The Animatrix

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Podcast Release Date:
May 02, 2014

Matrix Series Episode 2

In 1999 the world learned the answer to the question “What is the Matrix.” Then in 2003 a new question arose: “What is The Animatrix?” Released direct-to-video on June 3, 2003 The Animatrix compiled 9 short films from well-known animators, including the creators of Aeon Flux and Akira. With some segments written by The Wachowski Brothers and intended to tie directly into the two Matrix sequels, these films provided a deeper exploration of the history and lore of The Matrix universe. Now Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart review the nine films, “Final Flight of the Osiris”, “The Second Renaissance” (Parts 1 and 2), “Kid’s Story”, “Program”, “World Record”, “Beyond”, “A Detective Story”, and “Matriculated.” Did these films enhance the Matrix films or was it merely a cash-grab for a popular, new franchise? If you DONATE and SUPPORT NOW PLAYING PODCAST you can listen and find out!

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Movie Details

Original Title
The Animatrix
The Animatrix
Koji Morimoto, Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Shinichiro Watanabe
Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Steve Richards, Michael Arias, Spencer Lamm, Eiko Tanaka, Phil Oosterhouse, Hiroaki Takeuchi
Koji Morimoto, Peter Chung, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Shinichiro Watanabe
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Clayton Watson, Pamela Adlon, Melinda Clarke, John DiMaggio, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Bette Ford, Julia Fletcher, Dane A. Davis, Debi Derryberry, Jill Talley, Dwight Schultz, James Arnold Taylor, John DeMita, Hedy Burress, Phil LaMarr, Victor Williams, John Wesley, Alex Fernandez, Allison Smith, Matt McKenzie, Tress MacNeille, Kath Soucie, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Rodney Saulsberry, Olivia d'Abo, Jack Fletcher, Akio Otsuka
1 h 42 min
Release Date
9 May 2003
Animation, Science Fiction
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.

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