JAN. 29 | Warner Home Video jumpstarted its Matrix momentum on Wednesday with announcements for the April 29 release of a special edition DVD and the June 3 release of Animatrix, a DVD featuring shorts from nine top anime directors inspired by the film. The double-disc special edition DVD of The Matrix hits stores in time for the May 15 theatrical release of The Matrix Reloaded. Prebook is April 1. The DVD is priced at $27.95. The DVD set includes commentary by actress Carrie-Anne Moss, visual effects supervisor John Gaeta and editor Zach Staenberg; a 26-minute documentary Making the Matrix; a music-only track with commentary; nine Follow the White Rabbit interactive feature jumps; Take the Red Pill hidden special effects documentaries; a musical montage; and an anatomy of Bullet Time. The DVD-ROM includes an interactive screenplay, an Are You the One challenge; and seven genre essays and articles on the movie. The second disc includes Preload: On the Set of Reloaded; episodes 1&2 of The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance; a Marilyn Manson music video; a What Is the Game teaser for the new Enter The Matrix videogame from Infogrames; the previously released two-hour The Matrix Revisited with six featurettes; a sample of music from Reloaded; and an Animatrix preview. The DVD also includes a free ticket offer to The Matrix Reloaded. The Animatrix (prebook is May 6) is priced at $24.98 on DVD and $19.98 on VHS. It includes nine short anime films conceived by the Wachowski brothers, the creators of The Matrix. The series delves into the world of the Matrix and its characters and is directed by world-renowned anime directors such as Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Koji Morimoto, Mahiro Maeda, Takeshi Koike, Peter Chung and Andy Jones. "The Animatrix is certain to become the genre-defining standard by which all other anime films are judged," said Mike Saksa, VP of U.S. marketing for Warner. Animatrix episode The Final Flight of the Osiris, a prelude to Reloaded, will play in theaters before Warner Bros.' Dreamcatcher, which opens March 21. The DVD soundtrack features techno music by Juno Reactor, Death in Vegas, DJ Shadow and more. The Animatrix falls between Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, the third film in the series that debuts in theaters in November. On Tuesday night, Warner is expected to announce details surrounding videogame Enter the Matrix during an event on the lot.