Thursday, May 9, 2013

TRON Lightcycle Storyboard Comparison Video

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 3


Though the original Tron was a commercial failure, it became a cult classic thanks to scenes like this light cycle race.

One of the most famous scenes was when Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) was forced to compete in the light cycle game.

I found a video comparison of the storyboards for Tron (1982) and the film.

Check out the video after the jump.






I'm not sure who the artist is, but IMDb lists the storyboard artists as Andy Gaskill, Bill Kroyer and Jerry Rees.

Click on the links if you want to see more artwork from Tron.

Wikipedia Summary
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.

Official site: disney.com/tron/

@ Copyright 1982, Walt Disney Pictures, All rights reserved

What do you think of the storyboards? Do you remember what it was like watching this for the first time?

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Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

3 comments:

  1. Not a great movie, but that scene was great. Ironic that they weren't allowed to compete for the Special Effects Oscar because they used a computer. Now that's about the only kind of effects we see.

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  2. I always thought the storyboards for Tron were ahead of their time technologically speaking. I wish Tron Legacy had been better, especially given the technology. The soundtrack was good though.

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