Let’s start with the good news, Disney Music has released this official Music Video to celebrate the release of the Tron: Uprising soundtrack last Tuesday to CD, Amazon, iTunes, etc. The soundtrack which I recommend any Tron fan to pick up features the beautiful score for the animated series by Joseph Trapanese, who happened to be a collaborator with Daft Punk on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. So it’s fair to say that Joseph knows his way around the Grid.
Pretty awesome, huh? The music and of course pieces of the Tron: Uprising series they used in the video are top notch to say the least.
Now for the bad news…thanks to the heads up by Tron Sector.Com it’s now official…Tron: Uprising has been cancelled. As is stated by Tron Sector and echoed on other sites that found the magic of the series captivating, the blame on the series ‘failing’ is being leveled at Disney XD, they point out the continuing jerking around of the shows time slot made it impossible for it to find an audience. The latest episodes being debuted on Sunday at Midnight.
It’s just a shame that all of the creative talents behind this bridge between Tron and Tron: Legacy will not be able to share with us all of the stories they might have wanted to. Just take a look at the wallpaper from Elak Swindell’s Flickr photostream, a screencap from the episode entitled “Tagged” up top to see just how visually different the series was.
At the very least though we fans of Tron were able to get 19 episodes of a groundbreaking series and the fact it expanded the mythos of that universe is something to celebrate.