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The Animatrix (2003)

The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.

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Thadeus (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Cop (segment "Kid's Story") / Agent #2 (segment "World Record") (voice)
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Jue (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Manabu (segment "Beyond") (voice)
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Crew Man (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Kaiser (segment "Program") (voice)
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Operator (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
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Pilot (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
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Crew Woman (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Nurse (segment "World Record") / Misha (segment "Beyond") (voice)
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Old Woman (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
Julia Fletcher ...
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01 Versatran Spokesman (segment "The Second Renaissance, Part II") (voice) (as Dane Davis)
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Kid (segment "The Second Renaissance, Part II") (voice)
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Mother (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II") / Townsperson (segment "Beyond") (voice)
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Townspeople / Policeman / Exterminators (segment "Beyond") / Nonaka (segment "Matriculated") (segments "The Second Renaissance, Part I & II") (voice)
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Anthology of nine short anime (Japanese animation) films tied in to the 1999 blockbuster "The Matrix" and its sequels. "Final Flight of the Osiris": The crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempt to warn their city of an imminent attack. "The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 & 2": The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix. "Kid's Story": A teenager is contacted by Neo, and manages to escape the Matrix. "Program": Two warriors battle in a samurai training simulation when one decides to betray his crewmates and re-enter the Matrix. "World Record": A champion sprinter manages to break free of the Matrix by sheer physical effort during a record attempt. "Beyond": A young girl searching for her cat discovers a haunted house caused by a glitch in the system. "A Detective Story": Private investigator Ash tracks a hacker named Trinity through the looking glass. "Matriculated": A group of humans capture a machine scout and insert ... Written by Alexander Lum

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Free your mind.


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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: in the episode, "Matriculated". It happens when the Sentinels attack the humans in the lab near the end. See more »

Goofs

The word "scanning" is misspelled as "scaning" on a monitor. See more »

Quotes

Duo: I wanted to go back with you, I love you.
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Connections

References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

VIRUS
Written by Satoshi Tomiie
Performed by Satoshi Tomiie
Courtesy of Saw Recordings, Inc.
(segment "World Record")
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Animatrix or Matrixime
10 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Being a long time viewer of Anime and Anime Collecting, I found myself very intruigued by the notion of an "all Matrix inspired animation project", and having seen many anime anthologies (Robot Carnival, Neo Tokyo, etc.), I knew it was a sketchy territory to say the least. Most anthologies are hit and miss but this one for me was mostly a hit. Gladly, I was not dissapointed at all. All the stories became not just history to the Matrix world but poignant, frightening, disturbing and scintillating drama that takes the blasted landscape of the machine run Earth into a landscape of incalculable possiblities. The idea of the Matrix having its stylistic touches taken from anime makes this disc an even more appropriate and evolutionary step. Bravo to all who got this project together, because expanding the scope and vison of your work to honor its concepts was pure genious. Lucas could learn a thing by this.


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