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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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Review: "Big Hero 6" Blu-ray - I Am Very Satisfied With My Care

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2015
Superheroes continue to be big business at the box office, even as the stories are beginning to get repetitive and threadbare. Disney’s Big Hero 6 is the first animated feature based on a Marvel Comics property, although admittedly an obscure one. If it is somewhat lacking in originality, it more than compensates with an enormous […]

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Q&A With Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, and Genesis Rodriguez of "Big Hero 6"

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2015
In the wake of Big Hero 6 winning the Best Animated Feature Academy Award and its release on Blu-ray and DVD today, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released three Q&A sessions with actors Ryan Potter (Hiro), Jamie Chung (Go Go), and Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon). AN INTERVIEW WITH RYAN POTTER FOR THE BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD […]
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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 […]

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Want Diversity in Casting and Roles in Hollywood? Look at Animation

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2015
The Los Angeles Times makes note of ethnic diversity in both on-screen characters and the actors portraying them in current-era animated features, in comparison to a live-action selection which turned out all-white nominees in the all acting categories for the Academy Awards and one non-white nominee in the Best Director category. In contrast, Disney’s Big […]
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"Big Hero 6" Directors on Sequels and Change at Disney Animation

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2015
Variety has spoken with Don Hall and Chris Williams, co-directors of the Oscar-nominated Big Hero 6 that just became the third-highest grossing Disney animated feature film over the weekend (right after The Lion King and Frozen, and just edging Beauty and the Beast out of the third-place spot). The pair, both 20-year veterans of the […]

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Results For the 42nd Annie Awards Favor "How To Train Your Dragon 2", Disney Animation

by Todd DuBoison February 1, 2015
DreamWorks Animation and Disney Television Animation were the biggest winners of the 42nd Annie Awards, which were held on the evening of January 31st in Los Angeles to honor the highlights of the animation industry in the past year. DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 was named Best Animated Feature and earned five other […]
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Toonzone Oscar Poll: Which Film Should Win Best Animated Feature?

by Shawn Hopkinson January 28, 2015
  Which Film Should Win Best Animated Feature? We’re not Academy voters. We suppose you probably aren’t Academy voters. But before the 87th Academy Awards air on ABC on February 22, 2015, we’re going to give you a chance to vote anyway. Let us know your choice for Best Animated Feature. The nominees (sorry, The […]

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2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; "Dragon 2," "Song of the Sea," "Kaguya," "Big Hero 6," and "Boxtrolls" for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]