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Ten anime films set in the universe of The Matrix will debut on the official Web site in the fall, Warner Brothers announced. The anime films–including four written by Matrix directors Larry and Andy Wachowski–may also make it onto DVD, with the last released theatrically, producer Joel Silver told SCI FI Wire.
The Animatrix shorts will be directed by Japanese and other animators, Silver said. The 10th installment will act as a prelude to the upcoming Matrix Reloaded sequel film, which is now in production in Australia and is slated for a May 2003 release. The 10-minute anime feature will be released by Square, the video game publisher that also produced 2001’s computer-animated movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Silver said.