In anticipation of the stop-motion full-length remake of Tim Burton’s classic short, Frankenweenie, Walt Disney Studios has erected a mobile touring exhibit titled ‘The Art of Frankenweenie‘ which treats visitors to a rare, inside look at how the film was made. One of the first stops on the world tour is San Diego Comic-Con and we were invited by Walt Disney Studios to be one of the first to preview the exhibit which was hosted by film producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate. Talent from the film, including Atticus Shaffer (of ABC’s ‘The Middle’ and voice of Edgar Gore) also passed through the exhibit to see the displays of props, puppets and concept art.
The exhibit is set up into four main sections. The first is titled Tim’s Desk and it takes the visitor inside the mind of film creator and director Tim Burton. It features many of Burton’s original sketches from which maquettes (also on display) were created. The exhibit, in fact, features several maquettes offering quite varied versions of Sparky, demonstrating his evolution into the character that will appear on the big screen. The display continues with other puppets and maquettes offering insight into the filmmaking process. One interesting thing to note is that whereas puppets in the past, such as Jack Skellington in Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas would have replacement heads for various vocal expressions, all of the puppets have one head design and the mouth is manually adjusted as needed (sometimes by using small screwdrivers inserted into the side of the puppet’s head as shown in some of the art on display). The exception to this is substitute biology teacher Mr. Rzykrus who does have alternate physical mouths as it appeared truer to the character himself.
The remainder of the exhibit focuses on the puppets and key sets used in the film, such as the classroom set, the kitchen set of the Frankenstein home and the Frankenstein attic. The kitchen set also features a separate display of an array of miniature props that had to be created in order to create a realistic universe for the film. Through the meticulously created props as well as set dressing featured in the sets themselves, one truly gets the sense of the amount of dedication that went into producing the film in all disciplines involved in film production. To that, the attic set also features a level of interactivity which allows visitors to turn various lights on and off at the flip of a switch.
There are several hints to more of the story to be found throughout the display however. While the latest trailer hints at Victor’s secret of bringing beloved Sparky back to life being leaked and others following suit, there are a range of new ‘pets’ on display including a were-rat (which merchandising hints belonging to Edgar) and vampire cat, presumably an alternate form of Mr. Whiskers which, according to the headline of the newspaper Mr. Frankenstein is reading, is a mysterious cat found in a postbox and ends up in the hands of Weird Girl. Visitors will also see the giant creature (whose puppet is actually the same size of the rest in reality) that will eventually wreak havoc on the small town of New Holland on its annual Dutch Day event.
Other interesting tidbits picked up from the experience include how the film (as stills) was shot with digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 5D, using a wide array of lenses to produce the desired effect. Hahn also talked about how technology has influenced creating stop-motion films, for example rods can be freely inserted into the backs of puppets, providing support so they can be shot in any position (including mid-air) and digitally removed in the post-production process.
Also on display is a healthy dose of upcoming merchandise based on the film which includes clothing by Mighty Fine Tees and accessories by High Intencity, vinyl figures by Disney Store (including a series of Popcorn Vinylmation) and Medicom, plush by The Bridge and Medicom, Apple iPhone cases and chargers by PDP Mobile and more.
Below is our gallery of photos and video from the exhibit as well as the merchandise on display. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see a larger version.
‘The Art of Frankenweenie‘ exhibit can be viewed at San Diego Comic-Con at booth 3635 for the duration of the show before it moves on to other locations such as the Disneyland Resort. Because of high demand and tight space, timed ‘hall passes’ are being distributed at the booth in order to visit it. Frankenweenie is also featured as part of the Walt Disney Studios panel in Hall H later today along with Oz the Great and Powerful and Walt Disney Animation’s Wreck-It Ralph.
Some exciting news came out late last night (or early this morning depending on where you are) for fans of Tim Burton and his upcoming stop-motion film, Frankenweenie. According to Walt Disney Studios UK, which posted the video below to its YouTube channel, a new traveling art exhibition featuring puppets, props and more from the film will be touring the globe starting later this month.
The video is hosted by Frankenweenie producer Allison Abbate, who gives an introduction to the ‘Art of Frankenweenie’ traveling exhibition as well as a sneak peek at some of the items that will be on display. The sneak peek is then followed by a list of cities and dates as to where one will be able to find the exhibit with state-side stops presumably including San Diego Comic-Con and the Disneyland Resort.
