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With the release of the utterly disappointing "The Guardian Code" I think it's important to remember what made Reboot such a great franchise. I really loved the part where Matrix finally brings Bob back to Mainframe and you find out Dot's been holding out with her guerrilla forces the entire time. Made me wonder about the stories she must've had during those days!

As for the new series... a lot of people chalk it up to a demographic problem where the show's targeted at a new, younger audience and not meant to be for older fans and honestly the issue is far beyond that. After skimming through the 10 episodes available I'm confident in saying that it's just terribly uninspired and so creatively dry that it'll be void of any semblance of the original's iconic run. Maybe they'll turn it around but I'm not optimistic.


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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 9, 2019
I love it when someone can capture those moments we don't necessarily see on screen....

What stories indeed.

This moment feels like taking a breath in the quiet, in a world full of pain.

Beautiful. :heart:
thrivis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
Thank you for wonderful fanart of my two favorite characters from that show T_T
Cybermage86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, nostalgia!
Thalia-Dawnbringer Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I have to agree with you - I took a peek at "The Guardian Code", and I was completely's nothing like the original series at all...  The story is generically boring, nothing can beat Tony Jay's performance as Megabyte, and the animation is  Makes me want to write my own head cannon for the series...

This, however, is a beautiful tribute to the original series - deep and emotional.
JohnnyCurcio Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Professional Writer

Guardian code is trash.
spacewolflord Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
So many good memories of this show.
Thank you for sharing.
Creslix6 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooo Reboot!
Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Lovely piece <3 Personally, I would have loved it if the new series was about how Dot,  Mouse, and Fong lived during Megabyte's hold of Mainframe. Even if they had created a prequel about Mainframe before Bob, before Dot's father was nullfied.

BUt NOOOO. THEY DID A FREAKING FANFIC! The thing's basically a crossover of Kid Spies 3, Reboot and a bit of Tron with IronMan-sprinkles on it; wrapped in teenaged drama.
samcote Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
True, love Reboot but that guardian is the New Power Ranger that they stick a Reboot label on it. If you dont plan to please the old fans why using the same name? They should have create a new tv serie stealing the ideas of reboot bnut calling it something else its would be less damageable.

Great work has always. Mouse and Dot have a decent likeness. I wonder if you chould do Matrix in a Cable Pose.
RedBloodedWings Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018
Holy yes this is epic. Loved that awesome show
Reixma Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
And you included Mouse!!
She's my most favourite character with Dot as second.

Love those two! :love:
IrateWolfe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist
I grew up on Reboot, it was one of my favorite shows and I loved it to bits. I had known from pretty early on that I wasn't interested in the reboot of Reboot, but I didn't even know it was already out!

Just wanted to say, I saw your pic on the front page and it made my day, it was so cool to see Reboot fanart and remind me of such a big part of my childhood.
storm-rao Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
I'm still avoiding it, nothing I hear is good about that damn thing...

I want our old reboot back
Gazzycakes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im very sad hearing this... :(  
MABTB Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
Yeah, I was awfully disappointed when I saw what the Reboot reboot (hah) was shaping up to be. Great work on this though!
luner-tigher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
wow that was an awesome picture too an awesome show =3
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
This is really great
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
A show ahead of its time. Awesome work here
hiro2end Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Thank You
Zalloy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Right in the childhood! Such good times back then ^-^ Too bad about the rebooted series being that bad, I'm not hearing anything positive so I'm a little scared to even check by this point. I think I'll keep the souvenirs of a fun show intact and keep it to the memories. X3
Acidalium Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
OMG REBOOT!  I know there's a lot of stuff out there but it's always fun to see things from my first favorite 'CG' tv show... even if the cg is down right atrocious compared to today.  Great art renditions.
SteelEyes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
I gave the new show 2 episodes and just couldn't force myself to watch any more.  Love your take on the iconic characters.
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, you'd think having a new series of "Reboot" would be awesome. It was the first CGI cartoon and with nowadays advances in Mo-Cap and such, "Reboot" could have blown peoples minds again.

