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A collection of nine short films featuring stories related to The Matrix (1999).


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Thadeus (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Cop (segment "Kid's Story") / Agent #2 (segment "World Record") (voice)
Jue (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Manabu (segment "Beyond") (voice)
Crew Man (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Kaiser (segment "Program") (voice)
Operator (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
Pilot (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
Crew Woman (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") / Nurse (segment "World Record") / Misha (segment "Beyond") (voice)
Old Woman (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") (voice)
Julia Fletcher ...
The Instructor (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II") / Narrator (segment "World Record") / Townsperson (segment "Beyond") (voice)
01 Versatran Spokesman (segment "The Second Renaissance, Part II") (voice) (as Dane Davis)
Kid (segment "The Second Renaissance, Part II") (voice)
Mother (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II") / Townsperson (segment "Beyond") (voice)
Townspeople / Policeman / Exterminators (segment "Beyond") / Nonaka (segment "Matriculated") (segments "The Second Renaissance, Part I & II") (voice)
Ash (segment "A Detective Story") / Raul (segment "Matriculated") / Miscellaneous Voices (segments "The Second Renaissance, Parts I&II" - "Kid's Story") (voice)
Michael Karl 'The Kid' Popper (segment "Kid's Story") (voice)
Neo (segment "Kid's Story") (voice)
Trinity (segments "Kid's Story" and "A Detective Story") (voice)
Teacher (segment "Kid's Story") (voice)
Cis (segment "Program") / Yoko (segment "Beyond") (voice)
Duo (segment "Program") (voice)
Dan (segment "World Record") (voice)
Dan's Dad (segment "World Record") (voice)
Tom (segment "World Record") (voice)
Reporter (segment "World Record") (voice)
Agent #1 (segment "World Record") / Agent (segments "Beyond" and "A Detective Story") (voice)
Housewife / Kenny (segment "Beyond") (voice)
Pudgy / Masa / Sara (segment "Beyond") (voice)
Townsperson (segment "Beyond") / Sandro (segment "Matriculated") (voice)
Clarence (segment "A Detective Story") (voice) (as T.C. Carson)
Alexa (segment "Matriculated") (voice)
Chyron (segment "Matriculated") (voice)
Rox (segment "Matriculated") (voice)
Bill R. Dean ...
(voice) (as William R. Dean)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noah, Tyler

Directed by

Peter Chung ... (segment "Matriculated")
Andrew R. Jones ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")
Yoshiaki Kawajiri ... (segment "Program")
Takeshi Koike ... (segment "World Record")
Mahiro Maeda ... (segments "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II")
Kôji Morimoto ... (segment "Beyond") (as Koji Morimoto)
Shin'ichirô Watanabe ... (segments "Kid's Story", "A Detective Story")

Written by

Lilly Wachowski ... (screenplay "The Matrix") &
Lana Wachowski ... (screenplay "The Matrix")
Lilly Wachowski ... (segments "The Final Flight of the Osiris", "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II", "Kid's Story") (written by) &
Lana Wachowski ... (segments "The Final Flight of the Osiris", "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II", "Kid's Story") (written by)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri ... (segments "Program", "World Record") (written by)
Kôji Morimoto ... (segment "Beyond") (written by)
Shin'ichirô Watanabe ... (segment "A Detective Story") (written by)
Peter Chung ... (segment "Matriculated") (written by)

Produced by

Jun Aida ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") producer
Michael Arias ... producer
Spencer Lamm ... producer
Masao Maruyama ... (segment "Program") animation producer
Gary Mundell ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") producer
Yoshimichi Murata ... (segment "Program") line producer
Phil Oosterhouse ... associate producer
Soon-Hong Park ... (segment "Matriculated") animation producer
Steve Richards ... co-producer
Suguru Sato ... (segment "Beyond") line producer
Joel Silver ... executive producer
Cameron Stevning ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris") producer
Hiroaki Takeuchi ... segment producer
Eiko Tanaka ... segment producer
Lana Wachowski ... producer (as Larry Wachowski)
Lilly Wachowski ... producer (as Andy Wachowski)
Hiroto Yonemori ... (segment "Beyond") line producer

Music by

Don Davis
Machine Head

Film Editing by

Christopher S. Capp ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The")

Editorial Department

Susan Bliss ... post script services

Casting By

Jack Fletcher

Costume Design by

Veronique Garcia

Production Management

Jessica Alan ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

Richard Adrian ... sound effects designer
Thom Brennan ... supervising foley editor
Bill R. Dean ... assistant sound editor (as William R. Dean)
Paul Hackner ... assistant sound editor
Michael Edward Johnson ... sound effects designer
Eddie Kim ... sound effects designer
Andrew Lackey ... sound effects editor
Eric Lewis ... assistant dialogue recordist
Noel McIntosh ... adr assistant
Joe Milner ... re-recording mixer (except "Final Flight of the Osiris")
James Azizi Penny ... group adr
Eryne Prine ... sound editor
David S. Di Pietro ... group adr (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Kevin Bjorke ... 3D render/light pipeline supervision: final flight of the osiris
Sergio Garcia Abad ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The") senior modeler
Kory Juul ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The") lighting artist & digital compositor
Takumi Kimura ... lead lighting artist
Greg Lev ... lead lighting artist
Bo Mosley ... (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris, The") modeling and texturing supervisor: SquareUSA
Adam Moura ... lighter & compositor: SquareUSA
Florian Perret ... CG artist
Jake Rowell ... digital character artist
David Seager ... computer graphics supervisor: Square USA
Suan Ching Tan ... modeler / texture artist
Joanne Thiel ... visual effects
Roger Kupelian ... conceptual artist (uncredited)

Animation Department

Kelly Hartigan Goldstein ... key animator

Music Department

Dino Herrmann ... composer: additional music
Junkie XL ... composer: additional score
Mark Kilian ... composer: additional music
Kory Kruckenberg ... assistant scoring engineer
Larry Mah ... music scoring mixer
Christopher Mann ... composer: additional music (as Chris Neilman)
Julie Pearce ... music editor
Photek ... composer: additional music (as Rupert Parkes)
David Sherr ... orchestra contractor / orchestrator
Kip Smedley ... assistant to composer
Jed Smith ... programmer: music audio
Sean Osborn ... clarinet (uncredited)
Adam Schiff ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Stephen Bender ... production executive
Jack Fletcher ... voice director
Corey Garnett ... systems administrator
Mira Husseini ... film publicist
Yoshiko Okura ... translator
Anthony Weintraub ... additional dialogue / story consultant
Philip G. Bloom ... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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.

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Also Known As
  • Animatorikkusu (Japan, Japanese title)
  • アニマトリックス (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Animatrix (France)
  • Animatrix (Germany)
  • Animatrix (Spain)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia The Final Flight of the Osiris was originally shown as a standalone piece in the theatrical release of the Matrix Reloaded preceding the main film. This helped provide background information as to how the humans first found out about the machine threat to Zion. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited from The Second Renaissance Part I (2003). See more »
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Quotes The Instructor: In the beginning, there was man. And for a time, it was good. But humanity's so-called civil societies soon fell victim to vanity and corruption. Then man made the machine in his own likeness. Thus did man become the architect of his own demise.
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