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“Tron: Uprising” new trailer

Check out this kick ass new trailer for Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising. The series will premiere next month with a voice cast that includes Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Mandy Moore, Reginald Vel Johnson and Bruce Boxleitner as “Tron”. Oh, and Elijah Wood plays the main character, leader of a revolution inside The Grid, named “Beck” (great name, eh?).

The show will officially debut Thursday, June 7th on Disney XD, with a prelude called Tron: Uprising, Beck’s Beginning airing on the regular Disney Channel on May 18th. Charlie Bean (Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack) is directing and exec producing, and the incredible Alberto Mielgo is also contributing to the project.

  • Pedro Nakama

    I heard there’s some other characters that weren’t mentioned in this trailer like SCSI, a disheveled friend and a comic relief character named Smart App.

  • the character designs remind me of aeon flux anime back in the day. the one that used to be on MTV. im totally gunna watch this!

  • Sarah J

    I really like the visuals, and the scenes used for the trailer certainly make the show look appealing. If I had Disney XD I’d definitely check it out.

  • Looks good, impressive visuals, although I kind of wish they’d drop the Clu storyline. I don’t need any more reminders about the already lame Tron Legacy.

  • Wow, looks great! I am now eagerly anticipating the series.

  • Scarabim

    This looks neat, but I’m not sure why I’m supposed to care about what’s going on. Maybe this toon is only for people who eat, drink and sleep computers?

    • Bud

      Bingo. Same problem both of the films had.

    • Gobo

      Or for people who like snazzy visuals, smart action, and interesting characters. Are superhero shows only for people who ‘eat, drink and sleep comic books’? Or can they stand on their own if well-written and engaging?

  • Brian

    I want to like new Tron stuff. The visuals here are fantastic, but the story seems to be partaking of the same gritty brutality that was in Tron: Legacy. I really disliked that film. The original Tron was a fun movie about videogames; Tron Legacy was a grim-and-gritty Clone Wars, um, clone.

    I understand over at DC they’re making a new “grim ‘n’ gritty,” meaner Captain Marvel (Shazam) comic. That fills me with the same kind of apprehension as this video. I like my grim ‘n’ gritty stuff, but it doesn’t need to take over all the fun storylines as well.

  • NC

    This looks like what Tron Legacy was promising to be, I’m sure it will deliver.

  • at 1:12, looks really awkward. Looks like stop-motion with a mannequin.

  • Mike

    Looks like good stuff, and I really like that they’re borrowing from Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy cues for the music. That score was killer.

  • Ergo

    Looks good until you see the characters’ faces. There’s no life in them.

  • So with Motorcity and Tron, Disney XD has officially moved TV animation into the 21st century. Very nice!

  • Ryan

    @ everyone badmouthing on here, what a load of codswallop. Express an opinion or simply say that the story, tone or visuals [from the limited info that we can see] isn’t your cup of tea. But honnestly, all of this looks great. What amazing use of 3D & what a potentially amazing series. Props to Mr Robert Valley for influence on the design. Best show on TV by the house of mouse in a long time.

  • It looks like CGI animation with a 2D cel shade filter. I’m not sure if that qualifies as ironic.

  • I’m not sure how I feel about the storyline, since it takes place before Tron: Legacy and therefore cannot have a satisfying resolution. However, I’m glad to see Disney keeping up the franchise.

  • Logan Ridenbaugh

    I’m sorry, but this looks terrible. I’ll just stick with the first film.

  • Jeez…c’mon guys, give this show a chance will you? I don’t how you can judge the story by a 2 minute clip.

    I saw the original TRON in the theater when I was a kid and have been a TRON fan ever since. I’m really excited to see this show. Everything I’ve seen so far looks awesome.

  • Alissa

    Kinda hard to get attached to characters that’ll probably be dead or reprogrammed or something by the end. After all, they weren’t around to help the heroes in the movie…

  • someone earlier made the point that the character style is similar to Aeon Flux. I never got used to the “lankiness” of the Aeon characters and I couldn’t watch it for that reason. I might pass on this one too because of the styling. oh well.

  • robert alvarez

    Congratulations Charlie. Prepare your acceptance speech.

  • animationist

    Compare this to WB’s awful-looking DC Nation shows: Green Lantern and what we’ve seen of Beware the Batman. It’s obvious that someone is doing something right at Disney XD. And the Motorcity preview was awesome, with its mix of 3D and cel. It’s possible to do CG on a tv budget and make it look good.

  • John

    TRON… More like yawn.

  • Brave styling. Ape arms. I like it.

  • E. Nygma

    I can’t believe people are criticizing this! This looks amazing compared to the usual cartoon crap on mainstream TV these days. This looks so moody and cinematic with awesome music similar to the awesome Daft Punk Soundtrack. It reminds me of the great futuristic scenes from Samurai Jack.

    I thought Tron: Legacy was a near perfect Tron film, other than the fact that I would have like somebody different to play Sam, but he was fine. That move was 100% in the right direction for a modern Tron film I thought.

    I didn’t go to the theater to see Tron: Legacy because of all the mediocre reviews, but I wished I had after I bought the Blu Ray. It was a pure audio and visual delight and that is really all these Tron movies are meant to be.

    What does everybody want, A breakthrough plot involving a kid getting sucked into a computer? It’s all about the awesome visuals, great music, great action, light cycle races, cool characters and that’s it…but isn’t that enough? Just have fun with it!

    • The first Tron was a near-perfect Tron film, and Tron 2.0 was a near-perfect sequel. Tron: Legacy was enjoyable to watch and visually stunning, but left a lot to be desired. The biggest problem it had was that a conceptual sequel to Tron had already been made: The Matrix. There wasn’t any really interesting thing left to say, so they packed in a confused mess about ISOs and Flynn and whatever. It felt very much like the set-up film for a franchise, which it was, rather than a solid movie in its own right.

  • Bob

    Actually … doesn’t look like my cup of tea. More like Gigantor on steroids. Perfect for undemanding children or undiscriminating adults.

    • E. Nygma

      So anybody who likes this is an undiscriminating adult. You Jerk!

  • Inkan1969

    Are they using mocap for the characters?

  • Mathew

    I very much want to watch this show. I hope that it will get a Blu-Ray eventually since I don’t have Disney XD.

  • J

    Personally, I haven’t been this excited about the visual style of a cartoon (children’s cartoon, no less!) in a very long time.

  • Wow breathtaking!
    My heart just stopped for a minute.
    Love the visuals, exaggerated proportions
    and the soundtrack :)