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'Tron Legacy' Illuminates Cinema's Science Story by Dan Vergano, USA TODAY (USA TODAY, Caltech, European Space Agency (ESA) 24 December 2010 / ) -

(Image: A scene from the film 'Tron: Legacy'. Source: Disney/AP)

Speeding light-cycles, illuminated catsuits, and the computer-recreated head of Jeff Bridges - 'Tron Legacy' has plenty of fun stuff.

Are we just being spoilsports when we ask how much science there is in the just-released science-fiction flick?

Nope, says film director Joseph Kosinski. "It's in there", he says, citing meetings with scientists from the National Academy of Science's "Science Exchange" that shaped the look, story and sensibility of the sequel to the 1982 cult classic, 'Tron'.

"Once the discussion moved past the 'how could you do it, if you had to do it,' stage, the scientists had great ideas", Kosinski says. Discussions centered on physics advances made since the late 90's in quantum "teleportation", where atomic particles can transfer their characteristics from one to another instantaneously across great distances.

38th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced by ( 06 December 2010 / ) - The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood proudly announces the nominations and award recipients for the 38th Annual Annie Awards. Full list of nominees listed below.

Award recipients will claim their trophies at the 38th Annual Annie Awards scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2011 at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. (more ...)

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