by Aaron Einhorn
Tron: Legacy was not the breakout hit that fans – or Disney – were hoping for. But that doesn’t change the fact that the House of Mouse is moving forward with plans for an animated series titled Tron: Uprising. New footage from the series, which will star the vocal talents of Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner, appeared during Comic-Con, and has now been put up online by Disney.
The clip starts off with a series of stills and test footage, but really gets going around the 1:00 mark.
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.
Set to air on Disney XD, Tron: Uprising should arrive in Summer of 2012.