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The Animatrix -- 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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Thadeus (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")/Cop (segment "Kid's Story")/Agent #2 (segment "World Record") (voice)

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

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

Tom Kenny ... Operator (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)

Rick Gomez ... Pilot (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)

Tara Strong ... Crew Woman (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")/Nurse (segment "World Record")/Misha (segment "Beyond") (voice)

Bette Ford ... Old Woman (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
Julia Fletcher ... The Instructor (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II")/Narrator (segment "World Record")/Townsperson (segment "Beyond") (voice)

Dane A. Davis ... 01 Versatran Spokesman (segment "The Second Renaissance, Part II") (voice) (as Dane Davis)

Debi Derryberry ... Kid (segment "The Second Renaissance, Part II") (voice)

Jill Talley ... Mother (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II")/Townsperson (segment "Beyond") (voice)

Dwight Schultz ... Townspeople/Policeman/Exterminators (segment "Beyond")/Nonaka (segment "Matriculated") (segments "The Second Renaissance, Part I & II") (voice)

James Arnold Taylor ... Ash (segment "A Detective Story")/Raul (segment "Matriculated")/Miscellaneous Voices (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II" - "Kid's Story") (voice)

Clayton Watson ... Michael Karl 'The Kid' Popper (segment "Kid's Story") (voice)

Keanu Reeves ... Neo (segment "Kid's Story") (voice)

Carrie-Anne Moss ... Trinity (segments "Kid's Story" and "A Detective Story") (voice)

John DeMita ... Teacher (segment "Kid's Story") (voice)

Hedy Burress ... Cis (segment "Program")/Yoko (segment "Beyond") (voice)

Phil LaMarr ... Duo (segment "Program") (voice)

Victor Williams ... Dan (segment "World Record") (voice)

John Wesley ... Dan's Dad (segment "World Record") (voice)

Alex Fernandez ... Tom (segment "World Record") (voice)

Allison Smith ... Reporter (segment "World Record") (voice)

Matt McKenzie ... Agent #1 (segment "World Record")/Agent (segments "Beyond" and "A Detective Story") (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Housewife/Kenny (segment "Beyond") (voice)

Kath Soucie ... Pudgy/Masa/Sara (segment "Beyond") (voice)

Jack Fletcher ... Townsperson (segment "Beyond")/Sandro (segment "Matriculated") (voice)

Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Clarence (segment "A Detective Story") (voice) (as T.C. Carson)

Melinda Clarke ... Alexa (segment "Matriculated") (voice)

Rodney Saulsberry ... Chyron (segment "Matriculated") (voice)

Olivia d'Abo ... Rox (segment "Matriculated") (voice)
William R. Dean ... (voice)

Directed by
Peter Chung (segment "Matriculated")
Andrew R. Jones (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (segment "Program")
Takeshi Koike (segment "World Record")
Mahiro Maeda (segments "The Second Renaissance Part I" and "The Second Renaissance Part II")
Kôji Morimoto (segment "Beyond") (as Koji Morimoto)
Shinichirô Watanabe (segments "Kid's Story" and "A Detective Story")
Writing credits
Lilly Wachowski (screenplay "The Matrix") (as The Wachowski Brothers) &
Lana Wachowski (screenplay "The Matrix") (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Lilly Wachowski (written by) (segments "The Final Flight of the Osiris", "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II" and "Kid's Story") (as Andy Wachowski) &
Lana Wachowski (written by) (segments "The Final Flight of the Osiris", "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II" and "Kid's Story") (as Larry Wachowski)

Yoshiaki Kawajiri (written by) (segments "Program" and "World Record")

Kôji Morimoto (written by) (segment "Beyond") (as Koji Morimoto)

Shinichirô Watanabe (written by) (segment "A Detective Story")

Peter Chung (written by) (segment "Matriculated")

