Epcot Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has several marquee rides, few of which are more fun than Test Track. The grandfather to Cars Land’s Radiator Springs Racer, the ride puts patrons in a car, which runs through a series of safety tests and then shoots around a track at upwards of 60 miles per hour.
If you haven’t been to Disney World recently, you may not have known that the popular ride, which opened in 1999, has been closed for reimaging. It reopens this week, December 6, and has done away with the original industrial theme in favor of a futuristic theme similar to the world of Tron. After the jump, check out the new ride video, a video comparing the two versions, and a few pieces of concept art like the one above.
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An extremely exciting screening, an epic cinematic experience and the return of an old friend. Three similarly themed, movie theater related pieces of news all reside below. Read about:
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Conan the Barbarian, The Thing, Poltergeist, The Road Warrior, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Tron, and that’s just the beginning. Yes, the Summer of 1982 was probably the best one in the history of movies and that’s why the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating with a summer long, 30th anniversary celebration screening a slew of the most exciting films released that year. Plus, there’s now a significant update jumping off last month’s announcement.
Tickets for the first screening, Conan the Barbarian, go on sale Tuesday morning along with a limited number of passes that’ll get you into eight of the screenings. Second, the series has expanded significantly, adding films such as The Dark Crystal, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Vice Squad, The Secret of Nimh, Friday the 13th Part 3, Q: The Winged Serpent, Pink Floyd: The Wall and more. Third, Blade Runner will not be screened (bummer).
And finally, in accordance with the /Film sponsored screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on June 8 (tickets on sale May 25) we’re proud to exclusively debut the Mondo poster for the film by artist Dan McCarthy. Check out the poster, the important links, full lineup and more after the jump. Read More »
At first glance, Martin Ansin is an unlikely choice to make Mondo posters for TRON. His work, such as the recent poster for Dracula, a sought after Star Trek Space Seed piece or his wholey unique take on Star Wars, are all extremely realistic and defined, two traits that certainly don’t describe Disney’s sci-fi franchise. Then you look about the wide-ranging scope of Ansin’s subjects and it’s obvious that his clean style can breath life into just about anything. It’s part of the reason why his art, much like Olly Moss and Tyler Stout before him, is becoming more and more sought after on a daily basis.
/Film is proud to exclusively debut the latest collaboration between Disney, Mondo and Sideshow Collectibles: a limited edition posters set (yes, it’s a paired set) of posters for TRON and TRON:Legacy by Martin Ansin. Check them both out and find out when you can buy them after the jump.
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Tron Legacy hit DVD and Blu-ray this week, and Disney had a few members of the cast and crew out at WonderCon last weekend to encourage people to take a dip in this leg of the Tron revenue stream. Through all the interviews that resulted, there is the looming question of another Tron sequel. No one answered the question definitively, though there were a lot of statements that started with “Well, if we make another one…”
Now Deadline reports that Disney has definitely started work on another Tron film, but that’s all anyone seems willing to say at the moment. Read More »
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A couple months back there was word that the DVD for Tron Legacy might feature a bit of footage that expands the Tron storyline and perhaps teases a third film in the series. A couple weeks ago we saw Tron: The Next Day, which fills in some of the backstory between the two Tron films. And now there is another leaked short clip, only about forty seconds in length, that certainly seems to suggest a continuation of the story. Check it out below. Read More »
Last year, before Tron Legacy was released, Disney shot some footage that didn’t appear in the film, but will show up on the DVD release that hits in April. Some of that footage became Tron: The Next Day (Flynn Lives Revealed), which is on YouTube now. You can watch the ten-minute short after the break. Read More »
Watch the trailer for Iraqi Tron, an international Tron: Legacy parody. Apparently this short was released in December, but we somehow missed it the first time around. Thanks to UniqueDaily for the heads up. The video is embedded after the jump.
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We’ve all done it. We’re watching a movie and an image flashes by in an instant. Did we really just see that? So we patiently wait, remote in hand, until the precise second. You click the pause button like the whole remote just suddenly lit on fire and there it is….most likely one of these moments. A subscription based British movie site called LOVEFiLM (basically a European version of Netflix) took votes from their 1.6 million subscribers and came up with the top ten scenes in movies that people pause. And, though Kevin Williamson wrote about it in Scream, Tom Cruise’s penis in All the Right Moves did not make the list. Read More »