But no.

This is JUST like that "Jem" live-action movie that had zero to do with the cartoon and came off more like a "Hannah Montana" ripoff.
FenrirFreefall Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Student Photographer
Yeah I did not care for the show either. It seems like the show would have been better if it was a live action Code Lyoko. While I enjoyed the fact that they got everyone they could to reprise their roles from the original, some of them felt very phoned-in (I'm looking at you BOB. Tony Jay is dead so they had to replace Megabyte and he was convincing what's your excuse?) I also would have liked to see Matrix and AndrAIa.
sjd764 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Amazing work. On all your ReBoot art. Fantastic! :D
OmniWorldImaginator Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Student Artist
kaze26 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Presley0402 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2018
The expression though
jukker36 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Episode 10 of the new show was a big middle finger to all the fans. Never seen a betrayal like this before.
Skullgrin-140 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply beautiful work, You captured the raw emotion of Dot Matrix so perfectly in this. Alongside Mouse comforting her as well which looks and feels so genuine. 
RavenRechior Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh. My god. This is PERFECT. You captured the feel SO perfectly. The angst of Dot, and comforting hand of Mouse. <3 LOVE IT!
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome style!!

GIF Gravity Falls - Hugs! 
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sad to hear it's not very good. :\ I even had a quick look at the trailer and yeah... it does not look that great.
Still really great to see Reboot art. <3
gammarallyson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man I heard their voices while looking at this!

Thanks for the great trip down memory lane! :+favlove:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
nice one
Cheshireviqq Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
LadySerraphym Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
I love this show. I am sad to hear the new release does not hold up to the original's greatness. This pic is gorgeous. Mouse and Dot were such great characters. 
Jigz-zaw Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
very cool. miss that show :)
alswaiter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't hold my breath that the reboot will get any better. I, myself, haven't even clicked on the trailer. I have no desire to give TGC any more attention than it deserves.

I'll see you in a few weeks at Ottawa Comic Con and I'll be picking this one up to join the others I've got previous years. Always love your work. I'm 100% jealous of your abilities.
LittleSlimy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just heard about the "next gen" reboot thanks to your art. I wish I didn't.
Quirkilicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I'm so sorry!
LittleSlimy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
But I enjoyed watching a few videos about the original Reboot, to remember this great serie and the two ladies you drew there. Wish you could draw a few more panels about what should have been "the code guardian"
Quirkilicious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Don't have the time to draw but if I made a Reboot "revival" for new young audience....

It'd be based in the Guardian Academy and have 4 new cadet characters with some colorful backgrounds. It'd have an exploratory feel to it, where the cadets must visit and protect several systems across the net to meet the radical growth of it?

I'd use the old cast sparingly in cameos and as support characters so newer ones can shine, while continue building concepts/lore based on what was established by the original~ I think it'd be really exciting to come up with ideas based on Smartphones and Apps
LittleSlimy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Need to know what happens to Bob!
Orannis0 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Ugh, Guardian Code was awful. Especially that painful nostalgia grab that was episode 10. It literally looked worse than the original. The whole show was basically them taking Code Lyoko, shitting out a live action version, and slapping the Reboot name on it. It was an embarrassment.
Herakutremlan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Sad part is, Code Lyoko had a live action version
zfragger Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2018

When you make a reboot of a show (especially a show with a decent sized fan base) you must keep in mind one thing. Fans of the previous incarnation will watch the show.

Also for those who wish to watch all four seasons of original series here is a link for your viewing pleasure.…

One more thing if you are using Internet Explorer it will not play, works fine on FireFox but they don't like Noscript and you may have to hit temporally allow all a couple of time before it plays. Crome not tested.
SuperShanko Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Better than the crap they rebooted. I mean seriously, that show back in the day was a pioneer being all CG and today where that's the norm they make a terrible looking live action series like it's the 00's?!
MangekkoJones Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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