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Disney Prepping Animated 'Tron' TV Show

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 3rd 2010 6:03PM
tron legacy tvDisney has big plans for 'Tron'.

Fans awaiting 'Tron Legacy', the upcoming 3D sequel to the 1982 cult flick, have already gotten a taste of the studio's elaborate viral marketing campaign for the film. Thanks to positive fan reaction to the campaign and the movie's teaser trailer, Disney is prepping a big merchandising push and new theme park attractions for the (surprisingly) hot 28-year-old sci-fi franchise.

So what's next for 'Tron'? A TV show, of course.

Blue Sky Digital is reporting that a computer-animated TV series set in the world of 'Tron Legacy' is in the works. According to the site, the show will serve as a "placeholder" to tide fans over between big screen 'Tron' projects.

The series could end up airing on any one of Disney's TV networks, including ABC or, more likely, Disney XD. The studio reportedly hopes to push it out by late 2011 or early 2012.

I love the original 'Tron' for its unique and imaginative visuals, and 'Tron Legacy' looks to be an amazing immersive experience. An action-oriented series set in 'Tron's slick video game world sounds like a great way to keep the franchise alive, and to possibly push the envelope for visual effects on TV.

It's a long shot, but let's hope Disney can nab some of the movie's high-profile cast members (Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, John Hurt) to participate in the small screen venture.

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March 04 2010 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Placeholder" isn't exactly how I'd sell my TV show, but I guess that's how much stock they're putting in it.

Clone Wars has been pretty great... it has made me much more of a Star Wars fan than I was after watching all of the films. If they could make something half as interesting, funny, or well animated, as Clone Wars, then I'd watch.

Somehow though, I can't imagine anything other than MAX STEEL 2.0. Tell me you don't think that when looking at your "placeholder" screengrab.

March 03 2010 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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