|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Executive producer||Charlie Bean|
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney XD|
|Original release||May 18, 2012 –|
January 28, 2013
|Followed by||Tron: Legacy|
Tron: Uprising (stylized as TRON: Uprising) is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the larger Tron franchise. It is set between the Tron and Tron: Legacy films, and takes place sometime after similar tie-ins Tron: Evolution and Tron: Betrayal . A total of 19 episodes have been produced and airedon Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012, to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as executive producer; Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, and Justin Springer serve as consulting producers.
Beck is a young program who becomes the leader of a revolution inside the computer world of the Grid against the villainous Clu and his henchmen. A mechanic, he is trained by Tron, the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron not only trains Beck in the fighting and light cycle skills to challenge the brutal military occupation of the city of Argon, but also guides and mentors him to grow beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous and powerful leader. Beck adopts Tron's persona and becomes the enemy of General Tesler and his oppressive forces.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|| Viewers|
|1||"Beck's Beginning"||Charlie Bean||Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz||May 18, 2012||1.79|
|After his city is invaded and a friend killed by Clu's soldiers, a young program named Beck takes the name of "Tron" and, aided by the real Tron, fights back. (31-minute prelude episode, initially produced as a 10-segment miniseries.)|
|2||"The Renegade, Part 1"||Charlie Bean||Story by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz|
Written by: Kamran Pasha & Adam Nussdorf & Bill Wolkoff
|June 7, 2012||0.58|
As Tron trains Beck, Beck begins to doubt that he can be the next Tron. While trying to evade security, Beck lands in a prison transport and is taken to the games. Meanwhile, Zed falls for a female named Perl and brings her to the garage to show her his work, where she steals Able's classic ENCOM 786.Guest Star: Ben Schwartz as Rilo
|3||"The Renegade, Part 2"||Charlie Bean||Story by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz|
Written by: Kamran Pasha & Adam Nussdorf & Bill Wolkoff
|June 14, 2012||0.37|
|When Beck and Cutler are thrown into a deathmatch, Cutler forfeits and Beck has to return as the Renegade to rescue him.|
|4||"Blackout"||Charlie Bean||Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz||June 21, 2012||0.54|
|Beck is sent by Tron to destroy an Occupation-manned energy drill causing power blackouts in Argon City before its destructive power destabilizes the Grid.|
|5||"Identity"||Charlie Bean||Bill Wolkoff||June 28, 2012||0.38|
When Beck's identity disc is stolen on the Light Rail, his memory begins to unravel. Hoping to prevent permanent memory loss or identification as the Renegade, he and Tron go to Purgos, Argon City's closest neighbor, to recover it.Guest Star: Lake Bell as Lux, Mark Boone Junior as Kobol, and Adam DeVine as Galt
|6||"Isolated"||Charlie Bean||André Bormanis||July 5, 2012||0.36|
After stealing a valuable data cube from General Tesler's ship, Beck (as the Renegade) is chased by Paige over the Sea of Simulation. When they crash on a destabilized island, Paige reflects on the events that led her to becoming a soldier of the Occupation.Guest Star: Parminder Nagra as Ada
|7||"Price of Power"||Charlie Bean||Adam Nussdorf||July 12, 2012||0.35|
|Beck intercepts a disk modification that enhances the physical abilities of any program who wears it, but it has some unfortunate side effects.|
|8||"The Reward"||Charlie Bean||Story by: André Bormanis|
Written by: Scott Nimerfro & André Bormanis
|October 19, 2012||N/A|
|When General Tesler offers a reward, as well as the lifting of Argon City's curfew, for the capture of the Renegade, programs all over Argon City began to falsely accuse each other.|
|9||"Scars, Part 1"||Charlie Bean||Bill Wolkoff||October 26, 2012||N/A|
|Dyson, once Tron's lieutenant and now high-ranking in Clu's takeover, comes to Argon City to check up on Tessler.|
|10||"Scars, Part 2"||Charlie Bean||Bill Wolkoff||November 2, 2012||N/A|
|Beck seeks to stop Tron from killing Dyson.|
|11||"Grounded"||Charlie Bean||Adam Nussdorf||December 3, 2012||N/A|
|A furious Tesler publicly challenges the Renegade to appear in Argon Square and surrender himself, promising to free additional prisoners and end the curfew if he does so. Beck accepts the challenge and narrowly escapes capture. Able later reveals that he knows that Beck is the Renegade.|
|12||"We Both Know How This Ends"||Charlie Bean||Adam Nussdorf & Akela Cooper||December 10, 2012||N/A|
|Able heads to the Outlands to confront Tron over his use of Beck as the Renegade, leaving Mara in charge of the garage.|
|13||"The Stranger"||Charlie Bean||Scott Nimerfro & Adam Nussdorf and Ryan Mottesheard||December 17, 2012||N/A|
|On a trip to Gallium City through a storm, Beck discovers a one-way portal. He also learns that he wasn't the first program that Tron had trained as a renegade.|
|14||"Tagged"||Charlie Bean||Adam Nussdorf & Bill Wolkoff||December 24, 2012||N/A|
The Renegade recruits three programs who caught his attention by tagging the grid with the message, "Tron Lives." He discovers one of them is Mara.Guest Star: Jamie Hector as Moog and Jack Huston as Rasket
|15||"State of Mind"||Charlie Bean||Story by: Mark Litton|
Written by: Bill Wolkoff & Adam Nussdorf
