Super Duper Sumos
Super Duper Sumos is an American animated series, produced by DIC Entertainment L. P, it was created by Vincent Nguyen. The show first aired in the United Kingdom on CBBC in Late 2001 and aired on Nickelodeon in the United States in 2002. Super Duper Sumos reran on This TV from September 27, 2011 to September 30, 2012; the main plot for the series was for the crimefighting sumo wrestlers to go on an adventure and fight using their buttocks. There were three sumo wrestlers called Booma and Mamoo. A typical episode consisted of "Bad Inc" trying to destroy Generic City by numerously themed ways, although all of their plans involved giant monsters; the head of Bad Inc, Ms. Mister assigned the in-house mad-scientist Stinger to create these evil monsters. At the end of each episode, Ms. Mister fires Stinger for failing to create an unstoppable monster; every episode contained gratuitous use of the word "butt". In every episode the three wrestlers use "Sumo Size"; this makes them stronger, more muscular and larger.
Each sumo has a characteristic move they use when "Sumo Sized" the three sumos initiate their attack one after another in the same order. In times of trouble, the sumos undertake a flashback remembering something Wisdom San taught them, they may get advice from Prima, the sumos' friend and encouraging sidekick who follows them and acts the most sensibly. Throughout the whole series, each sumo fights for their own cause. Mamoo: The Afro-Caribbean sumo, their most sensible member and unofficial leader, fighting for Truth, he likes to cook as well as eat and was disheartened after losing a cooking challenge on a show sponsored by Bad Inc, regaining his confidence after realizing that the challenge was rigged. His special move is'Sumo Squeeze', where he grabs an opponent from behind and gives them a powerful bear hug. Kimo: The Asian sumo who resembles a samurai and has a Zen-like attitude to life, fighting for Honor, he is precognitive, as his younger self foresaw the Sumos' battles against Bad Inc.
First evidenced in "Dance Of The Sugar Plumb Sumos", he has a habit of making corny one-liners when claiming victory, much to his own amusement and Mamoo's chagrin. His special move is'Honorable Thunderball', which involves him rolling into a ball and launching himself at an opponent. Booma: The Caucasian sumo who talks like a surfer and is the most enthusiastic and childlike, fighting for Peace, he is obsessed with his large butt and proudly talks about it in every episode. His special move is'Gluteus Maximus', involving him landing on an opponent butt-first and squashing them. Prima: A small, thin girl who acts as the Sumos' sidekick and helps them out however she can, although their dim-witted and childish ways annoy her, she has appearance. Wisdom San: The Sumos' yogi-like teacher, who raised them from infancy and taught them the ways of P. H. A. T, he is seen in flashbacks, but sometimes appears in contemporary sections of the episode. He resembles an Eastern mystic, seems to wear nothing apart from sandals and is seen meditating, levitating, or both.
He found raising the Sumos frustrating due to their greed and clumsiness. Shemo: The Sumos' long lost sister, she was separated from them as a baby when baby Booma accidentally knocked her down Wisdom San's mountain home, she was raised by a herd of yaks and grew up to be the superheroic guardian of Kyoto and its yak population. When Bad Inc devastated the city and kidnapped the yaks and the mayor, Shemo travelled to Generic City to get them back, she turned out to be a better fighter than the boys and turned down their help, but they had to rescue her after Bad Inc captured her. The four Sumos defeated Bad Inc together and Shemo, politely refusing the offer to stay with her'brothers', returned to Kyoto; the Gyoji: A mute, goofy-looking Gyōji that appears in most episodes whenever the Sumos are about to fight. A running gag is him emerging from a nearby area to observe the battle. Ms. Mister: The CEO of Bad Inc, infuriated by their inability to defeat the Sumos. Billy "BS" Swift: Invariably clad in a black polo neck and sunglasses, he seems to be the administration of Bad Inc.
