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Traahn
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Disney should sell the Tron license. Seriously.

on Tuesday, January, 04, 2005 4:13 AM
If Disney believed in Tron, they'd push a Tron movie sequel, a PC game expansion pack and a game re-make of the original movie through to fruition. It's sad to hear BVI probably won't be doing anything more with the games, as mentioned in a different thread. This implies to me that Disney doesn't have much faith in the Tron license any more. If they had faith, they'd supply the $$ necessary to push things through no matter what. And they'd line up good teams or other companies to get the job done right, including for the marketing of any Tron product.

So, since Disney and BVI don't like, don't fully appreciate and don't have faith in Tron and the Tron fans, I wish they'd sell the 'Tron' license/franchise to a different company who wants (and would do more with) the license. It seems even a lower-budget, independent company having Tron would be better than Disney having it, at this point.

I heard it said a few years ago that if the movie Tron were to be re-made today, using today's technologies, it would only cost about $200,000 to make. If this is true, then why not just make a sequel and have it look like the 1982 classic -- or spend a few more dollars and make it slightly better? As dedicated as Tron fans are, I don't think there would be much complaining. Tron is like Star Wars to us. If they build it, we will come.

I, personally, don't think a sequel for this needs to cost $50-$75+ million like other movies of today. If Disney thinks this much needs to be spent, then they should stop worrying right now because I don't feel we require this. Obviously, if they spent that much, it might be hard for them to recoup the money -- since there are fewer Tron fanatics out there than Star Wars ones. However, if they only spent $200,000 or a couple million, would it really be that hard to make a profit?

I would absolutely love a big budget re-make or sequel to the movie, but if that will never happen with the license in the hands of Disney, then they should do a low budget version or sell the license to someone who cares. Same with the games. If they've dropped any/all interests in Tron for game-making purposes, then sell the license to someone who actually wants it.

It's a waste of a wonderful license to watch Tron fall off the face of the earth for another 20+ years, or forever.

Get over yourselves, Disney, BVI and Disney/BVI shareholders, and do something with the license. Sell it or do more with it -- including making a better name for it. Star Wars is cheesy, if you really look at its dialogue and lots of other stuff (e.g., puppets), yet people flock to it because they think it's 'cool.' So, work on making Tron cool. If you can't do it, perhaps your old friends at SKG Dreamworks would like to have the license.

Your short-sidedness with the license reminds me of Rex Reed's shortsidedness when Tron originally came out. Your lack of marketing capabilities with regards to the license tells me the license would be better understood elsewhere.


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DaveTRON
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on Tuesday, January, 04, 2005 4:27 AM
Get the pitchforks, let's storm the castle! The monster is in there!

Jeff, the pic from that person we discussed is on it's way. Let me know when it arrives.

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Traahn
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on Tuesday, January, 04, 2005 5:07 AM


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PS: Right on!! Thanks Dave!


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Compucore
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on Tuesday, January, 04, 2005 7:41 AM
Transforms into the green hulk. CC needs to smash diesney in what they are doing to Tron Licensing. Need to show proper way of selling Tron.

DaveTRON Wrote:Get the pitchforks, let's storm the castle! The monster is in there!

Jeff, the pic from that person we discussed is on it's way. Let me know when it arrives.


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on Tuesday, January, 04, 2005 2:32 PM
Traahn Wrote:Get over yourselves, Disney, BVI and Disney/BVI shareholders, and do something with the license. Sell it or do more with it -- including making a better name for it. {snip} Your short-sidedness with the license reminds me of Rex Reed's shortsidedness when Tron originally came out. Your lack of marketing capabilities with regards to the license tells me the license would be better understood elsewhere.

Well said, Traahn! Well said.

A few s ought to convince them, no?

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Traahn
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on Tuesday, January, 04, 2005 4:55 PM
Yes, a few of those, and an army of these:


And these:



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TronFAQ
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on Wednesday, January, 05, 2005 12:42 AM


All that matters to me, is that the film gets made and Steven Lisberger is allowed to have full control over it so it turns out exactly the way he wants.

Whether Disney makes the movie or not, is not that big a deal to me. Of course, it would be great if Disney agreed with this and went ahead and did it. I would have to say that Disney at least knows how market films well.



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harpo989
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on Wednesday, January, 05, 2005 3:47 PM
That's very true.
it really doesn't matter (well, it shouldn't) what the studio is, as long as Steven makes it like he wants to make it.

Just wondering, but if Disney's not using the film licence, wouldn't they make more money if they sold it rather than letting it sit around? ...or are they making money (not a lot, but still) from the video games? That might be the only reason I see for them not selling it.

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Tron Fanatic
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on Friday, January, 07, 2005 3:20 PM
Eisner dissolved Disney's classic animation department. The guy has no clue what he's doing anymore, but now EVERYONE knows it. Maybe when someone new gets in the saddle, we can see some real results. Unfortunately he won't be leaving until 07.

