While critics completely mauled Tron: Legacy, it is clear that, for the most part, fans actually enjoyed it. (Olivia Wilde in a super tight suit definitely helps, as well.) To please the fangirls, Disney is gearing up with an animated series so that fans can continue their exploration of the Grid. We’ve known that this has been in the works for a while, but the teaser trailer for Disney’s Tron: Uprising was officially released at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, and here it is below:
Voice actors in this series include Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner. Based on the trailer’s music, it looks like they may be continuing to work with Daft Punk’s score for Tron: Legacy, which isn’t necessarily a bad choice.
The show will premiere on the Disney XD channel in the summer of 2012.
From the press release:
The story focuses on an era of the “TRON” storyline that transpires after the popular 1982 feature film and before the story in Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming TRON: Legacy. Its impressive list of artists, animators, directors, producers and digital technicians includes executive producer/director Charlie Bean (“Robotboy,” “Samurai Jack,” and “Powerpuff Girls”); and consulting producers Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz (both screenwriters of TRON: Legacy / executive producers of “Lost”) and Justin Springer (co-producer of TRON: Legacy). The series will be preceded by a 10-part “TRON” micro-series launching in Fall 2011 on Disney XD.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series follows Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.
TRON: UPRISING will begin airing on the Disney XD channel during the Summer of 2012 – showcasing an impressive voice cast. There’s also a 10-part micro animated series in the works that will premiere in the Fall.