The Animatrix: All details you should know

The Animatrix is a 2003 American-Japanese computer-animated science fiction anthology film based on The Matrix trilogy. The movie was written and directed by The Wachowskis, who wrote and directed The Matrix series. The characters are all voiced by the same actors from the original films. The Animatrix was originally released in two parts of nine episodes each on consecutive nights, with six of them being broadcast at once during one week every year on Adult Swim, while the other three were released together for home viewing or to TV networks around the world. The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were released in 2003 and 2004 respectively, so the Animatrix bridged the two films. The film is made up of nine short animated films, each written and directed by different people. The segments are: “Final Flight of the Osiris”, “The Second Renaissance Part I”, “The Second Renaissance Part II”, “Kid’s Story”, “Program” (co-directed by The Wachowskis), “World Record”, “Beyond” (co-directed by The Wachowskis), “A Detective Story” and “Matriculated”.

Who is starring in The Animatrix?

The cast is a mix of well-known and up-and-coming actors. The lead roles are played by Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, and Hugo Weaving. Other notable names include Matt Damon, Monica Bellucci and Anthony Wong. The Animatrix was released in 2003 to coincide with the release of The Matrix Reloaded. The film is made up of nine short animated films, each written and directed by different people. The segments are: “Final Flight of the Osiris”, “The Second Renaissance Part I”, “The Second Renaissance Part II”, “Kid’s Story”, “Program” (co-directed by The Wachowskis), “World Record”, “Beyond”.

What is the Plot of The Animatrix?

The Animatrix is a collection of computer-animated short films based on The Matrix series. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, who wrote the live-action trilogy as well as co-directed The Matrix Revolutions movie with Mahiro Maeda. The animators worked to create additional stories that would expand The Matrix universe rather than simply repeating what had already been done in the movies. For example: “Final Flight of the Osiris” takes place at roughly the same time as The Matrix Reloaded, but from a different point of view; it shows how events near Morpheus’ hovercraft “Caduceus” might have gone differently if Link had not destroyed one of their sentinels. The animators also took care to make the animations visually appealing, and The Animatrix was generally well-received by both fans and critics. The Matrix Reloaded movie introduced a new character called The Merovingian. In “The French Connection” two operatives from the human resistance are sent into The Matrix in order to gain information from him; the story is set shortly before The Matrix Revolutions. In “Kid’s Story”, an animated short film set in The Matrix universe but aimed at younger viewers, a young boy escapes The Matrix and learns the true nature of his reality.

What people says about The Animatrix?

The Animatrix was The Matrix franchise’s first foray into the world of anime. The Animatrix launched in 2003 as a collection of nine animated short films by leading Japanese, Korean and American animators who each took their own approach to The Matrix universe; all were supervised by The Wachowskis. The Animatrix: The Animatrix is an anthology film based on The Matrix trilogy and consisting of several shorts written and directed by The Wachowskis, with Peter Chung, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Mahiro Maeda, Takeshi Koike, Kôji Morimoto, and Shinichirō Watanabe directing segments from other writers such as Brian Azzarello. The short films were released in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, between the two live-action films. The Animatrix was a co-production of Warner Bros., The Wachowskis’ Anarchos Productions, Shiny Entertainment and Studio Elastic. The film’s subtitle “The Final Flight of the Osiris” made it clear that this is meant to be viewed as an end to The Matrix story line, even though there are some connections with the events that occurred in The Matrix Reloaded. It has been suggested by critics such as Larry Carroll from MTV News who reviewed each of The Animatrix episodes individually before release on DVD that these shorts should have been included within the main feature releases for more continuity rather than being put together.

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