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UPDATE!! Here Comes TRON LEGACY!! See 20+ Mins Of IMAX 3D Footage October 28, Tickets Avail Tues 10/12!!

Published at: Oct. 11, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

Merrick again.. THIS is another link in addition to what you see below. May be the best one to check for tickets tomorrow.



Merrick here... I guess this gag worked out so well for AVATAR last year, Disney's now following suit. On October 28, Disney and IMAX will be hosting "TRON Night - featuring 20+ minutes of 3D TRON LEGACY footage in the large-screen format. Tickets will be distributed via the internet, starting tomorrow, Tuesday October 12, which is the first "TRON Tuesday." Essentially, there will be some sort of substantive TRON LEGACY-related release/happening every Tuesday between now and TRON LEGACY's arrival in theaters. Tomorrow's even will be the distribution of TRON Night tickets. Here's a press release revealing more about TRON Night and TRON Tuesdays.

WALT DISNEY PICTURES KICKS OFF “TRON: LEGACY” 10-WEEK GLOBAL COUNTDOWN

20+ MINUTE 3D SNEAK PEEK ELECTRIFIES AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD WITH “TRON NIGHT: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE”


Walt Disney Pictures’ “TRON: Legacy” Opens in US Theaters December 17, 2010 BURBANK, Calif. (October 10, 2010) —Walt Disney Studios announced today, October 10, 2010 (“10-10-10”), the kickoff of the official 10-week countdown to the release of “TRON: Legacy,” which opens in theaters December 17, 2010. Every week for the next 10 weeks marks a major milestone in the countdown as The Walt Disney Company rolls out exciting new TRON events, film content, products and announcements in preparation for the worldwide film launch, including: TRON Night: An IMAX 3D Experience, a special event on October 28, 2010, that will give audiences worldwide the first opportunity to step onto the Grid and into the cutting-edge, 3D world of Walt Disney Pictures’ high-tech adventure “TRON: Legacy,” during an exciting 20-plus-minute sneak peek of the highly anticipated film, sponsored by Asus Computer International. Select IMAX 3D theaters nationwide and 3D & IMAX 3D theaters internationally will offer a special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen 3D footage. “It’s exciting to offer fans an early, exclusive 3D preview of ‘TRON: Legacy’ in the ultimate of formats. We can’t wait for audiences around the world to experience the visually stunning and cutting-edge world that director Joe Kosinski has created,” said Sean Bailey, President of Production, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, is equally enthusiastic. “We are ecstatic that the Disney team and the ‘TRON: Legacy’ filmmakers elected to debut this amazing footage exclusively in our network of theaters,” said Foster. “This first-look in IMAX 3D is the most immersive way to bring audiences into the world of ‘TRON: Legacy’ and kick-off the countdown to the film’s highly-anticipated launch.” Tickets to the October 28th TRON Night events are free and will be distributed for US and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 10:00 a.m./PDT on the first “TRON Tuesday,” October 12, 2010. Information for U.S. and Canadian ticketing can be found on Facebook.com/TRON. ** Beginning today, fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets to select IMAX 3Dmidnight screenings of “TRON: Legacy.” Tickets may be purchased at all participating IMAX locations and online at Disney.com/TRON. ** “TRON Tuesdays”— every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks, exclusive new video and film content, including behind-the-scenes exclusives, trailers and artwork, will be released around the world online and through select broadcast outlets. To get the latest on “TRON Tuesdays” and more, visit Disney.com and Facebook.com/TRON. **“10-10-10” also marks the launch of Disney.com’s TRON: Get on the GridSweepstakes, featuring hundreds of prizes including a Grand Prize Trip for four to experience ElecTRONica, the new street celebration at Disney California Adventure™ Park. Details and official entry rules are available at Disney.com/TRONsweeps.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 10-WEEK COUNTDOWN: ** Walt Disney Records will release the “TRON: Legacy” official motion picture Soundtrack, scored by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, on December 7th. ** In addition to new merchandise arriving to stores this month, Disney Consumer Products will debut exciting, new “TRON: Legacy” products and promotions, including a special line for women, a one-of-a-kind immersive retail destination for products and a unique gadget line for music and gaming fans. ** On December 7th, Disney Interactive Studios will launch the next-gen videogame “TRON: Evolution” for all major home video game consoles, Windows PC and handheld platforms.** Disney Parks is celebrating “TRON: Legacy” with ElecTRONica, a nighttimestreet event at Disney California Adventure™ Park, featuring a dynamic visual- and music-based experience, a re-creation of Flynn’s Arcade and an opportunity to see a special 3D preview of “TRON: Legacy.” ElecTRONica runs from now until April 2011 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and nightly through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods.
Information on all TRON activities can be found at Disney.com/TRON.
ABOUT THE MOVIE “TRON: Legacy” is a 3D action-packed adventure set in a digital world unlike anything captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade—that could have only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning universe—created by Kevin Himself—which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons and landscapes, and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. “TRON: Legacy” is directed by Joseph Kosinski, from a screenplay written by Eddy Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and scored by Grammy Award®–winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, “TRON: Legacy” hits theaters on December 17, 2010.
If you're at the Austin TRON Night and hear a grown man screaming like a teenage girl at a Beatles concert, that'll probably be me. I've already given the people who'll be sitting next to me permission to punch me in the face and knock me out. I'm pretty sure they want to do every time they see me, anyway - so this'll be an awesome opportunity to get that worked out. I'm off to play with my Impulse Projection TRON LEGACY figures. They light up and have little projecto-faces that talk - they even have a Jeff Bridges/Clu figure that says Clu things! How dorktacularly cool is that? Sample of projection feature in action starts at around 5:28 in the embed below. No, that is not me on the video walk through - but I thought about it...
These are available HERE. They're now hitting stores as well - I found some at Toys R Us, but they did not have all of the four available figures when I was there. Amazon does, for now.
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  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    so does this mean