Produced by
Jun Aida .... producer (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")
Michael Arias .... producer
Spencer Lamm .... producer
Masao Maruyama .... animation producer (segment "Program")
Gary Mundell .... producer (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")
Yoshimichi Murata .... line producer (segment "Program")
Phil Oosterhouse .... associate producer
Soon-Hong Park .... animation producer (segment "Matriculated")
Steve Richards .... co-producer
Suguru Sato .... line producer (segment "Beyond")
Joel Silver .... executive producer
Cameron Stevning .... producer (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")
Hiroaki Takeuchi .... segment producer
Eiko Tanaka .... segment producer
Lana Wachowski .... producer (as Larry Wachowski)
Lilly Wachowski .... producer (as Andy Wachowski)
Hiroto Yonemori .... line producer (segment "Beyond")
Original Music by
Don Davis 
Machine Head 
Film Editing by
Christopher S. Capp (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The")
Casting by
Jack Fletcher 
Costume Design by
Veronique Garcia 
Production Management
Jessica Alan .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound effects designer
Thom Brennan .... supervising foley editor
William R. Dean .... assistant sound editor
Paul Hackner .... assistant sound editor
Michael Edward Johnson .... sound effects designer
Eddie Kim .... sound effects designer
Andrew Lackey .... sound effects editor
Eric Lewis .... assistant dialogue recordist
Noel McIntosh .... adr assistant
Joe Milner .... re-recording mixer (except "Final Flight of the Osiris")
James Azizi Penny .... group adr
Eryne Prine .... sound editor
David S. DiPietro .... group adr (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kevin Bjorke .... 3D render/light pipeline supervision: final flight of the osiris
Sergio Garcia Abad .... senior modeler (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The")
Kory Juul .... lighting artist & digital compositor (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The")
Takumi Kimura .... lead lighting artist
Greg Lev .... lead lighting artist
Reynold Mosley III .... modeling and texturing supervisor: SquareUSA (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The") (as Bo Mosley)
Adam Moura .... lighter & compositor: SquareUSA
Florian Perret .... CG artist
Jake Rowell .... digital character artist
David Seager .... computer graphics supervisor: Square USA
Suan Ching Tan .... modeler
Suan Ching Tan .... texture artist
Joanne Thiel .... visual effects
Roger Kupelian .... conceptual artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Dino Herrmann .... composer: additional music
Junkie XL .... composer: additional score
Mark Kilian .... composer: additional music
Kory Kruckenberg .... assistant scoring engineer
Larry Mah .... music scoring mixer
Christopher Mann .... composer: additional music (as Chris Neilman)
Julie Pearce .... music editor
Photek .... composer: additional music (as Rupert Parkes)
David Sherr .... orchestra contractor
David Sherr .... orchestrator
Kip Smedley .... assistant to composer
Jed Smith .... programmer: music audio
Sean Osborn .... clarinet (uncredited)
Other crew
Stephen Bender .... production executive
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Jack Fletcher .... voice director
Corey Garnett .... systems administrator
Mira Husseini .... film publicist
Yoshiko Okura .... translator
Anthony Weintraub .... additional dialogue
Anthony Weintraub .... story consultant
Philip G. Bloom .... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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There is a reference to the Visual Effects Supervisor for the Matrix films, John Gaeta, during "The Second Renaissance Part II." As the human army gathers in the trenches, preparing for Operation Dark Storm, a male voice on the P.A. system announces, "Lt. Gaeta, please report to the Ops Center. Lt. Gaeta to Ops Center."See more »
Revealing mistakes: The word "scanning" is misspelled as "scaning" on a monitor.See more »
The Instructor:And Man said, 'Let there be light'. And He was blessed by light, heat, magnetism, gravity, and all the energies of the universe.See more »
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51 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Art comes to life on this "enhancement" of the Matrix, 8 June 2003
Author: cafesmitty from maryland

This was the most brilliantly interpreted, scripted and thought provoking thing I have seen in a very long time. The DVD gives you background filler for what the Matrix is and the Wachowski brothers allow some of Japan's best anime artists to interpret the 9 different stories on their own. I think, just like art, each viewer will have a different type of experience. You have 9 wonderful compelling stories and the visual style is so different that it adds much value to the telling of the stories. The brothers had a vision and clearly the Matrix affected many people and, what a wonderful gift they gave by incorporating the world of anime into the telling of their vision. But not only is it visually stunning and stylish, but the music is dead on. There are all sorts of morals in the stories. From SECOND RENNAISSANCE'S man's destructive nature and his down fall, to the sort of, don't-play-with-fire nature of MATRICULATED and the playfulness and joy of BEYOND. Plus the DVD special features take us into each director of each piece explaining his "art" and how the film the Matrix affected them. We even get a little history on the origins of anime. It was just really enjoyable to watch people who are so passionate about their craft and about the Matrix. I think you will enjoy this immensely and take something out of it yourself.

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