Eventually, Lisberger decided to include live-action elements with both backlit and computer animation for the actual feature-length film.Various film studios had rejected the storyboards for the film before Walt Disney Studios agreed to finance and distribute Tron.Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians.Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.However, a few years ago when the DVD came out with the widescreen and 5.1surround sound, it made it somewhat-respectable again in parts and made it still fun to watch. There was too much technical talk and the characters were the kind you really couldn't get involved over.It's nothing super, but if you've never seen it, I still recommend it. He and producer Donald Kushner set up an animation studio to develop Tron with the intention of making it an animated film.Indeed, to promote the studio itself, Lisberger and his team created a 30-second animation featuring the first appearance of the eponymous character.
They really looked to him to keep us on track, as far as being consistent with the characters and so forth.
There, backlit animation was finally combined with the computer animation and live action.
Tron was released on July 9, 1982 in 1,091 theaters in the United States.
See more » When this came out, about 25 years ago, the special-effects were eye-popping.
I was stunned and saw this twice at the theater, something I rarely did. It's like when video games first came out, compared to what they are now.
, actor Bruce Boxleitner’s voice is as pleasant and resonant as I remember from our meeting five years ago in California.