    by sokitome

    The early reports of problems with the movie are wrong or does this mean it's so bad they're trying anything to make it better? I hope it's the first one.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    testing

    by xega

    test 1 2 3

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Tron! ...uh, I mean first

    by Bot-Bot

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Damn - third

    by Bot-Bot

    That was fast

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    FREE SOUTH AFRICA!!

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

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  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Yay! Because little bits here and there are the way

    by UltraTron

    to enjoy today's movies

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    wtf

    by sokitome

    wait a minute. I rant on the advertisement on this talkback but yet my post is the one not shown? wtf is up with that.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    im so excited about tron..

    by soup74

    excited enough that i can wait another month and half to see the whole movie.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Light-cycle monorails

    by Keeper Of Chimps

    I was at EPCOT Center this weekend and it appears that they have taken down most of the light cycle monorails. 4 months ago all epcot monorails were light-cycles, now its only like 1/5 of them.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Wait, you want me to PAY to see 20 MINUTES...

    by ricarleite2

    ... of a movie I can see entirely a month later? What the FUCK IS THIS SHIT?! Hollywood wants money REAL BAD! Charging extra for 3D, and now this? FUCK THIS SHIT!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Oh okay it's free...... but for how long?!?!

    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I think the tix are free of charge

    by STLost

    and why are toys out months before the movie? Who wants to buy the toys to a movie they haven't even seen yet, and unaware if it is good or not? <P> Oh yeah, 35+ year old geeks that will scavenge the toy aisles for the cool items, and leave the crap for kids that want to actually play with the toys.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    what about my ENCOM badge

    by klytusnotdead

    ohh, wait it does'nt count, bummer, end of line.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    TRON for Girls

    by CharlesG

    I like females as much as the next heterosexual male, but do they really need a special line of "TRON: Legacy" products and promotions just for women?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    It will always be TR2N to me...

    by Alan1

    The first TRON movie was about the master/slave relationship between the kid controlling the character with his joystick in the arcade. What will be the dynamic in this movie, or have they dropped that completely?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    That video demonstrating the toy

    by Pacino86845

    Is the nerdiest thing I've seen in a long time

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Alan 1..

    by Wyndam Earle

    the dynamic will consist of the electronic world distracting the real-world movie goers with pretty lights and awesome sound so they can remove countless dollars from said cinemaphiles wallets. However, I will be in compliance opening weekend. End of line.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    F this gimmick.. Oct 28 I'm seeing RIFFTRAX

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    why not make a double bill?

    by Bouncy X

    if they are that intent to show a 20min preview, why not pair it up with the first movie and make it a real little even. maybe some pre-show crap and then show the first movie followed by the sequel preview. unless they are already planning to do this later or after it opens.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Five shillings for the possessed toy.

    by butterbean

    Take him away.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    If they're going to charge money...

    by cuthbert84

    ...then they should also show the original Tron. THAT'D I'd pay to see.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Oops.

    by cuthbert84

    Free tix? I suppose I should read in more detail before I post. Apologies.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    QUORRA!!!!!!! THE TRON EQUIVALENT OF SHE-RA!!

    by Meadowe

    I'm sure, intentional or not, the name was inspired by Eternia's most a$$-kickin' babe!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    "Here comes TRON LEGACY!"

    by ForgetfulPete

    And there go the audiences away from the cinema!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Alan1

    by ForgetfulPete

    I guarantee it will be dropped in favor of more PEW PEW PEW, and a LOT of "phewwww!" Given that test audiences ALONE have already totally rejected this movie, the fact that the "brand recognition" on TRON is somewhere BELOW the monsters from WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (and we all know how that did!), nobody worth anything cares about these characters and they've rushed to rewrite it from the ground up and try to make all the random scenes work, this looks to become the biggest studio disasrter since...... THE ORIGINAL TRON! What a surprise! But it's okay, it'll have "legs on dvd" (no it won't). This is going to tank worse than anything and will be called DISNEY'S FOLLY PART 2 the way the original was called DISNEY'S FOLLY the first time - a massively expensive sequel to a massively expensive flop that not one person except "Tron Guy" wants and we all know how brilliant Tron Guy is. Hooray for sequels and reboots and reimaginings!

