Before it finds life as an animated series on Disney XD in 2012, TRON: Uprising, the sequel prequel, will make its debut as a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) according to the publisher’s description of the junior novel of the same name.
Slated to be released on January 3, 2012, which is historically early relative for a movie it promises in the spring, the book’s description reads as follows:
When the computer world of The Grid is taken over by an evil tyrant, one young man named Beck must join forces with the legendary hero Tron to free his home city. Under Tron’s tutelage, Beck will take on a secret identity to fight back, bringing a superhero sensibility to the world of Tron. Featuring brand new settings, characters, and vehicles, TRON: Uprising will bring a unique style and classic storytelling to the Disney Channel and Disney XD!
The animated original movie, hitting TV screens in spring 2012, will kick-off a brand new series in summer 2012. Kids who can’t get enough of superheroes, action-adventure stories, and the sleek and unique look of TRON are sure to love this retelling of the TRON: Uprising original movie.
The novelization will be a retelling of the events of the movie, and will include a full-color eight page insert with frames from the stunning animated feature!
Voice talents attached to the movie and series include Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner as TRON. The series is anticipated to air on Disney XD beginning summer 2012.
Expect more details on both the series and information to be revealed in the coming weeks during both San Diego Comic-Con 2011, where the show will be previewed to attendees, as well as Disney D23 Expo.
“Phineas and Ferb” leads the charge for Disney Channel at Comic-Con International, as “Perry the Platy-bus On Tour” arrives on the show floor in celebration of the Emmy Award-winning series. After making its debut in Times Square on July 11, the Platy-bus will ride into San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24. This incredible, 4000-pound customized Airstream trailer comes complete with bill, tail and googly eyes inspired by Phineas and Ferb’s teal-colored pet platypus, Perry. The event marks a banner year ahead for the franchise, which is set for the fall debut of the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.” The Platy-bus officially opens for a three-hour preview night on Wednesday, July 20.
Fans who visit the “Phineas and Ferb-Disney Channel/DisneyXD” booth will be able to play the upcoming video game inspired by the DCOM on the Wii or Nintendo DS family of handheld systems, the Unity3D online game, which will also be available on www.DisneyChannel.com/2D, “The Movie Game: The Dimension of Doooom!” and sing Perry-oke. In addition, Disney will offer premium giveaways and a collection of four Comic-Con exclusive “Phineas and Ferb” figurines and one mystery figure from Jakks Pacific for purchase.
The “Phineas and Ferb-Disney Channel/Disney XD” spectacular showcase spans 25×60 feet and will be located immediately opposite the main entrance on the convention floor.
The “Phineas and Ferb” panel is joined at Comic-Con by Disney Channel and Disney XD panels showcasing current hit animated series “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” and “Fish Hooks,” and will feature an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming animated slate for 2012 — “Tron: Uprising,” “Motor City” and “Gravity Falls.”
Disney Channel Panels at Comic-Con International 2011:
- FRIDAY, JULY 22: “Phineas and Ferb” – Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh join cast members Vincent Martella (“Phineas”), Ashley Tisdale (“Candace”), Dee Bradley Baker (“Perry”) and Olivia Olson (“Vanessa”).
- SATURDAY, JULY 23: “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” – NBA star Dwight Howard makes a special guest appearance along with creator/executive producer Sandro Corsaro and cast. Additionally, fans will get a sneak peek of Disney XD’s future animated series, “Tron: Uprising” and “Motorcity.”
- SUNDAY, JULY 24: “Fish Hooks” – Creator/executive producer Noah Z. Jones, executive producer Maxwell Atoms, director Bill Reiss and cast including “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Chelsea Kane (“Bea”), Atticus Shaffer (“Albert Glass”) and Justin Roiland (“Oscar”). Fans will also get a sneak peek of Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series “Gravity Falls.”
- Autograph sessions with the cast and crew from “Phineas and Ferb” will occur throughout the weekend, and signings for “Kick Buttowski-Suburban Daredevil” and “Fish Hooks” will take place at the “Phineas and Ferb-Disney Channel/DisneyXD” booth preceding each of the respective panels.
A special sneak preview of the Disney Channel Original Movie sponsored by Time Warner Cable, “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension,” will take place Saturday, July 23, with a Q&A with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh following the screening. Additional details will be available soon.
In this animated Disney Channel Original Movie adventure based on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Phineas and Ferb,” stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb go on their biggest journey yet, into another dimension! When the boys finally discover that their beloved pet platypus Perry is in fact a secret agent who battles the forces of evil daily, they join him on a grand adventure that blasts them to another dimension, where a truly evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz has taken over an alternate Tri-state Area. When they uncover his ploy to travel back to their dimension to take over their Tri-state Area, the gang, as well as their alter-egos, must band together to stop him.
