Tron coming to Disney Channel as TV series
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...
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|Extra Tidbit:||Enough screwing around, just create the TRON universe and let us all live inside of it already.|