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    plus you can tell

    by ForgetfulPete

    from the talkback alone that not even the geeks wanna see it, with the few number of posts.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    It appears our priorities are really, really, really fucked up

    by ravenloff

    I would have been willing to admit that the western world was really, possibly even really, really fucked up with our priorities. But, with as much shit that's happening in the real world and with as much shit that's coming down the pike at us, a 10-WEEK GLOBAL COUNTDOWN to a fucking movie just ratchets the morale and optimism down another notch. This being said from an eternal optimist (so I thought) and one helluva big Tron geek. Getting worked up, even just a little, about a movie that's "coming soon" is fine and a definite part of the movie-going experience. Trying to get a single film to dominate our media lives for weeks on end just seems to smack of "we got nothin' better to do". As a father of four...I'm frankly a bit worried. Oh, I'm still going to see Tron when it comes out, but count me out of the mediaporn beforehand. Count me out with disgust at the whole thing.

  • "... on Facebook.com/TRON."<p>Can it? Because I can't find it. Does the information not go up until the ticket giveaway goes live? Does this mean the giveaway is being done through facebook? It's possible I missed some vital clue as to how to get these free tickets to this preview. From my reading the article a couple of times and checking out the facebook page, all I know is when it's happening and that tickets will be available on a "first come, first served" basis starting tomorrow. Where one goes and what one has to do to get served is not obvious to me (nor do I even know if any IMAX theaters close to me will be participating). Any one else find this information lacking in certain necessary details?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    TEN WEEKS of hype? That's too much Tron.

    by Jollymorphic

    Cameron wasn't nearly this self-indulgent, and he's Cameron. I'm reasonably warm and fuzzy about what they're doing with the movie and all, but the Second Coming it is not. Interest will probably be on the wane by the time the actual release happens.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I saw the 20 minutes of footage the other day

    by IndustryKiller!

    No really, I did. Not kidding. It's comprised mostly of extensions of scenes from the trailer. Sam going to the arcade, Sam waking up inside the computer and getting mistaken for a rogue program, Sam fighting in "The Games", getting rescued by Quorra etc. I'll say this the aesthetic design is brilliant, completely capturing the 80's techno vibe while using all the modern technology at its disposal. The weak link here is, in fact, Garrett Hedlund, the guy just doesn't have enough natural charisma to carry the screen as straight man, and comes off as doing that cliche "Im a young actor squinting and trying to look cool" thing. He was a drag.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Uhh Jollumorphic, Avatar day was in AUGUST!

    by IndustryKiller!

    So yeah, Cameron was indeed that self indulgent, and even moreso.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Disney's trying too hard

    by PorkChopXpress

    This is really worrying. Either they really think they have a gigantic blockbuster on their hands and are so excited that they're pushing it to the moon...or it sucks and they're overcompensating with hype. It'll be worse than Lucas killing Star Wars for me, if it's the latter.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    yeah the complaints are out there

    by Cajunsblues

    But still can be a fun movie for the peopl who realise IT IS A MOVIE. and tickets were annouced on FB last week and they of course will be distributed through Flynnlives.com and porably Tron / disney website

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    ForgetfulPete

    by Keeper Of Chimps

    Which "test audiences" are you talking about?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    yeah...read me random chapters of a book please.

    by future help

    and then i will go back and read the whole book...with ALL the suprises and points ruined. NO THANKS. This society has become sooooo Instantaneous gratification. No payoffs...all hype. I will wait to see the whole movie later this year.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    UK ?

    by JADSTERSDAD

    Anyone? Are we the poor cousins again? But we have The Hole! Haha. Which ROCKS! Seriously, please....?

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Troff is going to be the prequel...

    by JamesT

    Wake me up when Troff is coming out.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    hype....

    by JamesT

    For anyone complaining about the hype. Were you guys alive in 1989? Do you not remember Batmania? Tron has a long way to go before it even reaches that level.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    ermm JADSTERSDAD

    by s0l

    UK Tickets are avalible. I got my tickets for Glasgow IMAX Sunday evening. Can't wait (I'll be heading to pub after for a few lagers.)