The teleplay was written by creators/executive producers Emmy Award-winner Dan Povenmire, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh and Jon Colton Barry. Povenmire and Robert Hughes direct. The voice cast features actor Vincent Martella (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Phineas Flynn, Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Nanny McPhee”) as Ferb Fletcher, Ashley Tisdale (“Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure”) as Candace Flynn, Mitchel Musso (“Pair of Kings”) as Jeremy, Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard O’Brien (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”) as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad”) as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner (“Camp Rock,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” ) as Isabella, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh as Major Monogram and Dan Povenmire as the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) guest stars as Mrs. Thompson, Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s senile neighbor. “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” is a production of Disney Television Animation. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.
So you’ve discovered your pet is a secret agent.
When Phineas and Ferb accidentally help the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz complete his latest creation that will finally take control of the Tri-State Area, they get zapped into a new dimension, where they meet their alternate selves! In this new dimension, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is the leader of the Tri-State Area, and even worse—summer vacation doesn’t exist! Will Phineas and Ferb figure out a way to get back to Danville, or will they be stuck in this alternate dimension forever?
You’ll find out this and much more, only in Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension, which makes its debut on Disney Channel on August 5, Disney XD on August 13, Disney Cruise Line on August 18 and the ABC television network on August 20. Disney on Demand cable subscribers will have the opportunity to watch the movie first, beginning on August 1, while every one can own the movie forever* with the “Ultimate Fan Pack” which includes a DVD, digital copy of the movie, eight digital music tracks, eight deleted scenes, a bonus episode with character and filmmaker commentary and more, beginning August 23.
Disney XD has been kind enough to provide us with this sneak peek of the movie consisting of a clip titled ‘Ah, Brain Freeze’ and several stills from the film presented in our gallery below.
Be sure to like and comment on this article and we just may bring you even more sneak peeks of the movie as we draw closer to the premiere.
Actor, screenwriter and filmmaker Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Blades of Glory”) will star in and executive-produce “Gulliver Quinn” (working title), a comedy series pilot for Disney XD, it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels.
Set in present day, the comedy follows Gulliver Quinn, a grown man enrolled in the seventh grade after his family returns from a 15-year research expedition — and living in a cave in remote northwest India. There, mom and dad pursued their long held goal, creating a documentary film on a rare tortoise, and Gulliver grew up acquiring awesome skills such as lightning-quick reflexes and the ability to see in the dark.
Now with a son in his late 20s, the family have come back to their suburban home, its 1996 décor, years of stacked up mail and a 28 and three-quarters year-old son who needs to finally graduate seventh grade.
At school, Gulliver makes a few friends — and a few enemies — and joins a street hockey team. But his troubles have only just begun because the principal is no fan, and his childhood crush is now the school nurse (and due to budget cuts, head of the history department).
The “Gulliver Quinn” script was written by Dan Kopelman (“Malcolm in the Middle”) who executive-produces the pilot along with Stan Rogow (“Lizzie McGuire”) and Jon Heder. Rob Schrab (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) will direct.
“It’s an absolute coup for Disney XD to be working with Jon — he is a tremendous comedic talent, and Dan Kopelman’s brilliant script is the perfect project to showcase his quirky sense of humor,” said Bonnett. “Bringing in Jon and his creative team, Dan and Rob, and our longtime pal, Stan, illustrates our ongoing commitment to building a world class slate of programming for Disney XD’s core boy audience.”
Full casting is underway now for the single camera production which will begin this summer.
The pilot is a production of Turtle Rock Productions, Inc.
“NBA Fit,” a series encouraging health and fitness for kids and families, and featuring a roster of NBA stars, shows what it takes for an NBA player to train for optimal performance on the court. Hosted by Daniel Curtis Lee (“Zeke and Luther”), the series includes Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, among others. Produced by NBA Entertainment, “NBA Fit” premieres Friday, April 29 at 4:00 pm ET/PT on Disney XD, followed by multiple presentations throughout the week.
Coinciding with the premiere of “NBA Fit,” Disney XD will present a day of sports-themed programming, including episodes of “Pair of Kings” (2:00-4:00 p.m., ET/PT) and “Phineas and Ferb” (4:15-5:00 p.m., ET/PT).
NBA Fit is part of the league”s ongoing initiative to introduce basketball to young people. Players highlighted on each episode are as follows (all at 4:00 p.m., ET/PT):
Friday, April 29
Howard, Iguodala, Love, Glen Davis (Boston Celtics), and Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers)
Friday, May 6
Durant, Paul, and Chris Andersen (Denver Nuggets)
Friday, May 13
Wade (Miami Heat), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls), and Nenê (Denver Nuggets)
Friday, May 20
Rose, Arron Afflalo (Denver Nuggets), and Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers)
Friday, May 27
Bosh, LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), and Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Friday, June 3
Jordan Farmar (New Jersey Nets), Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers), and Udonis Haslem (Miami Heat)
To be included with the home video release of TRON: Legacy, the trailer for the new Disney XD animated series ‘TRON: Uprising’ has made its way online.
