Rainmaker Entertainment

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Rainmaker Entertainment
Type Public
Traded as TSX-VRNK
Industry computer animation
Predecessor(s) Mainframe Entertainment
Founded 1991 (as Mainframe)
2006 (as Rainmaker)
Founder(s) Ian Pearson
Phil Mitchell
Gavin Blair
John Grace
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people Craig Graham, CEO[1]
Michael Hefferon, President[1]
Products TV, film, home video
Divisions Rainmaker British Columbia
Rainmaker Los Angeles

Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Mainframe Entertainment Inc.) is a Canadian computer animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles, California. It produces computer animation TV series and movies. They are best known for producing the first ever CGI animated series ReBoot, as well as the acclaimed Transformers spin-off Beast Wars: Transformers and Transformers: Beast Machines. In recent years they have also become known for producing most of the Barbie film series for Mattel.

Rainmaker Income Fund announced on August 29, 2006, that RNK Capital Limited Partnership would acquire the 38% of shares it didn't own by merging with Rainmaker Income Fund. After the merger, Rainmaker announced on January 31, 2007 that Mainframe Entertainment's name would be changed to Rainmaker Animation. On November 29, 2007, Rainmaker Income Fund announced the sale of Rainmaker Visual Effects and Rainmaker Post to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, leaving only the animation business.

Productions[edit]

Mainframe era[edit]

Title Release Date
Casper's Haunted Christmas October 31, 2000
Barbie in the Nutcracker October 23, 2001
Barbie as Rapunzel October 1, 2002
Barbie of Swan Lake September 30, 2003
Hot Wheels World Race December 2, 2003
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper September 28, 2004
Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy November 9, 2004
Hot Wheels AcceleRacers January 8, 2005
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild February 21, 2006
Barbie: Mermaidia March 14, 2006
Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage September 12, 2006
Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses September 19, 2006

Cancelled[edit]

Rainmaker era[edit]

Title Release Date Notes
Barbie as the Island Princess September 18, 2007 animated by former Mainframe animators but under the name of Rainmaker Animation
Barbie Mariposa February 26, 2008
Barbie & the Diamond Castle September 9, 2008
The Nutty Professor November 25, 2008 [7]
Barbie Thumbelina March 17, 2009
Barbie and the Three Musketeers September 15, 2009
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale March 9, 2010
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale September 14, 2010
Barbie: A Fairy Secret March 15, 2011
Barbie: Princess Charm School September 13, 2011
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 March 6, 2012
Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar September 11, 2012
Escape from Planet Earth February 15, 2013 First theatrically released film
Ratchet & Clank 2015 Video game-to-film adaptation
Sly Cooper 2016 Video game-to-film Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever 2

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