At the 109th Annual International Toy Fair in New York City, Tonner Doll Company debuted all new dolls for 2012 including these prototypes for TRON Legacy and Avatar. Tonner had previously released a Kevin Flynn figure based on the original TRON from 1982 and now they take on the sequel. Included in the collection are Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and Gem (Beau Garrett).
Although it’s only loosely connected to Disney by way of the upcoming Avatarland at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, also on display were prototypes were dolls of Jake and Neytiri from James Cameron’s Avatar. The dolls measure approximately an impressive 22″ in height and feature all new sculpts created specifically for these dolls which are expected to be produced at a very low number.
Please note that all of the dolls pictured above are in pre-production and are still awaiting final approval. The designs may in fact change by the time the dolls are produced.
Finally, you may have noticed a blurry, partial Captain Jack Sparrow in some of the images. Tonner is producing an Angelica (Penelope Cruz) and Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which, along with several Marvel characters, are already available for pre-order on their official website.
Celebrity management company Coolwaters Productions LLC is bringing a cavalcade of talent to the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, August 19 – 21, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Each day at the Coolwaters booth, located in the Collectors Forum, fans will enjoy celebrity meet and greets and autograph signings, including rare photographs and limited-edition Tron pin sets created by D23 especially for this event.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19: MARVEL DAY
- Doug Jones: Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (also starred as Billy Butcherson in Disney’s Hocus Pocus and will be signing images from both films)
- Matthew Wolf: Voice of Thor in the animated film Thor: Tales of Asgard
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20: TRON DAY
- Bruce Boxleitner: Alan Bradley/Tron in Tron, TRON: Legacy, the videogame ‘TRON: Evolution’ and the upcoming animated series ‘TRON: Uprising’
- Cindy Morgan: Lora/Yori in Tron and the videogame ‘TRON 2.0′
- Jackson Bostwick: Sark’s Head Guard in Tron
- Anis Cheurfa: Rinzler, Clu’s right hand man in TRON: Legacy
- Rob Daly: Clu’s Lead Sentry in TRON: Legacy
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DAY
- Isaac C. Singleton: Bo’sun in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Greg Ellis: Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves in three of the installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean films
- Treva Etienne: Koehler in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Vince Lozano: Jacoby in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Tyler Tuione: Boiler Room Attendant in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
With the recent opening of ‘Star Tours — The Adventures Continue’ at the Disney Parks, D23 Expo 2011 is honored to welcome Hollywood icon and Star Wars luminary Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian). Williams, an award-winning artist, has created an exclusive piece of artwork featuring Disney characters which will be available to attendees as a limited edition poster only at the Expo.
All celebrity appearances are subject to change at any time. There will be a charge for each signature signed during the event from the celebrities listed in this press release. Autograph tickets will be available for purchase during all Expo hours at the Coolwaters Productions LLC booth at the Collectors Forum and are on a first-come, first served basis.
Courtesy of our friends at Walt Disney Studios, this must-have edition of the popular franchise will be awarded to one Stitch Kingdom reader chosen at random.
In addition, the chosen winner will also receive a copy of the Jeff Bridges photo book, Making TRON: Legacy. This special soft-cover book was printed in Hong Kong and limited to an edition size of just 1,000 copies. It was never made available for retail sale, so this is a rare opportunity to win a copy of this exclusive book.
Actor Jeff Bridges will have his original painting inspired by the world of TRON auctioned off in order to benefit Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.
The painting, which is acrylic on Plexiglas, measures 46.5″ x 70.5″ and will be available for bidding beginning April 20 from Disney Fine Art. In addition to the auction, a limited edition serigraph, hand numbered and signed by Bridges, will be available for sale in order to benefit the charity, which is receiving 100% of the proceeds from the auction.
As a dedicated artist across various mediums, Bridges has been praised for his eclectic work of fine art, photography and music in addition to his acclaimed film career.
‘As the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Jeff Bridges’ commitment to others is exemplary,’ said Bill Shore, founder and executive director of the hunger non-profit. ‘This donation is another example of how important the work of ending childhood hunger is to Jeff and one of the many reasons we feel honored to be working with him.’
On this year’s Record Store Day (April 16), Walt Disney Records will release a limited edition 10″ vinyl record titled Translucence which features 4 songs from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk: ‘Derezzed, ‘TRON: Legacy,’ ‘End of Line’ and ‘Castor.’
The record, designed to look like an identity disc from the films will be available in red, orange and yellow colors and will be packaged as shown, so the record will be on complete display. It’s expected to retail for about $15.
Record Store Day is an annual event that began in 2007 in an effort to celebrate independent record stores around the world. To locate a participating record store, click here, but be careful to note that due to the nature of independent record stores, not all stores will carry all Record Store Day merchandise.
