|budleighsalterton Wrote:The investment must have been equally tremendous. |
I feel that the quality of Tron Uprising is so good that it probably is an expensive series to produce. But I really feel Disney made most of it's investment in the series PRIOR to Tron Legacy being released. In other words, the money spent to produced the series was probably "green-lighted" prior to the Movie's release. It makes sense, because the series was announced even before the movie came out, with lots of details.
I think the movie "utlmately" underperformed what Disney's expectations were. Even at $176m domestically and $228m worldwide, a total gross of $400m was far less than what Disney was hoping for. I think that by the time Disney came to that realization, the money was ALREADY SPENT (allocated) to produce the series.
I believe that After 2010, the only money Disney spent "extra" was determining when to air the series, the commercials, and the promotional spots. Everyone can see that Disney wasn't going to spend a lot after that point, and ONLY RATINGS would justify extra expense on Disney's part. That didn't happen, and we are left at Monday midnight showings of episodes already produced and money already spent well before Dec 2010.
That's my take on why no "Series 2", and why Disney seems to be mishandling the release of Tron Uprising so badly. Even though the show might be the finest animated series produced of all time (at least I think so), Disney isn't spending more without seeing a return on investment. They made that decision after Tron Legacy finished it's run in the theaters, back in Jan 2011, In My Opinion. It certainly explains a lot of Disney's decisions, even if I don't agree with them.