Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tron 30th Anniversary Screening

Here's some good news for any Users in the Hollywood area!  On October 27th, the Grauman's Chinese Theatre will host a 30th anniversary celebration for Tron!


The event begins at 7pm with a filmmaker panel.  Many of the original cast and crew are expected to attend.  Following the panel, the film will be screened.  After that, there is a party in a "Tron-themed cyber-world inside the new Chinese Theatre ballroom."  There will be musical performances by artists who were inspired by Wendy Carlos' score.  


The lobby of the theatre will also have a display of artifacts from the original film!


If anyone attends, please send me some photos so everyone can enjoy the experience vicariously. 
Tickets are on sale this weekend for $40 (up to $50 on Monday) or $100 for VIP access.

They've set up a nifty new website at Tron30th.com.  It has some new graphic art for the 30th celebration with accompanying music and sound clips from the film.  The link to buy tickets is on the site.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Tron Storyboards on eBay

The other day I posted about the eBay seller the museumofmomandpopculture.  In addition to the original Tron cels they have for sale, they also have some amazing original pencil storyboards from the film.



These are incredible 4x9 pieces.  They have pinholes in the corners from when they were displayed for production.  Tron had to be completely storyboarded because of the complexity of every shot.  I love the dynamic lines of the one with the tanks about to fall into the abyss.  The one with the Recognizers moving through the mountains is more simple but no less unique.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tron Production Cels on eBay

One of eBay's great sellers of entertainment memorabilia is the museumofmomandpopculture.  They currently have some rare and interesting original production cells from Tron for sale.



These are wonderful historical pieces since it's unlikely that any other film will ever use this labour-intensive process.  These are high contrast cels that allow for the circuitry patterns to be seen clearly.  Other cels would be composited with hand animation and colouring to complete the frame.

This next one is interesting because it includes two pieces of the composite.



These next two are 12x20 kodalith photos.



The listed prices range from $250-$500 which I think is a little high but they do also have the make an offer option.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tron: Uprising Website

The official Tron: Uprising website has some great kid-friendly features.  Unfortunately, the video section isn't available for Canada so I'll have to keep waiting for DVD!





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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Identity Disc Prop

Screenused.com auctioned off an original identity disc prop this weekend on iCollector.com.  It sold for  over $1800 (including buyer's premium).



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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tron: Uprising Model Sheets

Once again, the world wide web provides!  Here are some terrific model sheets from Tron: Uprising:






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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tron: Uprising Images

Tron: Uprising has premiered in the US.  Unfortunately, we're not getting it here in Canada yet but the web has provided some tantalizing images to whet my appetite!







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