The Animatrix

The RRP Crew completes their dive into the 2000's Matrix movies with the animated stories from this cyberpunk universe.

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In this Episode:

  • 00:05:34 ROUNDTABLE: We play the TV spot for The Animatrix and give an overview of the technical specs of this collection of short film
  • 00:08:25 LIKES: The stories from this collection that hold up well today
  • 00:25:58 TRIVIA & SOCIALIZE: Trivia from and feedback on The Animatrix from our listeners via Facebook Group, Twitter, and Instagram
  • 00:28:28 DISLIKES: Elements of this series of animations that are flat in more ways that one
  • 00:45:16 FINAL RATING: Tragic (Disputed)
  • 00:49:39 FEEDBACK & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Show announcements, and how to contact us

🎬 The Animatrix Technicals, Cast, and Crew

  • Released: June 3, 2003
  • Runs: 1h 40m
  • Rated: Unrated


  • Peter Chung (segment "Matriculated")
  • Andrew R. Jones (segment "Final Flight of the Osiris")
  • Yoshiaki Kawajiri (segment "Program")
  • Takeshi Koike (segment "World Record")
  • Mahiro Maeda (segments "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II")
  • Kôji Morimoto (segment "Beyond") (as Koji Morimoto)


  • Shin'ichirô Watanabe (segments "Kid's Story", "A Detective Story")
  • "The Final Flight of the Osiris", "The Second Renaissance Part I", "The Second Renaissance Part II", "Kid's Story" were Written by The Wachowski
  • "Program", "World Record" were written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • "Beyond was written by Koji Morimoto
  • "A Detective Story" Shin'ichirô Watanabe
  • "Matriculated" Peter Chung

With the lead stars being: Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio

And Music composed by: Don Davis

While no official budget for The Animatrix has been released, some sources within the animation industry place it at around $15 Million. It was straight to video, and sold 2.7 million copies, grossing $68 million