The schedule as presented in the video is as follows:
- 06/18 – 06/21 Barcelona, Spain
- 07/11 – 07/15 San Diego, California (Comic-Con)
- 07/27 – 08/07 Mexico City, Mexico
- 08/23 – 08//26 Toronto, Canada
- 09/10 – 11/01 Anaheim, California (Disneyland Resort)
- 09/27 – 10/14 Madrid, Spain
- 10/17 – 10/21 London, England
- 10/23 – 11/02 Paris, France
- 12/05 – 12/26 Tokyo, Japan
Disney XD has released the video montage previewed for attendees at its San Diego Comic-Con panel. The video features quite a bit of concept art, models, test animation and what appears to be actual animation from the upcoming midquel, which takes place between TRON and TRON: Legacy.
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.
According to multiple reports, it was mentioned that the series itself with be preceded by a series of 10 shorts, each 3 minutes in length. No mention of the Disney Channel Original Movie that we are anticipating was mentioned, but it could be that there either is no movie to speak of, or there is even more information on TRON: Uprising waiting to be officially released, which one could reasonably expect to occur during Disney’s own D23 Expo, taking place August 19-21 in Anaheim, CA.
Voice talents attached to the 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.
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) thrills at the 2011 Comic-Con convention with exciting panels and signings including: a Disney/Marvel panel showcasing DPW’s Marvel publishing program through fall 2011; an exciting sneak peek at the recently launched Disney Comics App; and exclusive giveaways just for Comic-Con attendees at the DPW booth (#1016).
The DPW booth will showcase an assortment of books, comics, graphic novels, and magazines; preview upcoming releases; and product sneak peeks will be on display including The Art of Epic Mickey and Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension: Official Movie Magazine. A limited selection of product will also be for sale.
DISNEY PUBLISHING AND MARVEL JOIN FORCES – For the first time, Disney Publishing is partnering with Marvel to take our publishing programs to the Marvel Universe—a place beyond our own vast imaginations, where Super Heroes swing from New York City skyscrapers and villains plot to advance their own self-interests. Marvel’s rich history is fertile ground for storytelling, and Disney Book Group’s newest imprint, Marvel Press, and DPW licensees will cultivate it with picture books, chapter books, novels, and storybooks, along with other groundbreaking ways of telling these amazing, classic stories.
BOOTH GIVEAWAYS – From Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus to Phineas and Ferb, there is something for every kid. Giveaways include:
- Phineas and Ferb character masks and magazines
- Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus pens and Olympian Week cards
- Marvel publishing program booklets
- Disney Book Group poster tubes
PANELS & SIGNINGS
SATURDAY, JULY 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm Why We Create with Don Hahn (25ABC )
Join legendary Disney filmmaker, author, and Academy Award nominee Don Hahn for an exploration into Why We Create. With awe inspiring unseen images from the Disney vaults to world-renowned art, contemporary ads, and graphic novels, with a little music tossed in, this is a rare opportunity to hear Don share his unique outlook on creativity and how to navigate it in today’s results-driven world.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Don Hahn Signing (AA21) Don will be signing copies of Brain Storm and The Alchemy Animation.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
11:30 am – 12:30 PM It’s a Small World Picture Book & CD signing with illustrator Joey Chou (DPW booth #1016)
3:00 – 4:00 pm Disney/Marvel Team Up (24ABC)
Everyone wondered what would happen when the Mouse House got together with the House of Ideas, and the answer is an amazing assortment of Marvelous kids books! Join editors from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Marvel as they unveil their new line of Marvel Origin Storybooks for kids, featuring modern retellings of some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, such as Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the X-Men. From artwork to film adaptations to beginner books, be here to find out all of the upcoming excitement from the combined might of Disney and Marvel. With Ruwan Jayatilleke, Senior Vice President, Marvel; Rich Thomas, Global Editorial Director, Disney Publishing Worldwide; and Michael Siglain, Senior Editor, Disney Publishing Worldwide.
ABC showcases its upcoming primetime lineup with an exciting peek at its new shows and an interactive booth at Comic Con 2011, taking place in San Diego in late July. “Once Upon a Time,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Castle” and “The River” stars and executive producers will participate in the convention for Q&A panels, press room interviews and special autograph sessions. Additionally, the much buzzed about new drama series, “Pan Am,” will also be represented at Comic-Con. Below are the details:
FIDAY, JULY 22
“The River,” from Amblin Entertainment and ABC Studios, exclusive screening and Q&A panel for ABC’s newest supernatural series in Room 6A from 2:15-3:15 p.m. From the studio that brought you “Lost” comes a new adventure set deep in the Amazon. Join executive producers Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”), Michael Green (“Green Lantern”) and Zack Estrin (“Tru Calling”), plus cast members Joe Anderson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”), Eloise Mumford (“Lone Star”) and Leslie Hope (“24″). All attendees will get a limited edition Comic-Con poster and flashlight. You don’t want to miss this! The moderator will be Monica Rizzo of People Magazine. Following the panel, the stars will participate in a special autograph session from 4:45-5:30 p.m. in Room 28C.
