Virtual backgrounds: Once mostly encountered in theme parks or more entertainment-driven domains, it has now entered into our everyday lives, as flocks of us take to Zoom or other video chat applications to keep in touch with friends and hold work meetings. And there are tons of options out there, from sophisticated office set-ups to classic artworks, to serve as settings for more professional meet-ups.

Why not have a bit of fun, though? Here, The Peak curates some entertainment companies – Pixar, DC Comics, FOX channel, Lionsgate and Studio Ghibli – that are providing virtual backgrounds so you can be enveloped in scenes from your favourite animation, cartoon or movie. That might just be the thing to inject some lightheartedness into conversations, as we make interplanetary contact with other social spheres orbiting in the distance around us.




Explore the DC Universe and download scenes from the gates of Arkham Asylum to the inner confines of the Bat Cave and the iconic globe of the Daily Planet. Click here.




Now you can be a part of scenes from action movies such as John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and mystery thriller Knives Out, among other exciting films, via stills of gorgeous settings. Click here.




Sit “beside” Remy the rat in Ratatouille, or find yourself in the brain centre of Inside Out, with these fun backdrops from Pixar. Click here.




With background settings that hark from well-known Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro, there’s the opportunity for you to discover fellow Ghibli fans in colleagues, or encourage spirited conversations on Japanese anime. Click here.




A Family Guy, or Bob’s Burgers fan? Fox has provided some scenes from animated sitcoms as well. Click here.


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