Dr. Stinger seems to view him as a love rival. Dr. Stinger: A green-skinned, hunchbacked mad scientist, employed to create the various giant monsters and robots used in Bad Inc's plans, he is romantically obsessed with a bit too childish to be an effective villain. A running gag is Ms. Mister firing him very loudly. Ghengis: A ghostly entity who lectures the other villains, insisting that evil was more effective in his day, he was opposed and thwarted by Wisdom San. He claims to have been close friends with Attila the Hun in his youth; the Evil Sumos: Originally created to oppose the Super Duper Sumos, they make reappearances acting as Bad Inc's'muscle'. They consist of He of the Big Iron Chest and He of the Third Butt Cheek. Booma always talks about his butt. Stinger keeps getting fired by Ms. Mister in every ending episode; the sumos keep doing flashbacks to the
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, United States, within the Coachella Valley. It is located 55 mi east of San Bernardino, 107 mi east of Los Angeles, 123 mi northeast of San Diego, 268 mi west of Phoenix, Arizona; the population was 44,552 as of the 2010 census. Palm Springs covers 94 square miles, making it the largest city in the county by land area. Golf, tennis, biking and horseback riding in the nearby desert and mountain areas are major forms of recreation in Palm Springs; the city is known for its mid-century modern architecture, design elements, arts and cultural scene. Palm Springs is a popular retirement destination, as well as a winter snowbird destination; the first humans to settle in the area were the Cahuilla people, 2,000 years ago. Cahuilla Indians lived here in isolation from other cultures for hundreds of years prior to European contact, they spoke Ivilyuat, a dialect of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Numerous prominent and powerful Cahuilla leaders were including Cahuilla Lion.
While Palm Canyon was occupied during winter months, they moved to cooler Chino Canyon during the summer months. The Cahuilla Indians had several permanent settlements in the canyons of Palm Springs, due to the abundance of water and shade. Various hot springs were used during wintertime; the Cahuilla hunted rabbit, mountain goat and quail, while trapping fish in nearby lakes and rivers. While men were responsible for hunting, women were responsible for collecting berries and seeds, they made tortillas from mesquite beans. While the Cahuillas spent the summers in Indian Canyons, the current site of Spa Resort Casino in downtown was used during winter due to its natural hot springs. Native-American petroglyphs can be seen in Tahquitz and Indian canyons; the Cahuilla’s irrigation ditches and house pits can be seen here. Ancient petroglyphs and mortar holes can be seen in Andreas Canyon; the mortar holes were used to grind acorns into meals. The Agua Caliente Reservation consists of 31,128 acres. Six thousand seven hundred acres are located by Downtown Palm Springs.
The Native American land is on long lease land and next to one of California’s high-end communities, making the tribe one of the wealthiest in California. The first name for Palm Springs was given by the native Cahuilla: "Se-Khi"; when the Agua Caliente Reservation was established by the United States government in 1876, the reservation land was composed of alternating sections of land laid out across the desert in a checkerboard pattern. The alternating non-reservation sections were granted to the Southern Pacific Railroad as an incentive to bring rail lines through the Sonoran desert. A number of streets and areas in Palm Springs are named for Native-American notables, including Andreas, Amado, Lugu, Patencio and Chino. All of these are common Cahuilla surnames. Presently the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are composed of several smaller bands who live in the modern day Coachella Valley and San Gorgonio Pass; the Agua Caliente Reservation occupies 32,000 acres, of which 6,700 acres lie within the city limits, making the Agua Caliente natives the city's largest landowners.
As of 1821 Mexico was independent of Spain and in March 1823 the Mexican Monarchy ended. That same year Mexican diarist José María Estudillo and Brevet Captain José Romero were sent to find a route from Sonora to Alta California. With the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the Mexican-American war, the region became part of the United States in 1848. One possible origin of palm in the place name comes from early Spanish explorers who referred to the area as La Palma de la Mano de Dios or "The Palm of God's hand"; the earliest use of the name "Palm Springs" is from United States Topographical Engineers who used the term in 1853 maps. According to William Bright, when the word "palm" appears in Californian place names, it refers to the native California fan palm, Washingtonia filifera, abundant in the Palm Springs area. Other early names were "Palmetto Spring" and "Big Palm Springs"; the first European resident in Palm Springs itself was Jack Summers, who ran the stagecoach station on the Bradshaw Trail in 1862.
