With a unique look similar to the feature film, Disney Animation will be premiering the new animated series Tron: Uprising in June this year.
Disney rumoured that a series would follow the latest feature film — Tron Legacy — a few years back. After the box office wasn’t exactly set alight by the film it makes sense that it is animated, because it would be cheaper to make. Don’t let the fact that it’s animated scare you away though. Much of the technology used in the making of the film has been used in the series, giving it a similar look and feel.
With it’s debut on cable, it can’t be long before free-to-air channels pick up the series.
Premiering on Disney XD in June this has, like the recent feature film, a unique look and will be using the Daft Punk soundtrack and feature film effects to extend and enhance the frames. The series is a bridge between the original film and the new one and features the voice talents of the original Tron, Bruce Boxleitner, Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore.
The story follows young mechanic Beck (Elijah Wood) as he leads a rebellion against the The Grid with the help of Tron (Boxleitner). Beck (Elijah Wood) is a young mechanic living in Argon City, a growing metropolis in a far off corner of the grid that has just been occupied by General Tesler, a henchman of the notorious Clu. After his best friend Bodhi is ruthlessly derezzed by Clu’s army, Beck seeks justice for his lost friend and launches a crusade against the regime. His rebellion captures the attention of Tron, the greatest warrior The Grid has ever known, who sees the potential in Beck and trains him to be his successor.
Labeled with the moniker of The Renegade, Beck sparks a revolution to fight for the freedom of The Grid.
(Synopsis courtesy TVweb.com)