The Animatrix

The Animatrix is a 2003 American–Japanese animated science fiction anthology film produced by the Wachowskis. It is a compilation of nine animated short films based on The Matrix trilogy, which was written and produced by the Wachowskis. Four of the shorts were also written by the Wachowskis. The film details the backstory of The Matrix series, including the original war between humankind and machines which led to the creation of the titular Matrix.


Final Flight of the Osiris was written by The Wachowskis and directed by Andy Jones, with CG-animation production and design by Square Pictures. The short is a direct prequel leading into the events of The Matrix Reloaded.

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    director Kōji Morimoto Mahiro Maeda Peter Chung Shin'ichirō Watanabe Takeshi Koike Yoshiaki Kawajiri
    editor Christopher S. Capp
    events telepresence
    genre animation science fiction western
    keywords advanced aeon flux african americans alice\'s adventures in wonderland andrew r. jones android andy jones arachnid arrest artificial intelligence attack begin betray binary binary numeral system biological warfare blockade book of genesis break build captain thadeus capture cell phone cephalopod cg chat room clarence darrow clothe computer graphics court case cradle of civilization create cut defense attorney detective story dojo dred scott v. sandford drive drug use dystopia dystopian future eastern europe economic sanctions electromagnetic pulse embargo emp engage enter the matrix erase fall feudal japan fight film star first film fly force free will glitch hacker haunted house help high speed horrify human being humanoid inherit the wind john dimaggio jue kazuto nakazawa kid kill kiss laser beam last stand lewis carroll lighting a cigar machine matrix mech meet mega city melinda clarke mesopotamia nanites native son neo new world new york city no-win situation nuclear nuclear bomb nuclear warfare olympic games one by one one night only way onna-bugeisha parking lot pass passenger train phil lamarr philip marlowe phone call power poles private detective private investigator pyrrhic victory question real world reject repurposing sam spade samurai samurai woman shinichiro watanabe shinji hashimoto shock-and-awe short film solar energy summer olympic games survive sword fight tease teenage girl test the matrix reloaded their way tokyo tom kenny train trap trinity trying to escape turn un headquarters uncharted united nations united nations headquarters united nations security council unplugged utility pole video game virtual reality virtual world wachowskis wake up warn world government world record wound young boy yutaka minowa zero gravity zion
    musicBy Don Davis
    producer The Wachowskis
    productionCompany DNA Productions Madhouse Silver Pictures Square Pictures Studio 4°C Village Roadshow Pictures
    publisher Warner Home Video
    theme animated animated short anime anthology cyberpunk dystopian high school race