The prelude to the new Disney XD Tron: Uprising animated series boots up in May with Tron: Uprising: Beck's Begining.
TRON: Uprising: Beck's Begining will introduce the audience to Beck who functions as a mechanic in Argon City. The story will take Beck from an unknown, to The Renegade that sparks a revolution to free The Grid.
TRON: Uprising will feature the voice talents of Elijah Wood (Beck), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Mandy Moore (Mara), Nate Corddry (Zed), Lance Henriksen (General Tesler), Reginald VelJohnson (Able), Paul Reubens (Pavel) and Tricia Helfer (The Grid). On the animation side, the series will be produced by Disney Television Animation and is executive-produced and directed by Charlie Bean. Music will be composed by Joseph Trapanese who also worked on TRON: Legacy.
From the press release, the schedule for promoting and airing the series include:
Monday, April 30
(9:00 p.m., ET/PT) - Disney XD will debut the official trailer for "TRON: Uprising" during the series premiere of "Motorcity" and online at DisneyXD.com.
Friday, May 11
"TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning" will be released on Disney Channel and Disney XD On Demand.
Sunday, May 13
"TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning" will be available on YouTube via Disney XD's Facebook Page.
Monday, May 14
"TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning" will be available on iTunes as a free download.
Tuesday, May 15
DisneyXD.com launches a new side-scrolling adventure-puzzle game, "Escape from Argon City," in which players help Beck master his light disc throwing skills to defeat General Tesler's army.
Friday, May 18
(9:30 p.m., ET/PT) - "TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning" airs uninterrupted on Disney Channel.
Directly following the linear premiere, DisneyXD.com will launch a new interactive video and gaming activity that invites users to immerse themselves in the world of TRON; the special will be split down into 10 micro-episodes in which users take on the role of Beck and help him fight to become the next hero of The Grid.
Monday, May 21
(7:00 p.m., ET/PT) "TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning" airs uninterrupted on Disney XD.
Thursday, June 7
(9:00 p.m., ET/PT) - "TRON: Uprising" Series Premiere on Disney XD
In the premiere episode, "The Renegade Part 1," Beck's training with Tron is interrupted when he's captured by a Recognizer patrol and sent to the Coliseum to fight in the games. There Beck meets a fellow prisoner Cutler, a fierce warrior program who has been inspired by The Renegade's actions. Recharged by their shared passion for freedom, Beck and Cutler fight their way out of the deadly disc games. Meanwhile, Zed and Mara head out for night on the town, but run into trouble when an enchanted Zed is lured away by Perl (voiced by Kate Mara), a program from the wrong side of the tracks.
Directly following the premiere on air, "The Renegade Part 2" will be available on DisneyXD.com, along with a new game, "Renegade Strike," where users take on the identity of The Renegade and defend The Grid from Clu and General Tesler.
Source: PR: Disney XD Premieres "Tron: Uprising"; "Beck's Beginning" Premieres May 18, Series Premiere on June 7, 2012
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