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The Art of Reboot Hardcover – June 12, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Arcana Studio (June 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976309572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976309574
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,451,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Su has a great compilation here in 'The Art of ReBoot'.
Fritosgirl
Folks: its gonna be a collectors item itself, so get 'm while you can !!!
A. Dokter
It has the dimensions and structure of a kid's picture book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Phillips on May 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I like the Art of Reboot book - It contains all the stuff any keen ReBoot fan would want to see is here - Vehicle designs, sets, all the characters...

The artwork is interesting - its nice to see plenty of hand-drawn concept artwork, as well as the various coloured pieces and variations between the way the concept art went in relation to the final CG work.

A good book - though beware the small size (7" x 10.5") when you get it. I was expecting a larger book that would look proud placed on my coffee table... Not something I looked like I picked up for the kids.

Nice book, but I'm no fan of the physical format of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elena Vorobieva on February 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Great book! I'm a hopeless fan of the series, so this kind of book is just for me. The book is full of bright illustrations and original animation drafts as well as comments from its creators, as they recall how this cartoon was being brought together.
Although the delivery was slow and it took three weeks to actually obtain the item after purchasing it, the wait was worth it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gord Wilson VINE VOICE on March 6, 2008
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How welcome to see interest revived in the dazzling CGI series which premiered on ABC in the fall of 1994, and which was kicked off the air at the height of its ratings when Disney bought Capitol Cities/ ABC. At that time Claster Television packaged the first two seasons and syndicated it to over one hundred independent stations. Freed of the restraints of ABC's Standards and Practices code, The ReBoot studio in Vancouver B.C. made a third season that was a bit wilder, although I think still OK for kids, and with one continuous story arc. But the Disney cancellation meant that the many imaginative ReBoot toys made by Irwin failed to sell. The third season was never seen in the US until at the request of fans, Cartoon Network ran it along with seasons one and two.

Throwing caution to the wind, the studio- Mainframe Productions/ BLT/ Alliance made a fourth season, such as it was, actually two feature length episodes. What the shows gain in edginess they lose in the innocence that made the original series an instant winner, and ReBoot, known for parodying popular culture, largely became a parody of itself. Both season four shows are simply badly- written. There were also two IMAX rides created. At one time season three was available on four DVDs, but even then fans would write asking how to get seasons one and two. Like so many animated shows, ReBoot misjudged its audience, which would far prefer the innocent shows over the new "edgy" ones.

The Art of ReBoot is a long overdue tribute to the world's first all CGI show. It's a hardback about 10 X 7, about a hundred full color slick pages. There is no text except small comments from designers worked around the montage style pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Dokter on October 30, 2009
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2007, Rainmaker Ent., 104 pages, numerous color pictures, hardcover.

I had been searching for this lovely book a long time, being a big fan of the series.
Having had high hopes, I wasn't disappointed when the package arrived om my dutch european doorstep.

The book is solid, the Art-work abundant. Remember ReBoot? The first computer generated animation show "back in the 90-ties" which aired 4 seasons and ended far too early and abruptly. Based on the clever concept of Sprites that live inside a Mainframe (i.e. your computer), wonderfull stories and visually stunning art was conceived.
I won't bother you with a full description of the show; if you found this review, you probably need no further explanation and know and love the show.

The book succeeds very well in conveying how exceptional the Art really was. The designs, the sets, the characters, you will find it all in here. In my opinion the show was and is Art with a capital, which was lovingly created and brought to life by a large crew of inspired, talented, persistent and very craz...ehh..creative people. The book commemorates this very well and has loads of pre-production art and inside-stories to relish in.

The book focuses mainly on the visual art and storylines, which is quite logical, exceptional as it is.
Being a multi-tongued word-artist myself, i cannot stress enough though, that the lingual innovative aspect of the show has been much underrated. I would have loved to see an extensive summary in the book dedicated to the numerous noval expressions launched in and by ReBoot, quite often based on mathematical and computer-language. Food for Frisket...ehh, the Connaisseur.

I LOVE the Art and humour of ReBoot which is aptly mirrored and expressed in this neat booklet.
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