Fourteen years the Southern Pacific railroad was laid 6 miles to the north, isolating the station. In 1880, local Indian Pedro Chino was selling parcels near the springs to William Van Slyke and Mathew Bryne in a series of questionable transactions. By 1885, when San Francisco attorney John Guthrie McCallum began buying property in Palm Springs, the name was in wide acceptance; the area was named "Palm Valley" when McCallum incorporated the "Palm Valley Land and Water Company" with partners O. C. Miller, H. C. Campbell, James Adams, M. D. McCallum, who had brought his ill son to the dry climate for health, brought in irrigation advocate Dr. Oliver Wozencroft and engineer J. P. Lippincott to help construct a canal from the Whitewater River to fruit orchards on his property, he asked Dr. Welwood Murray to establish a hotel across the street from his residence. Murray did so in 1886; the crops and irrigation syst
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
NASCAR Racers is an American animated television series by Saban Entertainment which features two rival NASCAR racing teams, Team Fastex and Team Rexcor, competing against each other in the futuristic NASCAR Unlimited Division. The series ran from 1999 to 2001 on Fox's Fox Kids block. 26 half-hour episodes were produced by Saban Entertainment, in conjunction with the Vancouver-based Ocean Productions voice cast, who had worked with Saban on other projects — such as Spider-Man Unlimited and Dragon Ball Z. The show's theme song was performed by Jeremy Sweet. Before beginning its proper run in 2000, NASCAR Racers premiered as a special three-part TV movie on November 11, 1999, although subsequent re-airings have the first three episodes separated from each other, it ended in 2001, with reruns airing on Disney's Jetix after the company's purchase of the Saban Entertainment library. As with many Saban properties acquired by Disney, they have not made any home video releases for the series; the show was produced before Fox showed NASCAR races, the show's broadcast history only overlapped with the network's coverage of the real series for one month.
A video game called NASCAR Racers was published in 2000 for Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Color by Hasbro and developed by Software Creations and Digital Eclipse. A PlayStation version was cancelled before release. NASCAR Racers books were authored by Gene Hult under the name J. E. Bright, published by HarperEntertainment. While real life NASCAR tracks are ovals, NASCAR Racers is anything but; the racers compete on a wide variety of courses, including road course, off-road and Motorsphere. The Motorsphere track starts with a typical race track leading into a sphere tracks are wrapped around the inner surface of the sphere, which look like the AcceleDrome track from AcceleRacers; the NASCAR Unlimited Division features cutting edge, over the top technologies. To protect drivers from crashes, each race car has an inner Rescue Racer that ejects from the outer body if an accident happens. XPT racers, introduced in season 2, are the new race cars for Team Fastex. XPT racers use atomic fuel run by forced-combustion systems.
Nitro Racers contain high-flux fusion units. The change in body design from the XPT racers to the Nitro Racers was similar to the Sprint Cup transition to the "car of tomorrow". XPT racers were sleeker than the boxy Nitro Racers; the characters race on simulators to hone their skills before actual races. Mark "Charger" McCutchen Mark is the grandson of Mack McCutchen and son of Mack McCutchen, Jr. two former NASCAR stars and a skilled driver in his own right. Mark wants more than anything to live up to his family's racing legacy and manages to win the championship for Team Fastex in season 1 after a heated race against Kent Steel, he was Lyle Owens' main rival before the Unlimited Division started and has a crush on Megan Fassler. He drives car #204. Megan "Spitfire" Fassler Megan is the daughter of Jack Fassler, owner of Team Fastex, the only female member of the team. At first her father disapproves about letting her race for the team, but he changes his mind early in the series. In season 2, Garner Rexton hires a woman to pose as Megan's real mother to confuse Megan about her past.
