This Day in History: July 9

Today: October 23, 2017
Disney Releases the Tron Movie
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July 9, 1982

Disney Releases the Tron Movie

Disney released Tron, the first mainstream film to use extensive computer-generated graphics and special effects. Starring Jeff Bridges, the film also had a computer-related plot in which a programmer is transported into a computer to fight a program called Master Control and replace it with the more reliable Tron system.