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The Animatrix [2003]

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Writer:Andy Wachowski
K˘ji Morimoto
Lana Wachowski
Peter Chung
Shinichir˘ Watanabe
Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Composer:Don Davis
Machine Head
Photek
Length:102 minutes
(1 hour 42 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:88%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A series of short stories regarding the origin of the Matrix and several of the battles the humans had with the machines.


Reaction: Interesting but a bit uneven. But that's to be expected in an anthology like this.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Guest Cast
Alex Fernandez => Tom (voice) (World Record)
Allison Smith => Reporter (voice) (World Record)
John Wesley => Dan's Dad (voice) (World Record)
Julia Fletcher => Narrator (voice) (World Record)
Kevin Michael Richardson => Agent #2 (voice) (World Record)
Matt McKenzie => Agent #1 (voice) (World Record)
Tara Strong => Nurse (voice) (World Record)
Victor Williams => Dan (voice) (World Record)
Bette Ford => Old Woman (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
John DiMaggio => Crew Man (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
Kevin Michael Richardson => Thadeus (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
Pamela Adlon => Jue (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
Rick Gomez => Pilot (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
Tara Strong => Crew Woman (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
Tom Kenny => Operator (voice) (Final Flight of the Osiris)
Carrie-Anne Moss => Trinity (voice) (A Detective Story)
James Arnold Taylor => Ash (voice) (A Detective Story)
Matt McKenzie => Agent (voice) (A Detective Story)
Carrie-Anne Moss => Trinity (voice) (Kid's Story)
Clayton Watson => Michael Karl 'The Kid' Popper (Kid's Story)
James Arnold Taylor => Miscellaneous (voice) (Kid's Story)
John DeMita => Teacher (voice) (Kid's Story)
Keanu Reeves => Neo (voice) (Kid's Story)
Kevin Michael Richardson => Cop (voice) (Kid's Story)
Dwight Schultz => Nonaka (voice) (Matriculated)
Jack Fletcher => Sandro (voice) (Matriculated)
James Arnold Taylor => Raul (voice) (Matriculated)
Melinda Clarke => Alexa (voice) (Matriculated)
Olivia d'Abo => Rox (voice) (Matriculated)
Rodney Saulsberry => Chyron (voice) (Matriculated)
Dwight Schultz => Exterminators (voice) / Policeman / Townspeople (Beyond)
Hedy Burress => Yoko (voice) (Beyond)
Jack Fletcher => Townsperson (voice) (Beyond)
Jill Talley => Townsperson (voice) (Beyond)
Julia Fletcher => Townsperson (voice) (Beyond)
Kath Soucie => Sara (voice) / Pudgy / Masa (Beyond)
Matt McKenzie => Agent (voice) (Beyond)
Pamela Adlon => Manabu (voice) (Beyond)
Tara Strong => Misha (voice) (Beyond)
Tress MacNeille => Kenny (voice) / Housewife (Beyond)
Hedy Burress => Cis (voice) (Program)
John DiMaggio => Kaiser (voice) (Program)
Phil LaMarr => Duo (voice) (Program)
Select Cast and Crew
Andrew R. Jones => Director
K˘ji Morimoto => Director / Writer / Writer
Mahiro Maeda => Director
Peter Chung => Director / Writer / Writer
Shinichir˘ Watanabe => Director / Writer / Writer
Takeshi Koike => Director
Yoshiaki Kawajiri => Director / Writer / Writer
Andy Wachowski => Writer / Writer
Lana Wachowski => Writer / Writer
Don Davis => Composer
Machine Head => Composer
Photek => Composer
Akio ďtsuka => Thadeus
Dane A. Davis => 01 Versatran Spokesman (voice)
Debi Derryberry => Kid (voice)
Dwight Schultz => Additional voice (voice) / Additional voice (voice)
James Arnold Taylor => Additional voice (voice) / Additional voice (voice)
Jill Talley => Additional voice (voice) / Mother / Mother / Additional voice (voice)
Julia Fletcher => The Instructor (voice) / The Instructor (voice)
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson => Clarence (as T.C. Carson) (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • There is a reference to the Visual Effects Supervisor for the [Matrix] films, [?] John Gaeta, during "The Second Renaissance Part II." As the human army gathers in the trenches, preparing for Operation Dark Storm, a male voice on the P.A. system announces, "Lt. Gaeta, please report to the Ops Center. Lt. Gaeta to Ops Center."
  • WILHELM SCREAM: In the episode, "Matriculated". It happens when the Sentinels attack the humans in the lab near the end.
  • At the end of Kid's Story, Kid's grave reads: "Michael Karl Popper, Beloved Son, Rest in Peace". ([?] Karl Popper is a famous 20th Century philosopher)