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Background Noise - Examining "Big Hero 6"

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2015
Welcome to Background Noise, where we get totally obsessive about stuff and reveal things you might have missed in your favorite animated entertainment. This entry will take a look at Disney’s Big Hero 6, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and via iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere, and other digital services. These are the kinds of observations I’d have hoped […]
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Tom Ellis To Play Lucifer

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2015
Actor Tom Ellis [“Rush”] has been tabbed to play the lead role in the Fox pilot, “Lucifer”. Ellis will play the DC comic book character who leaves his underground abode for the sunnier climate of modern-day Los Angeles where he assists the police – sorta – by dishing out punishments to criminals. “Lucifer” is expected […]

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Supergirl Pilot Adds More Cast Members

by Alex Beanon February 27, 2015
The CBS pilot episode for “Supergirl” is adding a couple new cast members – Chyler Leigh [“Grey’s Anatomy”] and David Harewood [“Homeland”]. Starring Melissa Benoist in the lead role and with Calista Flockhart [“Ally McBeal”] playing media magnate Cat Grant, Leigh will play Alexandra Danvers, Supergirl’s sister, while Harewood plays a former CIA agent who […]
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New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Poster Has Vision And Drones

by Alex Beanon February 26, 2015
The newly released poster for the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” movie [release date: May 1, 2015] features Ultron’s drone army encircling the core group of Avengers while a mysterious caped figure – thought to be Vision, Tony Stark/Iron Man’s artificial intelligence butler – is blotted out by the sun.

Gotham Is Mine - Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

Gotham Is Mine - Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

by Alex Beanon February 25, 2015
“Batman: Arkham Knight” will be released on June 2, 2015 – here is the trailer to get you appropriately pumped up for its arrival…
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Calista Flockhart To Play Cat Grant In Supergirl Pilot

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2015
Actress Calista Flockhart [“Ally McBeal”] will play media magnate Cat Grant in the upcoming “Supergirl” pilot that will air on CBS later this year. Flockhart’s character is based on the DC comics “Supergirl” storyline and has her as Supergirl’s boss at the media company. Flockhart most recently played Ellen Kelly-O’Rourke on “Full Circle”.

The Order: 1886 Launch Trailer

The Order: 1886 Launch Trailer

by Alex Beanon February 23, 2015
The launch trailer for “The Order: 1886″, which debuted on Sony PlayStation 4 on Friday…
Twiddly Studios Has Sum Idea

Twiddly Studios Has Sum Idea

by Alex Beanon February 23, 2015
“Sum Idea” – the numerical puzzle game from UK’s Twiddly Studios – will be launching the iOS version of their game on February 26, 2015…

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Liveblogging Animation at the 2015 Oscars

by Todd DuBoison February 22, 2015
The award ceremony for the 87th annual Academy Awards is about to be broadcast at 8:30 PM Eastern Time on ABC, and once again Toonzone will be doing a liveblog for animation-related things tonight. Once again we have five nominees for the Best Animated Feature award and for Best Animated Short Film as well.  This […]
Dang! Another Episode Of Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls

Dang! Another Episode Of Danganronpa Ultra Despair Girls

by Alex Beanon February 21, 2015
NIS America will be bringing “Danganronpa: Another Episode – Ultra Despair Girls” to the decadent West later in 2015…