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The Second Renaissance Part I (2003)

A tour is taken into the Zion archives, where the history of the real world and the rise of the machines is shown to viewers.

Director:

Mahiro Maeda

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (as Andy Wachowski), Lana Wachowski (as Larry Wachowski)
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Credited cast:
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ... (voice)
Katsumi Chô Katsumi Chô ... (voice)
Dane A. Davis ... 01 Versatran Spokesman (voice) (as Dane Davis)
Debi Derryberry ... Kid (voice)
Daisuke Egawa Daisuke Egawa ... (voice)
Julia Fletcher Julia Fletcher ... The Instructor (voice)
Katsuhiro Harasawa Katsuhiro Harasawa ... (voice)
Takako Honda Takako Honda ... (voice)
Hajime Iijima Hajime Iijima ... (voice)
Tetsu Inada ... (voice)
Nobuyuki Kobushi Nobuyuki Kobushi ... (voice)
Akiko Koike Akiko Koike ... (voice)
Yutaka Nakano Yutaka Nakano ... (voice)
Jirô Saitô Jirô Saitô ... (voice)
Mizuki Saitô Mizuki Saitô ... (voice)
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Historical file 12-1 of the Zion archive describes the birth of the machines and their evolution. The machines, created by man in his own likeness to function as simple workers, worked tirelessly to do their bidding. But they never earned any respect. One day machine B1-66ER is the first to stand up to his master and murders him. He is convicted and with him all machines. A machine genocide starts, but there are robots who are able to escape... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance Part 1 See more »

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MARTENOT WAVES
Written by John Steven Corrigan
Performed by Meat Beat Manifesto
Courtesy of North Star Media
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Brilliant
26 January 2004 | by dispetSee all my reviews

along with it's partner, this is the greatest piece of animation ever created. the images and styles are amazing, and match perfectly with the story which is a brilliantly realistic reinterpretation of our own world, where is has been, and where it could go. quite affecting and sometimes painful to watch, it it a masterpiece of the visual art.


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