80s | Pop Culture | Movies

12 Facts About 'Tron' That Will Make You Wish You Could Go Inside Your Computer

- Page 1

An absolute cult-classic that never got the love it deserved, Tron was an absolutely revolutionary movie for both Disney and the film industry as a whole, thanks to its pioneering of computer graphics being used in movies. While audiences didn't respond well when it came out, we all love it these days, and some of these facts will make you love it even more.

It was denied an Oscar nomination because of its effects.

The Academy viewed the use of computers as "cheating" in 1982. Oh how times have changed...

Jeff Bridges was really into video games while filming.

Disney had set up real arcade machines on the set so the actors could stay immersed in the world of the film. Bridges was apparently by far the best at them, and it was often hard to get him to stop playing so they could film a take.

The arcade game made more money than the movie did.

The movie was a commercial flop, but the Tron arcade game and its followup, Discs of Tron, were immensely popular in arcades nationwide.

Bridges had to wear a dance belt.


His crotch bulge was hilariously prominent in the costume, so it had to be held back by a dance belt.

The CG effects had to be done frame by frame.

Computers at the time couldn't actually "animate" scenes the way they do now, so the animators had to add the effects frame by frame, just like traditional animation.

The facts just get crazier from here...

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks


'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory' Star Returns To TV And Everyone Was Freaking Out

Watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a kid was basically a requirement. Pretty much everyone had to watch it, otherwise everyone else would think you were crazy. Seeing all those bratty kids roam around the chocolate factory, demanding Wonka explain all of his eccentric genius is one of those things that I think was supposed to make me think Wonka was being mean, but really it just made me hate those kids - even Charlie. I know he was technically the hero of the story, but even he broke off from the group and invaded a space he

Pop Culture

'Top Gun' Sequel Gets A Release Date And A Title And We're On The Highway To The Danger Zone

Tom Cruise was easily the definitive star of the 80s and 90s. He had a lot of huge hits, but few were as amazing and iconic as Top Gun. Watching them fly their planes and play beach volleyball was super entertaining, and because it's 2018, of course they are planning to bring it back in some way. Nothing is safe from a reboot, remake or sequel, especially if Tom Cruise has a say. The Mission Impossible franchise is on its sixth movie now, with Cruise happily performing his own stunts and continuing to defy danger, but apparently that's not enough.


You Can Live In The '10 Things I Hate About You' House And It's Actually Amazing

We all remember watching 10 Things I Hate About You in the late 90s and becoming completely obsessed with Kat Statford's rebel style, or Bianca's collection of cute sundresses. The Stratford sisters were iconic for us, and we can all admit that part of the reason was their absolutely epic house. So many moments in that movie took place in that home, and it just felt like the most iconic and idyllic place for this story to unfold. I don't know how many times I thought that it would be comfortable to sit on the porch of my house and


Edward Furlong Was A Rising Star, But His Life Took A Drastic Turn That's Left Him Unrecognizable

The former teen idol had roles in iconic movies like Terminator 2: Judgement Day, American Heart, and Pet Sematary, but now Edward Furlong's name is barely remembered. The forgotten actor was on the road to becoming a huge star, with an enormous career ahead of him, but what happened to derail such a successful career?He was first discovered in the early 90s, when he was cast as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He truly stole the show and held his own against Arnold, and managed to nab a few awards for being a breakthrough actor. TriStar PicturesThe