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KiaPurity
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on Friday, January, 07, 2005 8:02 PM
I agree.

I mean, they're not doing anything with it. It's a disappointment that us, the fans have to suffer. >:/

I hope something big happens real soon.

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Compucore
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on Friday, January, 07, 2005 9:56 PM
Wouldn't it be interesting if it was someone els from Tron-sector that would hav taken the helm there for it.




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on Saturday, January, 08, 2005 2:54 PM
Heheh. If I won the lottery today, negotiations would start tomorrow.

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Steve
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on Saturday, January, 08, 2005 10:39 PM
Disney won't sell the TRON license unless it needed a lot of money very badly very quickly. Odds are, that will never be the case. However, just out of curiosity...When was the last time Disney sold ANY license that it had developed to anyone else?

As for a new movie...What would be the subject material? TRON came out when the personal computer was emerging in the home market. Arcade machines were popping up in places where you'd never suspect they'd be. It was as good as perfect timing as you could get from Hollywood.

The sequel to TRON missed a golden chance to premiere with the rise of the Internet in the home market. That was around anywhere from '94 to '96, depending on who you ask. Now that the Internet is old-hat, what would TRON debut with? The rise of Open-Source software (a little late for that at this point)? Bio-tech (hardly a concept a mainstream audience would relate to)? The emergence of rampant viruses & other attacks against the Internet (the sequel would have to hurry to jump onto that bandwagon & TRON v2.0 already did to a certain degree)?

It would be nice to think that we could somehow put the genie back into the bottle. Computers were new for a lot of people in 1982 & it's world seemed limitless. We're a bit more jaded now, naturally, as we've had to keep pushing the boundaries of what real computers could really do. A proposed TRON 2 movie deserves to entrance it's viewers by exploring a world that, we ourselves, have yet to begin to explore. A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity & adventure. (OK, I just had to slip that one in.)


 
Traahn
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on Sunday, January, 09, 2005 11:43 PM
I have some ideas, but honestly I don't know if I want to give Disney any ideas at this point. I'm sure they've all been heard anyways.

I'd rather build my own script and make it myself than give ideas to an inertial juggernaut who will either not care or who will steal it.

Why submit ideas for them? They already tried/wanted to steal Tron 2.0 fan missions.

Don't worry.... I'm not being too serious here. I'm kind've bummed by and frustrated with Disney at the moment, but I'm sure my feelings will pass. Maybe I'm just having a bad day

I almost posted my thoughts, but then I thought better of it; that's all.

Besides, Lisberger has apparently already created and shown them a script. Hopefully they'll use his story. I'll assume Lisberger knows what he's doing story-wise, considering he knew what he was doing when he made the content for Tron.


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Traahn
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on Thursday, January, 13, 2005 7:20 PM
Sweet! I'm the Nastrodamus of Tron:
I would absolutely love a big budget re-make or sequel to the movie, but if that will never happen with the license in the hands of Disney, then they should....
i think Disney took my advice. Is it just coincidence that they announce they're going to do a remake just less than two weeks after my post?

Okay, I've brought myself back to earth now

Hmm, I guess they could be doing my 2nd option (a low budget version), but obviously I'd prefer the big budget version

It seems Disney has NOT lost complete faith in Tron yet. Let's not make them feel as though we don't appreciate them doing this. I'm kind've surprised there's so much negative energy around this announcement. Try to imagine the possibilities with this rather than focus on what you think will go wrong.


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on Saturday, May, 07, 2005 9:47 PM
If Disney Lost faith in the Tron Fandom, they should seriously check this cool site out and get us the Fans ( Pardon my syntax error) Input and see what there really missing out on!!!



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Compucore
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on Saturday, May, 07, 2005 10:35 PM
They should check us out here. I am sure that Mr.Liseberger comes in without usknow and sifts through the openm posts here and checks out our idea here and there and maybe try and uses something for the sequel film. I could be wrong as well too.opn this. Some one at disney like some people here has mentioned. Should come on in and check us out here. Even get some input about things or show us something that we could critic on for them.




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on Saturday, May, 28, 2005 1:59 PM
Traahn Wrote:Yes, a few of those, and an army of these:


And these:


True. Those would convince anyone.
Have Darksaber7 add a spot of just to be sure, though. And Harpo can contribute a or a bunch of 's. And Trace could throw in a , if we're lucky.


 
Traahn
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on Sunday, May, 29, 2005 12:40 AM
LOL!


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on Sunday, May, 29, 2005 12:28 PM
Darksaber, you corrupted my 's! And Harpo, those 's ate Trace's ! I'm going to go and ask my User for help. SHE won't screw anything up.


 
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