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|Headquarters||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Michael Hefferon, President|
|Products||Television, motion pictures, home video|
|Parent||Wow Unlimited Media|
|Divisions||Rainmaker British Columbia
Rainmaker Los Angeles
Rainmaker Studios (formerly Rainmaker Entertainment, and before that, Mainframe Entertainment Inc.) is a Canadian computer animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are best known for producing the world's first ever CGI animated series, ReBoot, the Transformers spin-offs, Beast Wars: Transformers and Beast Machines: Transformers, and for producing the majority of the entries in the Barbie film series for Mattel. Rainmaker has released two feature films - Escape from Planet Earth and Ratchet & Clank (based on the Playstation franchise of the same name).
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 Entertainment. 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.
The current Rainmaker name and insignia was adopted from an older division, the DVD encoding company Rainmaker Digital Pictures, which encoded DVDs as early as 1997.
In 2016, Rainmaker acquired American-based Frederator Networks, Inc. and announced that they have consolidated its divisions (including Frederator Studios) under its new holding company WOW! Unlimited Media (TSX:WOW.A). At that time, the company changed the names of its Vancouver divisions to Rainmaker Studios and Mainframe Studios.
|Beast Wars: Transformers||1996–1999||Syndication
|Beast Machines: Transformers||1999–2000||Fox Kids
|Heavy Gear: The Animated Series||2001-2002||Syndication|
|Max Steel (Season 3)||2001-2002||Cartoon Network|
|Spider-Man: The New Animated Series||2003||MTV|
|Bob the Builder||2015–present||Channel 5|
|Spy Kids: Mission Critical||TBA||Netflix|
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (video game trailer)
- Barbie in a Christmas Carol
- Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Pre-rendered cut scenes)
- Ghost Hunter Dax
- Harriet the Spy
- Legion of 5
- 2003 MTV Movie Awards
- 2006 MTV Movie Awards
- Prototype (video game trailer)
- WET (video game trailer)
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- Pinto, Jordan (March 24, 2017). "Wow! Unlimited inks deal with Weinstein Co, Netflix". Playback. Brunico Communications. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
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