While Disney’s movie division is skipping the San Diego Convention Center’s cavernous Hall H this year, the entertainment giant’s television units will plant their flags at Comic-Con International, where Disney XD will offer a sneak peek at the animated TRON: Uprising.
However, the preview of the 10-episode series, which bridges the gap between 1982’s TRON and last year’s TRON: Legacy, won’t be a free-standing panel. Instead, it will be screened, along with teasers for Motor City and Gravity Falls, as part of the Friday, July 23, presentation for Phineas and Ferb.
Debuting in summer 2012, TRON: Uprising features the voices of Elijah Wood as Beck, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Paige, Mandy Moore as Mara, Paul Reubens as Pavel, Reginald VelJohnson as Able, Lance Henriksen as Tesler and Bruce Boxleitner reprising his role as Tron.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series follows 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 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.