Disney recently planned an animated Tron series that is scheduled for release in the summer of 2012. Having it actually happen though, of course hinges on the success of Tron: Legacy. It’s entitled Tron: Uprising.

The series takes place between the original Tron movie and Tron: Legacy. And the surprising part? The show has a strong cast in Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Lance Henricksen, Nate Corddry, and Reginald VelJohnson. Oh wait, the other huge surprise is Bruce Boxleitner reprising his role as Tron.

If that isn’t enough, behind the camera will be Charlie Bean (Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack) attached with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Lost and Tron: Legacy). Joining them is co-producer of Tron: Legacy Justin Springer.

It’s a hell of a cast and crew. I’d normally not think much of a spin-off series for a film, but with this cast and crew the potential is massive. And let’s face it: Tron: Legacy will be a hit. There won’t be anything stopping Tron: Uprising.

[Movieline]