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What Is The Animatrix?

For those of you who can't wait for the two MATRIX sequels that are scheduled to be released in 2003 (THE MATRIX: RELOADED on May 15, 2003 and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS on November 7, 2003) visit the cool Matrix Website ( for updates and a preview of THE ANIMATRIX, a collection of nine animated stories by seven different directors that detail how THE MATRIX came into existence. The first of these stories, THE 2ND RENAISSANCE: PART ONE, will launch on the Website in February 2003. According to the Matrix Website, THE 2ND RENAISSANCE gives the back-story of the many steps that led to the first war between man and machine. It was written by MATRIX creators Larry and Andy Wachowski and directed by Mahiro Maeda (BLUE SUBMARINE No. 6). The Matrix Website will offer new downloads of other ANIMATRIX episodes leading up to the May 15th premier of THE MATRIX: RELOADED. All nine episodes will be released to DVD sometime in 2003. Visit for more information.