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Watch: TRON: Uprising Trailer

Disney XD has unveiled the first trailer for TRON: Uprising, the animated series that will debut in summer 2012 on Disney’s boy-centric channel. The teaser also will be included on the TRON: Legacy DVD/Blu-ray set, which arrives in stores on April 5.

Announced in November, Uprising takes place between the events of 1982’s TRON and those of last year’s TRON: Legacy. It features an impressive voice cast that includes Elijah Wood as Beck, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Paige, Mandy Moore as Mara, Paul Reubens as Pavel, Reginald VelJohnson as Able, Lance Henriksen as Tesler and Bruce Boxleitner reprising his role as Tron.

Here’s the official description of the 10-episode series, courtesy of Disney:

Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series follows Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.

A 10-part TRON micro-series is also set to air this fall.

(via Slashfilm)

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  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    Kindda ironic that a toon based on Tron isn’t 100% computer generated, heh. It looks good, though.

  • Ryan

    I’m very, very glad to see this has some traditional animation in it. As much sense as it would make fore it to all be CGI, I’m sort of jaded and dismissive of cartoons that use that now. It was cool in circa the 90s, but now it just seems cheap to me.

  • http://twitter.com/RealThndrMonkey George Mitchell

    Love the animation style. Love the background music. Let’s hope it holds up for 10 episodes.

  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    Very interesting and I hope this cartoon is just as good or better then the movie.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKN5MHOI6VUFOYCTV5REK7M7A4 Jacob

    The music sounds like a poor imitation of Daft Punk. I’d’ve rather they brought in someone new to create a new sound for the show (or got Daft Punk to make some new music for it).