"Tron: Uprising" News & Discussion Thread

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  1. The Talon

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    It's time to go back to The Grid in the all-new Tron: Uprising animated series, featuring the all-star cast of Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner as Tron, and set to debut in the Summer of 2012 from Disney XD! Use this thread to converse about the latest news and rumors for this jaw-dropping new animated series.
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  2. Toons4ever

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    Is this series suppose to take place before or after the movie?
     
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    It's set after the original Tron, and before Tron: Legacy.

    Here's an article from the Los Angeles Times about the series.
    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/02/20/tron-uprising-an-early-look-at-disneys-return-to-the-grid/

    Also, a video that shows off some more about the series' animation & designs. (It's from DisneyXD's offical youtube channel.)

    [video=youtube;x7N6ALoDR7A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x7N6ALoDR7A[/video]
     
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    Also, the show is really going to be a 10 episode "event" for Disney XD. Which would probably explain why Disney was able to pour so much money into the animation & voice cast. So, that makes me wonder if the episodes are going 30 minutes or full-hour episodes.
     
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    No offense to the thread starter, but I think there was a thread already with original announcement.
     
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    Well then, I guess it should be merged with this thread.
     
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    I wasn't very impressed with the animation style of the trailer, when i intially saw it. But i'm willing to see if the show is inticing enough for me to overlook it.
     
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    10 episodes is just a start for Tron: Uprising- if the show becomes a hit, and I believe it will, Disney might want to make more episodes. It's too bad that Tron: Uprising won't be shown on Disney Channel(it'll be on Disney XD), because it would be a good addition to the Toonin' Saturday block. Anyway, we'll see how the show fares, once it hits the airwaves. The show will bring back what's really been missing from Disney, namely science fiction/fantasy and adventure.
     
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    I could see Disney putting Tron: Uprising on the Toonin' Saturday Morning block. And whether or not it can get renewed for more than 10 episodes, that all depends on the ratings. But the show looks great so far, so I hope that it can do good.
     
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    Truthfully speaking, I'd like to see that happen, too. Now, if it becomes a hit, since not everyone has Disney XD, I'd like to see Disney Channel schedule Tron: Uprising as part of Toonin' Saturday and maybe schedule it, opposite Cartoon Network's long-running Star Wars: The Clone Wars. One aspect of Saturday morning television has been missing for years and that's competitive animated programming and if Tron: Uprising becomes a hit on Disney XD, I'd like to see Disney Channel schedule it on Toonin' Saturday. Imagine the possibility of two animated programs, based on feature film properties, competing against each other for audience ratings and viewership. It could happen if Disney Channel is considering bringing Tron: Uprising onto its schedule, if it becomes a hit- only time will tell.
     
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    That'd definitely be a great thing to happen for Disney. But Tron: Uprising would have a slight disadvantage. Clone Wars has had 4 seasons to build up a fanbase, whereas Uprising would be coming right out of the gate.
     
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    True, but if Tron: Uprising becomes a hit, it would be at least season 2, before Disney Channel can even consider bringing the program over from Disney XD and possibly scheduling it on Toonin' Saturday, opposite Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars. My guess is both programs would end up in a ratings stalemate, with neither program gaining the advantage on the other, but again, only time will tell. Still, it's a start, but Disney increasing variety in its programming can really be good, especially when it comes to having animated sci-fi/fantasy adventure on its airwaves.
     
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    If I'm understanding this show's production correctly, it's being written as a 10-part miniseries, which would mean that there wouldn't be a "second season" of any kind. In other words, Tron: Uprising would only span those 10 episodes. Besides, Tron: Legacy has to happen some time, right? IMHO, it wouldn't be right for the franchise if they kept delaying things in order to keep it going for as long as possible. Not only that, but it would take attention away from both movies. As far as I can tell, that's not what they're going for here.
     
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    Oh, it's intended to be a miniseries. Well then, I guess I can go back to my original statement that I hope the episodes will be an hour long, & not 30 mins long.
     
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    Disney has given a new press release for Tron: Uprising.

    "TRON: UPRISING"– An impressive group of artists, animators, writers, directors and producers have delivered an exciting new series that combines 3D and 2D animation for a revolutionary visual aesthetic. The exciting storyline takes place between the two "TRON" feature films and introduces Beck, who has been chosen to lead the mission to free his home, a computer world known as The Grid, from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by the greatest warrior The Grid has ever known, Tron. The executive producer/director is Charlie Bean ("Robotboy," "Samurai Jack" and "Powerpuff Girls") and the consulting producers are Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz (both screenwriters of "TRON: Legacy" / executive producers of ABC's "Lost" and "Once Upon a Time") and Justin Springer (co-producer of "TRON: Legacy"). The music is composed by Joseph Trapanese ("TRON: Legacy"). The voice cast is: Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reubens, Reginald VelJohnson and Bruce Boxleitner. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.


    Still no premiere date. :sad:
     
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    That's great news! Would've been better if we saw an exact date, but this is still pretty good. At least we only have to wait 2 months for Tron:Uprising.
     
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