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The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. Animatrix DVD cover (fair use). ... Animatrix DVD cover (fair use). ... The Matrix series consists primarily of three films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, all written and directed by the Wachowski brothers and set in the same universe. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... The Matrix is the setting for the Matrix series. ...

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Production

Development of the Animatrix project began when the film series' writers and directors, the Wachowski brothers, were in Japan promoting the first Matrix film. While in the country, they visited some of the creators of the anime films that had been a strong influence on their work, and decided to collaborate with them.[1] Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are Polish-American film directors most famous for the Matrix series. ... The Matrix is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. ... // Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ...


The Animatrix was conceived and overseen by the Wachowski brothers but they only wrote four of the segments themselves and did not direct any of them; most of the project was created by notable figures from the world of Japanese animation.


The English-language version of The Animatrix was directed by Jack Fletcher who has brought the voice actors who provided the voices for the English version of Square Enix's Final Fantasy X, who are Matt McKenzie, James Arnold Taylor, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong and Hedy Burress. The English version also features the voices of Victor Williams (TV's The King of Queens), Melinda Clarke (TV's The O.C.). English is a West Germanic language which is the dominant language in the United Kingdom, the United States, many Commonwealth nations including Australia, Canada, Malta and other former British colonies. ... Jack Fletcher is a voice actor, casting director and voice director who has directed some of the biggest animes and video games around. ... Final Fantasy X (ファイナルファンタジーX Fainaru Fantajī X) is the tenth title of the Final Fantasy role-playing game series and the first installment of the series released on the PlayStation 2. ... Matt McKenzie is an actor best known for his voicework in games and movies. ... James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 1969, in Santa Barbara, California) is a voice actor. ... John DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an Italian-American voice actor, and a native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, known primarily for playing the robot Bender in the 20th Century Fox animated series Futurama. ... Tara Strong Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff February 12, 1973) is a Canadian voice actress. ... Hedy Burress (born Heather Burress, October 3, 1973 in Edwardsville, Illinois) is an American actress. ... Victor Williams is an American actor best known as Doug Heffernans (Kevin James) best friend Deacon Palmer on The King of Queens. ... The King of Queens is an American situation comedy series that debuted in 1998 and is still running as of the 2005-06 season on CBS. It is also in syndication, and will start fall 2006 on TBS. The program is filmed at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. ... Melinda Clarke as Velasca, from Xena: Warrior Princess. ... The O.C. is an American television drama program broadcast on the Fox Network in the U.S. and on various networks around the world. ...


The characters Neo and Trinity also appear, with their voices provided by their original actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Neo is the name of the central fictional character from the movie The Matrix and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Trinity is the central female fictional character in The Matrix universe, played by actress Carrie-Anne Moss in the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Reeves in A Walk in the Clouds, 1995 Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian/English Hollywood actor and musician (bassist). ... Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded Carrie-Anne Moss, born August 21, 1967 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is an actress who achieved worldwide fame following her appearances in The Matrix trilogy. ...


Content

Title Written by Directed by Summary
"Final Flight of the Osiris" the Wachowski brothers Andy Jones Set just before the events of The Matrix Reloaded, the crew of the Osiris attempt to send a warning message.
"The Second Renaissance" Part 1 the Wachowski brothers Mahiro Maeda A prequel to the Matrix series, explaining how the war between humans and machines first began. It expands on events described in the online comic "Bits and Pieces of Information".
"The Second Renaissance" Part 2 the Wachowski brothers Mahiro Maeda Depicts the man/machine war and the initial creation of the Matrix.
"Kid's Story" the Wachowski brothers Shinichiro Watanabe Set between The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, a young boy, Michael Popper, becomes obsessed with learning the truth about Neo and the Matrix.
"Program" Yoshiaki Kawajiri Yoshiaki Kawajiri In a Construct training simulation, a male rebel invites a female ally to return to the Matrix.
"World Record" Takeshi Koike During a 100 metres sprint, an athlete becomes aware of the Matrix.
"Beyond" Koji Morimoto Several children investigate a haunted house, which is actually a glitch in the Matrix.
"A Detective Story" Shinichiro Watanabe A private investigator is employed by Agents in order to locate Trinity.
"Matriculated" Peter Chung A group of humans capture a machine and plug it into a dreamlike Construct environment in an attempt to recruit it.

