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

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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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HANDS AROUND MY THROAT
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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18 February 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

My absolute favorite Animatrix short.

A young girl called Yuki, living in a quiet, sunny corner of an unnamed Japanese city, can't find her cat and wanders through the alleyways where she encounters a group of boys. They take her to 'the haunted house' a bizarre place where objects float, the rules of physics seem to be broken, and where timelines apparently overlap.

Yuki and the kids don't realize that it's merely the Matrix breaking down in that particular city block. They have a wonderful defying gravity and investigating the mystery before the Agents show up and reconfigure the block back to 'normal'.

The animation is gorgeous, with bright, warm colors and a peaceful, ethereal score by Chris Neilman (which was left off the score CD, for some reason). There's also something hauntingly familiar about it. Could the Matrix be real?


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