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has provided us with these first look demo screens of the Second Screen technology for the Blu-ray/DVD release of TRON: Legacy, available to own on April 5, 2011. The technology, recently debuted alongside Bambi,allows viewers to use their iPad or computer to experience additional and relevant information, videos, photos, concept art and more synchronized with the film itself.
In addition, TRON: Legacy director Joe Kosinksi and TRON director and creator Steven Lisberger will be appearing at the Best Buy in West Hollywood, California to sign copies of the films on Disney Blu-ray and DVD. The event begins at 7:30 pm PT.
TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
The open-box series of TRON: Legacy vinylmation figures are now available online at DisneyStore.com. The 3″ figure collection consists of Clu, Jarvis, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Rinzler, Zuse and two Kevin Flynns, representing both the 1982 original film and the 2010 sequel.
To purchase the figures while they last, visit DisneyStore.com and in the ‘what are you looking for?’ box at the top, type in ‘tron vinylmation.’
We were pleased to be the first to bring you news of the re-mix album of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack a month ago (then known simply as ‘TRON: Legacy Reconfigured,’ but now more popularly known as the l337 ‘TRON: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D’ and now we’d like to bring you some additional details as well as previews (while they last).
According to Amazon.com’s description: In late 2010, Daft Punk released their score to the movie TRON: Legacy. Now comes ‘TRON: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D,’ which features artists like M83, Photek, Moby, Com Truise, and others reworking Daft Punk’s tracks from the score. For Tron fans and electronic music dance enthusiasts alike. Enjoy. End of Line.
The full track listing for the album is as follows:
01) “Derezzed” by The Glitch Mob
02) “Fall” by M83 vs. Big Black Delta
03) “The Grid/Game Has Changed” by The Crystal Method
04) “Adagio for Tron” by Teddybears
05) “The Son of Flynn” by Ki:Theory
06) “C.L.U.” by Paul Oakenfold
07) “The Son of Flynn” by Moby
08) “End of Line (Boys Noize Remix)” by Boys Noize
09) “Rinzler” by Kaskade
10) “Enron Part II” by Com Truise
11) “End of Line” by Photek
12) “Arena” by The Japanese Popstars
13) “Derezzed” by Avicii
14) “Solar Sailor” by Pretty Lights
15) “Tron Legacy (End Titles)” by Sander Kleinenberg
To order the soundtrack, which will be released on April 5, 2011, click here.
‘TRON: Legacy’ and ‘TRON: Classic’ Available to Own April 5; Special Edition Now Available for Pre-Order
Amazon.com has begun listing a five-disc, limited edition of TRON: Legacy and the original 1982 version, billed as TRON: Classic with a release date of April 5, 2011.
The five disc set includes: TRON: Legacy in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and DisneyFile formats as well as the original 1982 film along with an light-up identity disc case boasting ‘the ultimate TRON experience.’
The two films will also be available in various formats individually.
More information on the discs will be added as it is released, although it is expected to contain a teaser for a three-quel, currently referred to as TRON 3.
On a related note, Amazon.com is also taking pre-orders for an album titled Tron: Legacy Reconfigured also expected to be released on April 5.
The Walt Disney Company announced plans today to release at least fifteen of its films on Disney 3D Blu-ray throughout 2011. Among the titles scheduled to be released are: The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and new films TRON: Legacy and Tangled.
Bolt, which has already been released as part of certain 3D Blu-ray packages, will also be available for everyone to own in 3D, as will Meet the Robinsons, G-FORCE, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Chicken Little which has been available in 3D via on-demand services.
In addition to the film being in 3D, each disc will include thematically linked 3D menus, 3D previews of coming-attractions trailers and an introduction to the eye-popping world of Disney Blu-ray 3D featuring beloved characters Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King.
“As our contemporary library of 3D content continues to grow, and the original artists and filmmakers meticulously ‘dimensionalize’ their work for release on the Blu-ray 3D format, we will be offering movie-lovers the most incredible in-home entertainment experience they will ever have,” noted Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. “In addition to offering new releases day-and-date in 3D and further cementing our leadership in the marketplace, we’re thrilled that consumers will have the exclusive Blu-ray 3D experience of two of the most celebrated Disney animated features, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast in their homes.”
No announcement of Toy Story 3 has been made as of yet, although the company made intentions last year of releasing it in 2010 and even gave hints at its release although it never materialized.
Interestingly enough, word was that Beauty and the Beast 3D, while released internationally, failed to see its release in 2010 because consumer demand for 3D at home was still considered in its infancy. This move suggests the feelings were quite the opposite, that a home video release appeared to be the wiser financial investment for the company.