In an email last night to mailing list subscribers, eFX provided this first look at the replica of the original TRON helmet they’re currently developing. The included image, pictured here, compares the the helmet as seen in the film to the replica being created from eFX.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be included with the home video release of TRON: Legacy, the trailer for the new Disney XD animated series ‘TRON: Uprising’ has made its way online.
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.
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.
Initially anticipated to have been released in 2010, prior to the theatrical release of TRON: Legacy, the blu-ray edition of the 1982 original film, TRON, failed to materialize. Rumors abounded as to why the BD was never released, but most ended in the assumption that Walt Disney Studios intentionally had something to hide, although personal reasons as to why that would be varied.
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.