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Background
: Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. was a Canadian computer animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Mainframe Vancouver) and Los Angeles, California, USA (Mainframe USA). It produces computer animation TV series and movies. They were best known for producing the first ever half-hour CGI animated series ReBoot, as well as the acclaimed Transformers spin-off Beast Wars. In recent years, they were also become known for producing most of the Barbie film series for Mattel. On September 16, 2003, Digital Program Solutions (DPS), a division of IDT Media acquired a stake in Mainframe Entertainment. It was completed on December 2, 2003. On August 31, 2006, IDT Corp. sold IDT Entertainment to Liberty Media. IDT Entertainment was later renamed to "Starz Media". On July 31, 2006, RNK Capital Limited Partnership, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rainmaker Income Fund acquired 62% of Mainframe from Starz with Rainmaker acquiring 38%. On August 29, 2006, RNK and Rainmaker Income Fund announced to merge, with RNK acquiring 38% of Mainframe. And on January 31, 2007, Mainframe Entertainment was renamed to its current name, Rainmaker Animation.

Mainframe Entertainment

1st Logo
(1997-1999)

Nicknames: "The Beast Wars Logo"


Logo
: On a black background, we see a brown board and a silver plate. And then, a light swoops down, forming an "M". While the letters "M", "A", "I", "N", "F", "R", "A", "M", and "E" slams to the brown board. It says, "MainFrame Mainframe EntertainmentEntertainment Inc.".

Variant: There is a still version.

FX/SFX: All CGI.

Music/Sounds
: A synth gong sound is heard at the beginning. Then, we here a whoosh sound. Then, more synth gong sounds combined with jackhammer sounds when the letters slam to the board. At the end, we hear a final whoosh sound.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on Beast Wars and Reboot season 3 on Teletoon Retro.

Scary Factor
: Low. The slamming sounds may scare a few. Overall, it's a cool logo.



2nd Logo
(1999-2006)

Logo: On a space BG, We see the words "A MAINFRAME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION". At the end of a movie or series we just see "MAINFRAME ENTERTAINMENT with a web address saying "www.mainframe.com"
. Sometimes, there is no text at all.Mainframe Logo 2001

Bylines:
  • 2003-2006: "An IDT Entertainment Company"
  • 2006: Bylineless. This was used under the Starz Media era for a short time.

Variant: On Scary Godmother, ghosts swipe in to form the title of the film.

FX/SFX: The flying stars.

Music/Sounds
: None or the opening/closing theme.

Availability: Seen on the two Scary Godmother TV movies, season 4 of ReBoot, season 2 of Max Steel, and some of the Barbie films.

Scary Factor
: None
.
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Rainmaker Animation

(February 15, 2013- )
Rainmaker (2013)

Nicknames
: TBA

Logo
: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Brand new. Seen on Escape from Planet Earth.

Scare Factor: TBA



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broco-tree Rainmaker animation 0 Jun 28 2013, 3:38 AM EDT by broco-tree
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Logo:In a space we see a star.The star shines and then,Ting (the company`s pet) appears of the star and flies approaching more to the screen.Then he makes the logo appear.He appears above the logo,greets and flyes away.

FX/SFX:Really good animation

Music/Sounds:TBA

Availability:Appears on escape from planet earth and on the ratchet and clank movie trailer.

Scare factor:None.Its a cool logo
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JohnnieRad 1st logo 0 Jan 14 2011, 12:54 PM EST by JohnnieRad
Thread started: Jan 14 2011, 12:54 PM EST  Watch
Logo: On a black background, we see a brown board and a silver plate. And then, a light swoops down, forming an "M". While the letters M, A, I, N, F, R, A, M, and E slams to the brown board. It says, MainFrame Entertainment Inc.

Variant: None

FX/SFX: All the CGI Animation.

Music/Sounds: A synth gong sound is heard at the beginning. Then, we here a whoosh sound. Then, more synth gong sounds combined with jackhammer sounds when the letters slame to the board. At the end, we hear a final whoosh sound.

Availability: Seen on Reboot Season 3 on Teletoon Retro. This was Also seen on Beast Wars: Transformers.

Scary Factor: High to Nightmare; The In-Your-Face animation combined with synth sounds might not sit well with some.
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