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Tron Uprising Episode 1
By Robert T. Trate
May 26, 2012
The animated Tron series is set to premiere on June 7th, 2012. However, the first episode has been posted to Youtube. Though the picture quality might not be the best, it is still worth the glance. The series features the voices talents of Elijah Wood, Lance Henrikson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Reginald VelJohnson, Fred Tatasciore, and the original Tron himself, Bruce Boxleitner.
The episode has been up for while. Sorry Maniacs, we here at Mania only learned of the episode’s posting this week.
Beck (Elijah Wood) is 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 (Bruce Boxleitner), 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.
Tron: Uprising, was developed by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the same tandem that wrote Tron: Legacy, and they say the freedom of animation is allowing to explore the Grid without the constraints of a special effects budget.