Afterwards, Megan forms a team called the Spitfire Racers with Eve "Wild Card" Kilder, "Chrome" and Zorina. She finds out about her true past and rejoins Fastex, she drives car #101. Carlos "Stunts" Rey A former champion motorcycle racer, Carlos joined NASCAR to win money to pay for research for his ill father's ongoing medical treatments. Although he takes on several side projects such as a daredevil stunt driving and numerous commercial endorsements, his strong sense of loyalty keeps him with Team Fastex after losing most of his savings to a con man and being pressured by Garner Rexton to betray his teammates, he drives car #404. Steve "Flyer" Sharp Steve was a fighter pilot in the U. S. Air Force years ago, but had to retire when he was exposed to a gaseous cloud of chemical nerve agent during a mission, he survived, but the nerve gas left him prone to sudden attacks of extreme nervousness and sweating. Steve joined NASCAR to prove to himself that he can still handle a high-pressure situation, but he knows he is always at risk of an attack.
He drives car #808. Jack Fassler Owner of Team Fastex, husband of Libby Fassler and adoptive father of Megan Fassler. A key founder of the NASCAR Unlimited division, Jack used most of his savings and a large bank loan to launch the races, but the bank from which he borrowed the money was bought out by his business rival Garner Rexton shortly after putting Jack in direct debt to Rexton and making beating his rival essential to pay back his debts; when he chose the team members for the first season, Jack disapproved of two things: letting Lyle Owens become a member of Team Fastex and letting Megan race for the team. He soon changes his mind about Megan since a four-driver team is needed to compete for the team championship. Douglas "Duck" Dunaka The Team Fastex Duck is the crew chief of the team and a master mechanic, although he had been a driver much earlier in his career, his past experience compels him to drive one race for Team Fastex as "Rubber Ducky" in the season 2 episode "Duck Unlimited" after Megan leaves the team.
Duck is fond of greasy comfort food and has a knack for using his favorite tool, duct tape, to fix just about anything. He als
Dragon Ball, sometimes styled as Dragonball, is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. The initial manga and illustrated by Toriyama, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by its publisher Shueisha. Dragon Ball was inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West, as well as Hong Kong martial arts films; the series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Son Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom seek the Dragon Balls. Toriyama's manga was adapted and divided into two anime series produced by Toei Animation: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which together were broadcast in Japan from 1986 to 1996. Additionally, the studio has developed 20 animated feature films and three television specials, as well as two anime sequel series titled Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super.
From 2009 to 2015, a revised version of Dragon Ball Z aired in Japan under the title Dragon Ball Kai, as a recut that follows the manga's story more faithfully by removing most of the material featured in the anime. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising based on the series leading to a large media franchise that includes films, both animated and live-action, collectible trading card games, numerous action figures, along with several collections of soundtracks and a large number of video games. Dragon Ball is one of the top twenty highest-grossing media franchises of all time, having generated more than $20 billion in total franchise revenue as of 2018. Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time, with the manga sold in over 40 countries and the anime broadcast in more than 80 countries; the manga's 42 collected tankōbon volumes have sold over 160 million copies in Japan, are estimated to have sold more 250–300 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling manga series in history.
Reviewers have praised the art and humour of the story. It is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential manga series made, with many manga artists citing Dragon Ball as a source of inspiration for their own now popular works; the anime Dragon Ball Z, is highly popular across the world and is considered one of the most influential in boosting the popularity of Japanese animation in Western culture. It has had a considerable impact on global popular culture, referenced by and inspiring numerous artists, celebrities, filmmakers and writers across the world. Akira Toriyama loosely modeled Dragon Ball on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, he has said that the fighting was influenced from movies by famous martial arts actor Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts films such as Enter the Dragon and Drunken Master, as he wanted to create a story with the basic theme of Journey to the West, but with "a little kung fu."Since it was serialized in a shōnen magazine, he added the idea of the Dragon Balls to give it a game-like activity of gathering something, without thinking of what the characters would wish for.
