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Renew Tron Uprising and Motorcity for additional seasons.
  • Petitioned Disney Animation Studios

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Disney Animation Studios

Renew Tron Uprising and Motorcity for additional seasons.

    1. Tron Lives Chilton Rides
    2. Petition by

      Tron Lives Chilton Rides

      Chippenham, United Kingdom

In the Spring of 2012, Disney premiered two new animated series on its DisneyXD network - Motorcity, and Tron: Uprising. These series follow the stories of Chilton and Beck - two characters who both rise to become reluctant heroes in societies where curtailed rights and freedoms have become the norm. Both shows portray their plots and ideas through a level of storytelling, characterization, and artistic style which are sorely lacking from most contemporary animated programming.

Recently, Disney Animation Studios has decided it will not renew either series for any additional seasons.

We the undersigned beg them to reconsider. These shows do not only deserve to be saved - they NEED to be.

Their cancellation represents a larger, unfortunate trend in animation in recent years - away from shows which are willing to treat younger audiences with a level of maturity and respect, away from shows which are not afraid to tell big stories, tackle tough issues, and confront their audience with difficult questions. What is the importance of freedom? What are consequences of giving up that freedom or having it taken from us? What is the cost of preserving it? When is that cost too high?

We do not know the answers to these questions, we don't pretend to know - but we the undersigned DO believe that the viewers and fans of Motorcity and Tron: Uprising deserve the chance to find out - to see the visions and stories of both shows be allowed to conclude on their own terms.

 We realize that, ultimately, the decision not to renew these shows was made because the executives at Disney did not feel that they were profitable enough to be worth the continued investment. We beg to differ.

The merchandise opportunities for both shows - toys, games, clothing, and so much more are immense and largely unexplored. Even now hundreds of people are purchasing episodes of both shows online and the official soundtrack for Tron: Uprising skyrocketed to Apple’s “Top 10 Soundtracks” list within hours of its release. Fans of both shows have long expressed a desire for more merchandise to buy. We are asking for a chance to pay for more of this kind of quality programming.

Thank you.

Tron Lives and Chilton Rides

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. TRON LIVES!

      Tron Lives Chilton Rides
      Petition organiser

      Hello all of you. First of all, thank you, all of you for signing this petition and letting our voices be heard. But its not enough. Please, send this link chn.ge/RGVunX to everyone you know who liked the show. Post it on twitter, tumblr, reddit or youtube. Tell people about the show and ask them to sign.
      Also, happily, its the birthday of John Lasseter, current head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He was inspired by the original Tron to make CGI films and might be willing to help us out in some way. Go to his facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lasseter?ref=ts&fref=ts, wish him a happy birthday and ask him to look at this petition, and offer his advice or support if he can. Please be respectful, I doubt we'd even have a show to petition over if it weren't for him. Thank you

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Decision-maker Disney Animation Studios responds:

      Disney Animation Studios

      You have put the incorrect contact information. Sean Bailey does not work for the Animation studio. Please remove his email immediately.


    5. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Nikary Flare Красногорск, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 5 months ago

      Motorcity is awesome. I want to see it going on to the very end of every plotline of it.

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    • Helen Roberts Лондон, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Motorcity is my favourite show

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    • the fan CROWLEY, UNITED STATES
      • 5 months ago

      chilton rides

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    • arthur delgado YUCIPA, CA
      • 5 months ago

      TRON LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Ryan Macys LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 5 months ago

      It is an incredible smart show for both adults and kids alike. Beautiful animation, smart writing and story lines. Captivating from start to finish. The power of one can inspire the many.

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