Beyond (2003)

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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 (

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3 June 2003 (Finland)  »

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The Animatrix: Beyond  »

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Edited into The Animatrix (2003) See more »


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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Ironically, it doesn't go all the way
12 April 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Coming in at about 13 minutes, this, the seventh of the Animatrix short is the longest of them all. The pacing is mostly good, and in spite of sometimes being laid-back, it's never boring. The animation is great, a nice mix of 2D Animé style and gorgeous 3D CGI elements. The many surreal visuals are beautifully realized. The writer and director behind this has a vivid imagination, however, this is not for everyone. It deals with the idea of glitches in the programming, and how they are perceived or treated by those who discover them. The themes explored aren't bad. The concept doesn't go as far as it arguably could, but I understand that the Wachowski's requested that it go no further than it does. The sounds and music are well-done. Voice acting has fine performances. The characters are credibly written and portrayed. This doesn't directly relate to the films, other than taking place in the same world as they do. It has a making of, on the DVD, which runs at about nine minutes, and is interesting and worth watching. I recommend this to fans of the Matrix universe and/or science fiction. 7/10

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