SATURDAY, JULY 23
“Once Upon a Time” exclusive screening and panel in Room 6DE from 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Calling all “Lost” fans! – join moderator Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) as he introduces you to the magical story of two parallel worlds: one in a distant fairytale land, the other in a present-day reality. Following the exclusive screening of the pilot, co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) and Adam Horowitz (“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) along with Ginnifer Goodwin (“Big Love”), Jennifer Morrison (“House”), Robert Carlyle (“SGU: Stargate Universe”), Lana Parrilla (“24″) and Josh Dallas (“Thor”) will have a Q&A panel about this modern fairytale turned on its head. All attendees will get a limited edition Comic-Con giveaway! Arrive early for the exclusive posters and magic mirrors. After the panel, the stars will participate in a special autograph session from 5:45-6:30 p.m. in Room 28C.
“Charlie’s Angels” screening and panel in the Indigo Ballroom at Hilton San Diego Bayfront from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Hello Angels! This fun, glamorous, action-packed take on the 1970′s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels. After the screening, participate in a Q&A panel with Bosley and the ladies from the Townsend Agency. “Charlie’s Angels” stars Annie Ilonzeh as Kate Prince, Minka Kelly as Eve, Rachael Taylor as Abby Sampson and Ramon Rodriguez as Bosley. Written and executive produced by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Smallville”), “Charlie’s Angels” is also executive produced by Drew Barrymore (“Charlie’s Angels” movies), Leonard Goldberg (the original “Charlie’s Angels”) and Nancy Juvonen (“Charlie’s Angels” movies). It is directed and executive produced by Marcos Siega (“Vampire Diaries,” “Dexter”). “Charlie’s Angels” is produced by Millar/Gough Ink, Flower Films and Panda Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
“Castle” panel from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in 6BCF: After the smashing success of the Q&A panel last season, “Castle” returns with scheduled panelists, including Nathan Fillion (Richard Castle), Jon Huertas (Detective Tony Esposito), Seamus Dever (Detective Kevin Ryan), Tamala Jones (Medical Examiner Lanie Parish), Susan Sullivan (Martha Rodgers) and Molly Quinn (Alexis Castle). Fans will be treated to exclusive video highlights, bonus footage from the upcoming DVD release of Season 3 and an exclusive Comic Con poster and notebook giveaway. The moderator will be Will Keck of TV Guide Magazine. After the panel, the panelists will participate in a special autograph session at the Marvel Entertainment Booth (#2329) from 2:15-3:00 p.m.
In addition to those Q & A panels, “Pan Am” – from July 20 to July 24 – will have a special booth designed as the first class cabin of a 1960′s inspired Pan Am plane. Fans who visit the booth will be given a flight time and a boarding pass. Check in for your flight on time, board the plane and watch a preview of ABC’s new drama. Fans that visit the booth will receive a Pan Am giveaway such as a collectable, one-of-a-kind Pan Am travel bag.
For more information on these series, please visit ABC.com
“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.
In celebration of the new Disney Store Imagination Park grand opening in San Diego, Disney D23 members were invited to a private tea party event in which Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast appeared to meet and greet with fans. O’Hara was also presented with her very own Mrs. Potts limited edition tea set, part of the Disney Store limited edition Beauty and the Beast collectible line that was launched at the event.
Below is our gallery of photos from the event which features Paige O’Hara and the new limited edition collection.
Photos courtesy of Disney Consumer Products
On Monday, September 13, D23 is inviting its members and their guests in the San Diego area to join the voice of Belle herself, Paige O’Hara, for a private tour of the new Imagination Park Disney Store model at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego to be followed by a mid-morning tea party.
Available for the purchase at the event will be the new limited edition Beauty and the Beast gold-trimmed Mrs. Potts teapot set ($124.50) which has a run of 1600 pieces worldwide.
The tickets are free and will be available online on a first come, first serve basis beginning September 7 at 10 am PT. For more information and to reserve tickets when they become available, click here.
Viewers around the world will join a one-of-a-kind, online phenomenon in July to experience the extraordinary magic of “World of Color,” the new after-dark spectacular presented nightly in Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim. The interactive tour will feature live shows in four California cities, and the online audience will travel “virtually” to each location to watch the shows and interact with the webcast.
In each city, specially produced animation will be projected onto a familiar city landmark, using a sensational mixture of special effects, high-tech projections and one of the storytelling themes presented in “World of Color.”
