The much-anticipated sequel Tron Legacy doesn't hit theaters until December, but Disney's wasting no time developing other extensions of what it hopes will be a Pirates of the Caribbean-style franchise: Today comes news that Disney Channel is developing a Tron animated TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
The news was part of Disney's upfront presentation Tuesday evening to media buyers and clients, which included a preview of the "Tron" series. Geared towards kids age 6-14, the plan is to precede "Tron" with another project, a 10-part "Tron" micro-series premiering in fall 2011 on Disney XD.
While this could go the way of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we'll remain optimistic, as we're huge fans of Steve Lisberger's original 1982 movie and like what we've seen so far of the sequel. The new 3-D trailer for the sequel debuts tomorrow attached to prints of Disney's Alice in Wonderland; Tron Legacy opens Dec. 17.
Are you ready to ride that light cycle on TV?