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The Animatrix

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Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines. The shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated.

Directed by: Koji Morimoto Peter Chung Andrew R. Jones Yoshiaki Kawajiri Takeshi Koike Mahiro Maeda Shinichiro Watanabe

Who Stars in The Animatrix

Keanu Reeves
Thomas "Neo" Anderson (voice)

Keanu Reeves

Carrie-Anne Moss
Trinity (voice)

Carrie-Anne Moss

Clayton Watson
Kid (voice)

Clayton Watson

Pamela Adlon
Jue ("Final Flight of the Osiris") / Manabu ("Beyond") (voice)

Pamela Adlon

Melinda Clarke
Alexa ("Matriculated") (voice)

Melinda Clarke

John DiMaggio
Crew Man ("Final Flight of the Osiris") / Kaiser ("Program") (voice)

John DiMaggio


Recommendations

The Matrix Revolutions The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix Reloaded
Matriculated Matriculated
Final Flight of the Osiris Final Flight of the Osiris
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Review for The Animatrix

Author: NeoBrowser

Featuring nine animated shorts set in and around The Matrix, written and directed by the cream of Japanese anime creators, with the Wachowski brothers' blessing, The Animatrix arrives with a weight of expectation similar to Reloaded. However, while it's visually sublime - a magical mystery tour of animation styles- it doesn't fully deliver. Overall, the disc is debilitated by story issues and an overwhelming number of downbeat endings, which place it far from the cathartic exhilaration of the original movie. The Wachowskis themselves penned The Second Renaissance Part 1, a beautifully designed look at life pre-Matrix, using a faux newsreel style to chilling effect as the machines rise. Dark-edged, brutal and less smoothly styled, The Second Renaissance Part 2 shows those machines creating The Matrix. Program - the most truly manga-fied effort - is a love story set in Medieval Japan; artistically startling, but less profound than it thinks it is. An athlete breaks out of the Wachowskis' wonderland through sheer willpower in stylized short World Record. Bouquets for its strange, angular art; brickbats for a confusing story. A Kid's Story, on the other hand, is suffused with a dream-like quality, as Clayton Moore (who appears in Reloaded and Revolutions) tries to escape The Matrix with Neo's help. Until a climax which betrays the internal logic of The Matrix, Detective Story is by far the best of the shorts - a spot-on black-and-white noir about a detective enlisted to find Trinity. Beyond (a group of children exploit a glitch in The Matrix) is slight and atmospheric; while Matriculated (outside The Matrix, humans reprogram a machine) is a visually stunning, frankly hallucinogenic trip which out-Kubricks 2001. Lastly, The Final Flight Of The Osiris, the much-vaunted precursor to Reloaded: a triumph for CG photorealism, but the story is wafer-thin. Verdict - Though undeniably beautiful, overall, the disc is debilitated by story issues and an overwhelming number of downbeat endings, which place it far from the cathartic exhilaration of the original movie. 3/5 - Empire Magazine


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Production

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Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2003-05-09

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 42 mins

Budget
$ 5,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Homepage
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/animatrix/

Genres
Animation Science Fiction

Keywords
artificial intelligence martial arts hacker post-apocalyptic future virtual reality dystopia cyberpunk alternate reality matrix anime collection of short films action hero supernatural power


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