The Second Renaissance Part I (Short 2003)

The Second Renaissance Part I

2003 · 9min · Color · English

A tour is taken into the Zion archives, where the history of the real world and the rise of the machines is shown to viewers.

IMDb rating - 8.1/10 from 6.7K users

Genres - Animation · Short · Drama

Director - Mahiro Maeda

Writer - Lilly Wachowski · Lana Wachowski

Stars - Isshin Chiba(voice) · Katsumi Chô(voice) · Dane A. Davis(English version)

Story line - Historical file 12-1 of the Zion archive describes the birth of the machines and their evolution. The machines, created by man in his own likeness to function as simple workers, worked tirelessly to do their bidding. But they never earned any respect. One day machine B1-66ER is the first to stand up to his master and murders him. He is convicted and with him all machines. A machine genocide starts, but there are robots who are able to escape... —Arnoud Tiele (

Release date - February 2003 (United States)

Countries of origin - United States

Official site -

Also known as - The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance Part 1

Production company - Studio 4°C

Tag: Animation Drama Short TopShort

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