TRON in cardboard

Tron’s light-cycle chase recreated in cardboard, with stop-motion and pixilation techniques – no CG!

(Thanks Mark Mayerson)


  • http://attackofthekillerspoilers.blogspot.com Starsky

    Michel Gondry must’ve had a hand in this.

  • http://jamessuhr.blogspot.com/ james suhr

    Sweet! That must have been fun to make. I’m not a super big fan of pixelation, but it is sad that we don’t see more of it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Paul N

    Give these guys the effects contract for Tron 2! :0)

  • Aaron Schneiderman

    The material is immaterial when you have talent and creativity.

  • salvador ragdolly

    how SWEDE it is!

  • http://gr8ball.blogspot.com Chrissy Fellmeth

    brilliant! I love the little “making-of” clips at the end. hilarious!

  • red pill junkie

    That. Was. Sweet! ^-^

  • droosan

    I was actually under the impression that many of the effects in TRON were acheived in a similar way; i.e., physical sets/models & miniatures were photographed, then optically composited with the ‘glowy’ elements to give it a CG ‘look’.

  • http://gagaman.blogspot.com The Gagaman

    Well that was quite a bit more elaborate than my stop-motion/pixelation film based on Tron (in soul, not shot for shot the same and with an original soundtrack) that I did for the Sci-Fi Channel two years ago:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ev1POGNZgPc

  • http://afrokids.com Floyd Norman

    They should have done it that way the first time.

    Did the story make any sense to anybody? When I first saw the film I thought the projectionist had the reels mixed up.

  • http://trevour.blogspot.com Trevour

    Be Kind Rewind.

  • Chuck R.

    Fun! Reminds me of “Hardware Wars” and all those other Fosselius spoofs of the 70′s. This probably isn’t necessary, but:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_Wars

  • amanda

    That was f’ing amazing!! hot damn!!! That took a lot of effort and it really came through well!! Sooooooo cool!!!!!!

  • Keith Paynter

    People think it’s cool, and yet there are those who like to bash Family Guy for doing the exact same thing?

  • Fuzzy Dunlop

    Keith– or Robot Chicken?

    http://www.videosift.com/video/Robot-Chicken-Tron-Cars

    (Sorry if this is a repost.)

  • http://robcatview.blogspot.com robcat2075

    BTW… I think the stop-mo technique is spelled pixilation (from the notion of “pixies”) to distinguish it from the the blocky aliasing we call pixelation.

  • http://www.funwiththeschaeffers.blogspot.com lamartherevenger

    when i saw this.. i was completely amazed. still am

  • http://www.spiteyourface.com Tim Drage

    Pretty nice!

    QUOTE: “People think it’s cool, and yet there are those who like to bash Family Guy for doing the exact same thing?”
    No because Family Guy is not remotely the same thing as remaking tron with cardboard?

  • http://www.myspace.com/whurdsderodan RODAN

    If this isn’t on the extras on my new TRON dvd I’m taking it back! Brilliant!