When the first Tron came out in 1982, Japanese toy manufacturer TOMY released the action figures and Lightcycles to go along with it, the latter coming with a zip cord that if pulled out hard enough could send the cycles hurtling toward dogs and feet with horrifying velocity. The Tron Legacy official HD trailer, which is almost exclusively focused on the cycles, was released late last week and only the corporate overlords at Disney know what the associated licensing extravaganza will bring to kids (dudes over 30) the world over, but we imagine it will be not quite as lo-fi, probably involving some kind of Wii deprivation suit that immerses kids (dudes) fully into the mainframe. Regardless, the trailer has been on the internet in full blur since last year’s Comic-Con, so Disney had to up their game to excite the attendees at this year’s installment, which wrapped up yesterday in San Diego. They did so by funneling anxious people through a Tron-ish tunnel to a room housing a full-size Lightcycle with, presumably, a song from Daft Punk’s soundtrack blasting. It’s hard to tell if the person in the front row starts freaking out because of the bike or the song, but it is pretty entertaining either way.
With much less fanfare and showmanship, a short behind-the-scenes video for Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are appeared this weekend as well and reveals a bit of that movie’s score composed by Karen O.