movies.
14th Jan '17 12:39:34 PM Anddrix
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Established by Gavin Blair and Ian Pearson, both English born, the company was founded with the intent of creating the first [[AllCGICartoon computer animated]] show, ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. Prior to that, the two were known mostly for providing the computer animation for the rock band Music/DireStraits music video "Money For Nothing." (If you look closely, one of the fictional videos is credited to the "Ian Pearson Band".)

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Established by Gavin Blair and Ian Pearson, both English born, the company was founded with the intent of creating the first [[AllCGICartoon computer animated]] animated show, ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. Prior to that, the two were known mostly for providing the computer animation for the rock band Music/DireStraits music video "Money For Nothing." (If you look closely, one of the fictional videos is credited to the "Ian Pearson Band".)




* AllCGICartoon: Before Creator/{{Pixar}} broke through, they were ''the'' computer animation studio.
14th Jan '17 11:43:09 AM NWolfman
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* AllCGICartoon -- Their specialty after all.
* ArtEvolution -- Reflected in all of their shows whenever they improved their hardware.
* ConspicuousCG -- An odd example in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''; despite it being a fully CG cartoon.

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* AllCGICartoon -- Their specialty after all.
AllCGICartoon: Before Creator/{{Pixar}} broke through, they were ''the'' computer animation studio.
* ArtEvolution -- Reflected in all ArtEvolution: The progress of computer graphics took great effect on their later productions.
* ConspicuousCG: All
of their shows whenever they improved their hardware.
* ConspicuousCG -- An odd example in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''; despite it being a fully CG cartoon.
early shows, owing to the primitive nature of 3D computer animation at the time.



* SpiritualSuccessor -- ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' isn't produced by Mainframe, but has some of the same talent working on it.

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* SpiritualSuccessor -- SpiritualSuccessor: ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' isn't produced by Mainframe, but has some of the same talent working on it.
14th Jan '17 11:38:41 AM NWolfman
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* TalkingToHimself -- Most shows. Creator/ScottMcNeil voiced no less then four characters alone on ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars.''
14th Jan '17 11:37:48 AM NWolfman
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* DoingItForTheArt -- Early on, even the MerchandiseDriven shows like ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' and ''WarPlanets'' were well plotted and well received. ''ActionMan'' ended up becoming an adversion, although the recent Reboot revival shows promise.
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