Disney.com Enters the Grid with New Features Inspired by ‘TRON: Legacy’

The infamous TRON light cycle literally breaks through Disney.com’s homepage today, in awe-inspiring fashion, revealing all new exclusive videos, games, downloads and more. To prepare for the highly anticipated film, fans can go to Disney.com’s TRON: Legacy website to get the inside scoop on all things TRON with exclusive videos featuring Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund. And with the new TRON: Legacy Digital Painter on Disney.com’s Create, fans can create their own digital universe, complete with their favorite light cycle.

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Disney Mobile Releases Premium ‘TRON: Legacy’ App for iPhone; Includes Global Contest

TRON: Legacy premium app from Disney MobileDisney Mobile announced today its new TRON: Legacy mobile game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the App Store. Available for 99 cents, the new app brings the world of TRON to life in a series of competitions through 24 rounds with visually stunning graphics developed to maximize the Retina Display on iPhone 4 and iPod touch as well as the large high-resolution display of iPad. The launch coincides with the Disney motion picture release of TRON: Legacy on December 17.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Soundtrack Debuts in Top 10 Spot on Billboard 200

'TRON: Legacy' Soundtrack by Daft PunkThe original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award–winning French duo Daft Punk, debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, scanning over 70,000 units in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It is the first score soundtrack to debut in the Top 10 in five years (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005).

The TRON: Legacy soundtrack marks Daft Punk’s best sales week and is their highest-charting album ever. The duo’s previous best week was 2001’s Discovery, which debuted at No. 44, with 34,000 units.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Giveaway: Win a ‘TRON: Legacy’-Inspired Baseball Cap from New Era

'TRON: Legacy'-Inspired Baseball Cap from New EraCourtesy of our friends at Disney Consumer Products, we are pleased to be able to give two of our lucky readers a TRON: Legacy-inspired 59Fifty cap from New Era. Available in five unique styles, the stylish caps utilize the eye-catching visuals of the TRON world, exhibiting the colors, symbols and icons from the film and featuring glow-in-the-dark embroidery. The caps retail between $34.99 – $35.99 and are available from specialty hat stores such as Hat World (Lids), East Bay, NewEraCap.com, D-Street at the Disneyland Resort and other independent specialty retailers.

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Disney Looks Strong on Visual Effects for 2010 Oscar Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist of contenders for Achievement in Visual Effects (VFX) last night and a third of them are films by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios, although they’re definitely up against some tough competition. Selected for consideration are: Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Price of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and TRON: Legacy.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Daft Punk Cameo Inspires Kubricks, B@arbricks and Figures from Medicom

'TRON: Legacy' Daft Punk 400% B@arbricks by MedicomDisney Consumer Products today announced a line of upcoming products from Japanese toy maker Medicom featuring Daft Punk as they appear in the new film TRON: Legacy from Walt Disney Studios.

Arriving in late December will be both figures in B@earbrick form as part of the Medicom B@earbrick Series 21. Each figure in the collection will retail for $4.99. In January, Medicom will release the Daft Punk 400% B@rbrick 2-pack which will retail for $199.99 and the Daft Punk Kubrick 2-pack for $19.99. Medicom will also release 12″ Real Action Hero (RAH) figures of the electronic duo in April, 2011 for $229.99 each.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Soundtrack by Daft Punk with Exclusive Bonus Track Available for $3.99

'TRON: Legacy' Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe TRON: Legacy original motion picture soundtrack by Daft Punk featuring 23 tracks (including an exclusive bonus track) is now available for download in MP3 format from Amazon.com for just $3.99. Order now as this is a limited time offer as the price will eventually increase at an unknown date.

The special edition available exclusively through Amazon.com features a digital booklet in PDF format as well as an exclusive track titled ‘Sea of Simulation.’ All tracks, which includes the bonus track, are also available for purchase individually for $.99 each.

For more information on the album or to order for instant delivery, click here.

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‘TRON: Legacy’ Clip: Sam Meets Castor (Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Daft Punk, Beau Garrett)

In this brief clip from TRON: Legacy, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Ireland, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) gets introduced to Castor (Michael Sheen) at the End of Line Club, where one seemingly never knows what to expect. One might even run into French electronic music duo Daft Punk.

TRON: Legacy opens nationwide in theaters on December 17. For more information on TRON including photos of the TRON: Legacy premiere in London, follow this live bookmark.

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Photos: ‘TRON: Legacy’ London Premiere and Afterparty

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with these photos from yesterday’s London premiere of TRON: Legacy at Empire Cinema in Leicester Square. Gracing the carpet were the film’s stars Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn/Clu) and Olivia Wilde (Quorra), director Joseph Kosinski, vehicle designer Daniel Simon and film producer and Walt Disney Studios head of production, Sean Bailey. After the premiere, the cast and crew moved to Tate Modern for a TRON-themed afterparty.

Below is our gallery of images from the event. All photos by Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios.

TRON: Legacy opens in theaters nationwide on December 17.

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Walt Disney Signature to Debut ‘TRON: Legacy’ Inspired Chair by Dror Benshetrit

Chair inspired by 'TRON: Legacy' from Walt Disney Signature and Dror BenshetritYesterday we shared news  of a re-imagining of the Airline chair favored by Walt Disney and his team of animators which makes its debut today at the Art Basel/Design Miami fairs.

Also making its debut from Walt Disney Signature is a new chair inspired by TRON: Legacy by New York designer Dror Benshetrit.

‘Dror’s mission is to articulate the complex meaning of objects in the simplest of ways. Their uses become a part of their narratives, expressed in transformations that are both metaphorical and literal. Raw Data forms a jagged and angular landscape, serving as a muse for a chair that is comprised of intersecting layers and textures of ‘digital’ rock. Constructed of composite material consisting of impregnated fiberglass with polyester resin processed with manual layering, these Special Production Walt Disney Signature TRON Armchairs invite you to “sit off the grid.”‘

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