With Goku being Sun Wukong, Bulma as Tang Sanzang, Oolong as Zhu Bajie and Yamcha being Sha Wujing, he thought it would last about a year or end once the Dragon Balls were collected. Toriyama stated that although the stories are purposefully easy to understand, he aimed Dragon Ball at readers older than those of his previous serial Dr. Slump, he wanted to break from the Western influences common in Dr. Slump, deliberately going for Chinese scenery, referencing Chinese buildings and photographs of China his wife had bought. Toriyama wanted to set Dragon Ball in a fictional world based on Asia, taking inspiration from several Asian cultures including Japanese, South Asian, Central Asian and Arabic cultures; the island where the Tenkaichi Budōkai is held is modeled after Bali, which he, his wife and assistant visited in mid-1985, for the area around Bobbidi's spaceship he consulted photos of Africa. During the early chapters of the manga Toriyama's editor, Kazuhiko Torishima, commented that Goku looked rather plain, so to combat this he added several characters like Kame-Sen'nin and Kuririn, created the Tenkaichi Budōkai martial arts tournament to focus the storyline on fighting.
It was when the first Tenkaichi Budōkai began that Dragon Ball became popular, having recalled the races and tournaments in Dr. Slump. Anticipating that readers would expect Goku to win the tournaments, Toriyama had him lose the first two while planning an eventual victory, he said that Muscle Tower in the Red Ribbon Army storyline was inspired by the video game Spartan X, in which enemies tended to appear fast. He created Piccolo Daimao as a evil villain, as a result called that arc the most interesting to draw. Once Goku and company had become the strongest on Earth, they turned to extraterrestrial opponents including the Saiyans. Freeza, who forcibly took over planets to resell them, was created around the time of the Japanese economic bubble and was inspired by real estate speculators, whom Toriyama called the "worst kind of people." Finding the escalating enemies diffic
ReBoot is a Canadian computer-animated action-adventure television series that aired from 1994 to 2001. It was produced by Vancouver-based production company Mainframe Entertainment, Alliance Communications and BLT Productions; the animated series was created by Gavin Blair, Ian Pearson, Phil Mitchell, John Grace, with the visuals designed by Brendan McCarthy after an initial attempt by Ian Gibson. The series follows the adventures of a Guardian named Bob and his companions Enzo and Dot Matrix as they work to keep the computer system of Mainframe safe from the viruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal, it was the world's first computer-animated TV series. A reimagined, live-action/CG-animated series, ReBoot: The Guardian Code, was announced in 2015, the first ten episodes debuted on Netflix worldwide on March 30, 2018. YTV aired all twenty episodes from June 4 to July 5, 2018; the series follows the adventures of a Guardian named Bob and his companions Enzo and Dot Matrix as they work to keep the computer system of Mainframe safe from the viruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal.
The setting is in the inner world of a computer system known by its inhabitants as Mainframe. It was deliberately chosen due to technological constraints at the time, as the fictional computer world allowed for blocky looking models and mechanical animation; the main characters included: Bob – Guardian No. 452. He acts as the Guardian of Mainframe. Phong – The original COMMAND. COM of Mainframe. Phong works with Bob in defense of the system. Dot Matrix – Originally owns a local diner and many other "businesses", she takes over as COMMAND. COM in the third season. Enzo Matrix – Dot's younger brother who idolized Bob as a hero. Enzo grows up to become the renegade known as Matrix. In keeping with the computer theme of the show, "ENZO" is an acronym of four common computer processor status register flags, nable Interrupt + egative + ero + verflow. Frisket – A red and yellow dog, he is feral, only listens to Enzo. AndrAIa – A game sprite and friend of Enzo introduced in season two; the "AI" in her name refers to artificial intelligence.