|December 31, 2012||N/A|
|Tesler uses a mind-control agent to build an army. When Mara falls victim to it, Zed and the Renegade work together to help rescue her.|
|16||"Welcome Home"||Robert Valley||Story by: Scott Nimerfro & Donna Thorland & Adam Prince|
Written by: Scott Nimerfro & Donna Thorland
|January 7, 2013||N/A|
Beck tries to rescue a fleeing government scientist before Paige and the Occupation finds her; Paige and Beck become passengers on the same runaway train and Beck must save the innocent programs on the train without revealing his identity.Guest Star: Matt Jones as Lenz and Paul Rust as Ott
|17||"Rendezvous"||Charlie Bean||Bill Wolkoff||January 14, 2013||N/A|
Beck and Paige go out on a date, and Paige begins to see Beck's views. Meanwhile, Pavel tests the augmentation boost, but Paige catches him, misconstruing Beck's advice. Tired of her interference, Pavel plots to get rid of Paige once and for all, while Beck decides that an appearance by the Renegade may finally win Paige over.Guest Star: Matt Jones as Erg
|18||"No Bounds"||Charlie Bean||Story by: Scott Nimerfro & Donna Thorland|
Written by: Scott Nimerfro
|January 21, 2013||N/A|
|Cyrus, seeking revenge on Beck and Tron, impersonates the Renegade and kills an innocent program. With the city against him, Beck is forced to make the difficult choice of saving Tron or his friends.|
|19||"Terminal"||Charlie Bean||Scott Nimerfro & Adam Nussdorf & Donna Thorland||January 28, 2013||N/A|
|Tron tells Beck that he is dying and that the only way to stop his illness is to use the Occupation's new super recognizer.|
The series features an animation style that mixes 2D animation and CGI animation.The look of the series was inspired by Star Wars: The Clone Wars , ThunderCats , and Aeon Flux .
Director Charlie Bean explained 'the idea was to create a distinct style for the CG show not seen elsewhere on television or in film.'He worked closely with art director Alberto Mielgo, character designer Robert Valley (animation artist for the Gorillaz music videos) and lead vehicle designer Daniel Simon, who was previously responsible for many vehicle designs in the Tron: Legacy feature film, including the light cycles. Mielgo won the Primetime Emmy Award for his art direction in 2013.
In December 2010, it was announced that Elijah Wood, Bruce Boxleitner, Lance Henriksen, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry and Reginald VelJohnson would voice characters in a television series based on the Tron franchise, titled Tron: Uprising.
On January 14, 2013, producer Edward Kitsis responded to rumors of cancellation by stating, "I don't know what the future [of Tron: Uprising] is now. I know at the present, I can say we need more viewers."Disney XD moved the program in the broadcast schedule to Monday mornings at 12:00 AM Eastern until the first season episodes finished airing on January 28, 2013. After the last episode of the first season aired, no more episodes of Tron: Uprising have been produced.
A trailer for the series, with a voice-over by Bruce Boxleitner, was released online in May 2012. and on the home video releases of Tron: Legacy, on April 5, 2011. Disney XD presented CGI models of characters, concept art, and the original trailer that was with the home releases of Tron: Legacy at San Diego Comic Con 2011. Disney released the first, pre-season episode on May 18, 2012, in which the full 31-minute episode was featured on Disney XD on Demand, YouTube, Facebook, iTunes a week earlier. The prelude episode was broadcast only on Disney Channel, and was originally going to be a 10-part miniseries.
On May 9, 2013, it was announced that Disney had reached an agreement with Netflix wherein Tron: Uprising would appear on the streaming service, however it was removed one year later.
The full series is available for streaming on Disney+ in 2019.
|TRON: Uprising (Music from and Inspired by the Series)|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||January 8, 2013|
|Genre||Symphonic techno, orchestral|
|Tron music chronology|
The series is scored by Joseph Trapanese, who arranged Daft Punk's score for Tron: Legacy. January 8, 2013.A soundtrack album for the score was released digitally and manufacture on demand CD by Walt Disney Records on
|1.||"Beck's Theme – Lightbike Battle"||3:57|
|5.||"Price Of Power"||5:01|
|6.||"Rescuing The Rebellion"||3:07|
|7.||"Dyson Drops In (Scars Suite)"||2:11|
|8.||"Tron's Promise (Scars Suite)"||4:42|
|9.||"Tron's Turn (Scars Suite)"||2:22|
|10.||"Beck Betrayed (Scars Suite)"||1:43|
|11.||"Torture (Scars Suite)"||3:33|
|12.||"Revenge (Scars Suite)"||2:41|
|13.||"Redemption (Scars Suite)"||3:29|
|16.||"Renegade's Pledge – End Credits"||1:52|
|17.||"Lightbike Battle" (3OH!3 Remix)||4:43|
|18.||"Inferno" (Opiuo Remix)||5:07|
|19.||"Dyson" (David Hiller Remix)||5:00|
|20.||"Rezolution" (performed by Cole Plante)||5:00|
The series premiere earned mostly positive reviews. It also currently holds an 8.8 rating on TV.com,and 8.1 rating from 7,064 users on IMDb.com. "Beck's Beginning" was given a positive review, with IGN ranking it 8 out of 10.
|40th Annie Awards||Best Animated Special Production (Episode: Beck's Beginning)||Tron: Uprising||Nominated|
|Character Design in a Television Production (Episode: The Renegade, Part 1)||Robert Valley||Won|
|Production Design in a Television Production (Episode: The Stranger)||Alberto Mielgo||Won|
|Storyboarding in a Television Production (Episode: The Reward)||Kalvin Lee & Robert Valley||Nominated|
|65th Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation – Art Direction||Alberto Mielgo||Won|
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