Thoughts on the Animated Show, Tron: Uprising
ANIMATION – Thoughts on the Animated Show, Tron: Uprising
Homer: “Er…it’s like…has anyone seen that film Tron”
Dr. Hibbert: “No”
Chief Wiggum: “No”
Rev. Lovejoy: “No”
Chief Wiggum: “No”
Chief Wiggum: “Yes…wait, I mean NO”
My favorite type of animated TV show is action/adventure. And today I’m going to be talking about Tron: Uprising. Which happens to be an action/adventure animated show.
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My General Thoughts About the Tron Franchise
As a kid in the ‘80s, I watched Tron the Movie. I thought it was weird. It kind of freaked me out a little bit. I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie.
But it was part of my childhood and I liked it okay. It was all right. So then I watched Tron: Legacy because I had seen Tron as a kid. And I made sure that I rewatched Tron before I went to watch Tron: Legacy .
Well, another reason that I liked or at least wanted to watch Tron: Legacy was because I’m a fan of cyber punk. So I watch Tron: Legacy and I liked it okay. I liked it about as much as I liked the original Tron movie.
I like the concepts. I like the idea and it’s a cyber punk movie.
Then I watched Tron: Uprising based on Tron: Legacy .
About Tron: Uprising
The story takes place sometime in between the Tron movie and Tron: Legacy . It kind of is like the bridge story. It’s basically about a program named Beck who takes the place of Tron. He tries to liberate the grid from Clue who has been established as this guy who kind of oppressed the grid.
So the gist of the story is that this character named Beck pretends to be Tron or at least it’s a little bit Batman Beyond-ish where you’ve got Tron and he’s training his new protégé, Beck, who is going to be liberating the grid or at least, this town.
The First Reason Why I Think Tron: Uprising is Cool
First of all, the designs the character designs on Tron: Uprising are designed by this incredible designer by the name of Robert Valley.
Now Robert Valley is amazing. He’s such a good artist, but I really, really like his designs for this show. And the show is a CG show. It’s a computer generated show and somehow they’ve managed to capture the design style, his design style so perfectly and clearly. It’s amazing.
So it’s really eye-candy. The look of the show, the colors, the way that it looks, the way it feels, the graphics, something about it, it’s just pretty, so beautiful.
You Can Watch it (as of the time of this writing) on Netflix
Because I didn’t watch the entire show all at once when it aired as it aired and I only caught it OnDemand I eventually wasn’t able to keep up. I kept forgetting to watch it. I just couldn’t make the time to watch it. So I eventually saw the rest of the show recently on Netflix.
The entire show is on Netflix now, the first season. The show has been tragically cancelled after the first season and that’s a bummer because the way that the season ends is wide open for the next season. It’s left wide open so it’s really disappointing to watch the show and then have it just kind of end, right? And you wanted know what would happen next.
The Second Reason Why I Think Tron: Uprising is Cool
The stories are a lot of fun. It expands on the universe. I don’t know what it is about it, but it just pushes all the right buttons for me.
It has the cyber punk elements. It’s got this guy Beck is wearing this like white Tron suit that looks great and he looks cool. Like I said the visuals are great.
The characters, you get to like them. You get to enjoy their relationships to each other. It does have a little bit of that Batman Beyond vibe. If you like that show, you’d probably really like Tron: Uprising.
Back to Robert Valley , the character designs the caricatures of the actors in this CG show are really great. It captured their likenesses so well. Unbelievable how good they look.
Some of the original actors also voice the characters that they played on the movie.
Rumor has it that if you watch it on Netflix and if it gets good enough ranking on Netflix that they might consider running another season or creating another season. Whether or not that’s going to happen is up in the air.
I don’t know, but it’s worth watching anyway. If you’ve got Netflix streaming or if you can get it on DVD, I highly, highly recommend Tron: Uprising.
Go take a watch.
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