The public is invited to participate online only at the “World of Color” Road Show website (www.WorldofColorRoadShow.com), where viewers will enjoy a rich experience that includes Disney animation and music, video entertainment and a “viewer’s choice” opportunity to vote for the starring color in that evening’s show. Each city will have a broadcast location designed for media only.
This “online spectacular” is inspired by the dazzling “World of Color” show, which combines music, animation, water and a multitude of special effects in a magical celebration of Disney characters and storytelling. A new venture for the Disneyland Resort, the tour will utilize streaming online video to bring its own special magic to the World Wide Web and to iconic locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego and Los Angeles. Each locale will deliver a different, amazing show.
ONLINE EXPERIENCE: Viewers will be able to access the webcast performances live and on encore nights at the website, in English at www.WorldofColorRoadShow.com and in Spanish at www.coloresdisney.com. The site also features an artistic video mashup, interviews with the creators of “World of Color” and the voting option. Video clips from each iconic location will be added to the show on ensuing nights, inspiring viewers to follow the virtual tour throughout California.
CAST YOUR VOTE: Just as fairies cast their spells, online viewers will cast their votes each night for one of three colors representing each of the Three Good Fairies from “Sleeping Beauty” – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. The color with the most votes will be featured in the show’s opening moment, complete with a trail of pixie dust. In true Disney style, the winning fairy will fly from computer screens to the landmark location and she will conjure the magical transformation of the landmark using the chosen color – red, green or blue. With this bit of magic, online audience members are able to lend their own spark of inspiration to the show.
SHOW THEMES: A different theme will come alive in each of the four cities, with each show reflecting a theme from the “World of Color” production at Disney California Adventure. To experience the show in each city, people will have to visit the website. There will be no accommodations on site in each city.
SAN FRANCISCO: In San Francisco, the unique animation will be projected onto the façade of a landmark that will be revealed online on Opening Night. The presentation is dedicated to the theme of “Love,” featuring romantic couples from Disney and Disney – Pixar animated films. The live show, presented Wednesday and Thursday, July 7 and 8, will repeat continuously from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pacific time and will be shot from several different angles for the ongoing, live webcast. Encore webcasts (not live) of the San Francisco show will appear online from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9 through 11.
SACRAMENTO: With forest and garden scenes from such films as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pocahontas,” “Bambi” and “Alice in Wonderland,” the online experience in Sacramento will be built around the theme of “Nature.” Presented Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, in historic Old Sacramento, it will be webcast live from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each evening.
SAN DIEGO: The next stop will be San Diego where, appropriately enough, “Water” will be the theme of the interactive experience, featuring scenes from “The Little Mermaid,” “Finding Nemo” and others projected onto the U.S.S. Midway Museum at Navy Pier. The San Diego webcasts will be live from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, July 22-25.
LOS ANGELES: The final shows of the online tour will be projected onto the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30. The theme will be “Sky,” illustrated by scenes from such films as “Aladdin” and “Fantasia.” As before, the live online presentation will be repeated continuously from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Encore performances (not live) will be webcast from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1.
Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and Convention that “started it all,” Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a very special, insider look at its upcoming “TRON: Legacy” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, the panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be filmmakers and talent from the film, including director Joe Kosinski, producer Sean Bailey and cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and Bruce Boxleitner. The panel discussion, to be moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q & A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.
It was at the 2008 Convention that the vision of a 21st century TRON was born. When VFX test footage was shown to a packed hall of incredibly surprised convention attendees, it was met with such an overwhelmingly positive response—becoming the “it” moment of the Convention—that the studio gave the film an enthusiastic green light. In 2009 “TRON: Legacy” returned to Comic-Con with an expanded presence and this year, the filmmakers and cast are back with never before seen visuals and “scoop” for the Convention fans who have been such an instrumental part of the story of “TRON: Legacy.”
Director Joe Kosinski comments: “When we made the teaser, we envisioned it as a sneak peak at the potential of this project. We set out to stay true to the characters, the vehicles, and the world established in the first film—then show its evolution. When it took off with the fans, we knew we were in the right place. Because they’ve been key to getting this story told, we’re back to keep them involved, and excited to finally present actual footage from the film to the audience that made it all possible.”
To add to the excitement of this extraordinary event, Disney will showcase an interactive TRON booth on the convention floor (located on aisle #3712), giving fans a first look at the all new “TRON: Legacy” inspired merchandise launching this fall. Capturing the action, light, and cool aesthetic style of the film, the display will include toys, electronics, collectibles, apparel, accessories, publishing and the “TRON: Evolution” video game from Disney Interactive Studios. Comic-Con exclusive products will also be on sale. Disney will also reveal exciting new mobile content at the event.