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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.