An opening scene from Final Flight of the Osiris. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are Polish-American film directors most famous for the Matrix series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the hovercraft ships shown in the fictional universe of the Matrix series. ... It has been suggested that Operation Dark Storm be merged into this article or section. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are Polish-American film directors most famous for the Matrix series. ... Mahiro Maeda Mahiro Maeda is one of the preeminent Japanese anime creators working today, having worked as director, character designer, and animator for many of Japans top series. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are Polish-American film directors most famous for the Matrix series. ... Mahiro Maeda Mahiro Maeda is one of the preeminent Japanese anime creators working today, having worked as director, character designer, and animator for many of Japans top series. ... The Matrix is the setting for the Matrix series. ... The Kid on the run from Agents. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are Polish-American film directors most famous for the Matrix series. ... Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shinichirō) is a Japanese director and writer. ... The Matrix is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... Program is a short film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and is part of The Animatrix series. ... Still of Kawajiri from the Yoju toshi documentary released with the western DVD. Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻善昭 Kawajiri Yoshiaki) is a critically acclaimed writer / director of Japanese animation. ... Still of Kawajiri from the Yoju toshi documentary released with the western DVD. Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻善昭 Kawajiri Yoshiaki) is a critically acclaimed writer / director of Japanese animation. ... Dan running on the track. ... 100 m is the classic sprints race distance. ... Sprints are races in athletics. ... The kids investigate the lot. ... Koji Morimoto is an animator and anime director. ... A haunted house is a building that supposedly is a centre for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena. ... A Detective Story is an animated short film set in the universe of The Matrix. ... Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shinichirō) is a Japanese director and writer. ... A private investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ... From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones Spoiler warning: Agents are a group of characters in the Matrix series. ... Trinity is the central female fictional character in The Matrix universe, played by actress Carrie-Anne Moss in the films The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... The robot and the human with the great divide between them. ... Peter Chung Peter Chung (born 1961 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean American animator. ...

Release

Four of the films were originally released on the series' official website; one ("Final Flight of the Osiris") was shown in cinemas with the Dreamcatcher. An opening scene from Final Flight of the Osiris. ... Dreamcatcher (2003) is a movie adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. ...


The others first appeared with the VHS and DVD release of all nine shorts on June 3, 2003. The DVD also includes the following special features: Top view VHS cassette with U.S. Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, first released in September 1976, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (with some... The official DVD logo. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • A documentary on Japanese animation. The on-screen title is "Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime", but in the DVD menu and packaging, and on the series' official website, it is referred to as "Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime".
  • Seven featurettes with director profiles, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of each of the films.
  • Audio commentaries on "World Record", "Program" and both parts of "The Second Renaissance".
  • A trailer for the videogame Enter the Matrix.

It was broadcast on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on April 17, 2004 and has received airplay on Teletoon several months after. In the UK, "Final Flight of the Osiris" was broadcast on Channel 5 just before the DVD release. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on the Matrix series. ... Cartoon Network is a cable television channel created by Turner Broadcasting and dedicated to showing animated programming. ... The Adult Swim logo. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Five, formerly known as Channel 5, is the United Kingdoms fifth national terrestrial TV Channel. ...


References

  1. "What is Animatrix?" feature on The Matrix Revisited DVD.
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External links

The Matrix series (edit)
Films The Matrix  | The Matrix Reloaded  | The Matrix Revolutions
The Animatrix Final Flight of the Osiris | The Second Renaissance | Kid's Story | Program | World Record | Beyond | A Detective Story | Matriculated
Games Enter the Matrix | The Matrix Online | The Matrix: Path of Neo
Characters Neo | Trinity | Morpheus | Smith | Agents | Oracle | Architect | Minor characters | Programs and machines
Locations The Matrix | The City | Club Hel | Mobil Ave | Zero One (Machine City) | Zion | List of ships in the Matrix series
Cast and crew Wachowski brothers | Keanu Reeves | Laurence Fishburne | Carrie-Anne Moss | Hugo Weaving | Owen Paterson | John Gaeta | Geof Darrow | Steve Skroce
Other topics Matrix source code | The Matrix character names | Original Soundtrack | The Matrix Revisited | The Ultimate Matrix Collection
Related topics Bullet time | Cyberpunk | Digitalism | Martial arts film | Messiahs in fiction and fantasy | Virtual reality

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The Animatrix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (588 words)
The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe.
Development of the Animatrix project began when the film series' writers and directors, the Wachowski brothers, were in Japan promoting the first Matrix film.
The Animatrix was conceived and overseen by the Wachowski brothers but they only wrote four of the segments themselves and did not direct any of them; most of the project was created by notable figures from the world of Japanese animation.
Animatrix - By Cassie (1904 words)
Animatrix is a combination of various anime directors coming together to create 9 short stories for the Matrix.
The Animatrix is composed of 9 short animated films, all of which are Matrix-themed, but are completely unrelated to each other, with the exception of "The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 and 2." As such, each deserves a separate review.
Four of the Animatrix stories are penned by the Wachowski Brothers, with the remaining five written by the anime directors themselves.
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