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Yeah, pay to see this tidbit, SUCKERS!

    by FeralAngel

    Hoo boy, this smells of Phantom Menace, if you ask me. NO THANK YOU.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Well, TRON wasn't exactly a hit back in '82, so...

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    I'm guessing that's why they're trying to hype this up the wazoo. They don't want a repeat of '82. They don't want just the geeks who have actually heard of and seen the original TRON. They want all the people who saw Avatar. Whether they'll succeed is the question of course.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck would anybody want to watch 20 minutes of a movie?

    by Black Jesus

    Trailers have already become spoiler-heavy mini versions of the movie, why would you want to watch a 20 minute preview? This is just stupid. Just release a few fucking trailers and then we can go see the movie in it's entirety when it comes out. Fuck this nonsense.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    It's funny...

    by BarryConvex

    I must have watched "Tron" dozens of times back when I was a kid, but for the life of me, I can't fucking remember what even happens in it. Oh well...I'm still looking forward to this.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    screenplay written by Eddy Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

    by kwisatzhaderach

    uh oh

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    This will suck as much as the original

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Get TRON out again, i'll remind you, it's actually pretty shit.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    TRON discs was a cool game mid-80's

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    I loved that far more than the movie anyway.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    77 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I also don't get it.

    by catlettuce4

    Why would anyone, especially a fan who is going to go see the full movie anyhow, want to see a small but presumably significant portion of the film early? I'll see the movie, but have no interest in any preview or even more trailers or clips really... it will just give away stuff that would be better to see in context as part of the final movie experience. Oh, and that figure review was so perfectly nerdy... that guy was awesome! Couldn't have been a more ideal nerd if he had tried.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    OMG - I'm so there

    by VAwitch

    Loved the tease w/ Avatar - really helped build buzz locally w/ fam & friends.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Went to elecTRONica at DCA Friday night...

    by Citizen Sane

    ... the dance party/club scene was very cool. <br><br>Flynn's was good for freaks of the movies. <br><br>The video game previewss weren't very impressive. <br><br>The 20 minute 3D preview in the muppet theater was just okay. It consisted of an extended scene where Flynn Jr. (Sam Flynn?) is captured at the arcade and then processed into the games followed by an extended trailer. The dialog was a little cliche' and the Flynn Jr character comes across as a little too slick. The visuals are (expectedly) stunning. But the 3D is less then impressive. In fact it was indistinguishable from 2D in some scenes. It looks like it was done in post like Alice in Wonderland. Disney's 3D just isn't good. I'm guessing Legacy will probably be great eye candy, but ultimately disappointing.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Only Virtual world scenes are in 3-D

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    you DO know that only the "in-game" scenes are in 3-D, right? Maybe thats why you said it was indistinguishable in some scenes - because the "real world" scenes ARE in 2D.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Jumping through Hoops

    by NinjaChampion

    This might be a crazy idea. But how about just waiting to see the whole thing all at once.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain, YOU are wrong. ONLY in-game is 3D.

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>Exhibit A: The trailer - the real world scenes are not in 3D. Take off your glasses and you'll see. But more importantly,<br><br>Exhibit B: The filmmaker sthemselves have revealed this to be true. Using 3D the way Wiz/Oz used color. <br><br>http://io9.com/5453446/tron-legacy-will-use-3+d-the-way-the-wizard-of-oz-used-color<br><br>Only in-game is in 3D. <br><br>Get YOUR facts straight, dumbass.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Apology accepted in advance, by the way

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    ...since you come in here all condescending and it turns out I was right, and you are the one talking out your ass.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    "Dude That Was Mint in Box"

    by InActionMan

    Black Guard, Venture Brothers should sue.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    ok, you go ahead and doubt THE DIRECTOR OF THE FILM.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST

    The epithet "blackguard" (blaggard)

    by Dennis_Moore

    goes back to the Renaissance.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    76 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Got Mine!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    sweet!!! cant wait!

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Got mine for So Cal

    by jr1623

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Tickets?

    by runfromagents2

    Is there another website other than the broken http://www.tronnight2010.com/details.htm?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Downtown Toronto Imax already sold out?

    by jim

    I am guessing there will be only 1 show. I know for Avatar they originally had 2, then added 2 more. Any chance that happening with this?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I got my tickets !

    by unfunnydude

    For Montreal ! Yeah !

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    runfromagents2

    by jim

    try simply <p> http://www.tronnight2010.com

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by runfromagents2

    Thanks

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Both Colorado Screenings SOLD OUT

    by FilmFan311

    Got in at the start time and hooked up my tickets. Visually, I'll be expecting a lot. Other than that, we'll see.

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    p.s.

    by FilmFan311

    Merrick, Thanks for the link. Saved me time and was able to send it out to friends as well.