From the creators of The Matrix and blockbuster producer Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon series) comes this ground-breaking feature-length collection of nine original short films. Inspired by the visionary action and innovative storytelling of the Matrix trilogy, The Animatrix melds state-of-the-art CG animation and Japanese Anime in feature-quality shorts by seven world-renowned directors. Delve deep into the heart of The Matrix through visually stunning and emotionally resonant stories that reveal new details, including the war between humans and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix. Featuring the voices of Keanu Reeves (The Devil's Advocate, Speed) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Chocolat, Memento). Winner of the 2003 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animation Home Entertainment Production.
Free your mind.
Did You Know?
In The Second Renaissance Part 1, the robot who first rebelled against humans is designated as "BI-66ER," a reference to Bigger Thomas, the protagonist of the 1939 novel Native Son, giving the rise of the machines a backdrop in historical race relations. In the novel, Thomas is a black teenager who comes from a poor, working-class upbringing and goes to work as a butler for an affluent white family until he accidentally murders his employers' daughter and ultimately receives a life sentence for his crimes. See more
When Washington D.C. is shown the first time in "the second renaissance", you see that directly behind the capitol, there are enormous skyscrapers, but the second time they show the capitol (in the riot scene), you can see the sky behind it. See more
Neo, I knew you would save me.
I didn't save you kid, you saved yourself.
RED PILL, BLUE PILL
Written by Don Davis
Performed by Junkie XL
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