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'Tron: Uprising' trailer looks pretty good, but will anyone watch the show?

Tron: Uprising's new trailer looks pretty good. And it kept my attention for about, oh, 45 seconds. Is it just me or does the appeal of the story get lost without human actors? Anybody can animate a digital world; it takes a real artist to act in a digital world.

In any case, Tron: Uprising is actually an animated show that is set between the original 1982 Tron movie and the 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy. It will kick off on the Disney Channel on May 18 with a half-hour "prelude" called Tron: Uprising, Beck’s Beginning, that will set up the storyline for the series.

Among the celebrity voices on tap: Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reubens and Bruce Boxleitner. The show will officially debut June 7 on Disney XD.

Here's the show's official description, according to Entertainment Weekly: "TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning," introduces a Beck, a young mechanic living in Argon City, a growing metropolis in a far off corner of the grid that has just been occupied by General Tesler, a henchman of the notorious Clu. After his best friend Bodhi is ruthlessly derezzed by Clu's army, Beck seeks justice for his lost friend and launches a crusade against the regime. His rebellion captures the attention of Tron, the greatest warrior The Grid has ever known, who sees the potential in Beck and trains him to be his successor. Labeled with the moniker of The Renegade, Beck sparks a revolution to fight for the freedom of The Grid."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 5:24pm]


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