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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 didn't use a logo until 1997.

Mainframe Entertainment

1st Logo
(1997-1999)

Mainframe Entertainment
Nicknames: "The Beast Wars Logo", "The ReBoot Logo", "The Cursive 'M'"


Logo: On a black background, with the yellow light ball at the top-right corner, we see a brown board and a silver plate (which was faced at the right) turns clockwise to face us. When it begins to turn, the light ball swoops down from the top-right corner, carving the board with a cursive black "M", while the letters "M", "A", "I", "N", "F", "R", "A", "M", and "E" in a bold silver font, softly lands on the brown board, followed by the small words "ENTERTAINMENT INC." also in a bold silver font, slowly zooms in from the board. It says, "MAINFRAME ENTERTAINMENT INC.", with "MAIN" and "FRAME" forming a 90 degree angle right with each other, and "ENTERTAINMENT INC." below it. There is also a silver copyright symbol next to it. The light ball swoops to the right, causing the logo to shine slowly.

Variant: Sometimes, there is a still version.

FX/SFX: All CGI.


Cheesy Factor: Since this logo lasts for around 4 seconds, the whole thing looks like it done using Softimage in 30 minutes.

Music/Sounds: An intense synth percussion tune composed by Robert "Bob" Buckley, which is accompanied by whooshes.

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

Scare Factor: Low. The music may scare a few. Overall, it's a cool logo, and a favorite of many.



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


1st LogoRainmaker Animation (2013)
(2000's - )

Nicknames
: TBA

Logo
: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Brand new. Was seen on newest DVD releases, for example ReBoot series and possibly other Maniframe-produced stuff. Still version can be found on numerous Barbie movies.

Scare Factor: Low to Medium.




2nd Logo
(February 15, 2013)
Rainmaker (2013)

Nicknames
: TBA

Logo
: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Seen on Escape from Planet Earth.

Scare Factor: TBA



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