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.
Disney XD has ordered “Wasabi Warriors” (working title), a live action comedy set at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, a strip mall martial arts studio and worst dojo in the underperforming nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. There, a ragtag crew of lovable misfits welcomes a hotshot skateboarder named Jack, who will teach a group of neighborhood goofballs about life, karate and how to just plain kick it. The multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood in January for a 2011 premiere around the world. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Back in September, we first reported on a move by Disney that it was working on a project titled ‘TRON: Uprising.’ Although we associated it with a known micro-series project, Variety today reports that it will in fact be a brand new ongoing series that will debut on Disney XD in summer of 2012.
According to the article, voice talents attached to the show include Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens and Lance Henriksen. In addition, Bruce Boxleitner will reprise his role as Tron as he does in the upcoming motion picture release TRON: Legacy.
Production has begun on “Motorcity,” an animated series set in a futuristic Detroit after it has been purchased and built into Detroit Deluxe by evil billionaire Abraham Kane. Kane, having banned personal freedoms including automobile transportation, is ultimately challenged by a group of rebels who call themselves The Burners. Led by 17-year-old Mike Chilton, The Burners retreat to an underground city, customize their fleet of hot rods and pursue their quest to stop Kane from taking over the world. The series, created by Chris Prynoski and produced by Disney Television Animation and Titmouse, Inc., is slated to premiere next year on the burgeoning Disney XD, which offers a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.
On October 10, 2010, Disney XD will air the ‘Top 10 on 10/10/10′ marathon beginning at 8:00 am ET/PT and ending at 11:00 PM ET/PT. The marathon will feature viewers’ favorite episodes of ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ ‘Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil’ and ‘Zeke and Luther.’
Viewers can now go online at DisneyXD.com/tententen to cast their vote for Agent P’s Top 10 Saves for ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ Top 10 Stunts for ‘Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil’ and Top 10 Funniest Schemes for ‘Zeke and Luther.’
Disney XD has shared with us these clips from an upcoming episode of their new cartoon action series, Marvel’ s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! which premieres October 20 at 8:30 PM ET/PT.
From the episode titled ‘Some Assembly Required,’ our first clip checks in on Thor, Hulk, Wasp, Ant-Man and Iron Man as they enter and explore the Avengers’ Mansion, gifted by Tony Stark himself.
After we learned that Disney had registered the TRONUprising.com domain, we performed a wee bit of research and discovered some links between the new title and a previously announced animated project to debut on Disney XD in fall of 2011.
‘TRON: Uprising’ (as we assume) will be a 10-part ‘microseries’ in which a young program named Beck stands up against an evil regime headed by Clu who obtains his status after the defeat of TRON, the security watchdog program. Note that the show’s description comes from here.
“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!,” an all-new animated series featuring the best of the best in the Marvel Universe, premieres Wednesday, October 20 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Produced by Marvel Animation, the series stars the world’s greatest heroes — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Ant-Man/Giant Man and Wasp — who form the Avengers, a team assembled when the powers of a single hero are not enough to save the world.
Beginning Wednesday, September 22, Disney XD, DisneyXD.com/Avengers, Marvel.com, MarvelKids.com and Disney XD Mobile will roll out 20 micro-episodes introducing the team’s core members. Each five-and-half-minute episode focuses on the back story, allies and nemeses of the heroes before the Avengers were formed.
In the two-part series premiere, “The Breakout,” Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp have defeated some of the most dangerous Super Villains on the planet. But when the Super Villain prison system mysteriously shuts down, chaos is unleashed on the world. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must now band together as the Avengers to protect the planet from the threats that no single Super Hero could face alone. Their first task is to try and stop Graviton, a being whose power dwarfs anything ever seen. He’s after Nick Fury, but will destroy the world to get to him. Individually the heroes have no chance, but together they can make a difference.
Disney XD has just provided us with these sneak peeks at the upcoming ‘Phineas and Ferb’ special episode, ‘Wizard of Odd’ which premieres on Disney Channel September 24 at 8:30 PM ET/PT.
In the all-new episode, Phineas and Ferb build a contraption that spins their house around in an effort to paint it quickly, causing Candace to become so dizzy, she collapses. She soon finds herself in the magical land of Odd where their friends Isabella, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Jeremy, Buford and Baljeet are remarkably like the characters in L. Frank Baum’s book ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ When Candace follows the yellow brick sidewalk to Bustopolis (to find the Wizard who can help her finally bust her brothers), things aren’t what they seem.
Disney/ABC Television Group, ESPN and Time Warner Cable today entered into a long-term, wide-ranging agreement that will provide Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks cable customers the programming of ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes and SOAPnet, as well as WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, WTVG in Toledo, and associated HD cable networks. Subscribers will also have unprecedented digital access to online content and expanded Video On Demand services.
This extensive and expanded rights package, Disney Media Network’s most expansive content agreement to date, provides for: