TRON: Uprising

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Inside the computer world of the grid, a young program named Beck becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution against a corrupt regime. His mission is to free his home and liberate his friends from the oppressive reign of the villainous Clu and his evil henchman, General Tesler. In this quest, Beck is recruited and trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the grid has ever known.
Starring
Elijah WoodTricia HelferCharlie Bean
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AnimationKids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Beck's Beginning
    May 14, 2012
    32min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A young program becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution.
  2. 2. The Renegade Pt. 1
    June 7, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck inadvertently gets sent to the Games.
  3. 3. The Renegade Pt. 2
    June 14, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck and Cutler attempt to fight their way out of the Coliseum games!
  4. 4. Blackout
    June 21, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck must sabotage an Occupation energy drill.
  5. 5. Identity
    June 28, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tron must help retrieve Beck's identity disc.
  6. 6. Isolated
    July 5, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Renegade is trapped on an island with his nemesis Paige.
  7. 7. Price of Power
    July 12, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck finds a weapon that gives him strength and agility.
  8. 8. The Reward
    October 19, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck's night off is ruined when the Occupation arrests an innocent program.
  9. 9. Scars - Part 1
    October 26, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck must convince Tron to halt his revenge on Dyson.
  10. 10. Scars - Part 2
    November 2, 2012
    22min
    TV-Y7-FV
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beck must confront his mentor.

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2012
Network
Disney XD
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J. LaurentiReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely fantastic series. Great addition to the Tron-verse.
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Probably much like everyone I picked this series up after it was canceled. It's animation was top notch and the voice talent was phenomenal. I searched and searched for a DVD set to see if I could pick it up but nothing ever materialized. So I made my own for personal home use. If Amazon would have let me upload images I would have posted them. Alas, for some reason it won't. Guess no images on video reviews? If you wanted to do it as well, for your own personal home use of course, then you'll have to spend a little bit of money but it's worth it. Mine turned out fantastic. All 19 episodes that I purchased from Amazon in a 6 disk DVD case. With a custom printed Avery label on each disk. Plus a custom printed DVD cover case. There are 3 software programs you'll need if you go the way I went. Debut Video Capture Software, DVD Flick, and Img Burn. Although you could wind up using different software and/or hardware. Needless to say you will need a DVD burner, the software stated above, an inkjet printer for the labels (I have a Canon MX340), the labels themselves, a DVD case, images that you want to print onto the labels that will go onto the disks, and quite a bit of time as encoding and burning takes hours per disk ... let alone the time it takes to use the images to make your disk labels. For that just use Avery's website. It's free and fairly easy to use. Make sure you use the correct templates for the right labels. I decided to tackle the project just to have a hard copy of this fantastic series so I could add it to my home library. Also if for any reason I couldn't access amazon to watch it I would have it ready and on hand to play in any DVD player. I bought the labels, and 6 disk dvd cases, and a Avery CD/DVD label applicator (extremely useful but not absolutely necessary) on Amazon. I would highly recommend the label applicator though as it does make placing your labels onto your DVDs a breeze. They came out perfect. But if you're trying to save money you could try placing them by hand. Not recommended though lol. Some final thoughts. I wish I had purchased the HD version instead of the Standard version. 720p is ok but 1080p would have been great. Also, the reason I had to use 6 disks is because I only had the capability of utilizing 4.3 GB single sided DVD's. I did not have dual layer nor was I capable of burning to Blue Ray's which would have cut down significantly on the number of disks I needed to use. But I am happy with what I have. Just took a little longer. I originally had the URL's to all the sites you needed to grab stuff but I forgot Amazon does not like any URL's in reviews. Just google search and you'll find the stuff you need. Eventually. I also did a few reviews on the dvd case, and the label applicator. I was able to upload the images to those reviews so if you can find them you can see the finished work.
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Jason W. LewisReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly good series!
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I watched this with my kids when it came out. We're all pretty big Tron fans, so we were excited to see this in the works. Then we were disappointed to see it go through so many delays, reworks, schedule changes, and finally, cancellation.

The show was very well written (surprising for a show on Disney's network of channels), had a great cast, was action-packed, stylish and always fun to watch.

Here's to hoping that someone buys the Tron IP from Disney, because it appears that Disney has no intention of going further with it, regardless of what the original movie did to revitalize Disney, or the success of the movie sequel. They created a great universe, and expanded it so well with additions such as Uprising; I'm hoping to get to visit more of it someday.
13 people found this helpful
Monique J McNuttReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Show Cut Down in It's Prime
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This is one of the best animated shows ever and, of course, it was canceled after one year. Nice job, Disney...

This is the story of Beck, a normal everyday program, who summons the courage to stand up to the establishment. A program who could be the next Tron.

The animation is very stylized but after a few minutes you don't notice it as much. The voice work is top notch and the animation is great. The stories are entertaining but at times they borrow a bit too much from other popular genres...(The Dark Knight). Bringing back Bruce Boxleitner and Olivia Wilde to reprise their movie roles is a nice touch. New characters are introduced and fit nicely in this world. The music is good also, not Daft Punk good, but good.

If you've haven't checked this out yet...you're missing out. Stop reading this review and watch the first episode and you'll be hooked. The only down side is that there are only 19 episodes.
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Daniel NalbachReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Incredible quality
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This was THE show to build the Tron franchise. None of the movies, past, present, or future could possibly create the depth of canon that this show began to do. The series was almost identical to the 2010 Tron Legacy movie storyline, and followed it exactly except for one brief but important change. To keep from ruining it for you, I'll just say that the "difference" is covered nicely in the last episodes.

One of the things about this series that is surprising is the incredibly high production quality. Every episode is blu-ray quality, with movie level effects, animation, acting, visuals, and sound. There are top names in the voice acting, like Elijah Wood and Bruce Boxleitner (among others). After watching a few episodes it will be clear to you that producing this must have cost Disney a fortune.

That's where the heartache comes in. The show had good ratings on Disney's main network, so they moved it to their pay-subscription XD network, which was dying, to help save the channel. The XD channel has ultimately been a failure, and naturally Tron Uprising lost ratings when it was switched from a free channel to a pay channel. Disney then cancelled the show citing "low ratings".

It amazes me that Disney, who is now the franchise king, has such short sightedness that they couldn't see (or didn't care) how this series could have turned Tron from a cult following into a mainstream IP on par with something like Transformers. Disney literally shot itself in the wallet by cancelling the show.

You see, unlike the movies, there was time for the series to develop both backstory and individual characters with a depth not possible in any movie. Tron fans get to visit the history of the grid, see current events, and future happenings in great detail. We get a look at the rich tapestry of life in the grid outside of what the movies could show us. We find out that Flynn and his son are not the only heroes with stories to be told, and that there is "life" in the grid worth fighting and dying for.

As a software developer myself, and fan of the Tron concept, the anthropomorphistic storytelling is absolutely incredible. It's hard to ever view "programs" the same way again. While the movies hint at this, the series dives into the deep end of program purpose, feeling, choices, and destiny.

Add to that the deep social commentary on revolution and oppression, and thinking adults find themselves mesmerized. Children will enjoy the show, but only adults will truly understand the deeper nuances. It's the kind of really rare media that a parent can not only watch with their kids to the mutual enjoyment of both, but also have meaningful conversations about afterwards. As a result, I often found myself discussing real life issues through the context of the show that I hadn't expected to be talking about for years to come.

Like all cancelled series, I hold out no hope that it will be brought back. At this point all we can do it is enjoy what was made, and try to draw attention to this crown jewel in the Tron franchise crown.
4 people found this helpful
Alan HolyoakReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top notch addition to the TRON world...too bad they did only one season though. :-/
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A definite winner for fans of TRON.

I've been a fan of TRON since the original movie came out in the early 1980s. I also love TRON: Legacy.

My teenage daughter was the one who introduced me to this animated addition to the TRON world and I have to say that I was quite skeptical at first, but when I saw the animation, heard the soundtrack and Bruce Boxleighner's voice I was sold.

I have watched only part of the available episodes so far but I look forward to watching the rest with my daughter.

5 stars
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Gary P. HintermeierReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you loved the original Tron, this is for you!
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When the Tron sequel was announced, I was REALLY looking forward to it. Even though it did have some great stuff in it, I felt like character Tron was not used well. I still bought the movie but was a little bit of a let down.

I was really happy with the animated series! It has heart, character development, a broad storyline, and wonderful action scenes. This is how I wish the movie had been written.

Many scenes lack the 3D look you may desire, but the scenes that matter have it.

All of the characters have believable motivation. Be warned that Tron, himself, takes something of a backseat because he is training the main character. If you can accept that, you will love the series.
6 people found this helpful
Hank PiccardReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
STRONGLY recommended for all fellow Tronics alike.
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A perfect continuation of the original TRON franchise and alternative universe created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and a perfect prequel to a perfect science fiction film! Tron: Uprising is, without a doubt, an audiovisually striking, enthralling, fascinating animated television show ever conceived. I only have two concerns about it, though:

1). Given how graphic it is for children to watch, it should've been rated T.V.-P.G., not T.V.-Y.7.
2). It's not even released on D.V.D., Blu-Ray Disc, or ULTRA H.D. (Can Disney PLEASE do that one of these days?)

In short, let both ALL programs, I.S.O.s, and Users alike all over the world and Grid check it out!

Also, portions of "H.R. 8938 Cephei" by Deadmau5 are heard in some of the nightclub scenes. If you listen to the track and compare it to what's heard in some of those scenes, you know that it's that Mau5 tune.
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Arrow1Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Electric, Cool Tron World
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Brilliantly made show. It satisfies your thirst for the world of Tron-- that electronic world, light cycles, disc games, and "life" on the grid. Cool characters, action, and spectacular grid design. Tron Uprising even utilizes the magnificent Daft Punk soundtrack. Probably made for teens, but adults will enjoy. Watch for Episode 12, as it won an Emmy Award for animation. Hey, Tron Uprising is the least Disney can do after canceling the film, Tron 3, from happening...ever.
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