Megabyte – A "command and conquer, infectious" computer virus, the series' main villain. Megabyte is an "Order Virus", he came from the virus known as Kilobyte and when merged with his sister Hexadecimal, they form an more powerful virus called Gigabyte. Hexadecimal – Megabyte's sister is a "chaotic" computer virus whose face is represented by a series of masks, each portraying a different emotion. Mouse – A freelance hacker, mentioned briefly. Mouse switches sides to join Dot and Enzo. Together they defend Mainframe when Bob is trapped in "The Web". Hack & Slash – Comic-relief bumblers, they are two most seen henchmen in Megabyte's employ. During the third season they switch sides and join the COMMAND. COM side of Mainframe. Ray Tracer – A web surfer that helps Matrix and Bob return to Mainframe, becomes romantically linked to Mouse. Mike the TV – A walking TV that aids and hinders the heroes. Mike the TV is shown speaking in a commercial narration-like voice. Bob – Michael Benyaer Bob, Glitch Bob – Ian James Corlett Dot Matrix, Princess Bula, System Voice – Kathleen Barr Enzo Matrix – Jesse Moss, Matthew Sinclair, Christopher Gray, Danny McKinnon Welman Matrix – Dale Wilson Matrix – Paul Dobson Enzo Matrix – Christopher Gray, Giacomo Baessato Megabyte – Tony Jay Hexadecimal – Shirley Millner AndrAIa – Andrea Libman AndrAIa – Sharon Alexander Phong, Mike the TV, Cecil, Al – Michael Donovan Mouse, Rocky the Raccoon – Stevie Vallance Ray Tracer – Donal Gibson Captain Capacitor, Old Man Pearson – Long John Baldry Slash, Turbo, Mr. Mitchell, Herr Doktor, Cyrus, Al's Waiter – Garry Chalk Hack – Phil Hayes Hack, Praying Mantis Virus – Scott McNeil Daemon – Colombe Demers Daecon – Richard Newman Killabyte, Gigabyte – Blu Mankuma Gigagirl, Copygirl – Venus Terzo Spectral Leader – David Kaye Hue Branch – Christopher Gaze Lens – Don Brown Maxine – Janyse Jaud Various – Brad Bent ReBoot was conceived in 1980 by the British creative collective The Hub, made up of John Grace, Ian Pearson, Gavin Blair, Phil Mitchell.
The latter two moved to Vancouver to develop the series there. Pearson and Blair by this time had created some of the first seen CGI characters, in the Dire Straits music video "Money for Nothing". However, technology was not yet advanced enough to make the show in the desired way. 3D animation tests began in earnest in 1990 and ReBoot had achieved its detailed look by 1991. Production continued on future episodes and the show aired in 1994 after enough episodes had been produced; this was a painstaking process, as no other company had at this time worked on a 3D animation project of this scale. Furthermore, the software used was new to all in the company. ReBoot was created on Silicon Graphics workstations using Softimage Creative Environment software; the show's early jokes at the expense of Board of Standards and Practices came from frustration encountered by the show's makers brought about by an abundance of script and editing changes that were imposed upon Mainframe before episodes were allowed to air.
These changes were all aimed at making the show "appropriate" for kids, to prevent the slightest appearance of "inappropriate" content, i
Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band. It formed in 1980 in Washington out of the local band The Mob; the band has released 15 studio albums, one EP, several DVDs, continues to tour and record. The original lineup consisted of guitarists Michael Wilton and Chris DeGarmo, drummer Scott Rockenfield, bassist Eddie Jackson, lead vocalist Geoff Tate. Queensrÿche has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million albums in the United States; the band received worldwide acclaim after the release of their 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime, considered one of the greatest heavy metal concept albums of all time. Their follow-up release, released in 1990, was very successful and included the hit single "Silent Lucidity"; the band has received three Grammy Award nominations for songs from both albums. In 1998, drummer Rockenfield received an individual Grammy nomination. In 1998, guitarist and primary songwriter DeGarmo left the band for personal reasons. Over the years, his replacements have been Kelly Gray, Mike Stone, Parker Lundgren.
