Tron


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Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film released by Walt Disney Productions. The film was scripted and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan and Barnard Hughes. A computer programmer is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer, where he interacts with various programs in his attempt to get back out.

Development of Tron began in 1976 when Lisberger became fascinated with the early video game Pong. Along with producer Donald Kushner, he 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 long animation featuring the first appearance of the character 'Tron', (see Origins below). In the end, however, 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 the project was set up at Disney. There, backlit animation was finally combined with the computer animation and live-action.

Tron News

• French cartoonist "Moebius' Jean Giraud dead at age 73 from cancer
• Melissa Gilbert files for divorce from husband Bruce Boxleitner
• Olivia Wilde files for divorce from Tao Ruspoli after eight years

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