Talk:Rainmaker Studios

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Looks like the animation division is being sold off now. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/news-sources/?date=20120628&archive=ccnm&slug=201206280801838001

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Somebody might want to write a disambiguationor at least a reference to the company at Meinframe. I expected to come here via that Wiki-entry, but hadd to take the detour through ReBoot. --84.184.122.210 19:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Productions listEdit

If anyone cars, I sugest that the list of productions be arranged in chonological order. Maybe I'll do it one of these days. Zhatt 07:11, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Dot's Bots.Edit

If anyone wants to make a page on it, I found this post from 2002 describing it: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.cartoon.reboot/browse_thread/thread/a86cd519f062c3bc/ba5b91e3769c196c%3Fq%3D%2522Dorothy%2BDill%2522%23ba5b91e3769c196c&ei=iGwTS6eaOpW8Qpmqic0O&sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&source=groups&usg=AFQjCNFanDZplyy7yynmTJ_RTf3CVb5nRg?pli=1 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.17.134.7 (talk) 03:10, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Sold to a Chinese CompanyEdit

Apparently, the company is in the process of being sold to a company in China. http://www.cartoonbrew.com/biz/rainmaker-entertainment-announces-agreement-to-sell-animation-studio-to-xing-xing-digital-corporation.html 76.167.49.255 (talk) 20:52, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

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New logo, company nameEdit

The company has changed names from Rainmaker Entertainment to Rainmaker Studios - this is part of the recent reorganization re: WOW Unlimited Media. Can the company's info and article be ported over to a new page with the correct name (Rainmaker Studios)? There's also a new logo referenced at the link below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rainmaker_Studios_logo-2017.jpeg

Here's the company's Facebook page for reference: https://www.facebook.com/RainmakerEnt/

Mike_douglas —Preceding undated comment added 19:16, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

what about Rainmaker Digital EffectsEdit

Rainmaker Digital Effects was either a parent company, or a subsidary, either way, it was part of the company — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.72.210.21 (talk) 02:40, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Needs more History.Edit

There's nothing on their History from the 90s when they were Mainframe Ent. Why did they change their name? When was Mainframe founded? How their CGI aged better than stuff from the early 2000s? Why did they go for a long period of time without making anything? Why are they making a live action reboot of ReBoot instead of picking up where they left off? Stuff like that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:601:CC00:3264:41F2:D445:90AA:469C (talk) 06:47, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

I've been working on the History section on and off again for a while now. Yesterday, I decided to post my work. It's not the full picture, but it's far better than the skeleton that was previously there. Someone whose vocabulary is more developed than mine could try taking a shot at the management issues. There's only so many ways I can word "___ stepped down/was replaced as CEO" and until recently that was a recurring theme with this company.
I tried not to get too much into the specifics of individual projects because this is meant to be an overview. The reason why ReBoot: The Guardian Code is a live-action/CG mish-mash is explained on its own page. Short story is that Rainmaker's management claims no broadcasters were interested in green-lighting a full CG show. Damnedfan1234 (talk) 12:08, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Requested move 6 November 2019Edit

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: not moved, absent evidence that the WP:COMMONNAME has changed. (non-admin closure) Colin M (talk) 20:38, 25 November 2019 (UTC)


Rainmaker StudiosMainframe Studios – As of October 11, 2019, the Rainmaker Studios branding has been ditched for an overall re-brand as Mainframe Studios: "Originally founded as Mainframe Entertainment, we operated under the name Rainmaker Entertainment for over a decade, but we’ve now returned to our roots." If you go to Rainmaker.com, it re-directs you to Mainframe.ca. Mainframe Studios currently acts as a re-direct to this page, so I'm not clear on how we should rename it. Move all the content from here to the re-direct and then make Rainmaker Studios a re-direct page? Damnedfan1234 (talk) 22:05, 6 November 2019 (UTC)Relisted. – Ammarpad (talk) 06:41, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

A simple move would work - but, because Mainframe Studios has a history, that may require an administrator to do it. I presume the intent is to prevent users from destroying the history of a target page by moving something on top of it, even if it's a redirect, as it might not always have been a redirect; in this case, however, it's always been a redirect, so the history is boring, and an administrator would probably OK the move. Guy Harris (talk) 03:18, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The rebranding took place three days ago? So it's unlikely to have spread to reliable secondary sources as of yet. And it may not; Not all corporate image exercises succeed. So wait and see whether this one does, according to our article title policy. Andrewa (talk) 23:58, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
It's actually been over a month, though your point about secondary sources is valid. No one has reported on this change. This company has a convoluted history of names, as the latest "rebrand" is actually something it's been operating as for the last three years. The studio has interchangeably been known as Rainmaker Studios (current article name) and Mainframe Studios (name change proposal) since 2016. One was used for feature film animation, and the other, television. The studio has worked on far more TV projects than films since then, so it appears they've decided to go under one name. The "rebrand" is actually a reference to the company's very first name.Damnedfan1234 (talk) 03:44, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

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