The “TRON” saga continues in Disney XD’s upcoming series “TRON: Uprising,” following the adventures of a young program named Beck, determined to take up Tron’s cause of restoring order as the menacing dictator Clu and his henchmen begin to take over the Grid. The new TV series doesn’t officially begin until next month, but Disney XD is preparing viewers by telling the backstory via a special prelude episode called “Beck’s Beginning.”
The show is set between original “TRON” film and the newer “TRON: Legacy,” with visual and musical styles straight out of the latter, though adapted for by Disney Television Animation. The 30-minute “Beck’s Beginning” sets Beck on his journey to save programs from the tyrannical rule of Clu and his second-in-command, General Tesler.
But it would be a crime worthy of immediate de-resolution to spoil any more about the show, particularly because the prelude episode is available for viewing via YouTube now in 720p HD. So read no further and just watch it below, program.
“TRON: Uprising – Beck’s Beginning” – Full Prelude Episode
“TRON: Uprising” stars Elijah Wood in the lead role of Beck, with an all-star cast of supporting voice actors including Lance Henriksen, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, and Tron himself, Bruce Boxleitner. While Boxleitner’s voice is instantly recognizable, the rest of the actors rounds out cast of characters well as the show retains a mostly serious tone, treating the material with the same sense of sci-fi intrigue the films possessed.
Though “Beck’s Beginning” features a quick nod to Flynn’s Arcade in its opening shot, the entirety of “TRON: Uprising” will be set on the Grid, following the adventures of this group of programs prior to the events of “TRON: Legacy.” Fans of the films know how it all ends, but don’t know how Tron and the rest get there.
Though it does not feature the music of Daft Punk, its musical style is quite similar, obviously inspired by the popular soundtrack to “TRON: Legacy.” Featuring plenty of light vehicles – cycles, tanks, even helicopters – and identity disc battles, the show is sure to please any “TRON” fan.
“Beck’s Beginning” will air on Disney Channel on May 18 and the full “TRON: Uprising” series will debut on Disney XD on June 7, 2012.