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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.

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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2003 (USA) See more »

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The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance Part 1 See more »

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Written by Adam Freedman, Jamie Stevens and Frank Xavier
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Ex Machina
20 February 2012 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Ever wonder exactly HOW the machines managed to seize the planet and enslave the human race? This Animatrix short details how humans created robots to do their worst jobs for them. Basically it's a metaphor for a third-world divide. But when a single robot rebels political opinion of the machines turns sour and they are banished to their city, where their economy thrives, turning the human world into the new third-world. Oh, the irony.

It's a fascinating short and really makes you think if whether or not the soul is purely a biological thing, or if a sentient robot can earn one too, kinda like Bicentennial Man.


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