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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 (voice)
Pudgy / Masa / Sara (voice)
Manabu (voice)
Misha (voice)
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Agent (voice)
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Rie Machi ...


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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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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Amazing piece of work
20 July 2003 | by (Middletown, DE) – See all my reviews

Beyond is, hands down, the best of the Animatrix shorts, a simple story about a woman who explores a "haunted" house in search of her missing cat. It's a bit difficult to understand if you haven't seen The Matrix Reloaded, but it does address one point that was made in that movie that I had hoped they would go into in more detail, namely ghosts, vampires, werewolves and other paranormal phenomena being entirely the result of a glitch in the Matrix. Beyond is a haunting piece reminiscent of the "Labyrinth" segment of Neo-Tokyo, an obscure anthology of anime shorts by Rin Taro (Metropolis), Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira).

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