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Kid's Story (2003)

A teenager's dreams which conclude with him falling off a building, lead him to believe that the reality he lives in, may not be so real after all.

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Lana Wachowski (story) (as Larry Wachowski), Lilly Wachowski (story) (as Andy Wachowski) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Clayton Watson ... Michael Karl Popper (The Kid) (voice)
Keanu Reeves ... Neo (voice)
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Trinity (voice)
John DeMita ... Teacher (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Cop (voice) (as Kevin M. Richardson)
James Arnold Taylor ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroaki Hirata ... Neo (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... The Kid (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Teacher (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Trinity (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Cop (voice)
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Storyline

A teenager has dreams of falling that feel more real than his actual life. He turns to the internet for answers and receives some cryptic replies via his PC. In school his mobile phone rings despite being turned off, he answers to be told by Neo that "they know you know and are coming for you". The kid looks out the window to see men in dark suits coming for him and immediately flees on his skateboard. Written by bob the moo

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

2 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Animatrix: Kid's Story See more »

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Studio 4°C See more »
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I enjoyed this short, but...
19 August 2003 | by bones272See all my reviews

I enjoyed this short, the method of the animation gave it a surreal quality, which helped to convey how this kid felt about his initial question regarding dreams and reality.

But after reading several comments here, I beg to differ that this kid in the animae short is the same kid that followed Neo around like a lost puppy.

The kid in Reload was actually in the first movie, except that he was much younger. Remember the child Neo saw playing with the spoon as they both waited to see the Oracle? I believe those two are one in the same.

As for the problem of age - who is to say that just because you are 24 years old in real life, that your representation within the Matrix is also 24 years old? You could very well be younger or older.


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