A young girl and a group of children discover that an abandoned house contains a wondrous nature to it.




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Credited cast:
Yoko (voice)
Housewife / Kenny / Agent (voice)
Pudgy / Masa / Sara (voice)
Manabu (voice)
Misha (voice)
Julia Fletcher ...
Agent / Ash (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shiho Hatoyama ...
Akiko Koike ...
Taku Kurotobi ...
Rie Machi ...
Yoko Kirishima (voice)


Yoko's cat Yuki hasn't shown up for diner and this really concerns her as the cat never misses a meal. She starts looking, asking neighbors if they have seen the animal. Then, one boy mentions seeing Yuki around the 'Haunted House', further up in the city. It's a favorite playground of the boy's group of friends. Yoko soon finds out this isn't an ordinary place. Objects are disappearing, feathers turns into birds and gravity seems to be absent. But Yoko soon finds out the existence of the place is also known by a group of rather reckless people. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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3 June 2003 (Finland)  »

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Written by Nicola Kuperus, Adam Lee Miller, Tim Holmes (as Timothy David Holmes), Richard Fearless (as Richard Maguire), Dan Bitney,
Ken Brown, John Herndon, Douglas McCombs and John McEntire
Performed by Death In Vegas
Courtesy of Concrete/BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
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Undeniably one of the best
4 August 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Beyond will probably score high in almost everybody's list of the Animatrix shorts, and I am one of them. It tells the story of a haunted house (a glitch in the matrix), in which a group of kids play with gravity and such.

A good story well told and well animated, it is one of the highlights of the Animatrix. It's actually an addition to the movies, which should have been the case for all of them. Instead, we got silly shorts like Matriculated and Program. So, if you only have time for a couple of the nine, check out this one as well as the first 'Last flight of the Osiris', and leave the rest of them.


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