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 […]
I have to admit, to having a love/hate relationship with Studio BONES. On one hand, they never disappoint in the technical aspects of a series. On the other, sometimes the stories they tell lack proper development and conclusion (I’m looking at you, Star Driver ). Despite this I’m always excited when BONES announces a new […]
I checked out The World is Still Beautiful on a whim, knowing nothing about its premise or characters. I saw a poster and liked the design of the main character, and from there decided to watch when Crunchyroll picked the series up for a simulcast. The first episode came and I saw that the plot […]
This year is the 35th anniversary of Gundam, Japan’s storied robot anime franchise, and a livestreamed event in Japan began promotion for the occasion in earnest ahead of the start of the AnimeJapan trade fair on March 22nd. A trio of animated works were spotlighted at the event, one being seventh and final chapter of […]
Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo.
In the run-up to the announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Best Animated Short Film, Toonzone is taking a look at some of the shortlisted candidates for the category. Out of the ten shortlisted films, three to five candidates will be nominated. Longtime Toonzone readers may recall Shuhei Morita’s name from the short film […]
In conjunction with the upcoming Season 5 premiere of Archer, FX rolled a special “Archer Debonair Repair” glass-paneled van into New York City, and the fact that it was parked just a few blocks away from my office made it pretty easy to dash out and grab a few photos of the van on site: […]
Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest installment in the now-10-year-old franchise, elicited the most polarizing feelings I’ve experienced since Treyarch’s World at War in 2008. I was impressed by several aspects in the newest installment and was severely let down by others. For every positive, Infinity Ward’s Ghosts there seemed to be a negative in both campaign and […]