I dig Beck’s eyebrows, even if his voice isn’t convincing me. (Bruce tho’… I can’t wait to see Tron in this! Is he Sheridan or is he the real deal back from ‘82? Or something else entirely
with half his face missing?)
Anyway. Like any good rabid fan, I went in search of people who are working on this thing to see if I can dig up any more info or concept art. I wasn’t super successful but I have put Thang Le on my watch-like-a-hawk-list, as well as Vaughan Ling, Daniel Simon, Eric Brown (whose website says he’ll put some art up when Disney allows it), and Seung-Hyun Oh who’s the Director of TV Animation at Disney and whose page says Uprising is coming in spring 2012.
You’d better be right, my friend, or my many feels won’t be able to take all this suspense. (Edited to add: Lab Rats premieres on Feb 27 and Marvel stuff (Spidey, etc) on April 1st; is it too much to hope that Uprising should be out March-time too?)
ETA2: WAIT WAIT WAIT. Collider has more!
[…] Marsh also talked about the premiere of their anticipated animated series, TRON: Uprising.
We brought you a teaser trailer for TRON: Uprising nearly a year ago as well as a clip from this past summer’s Comic-Con. Now, two years in the making, Disney is planning on rolling out the full series in June of this year. But first, they’re taking an interesting approach on the debut. According to Marsh:
“We’re taking a 10-part micro-sode approach, which will begin airing three-minute pieces in April.”
So, they’re probably going to attach these three-minute micro-clips at the end of other popular shows or perhaps port them over to a TRON: Uprising website? No idea. In the meantime, what we do know is that the animated series will feature a combination of traditional (2D) animation with 3D CG animation that will:
“Offer a revolutionary visual aesthetic that is really going to help redefine the kind of animation that you can do on television around the globe. And luckily, we’ve been able to use the same writers, the same producers, and some of the same vehicle designers, who’ve created the images for the feature film, in the series.”
As for timing, this series will play out between the original TRON and TRON: Legacy. Here’s what Marsh has to say about the plot:
“What’s happened is that Tron has been badly injured by villainous Clu, but he has found a protege, a brilliant young mechanic, who is another program like himself, named Beck and voiced by Elijah Wood, who Tron decides he is going to train to be the next Tron.”
APRIL, THEN JUNE. BRING IT ON.
Took them long enough! Finally, something like an air date.