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.
- Worldwide exclusive Disney.com “10 in 60” videos featuring Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund where the film stars ask each other 10 questions about the film in 60 seconds
- Online exclusive Disney.com Movie Surfers video with Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund
- New TRON: Legacy Digital Painter on Disney.com’s Create
- Exclusive Disney.com TRON: Legacy poster download
- Exciting TRON: Legacy casual games
- TRON: Legacy Get On the Grid Sweepstakes where fans unlock levels of prizing
- Printable TRON:Legacy activities and TRON inspired crafts and recipes from Disney Family.com
Disney 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.
The game also features a TRON Mobile GRID Championship which will debut on Dec. 25 allowing players to compete for prizes, including the 3D HDTV Entertainment System, TRON Audio Dock from Monster and TRON: Evolution—The Video Game.
“Since launching the free TRON app at Comic-Con back in July, we have been building up to this week and keeping fans engaged with all things TRON, every step of the way,” said Stephen Saiz, director of marketing, Disney Mobile. “We’re extremely proud of the new, premium app, TRON: Legacy, and think it builds on all of the excitement around the film as it hits theaters.”
In the TRON: Legacy mobile game, players race the latest generation of 3D Light Cycles and fire cannons from the cockpit of massive Recognizers as they earn points and qualify for new contests and unlock new arenas. With a choice of 16 different courses, players have the option to compete in standard races or timed trials as well as the ability to compete head-to-head in high velocity 3D Light Cycle races. Inspired by the film, game controls allow racers to steer, block opponents, fire cannons from the cockpit of massive Recognizers and deploy power ups like Shield Breaker, Arc and Cloak—all in the quest to become the ultimate Grid Game Champion.
Also timed with the release of Walt Disney Pictures’ film TRON: Legacy on December 17, Disney Mobile has updated its free TRON app with an Apple iPod/iPhone Visualizer and Alarm Clock application that works exclusively with Disney Consumer Product’s new TRON Audio Dock from Monster. The app is a totally immersive iPod/iPhone music player with Visualizer Graphics effects that engages the alarm clock with the dock’s “Identity Disc” lighting rings for an attractive “wake-up” effect.
Tapulous, a part of Disney Mobile, also features music from the film in its most popular game, Tap Tap Revenge 3, where users can download for free and tap along to Daft Punk’s single, “Derezzed.”
The 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.
Globally, the album is in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart: in the U.S. (#3), France (#1), Australia (#1), Canada (#1), Belgium (#1), Germany (#2), Ireland (#2), New Zealand (#2), UK (#3), Spain (#3), Denmark (#3), Mexico (#3), Italy (#4), Norway (#9), Sweden (#9). The album has shipped Gold in France and is #1 on the Digital Album chart.
The TRON: Legacy soundtrack features 22 score cues and was recorded with an 85-piece orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility.
Courtesy 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.
Two lucky winners chosen at random will receive one of the New Era TRON: Legacy caps. Note that the actual cap’s size and style will be awarded at random.
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.
The current list of 15 will be narrowed down to seven in early January by members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee who had selected the initial list. At that point, all members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
Other films being considered for the award are: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Clash of the Titans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Hereafter, Inception, The Last Airbender, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Shutter Island, and Unstoppable.
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.
Daft Punk scored the original motion picture soundtrack for TRON: Legacy which is available for immediate download in MP3 format at Amazon.com for a limited-time offer of just $3.99.
The 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.
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.
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.
Yesterday 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.”‘
The chair will be available in several variations, one of which is pictured above. For more photos of the chair, check out the source article on Core77.