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.
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.”‘
Via its official blog, Disney Design Group has announced that Lin Shih’s Disneyland Resort A-E Ticket Vinylmation set, honoring the original ride ticketing system, will be released at D-Street in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on December 10. The edition will be limited to a size of 1955 sets (in honor of Disneyland’s opening year) and will retail for $99.95.
The set will also be available in a very limited quantity on DisneyStore.com, so check with Stitch Kingdom daily for its DisneyStore.com updates to get your hands on this prized set.
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has commissioned Fabien Baron, Douglas Lloyd & Lee Swillingham with Stuart Spalding to design a stylistic interpretation of TRON: Legacy, the high-tech 3D adventure releasing in U.S. theaters Dec. 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D. The resulting designs will appear on the TRON: Legacy Creative Director T-shirt Series, a limited edition line for him and her comprised of three designs (one from each artist collaboration) for a total of six shirts. The line will be available only at the official Disney TRON Pop Up Shop at Royal/T in Culver City, CA (Nov. 19 – Dec. 23, 2010) and will retail for under $50.
Opening Ceremony has collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to create a special capsule collection inspired by the new Walt Disney Pictures’ film, TRON: Legacy. Opening Ceremony travels into the TRON universe where high-tech aesthetics and neon dominate to create a futuristic fashion collection.
TRON: Legacy‘s cinematic elements influenced this special capsule collection, from the high-speed Light Cycles to the characters’ sleek uniforms. Incorporating the four main TRON colors, yellow, orange, blue, and black, the men’s collection features Moto jackets, racer jackets, patchwork poplin shirts, and racer-styled cargo pants. Tech-driven fabrics comprise this collection: industrial neoprene, Melton wool, high dimension corduroy, and organic cotton twill fabrics.
Thanks to a recent trademark application placed on behalf of Disney Consumer Products, we now get our first look at the initial title treatment for TRON: Uprising. T:U will be a new animated series produced for Disney XD and is set to premiere in summer 2012 and expands on the existing TRON mythos. According to Variety, who confirmed our initial report on the project that we first mentioned several months ago, the series will star the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henrikse and Bruce Boxleitner as TRON.
In the following clip, which has been known to induce giggles at some presentations I’ve seen it at, the Sirens (led here by Beau Garrett), use their magic touch to strip Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) of his civvies and suit him up in the skin-tight light suit before sending him off to the game grid where his only instruction is to ‘survive.’ Before he can head out to certain doom, however, he must first receive his identity disc along with specific instructions which always seemed to me should be known by a program at this cycle, especially since it was explicitly pointed out that he didn’t have one earlier in the film when first picked up by the Recognizer. Luckily for the audience, who needs to be aware that a program can be de-rezzed for losing its disc (despite the fact that Sam hasn’t already for seemingly misplacing his previous one), it appears programs are cursed with limited memory allocation.
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) today announced the fifteen recipients of its 17th Annual Thea Awards with nearly a quarter of the coveted awards going to The Walt Disney Company and the Disney family.
Amazon.com has begun listing a two disc deluxe edition of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk now available for pre-order. No information is provided as of yet as to what distinguishes this from the standard single disc edition other than it’s also being branded as an import and will be released exactly one week after the standard edition, on December 14.
The known track listing for the standard edition is as follows:
“The Son Of Flynn”
“The Game Has Changed”
“Adagio For Tron”
“End Of Line”
“Tron Legacy (End Titles)”
TRON: Legacy wasn’t the only show going on during ‘TRON Night,’ last week at New York City’s AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX theater. Outside, passer-bys were treated to a look at the custom TRON: Legacy-inspired skatecycle created by Brooklyn Workshop. An eye-catcher even in the standard white (which just happens to be reminiscent of Flynn’s lightcycle), the one-off skatecycle takes its cue from the film’s lightcycles and uses electroluminescent (EL) wire to induce oohs and ahhs from the onlookers.
TRON: Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde and opens nationwide in theaters on December 17.