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‘Tron: Legacy’: The Motion Comics Treatment
By Adam Kepler
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
With the highly anticipated release of “Tron: Legacy” on Friday the question arises of how to pass on to a new generation the fan enthusiasm that made the original 1982 “Tron” movie a cult favorite.
Disney and its collaborator, Double Barrel Motion Labs have come up with a solution:
adapting “Tron: Legacy” into a motion comic that will be sold through the iTunes app store.
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NYCC: Disney Publishing
By Benjamin Bailey, Contributing Writer
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Disney Publishing held an intimate but lively panel on Friday at New York Comic-Con, where they took time to cover everything from “Tron” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” to Mickey Mouse and digital comics with just a little bit of “Flight of the Navigator” and “Caption EO” trivia thrown in at the end.
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Motion Comics Put The Blam! Pow! Into Feature Film Marketing
By Jessie Nagel
Monday, March 29, 2010
When I was a kid, I loved going to visit my cousins in Seattle. They were avid comic collectors and I would spend hours carefully thumbing through issues of Spiderman, Fantastic Four and other plastic-sleeved titles. Perhaps this is why I enjoy the trend of motion comics as promotion. It speaks to childhood nostalgia while cutting through the clutter.
Clever marketing campaigns engage audiences in unexpected ways that connect, often with a nod and a wink, to the property’s intrinsic nature. Or to poorly paraphrase Marshall McLuhen; the medium can be a major part of the message. Motion comics are a great way of exciting prospective viewers about an upcoming film or television show, even if the property is not animated. And they provide increased opportunities for graphic designers, artists to collaborate with studios and directors.
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