Tron: Legacy surpassed most of my expectations. It is no surprise to anyone that they’re working on a sequel. When Disney announced the Tron: Uprising animated series in December 2010 as a prequel to Legacy, I was both excited and skeptic. The world needs more Tron, but I was fearful of the franchise becoming watered down for ages 3-9. After watching the first episode, it doesn’t look like I’ll have to worry about that.
In Tron: Uprising, Beck is a young program who becomes the skillful 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 come to know. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting and light cycle skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but he will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful, strong leader. Destined to become the next Tron of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of General Tesler and his oppressive forces.
Click past the break for my initial impression of the series and to watch the first episode in HD!