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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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The Matrix: Kid's Story The Matrix
"Kid's Story"
Animatrix
Story by The Wachowskis
Written and Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe
2003

 

A teenage boy begins to realize that he is not living in the real world.

 

Read the story summary at the Matrix Wiki

 

Didja Know?

 

"Kid's Story" was an animated short that appeared on the Animatrix video relased in 2003 with seven other animated shorts.

 

The character of Kid introduced here goes on to appear in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, "I Kant", and The Matrix Online.

 

The actors who played Neo and Trinity in the movies, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, lend their voices to their characters here.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this story

 

Kid (Michael Karl Popper)

Neo

Kid's mother (unnamed)

math teacher (unnamed)

Trinity

Agents

 

Didja Notice?

 

Kid attends Clearview High School in the Matrix. Although there is a Clearview High School in Lorain, Ohio, the school seen here does not appear to be that school.

 

At 8:22 in the video, we learn that Kid's real name is Michael Karl Popper.

 

Memorable Dialog

 

mental delusion.mp3

he's in another world now.mp3

you saved yourself.mp3 

 

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