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TRON 3 Petition And Letter Writing Campaign

By TronFAQ on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10:47 PM

With the possible cancellation of TRON 3 (aka TRON Ascension), Bruce Boxleitner saying he is "done with TRON", and no mention of the rumored TRON Escape game at Disney's recent D23 2015 Expo, now is the time to show support for the TRON franchise once more.

A petition to try and save TRON 3 from cancellation has been created by fan Lucas Lowman, which has gathered just over 44,000 signatures at the time of writing this. I believe the petition will be mailed by post to Disney, when it reaches 50,000 signatures.

As a prelude to mailing in that petition, a letter writing campaign is underway and asking for every TRON fan's help over at the site SaveTRON3.com created by fan Joey Hanson. It asks everyone to send letters on August 29th, 2015 to certain executives at Disney, who hold the responsibility for making decisions as to which of their films are greenlit.

If you don't want to write a letter yourself, prepared letters can be downloaded from here and printed, for you to sign. The names and addresses to write to are on the SaveTRON3.com site, but I'll repeat them here.

Walt Disney Studios
ATTN: Robert A. Iger
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521
(Walt Disney CEO)

Pixar Animation Studios
ATTN: John Lasseter
1200 Park Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
(Walt Disney Chief Creative Officer)

Walt Disney Studios
ATTN: Alan Horn
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521
(Walt Disney Studios Chairman)

Walt Disney Studios
ATTN: Sean Bailey
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521

(Walt Disney Pictures President)

At the same time, fans are being asked to include blue glow sticks with their letters, as a symbol of their desire to see another TRON sequel. Glow sticks can be obtained at most party and novelty stores for about a dollar. The idea is to create a bit of a "nuisance" that makes your letter more difficult to ignore.

But the importance of writing to more than one person at Disney cannot be overstated. Even with the glowsticks, writing to only one individual means there's a chance your letter can end up in a wastebin, unread and ignored.

By writing to several people at Disney, the chance of internal discussion about the letters is greatly increased. This advice was given to me by someone who was an employee at Disney, and when I sent in a petition on the 25th Anniversary of TRON, I followed the same advice. It seemed to have some measure of success, because I heard through the grapevine that it had a minor influence on Disney's attitude toward greenlighting TRON Legacy.

So if you'd like to see a TRON 3, seize this opportunity, and write those letters. Petitions and letter writing campaigns can work, if the numbers are high enough and these efforts receive media attention.

Thanks to Lucas, Joey, and all the fans who help to keep TRON alive.

TRON Lives!

August 30th, 2015 UPDATE: Below is a photo of the letters and glow sticks I sent, attempting to now save TRON for the second time.

 
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1 comment so far.

  1. TronFAN August 29, 2015 12:29 PM
    Honestly and it pains me to write this... I don't want a sequel. If the direction that Disney wants to take the franchise is what we got in Tron: Legacy... Just kill the rest of the franchise with honor and remember the good times.

    I understand the need to appeal to pre-teens and teens. Yet T:L did just about everything that it could possibly do to alienate me without a character breaking the fourth wall, looking directly at the screen and mocking me specifically.

    I don't know what else that I could write about this topic. Perhaps, somehow, Disney could release a full SDK for Tron 2.0 so that LDSO can finally have enough tools to fully mod the game? Perhaps the franchise could continue as strictly a computer / console game only?

    The artistic shifts in the franchise simply didn't work for me. How do you make a movie called "Tron: Legacy" without Tron, the character? How do you make a movie without the significant input from it's creator? It's very frustrating and ultimately just disappointing.

    Perhaps Disney could listen to it's own hit song when dealing with this franchise... "Let it go, Let it go..."

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