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Tron: The Beginner's Guide
What you need to know before seeing Tron Legacy this week…

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Despite winning Disney’s backing, there were still some hurdles to jump: “There was quite a bit of politics because we were the new kids on the block with all of our computers and techniques, while they were strictly old school. I think some of the bosses said to them, "Don't you dare cross the line and join the enemy camp," recalls Lisberger. But suspicion turned to excitement once the team got underway, with several animators (including a young John Lasseter) eager to see how it would be accomplished. Lisberger secured comic book legend Jean Giraud (AKA Moebius) to handle costumes and sets, Blade Runner’s Syd Mead to design the vehicles and commercial artist Peter Lloyd to work on the environments, with the three swapping jobs from time to time as needed.

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