Set to debut in summer 2012, the series centers around 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 2 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.
Voice talents attached to the show include Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner as TRON.
The remarkable lineup of stars who’ve recorded upcoming episodes of Disney Channel’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ includes iconic actor and producer Michael Douglas, who guest stars along with his 10-year-old son, Dylan Michael Douglas, when Danville’s scariest haunted house opens for the neighborhood kids; Jane Lynch guest stars as Jeremy’s mother, Mrs. Johnson; Tina Fey plays an eager buyer who seeks to purchase the building which headquarters Doofenshmirtz Evil, Incorporated; Michael J. Fox pays tribute to the cult hit “Teen Wolf” with the Werewolf Michael role; Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) again plays a star-crossed lover in a vampire/werewolf storyline; Joan Cusack guest stars as a train conductor whose can-do attitude just might convince Candace to give up trying to bust her brothers; and renowned chef Jamie Oliver (ABC’s “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”) judges Danville’s meatloaf competition.
As the animated gem continues to increase in popularity, Disney XD will commemorate Platypus Day, an official day honoring Danville’s favorite pet and secret agent Perry the Platypus (aka Agent P), with a marathon programming event, Saturday, March 5 from 8 am – 5 pm ET/PT. ET/PT). Disney Channel will also present a marathon of Perry the Platypus (Agent P) episodes from 5 pm – 8 pm ET/PT. Currently online, both DisneyChannel.com and DisneyXD.com feature an array of Platypus-themed games and activities that challenge users to earn Platy-points to unlock additional bonus features. In the online Platypus Photo Booth, fans can create their own photo with Perry the Platypus and send a top secret Platypus Day greeting card with Perry chatter only friends can decode.
The third season’s rollout is:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – Season Three premiere episode, “The Great Indoors”/”Canderemy,” will be available as part of Disney Channel’s on Demand SVOD offering (Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T). In “The Great Indoors,” Phineas and Ferb build a huge biodome to help when bad weather spoils Isabella’s plan to earn a Fireside Girl patch; Candace is in a frenzy trying to figure out what Jeremy likes about her, and at Evil Inc., Agent P must stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from raining out a big soccer game just so he can watch his favorite telenovela. In “Canderemy,” Candace pays a visit to Jeremy’s house only to hear a cautionary tale from Mrs. Johnson (played by Jane Lynch), and Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s “Combine-inator” creates a strange occurrence. Meanwhile, Phineas and Ferb build a giant robot dog.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) – Season premiere of “Phineas and Ferb” on Disney Channel, with a mobile simulcast on Sprint TV and MobiTV.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00 a.m., ET/PT) – Season premiere episode and Platypus Day marathon (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Disney Channel will also present a marathon of Perry the Platypus (Agent P) episodes (5:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The season premiere episode will become available on Disney Channel and Disney XD Mobile VOD, iTunes and Xbox.
Starring are singer-actor Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn, Thomas Sangster as Ferb Fletcher, Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn, Mitchel Musso as Jeremy, Caroline Rhea as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard O’Brien as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner as Isabella, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh as Major Monogram and Emmy Award-winning Dan Povenmire as the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Disney Channel has provided us with these first images from the upcoming episode of ‘Take Two with Phineas and Ferb’ featuring special guest, Grammy-award winning recording artist Taylor Swift.
The episode will premiere on Disney Channel on February 18 at 9:25 pm ET/PT and will also air on Disney XD.
Images courtesy and © Disney Channel
In ‘Roller Coaster The Musical!,’ premiering Friday, January 28 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel, Phineas and Ferb decide to re-create the first day of summer when they built their very own rollercoaster. This time around, however, Phineas decides it would be better if they spontaneously break out in song during the process. While Candace is set on busting the boys, Dr. Doofenshmirtz attempts to pull the Eastern Seaboard to the west using tinfoil and a giant magnet (again).
Disney Channel has provided us with these stills from the episode as well as the musical clip below from the show’s finale, titled ‘Carpe Diem.’ Appearing in the clip is episode guest star and world renown choreographer, Kenny Ortega.
Photos and video courtesy of and © Disney XD. All rights reserved.
UPDATE #1 – 1/21/11 – Added a new still featuring Kenny Ortega as he appears on the show. Also, Disney Channel has released the following clip featuring the opening song ‘Hey Ferb (I Know What We’re Gonna Do Today)’ which spoofs many successful Broadway musicals.
Thanks to a recent trademark application placed on behalf of Disney Consumer Products, we now get our first look at the initial title treatment for TRON: Uprising. T:U will be a new animated series produced for Disney XD and is set to premiere in summer 2012 and expands on the existing TRON mythos. According to Variety, who confirmed our initial report on the project that we first mentioned several months ago, the series will star the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henrikse and Bruce Boxleitner as TRON.
No timeframe within the TRON timeline is mentioned although based on what we know, it’s likely to take place between TRON: Betrayal / TRON: Evolution and TRON: Legacy.