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Tron coming to Disney Channel as TV series

Mar. 4, 2010by: Mike Sampson

Disney has announced that they're developing a TV series based on the TRON movies that will debut in 2011 on Disney XD, the channel devoted to 6-14-year-old boys; boys whose parents were probably that age when the original TRON hit theaters. But alas, everything old is new again and with TRON: LEGACY hitting theaters in December, the studio thought this would be a perfect time to reconnect the franchise with kids who are already completely immersed in the online world.

The series will start with 10 "micro-episodes" that will preview the launch of the official series later than year. The series will be CG-animated and it's unclear exactly who the series will follow - if it will be the characters in LEGACY or a completely new set of characters in the TRON universe. (I'm gonna guess it'll be more of a spinoff than sequel as I'm sure Disney Pictures would like to save any stories with these characters for a potential LEGACY sequel.)

Whatever it is, Disney has a LOT staked on the TRON franchise and this new TV show it just one way of capitalizing on a marketing campaign that's already in place. I guess the question is whether little kids will be interested in TRON universe. I mean WE are because we're nerds and we're nostalgic for movies that we saw when we were kids. Someday our kids will grow up and be nostalgic for PERCY JACKSON...

Extra Tidbit: Enough screwing around, just create the TRON universe and let us all live inside of it already.
Source: THR

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1:24PM on 03/04/2010

Micro Episodes

How long is a micro episode? Will it have commercials? Or will it be a commercial?
How long is a micro episode? Will it have commercials? Or will it be a commercial?
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1:07PM on 03/04/2010
They already made an awesome Tron CG series. It was called Reboot.
They already made an awesome Tron CG series. It was called Reboot.
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2:45PM on 03/04/2010
Reboot was bad ass.
Reboot was bad ass.
12:02PM on 03/04/2010
I was a kid when the original Tron came out and all I can remember is being BORED out of my mind (and probably wishing I was watching Star Wars or Indiana Jones).
I was a kid when the original Tron came out and all I can remember is being BORED out of my mind (and probably wishing I was watching Star Wars or Indiana Jones).
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11:03AM on 03/04/2010
This could be some sort of spin off from Tron: Legacy.
This could be some sort of spin off from Tron: Legacy.
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10:22AM on 03/04/2010

hey

if daft punk does the score for this too ill watch every episode, but of course they wont
if daft punk does the score for this too ill watch every episode, but of course they wont
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10:05AM on 03/04/2010
You just know it's going to be focused on teenagers and preteen characters. No way will the target audience want to see a show about adults.
You just know it's going to be focused on teenagers and preteen characters. No way will the target audience want to see a show about adults.
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