The AniMatrix trailer - whoa!

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  1. KyleK

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    Ooooooo...
    Looks pretty sweet, it's too bad it's straight to video.
     
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    I agree. This looks very promising.

    It reminds me of the classic animated movie "Heavy Metal."
     
  3. Ross Williams

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    Sweet! I'll watch anything that has to do with The Matrix.
     
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    that might be the first Anime thing ive ever wanted to see
     
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    Wow, that looks like an impressive project actually. I think it probably stems more from the powerful influence that the Matrix has had, especially in pushing cyberpunk to the mainstream. It seems natural that the more cyberpunk-friendly medium of anime would be the next thing to get involved.

    My impression is that some of these creative people wanted to take their own looks into the goings-on of the Matrix, not unlike the desire for authors, game makers, etc to want to expand on the Star Wars universe.

    I'd call this project a match made in heaven, at least in potential. I agree that it looks like the kind of work that would play great on the big screen. I wonder if any film elements even exist though, or if it will all stay digital no matter what form of animation is being used for each segment.
     
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    Wasn't The Matrix originally inspired by cyberpunk anime in general? [​IMG] AFAIK, the Wachowski brothers used anime clips to pitch the movie to Joel Silver.
    I'm still waiting for a definitive adaptation of Neuromancer. It has great potential for a movie as it's basically a sci-fi heist story.
     
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    I would love it if The Matrix's universe turned into a sort of Star Wars or Star Trek universe, much like this seems to do.

    I also like that they have many different styles. I can only hope that it doesn't suck, because it looks really interesting.
     
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    hey thats pretty cool... The CGI one looks better than Final Fantasy! The anime-ish animation is really cool, and dark.. nice
     
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    ooh this looks SWEET! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Very much like the original Heavy Metal movie, which I adore [​IMG]
    When is it coming????
     
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    Based on that, the only reason I can figure this isn't getting theatrical release is because of oversaturation of the Matrix in 2003.

    I think I'll need to see this as soon as I can get my hands on it.
     
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    I guess Square saying they would be doing sort of "freelance work" was true and they didn't sell the studio. At least it's going to a good cause.

    Though one must wonder, how long will these clips be?
     
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    Great, 9 episodes, 7 stories from 7 diff directors, their own interpretation and "reimagining", I hear one of the stories deals with how machines take over!
    Some old style anime, some CGI (most likely from Final Fantasy makers), it's gona be awesome!
    I'm GLAD it's going straight to DVD, less waiting. Wish DVDs were sold right in the theater.
     
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    The Matrix short was the last project Square worked on before they closed the studio. I don't know how long the others will be, but theirs will be about 10 minutes.

    ~T
     
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    Square closed the studio? Does that mean no more great, multi-layered adult CGI movies and just stupid childish Pixar crap? Aww. [​IMG]
     
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