Following a publicized backstage altercation before a show in São Paulo, Brazil, in April 2012, Tate was fired from the band and replaced with then-Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre. In response to his dismissal and his wife Susan filed a lawsuit in a Washington court, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated; the ruling in the preliminary injunction was that both parties were allowed to use the name Queensrÿche until a court ruling or a settlement decided who would get to use the name. A settlement was reached on April 17, 2014, in which founding members Wilton and Jackson were awarded the rights to the band trademark, continuing to play with the lineup that additionally includes singer La Torre and guitarist Lundgren. During the time, both parties could use the name Queensrÿche, Tate created his own lineup featuring former guitarist Gray and musicians from bands including Blue Öyster Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, AC/DC and Quiet Riot; this version of Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate released the album Frequency Unknown on April 23, 2013, while Queensrÿche released their eponymous album on June 24 and 25, 2013.
Both bands toured in 2013 and 2014. The foundations for Queensrÿche began in the late 1970s. Guitarist Michael Wilton started the band Joker with friends in 1978, they were joined by guitarist Chris DeGarmo in 1979. In 1980, Wilton met drummer Scott Rockenfield at Easy Street Records in Seattle, they formed the band Cross+Fire together, they covered songs from popular heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, practiced in the garage of Rockenfield's parents which they called "The Dungeon" and fitted with egg cartons as acoustic cladding. Before long, DeGarmo and bassist Eddie Jackson joined Cross+Fire, the band name was changed to The Mob, after the Black Sabbath song "The Mob Rules". In need of a singer for a one-off performance at a local rock festival, they recruited Babylon frontman Geoff Tate. After Babylon broke up, Tate performed a few shows with The Mob, but left because he was not interested in performing heavy metal covers. In 1981, The Mob put together sufficient funds to record a demo tape.
Still without a singer, Tate was once again enlisted to help, much to the disapproval of his then-current band, Myth. The group recorded the four songs "Queen of the Reich", "Nightrider", "Blinded", "The Lady Wore Black", the latter of which Tate had written the lyrics for. For an entire year, they were rejected by all of them; the Mob were offered a management contract by Kim and Diana Harris, the owners of Easy Street Records. However, as Tate remained committed to staying in Myth, the band reluctantly searched for another singer; because the name "The Mob" was not available, their manager urged them to choose a different name. They ran out of ideas, decided to name the band after the first song on their demo tape, "Queen of the Reich"; the spelling "Queensreich" was modified to prevent association of the band with Nazism. The name "Queensrÿche" is written with a metal umlaut over the letter'y'; as the band joked: "The umlaut over the'y' has haunted us for years. We spent eleven years trying to explain how to pronounce it."
The umlaut is used on all of Queensrÿche's releases, except for their 2011 album, Dedicated to Chaos. Kim Harris sent the demo tape and a band photo to a friend who wrote for Kerrang! magazine, resulting in a glowing review. On the strength of the growing buzz that surrounded them in both the United States and Europe following this review, the Harrises released Queensrÿche's demo tape as a self-titled EP on their independent label 206 Records in 1983. After the EP garnered international praise, receiving much airplay and selling an unusual number of copies for a small independent release, Tate agreed to leave Myth and become Queensrÿche's permanent lead singer. On June 29 and 30, 1983, Queensrÿche was the opening act for Zebra in Portland and Seattle respectively. Kim Harris knew A&R manager Mavis Brodey of EMI-America from the time she was the music director of KZOK-FM, he convinced her to come to one of these shows. Brodey offered Queensrÿche a contract with EMI, spanning 15 years and encompassing seven albums.
EMI re-released the EP Queensrÿche to moderate success. The band toured with Quiet Riot through the south and with Twisted Sister to the East Coast and Canada, opened for Dio in Seattle. After the EP tour, Queensrÿche travelled to