Canadian broadcaster TELETOON will air the Animatrix segment Final Flight of the Osiris uncut on May 26th at 10:00 p.m. The film will air only one time as of the network’s Unleashed Block.
In Final Flight of the Osiris, the crew of the hovercraft Osiris battles an armada of mechanized sentinels in order to get an important message to fellow human rebels living in the refuge known as Zion. Animation and production design were completed at Square USA Inc. Like Square’s Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Flight is completely computer generated with strikingly photoreal human characters and environments.
Flight was written by Matrix directors/creators Andy and Larry Wachowski and directed by Square’s Andy Jones. Go to http://www.animationmagazine.net/article.php?article_id=301 to read our conversation with Jones about the making of the short. See more coverage of The Animatrix in the July Issue of Animation Magazine, available by subscription and at Barnes & Noble booksellers.
The Animatrix will debut on DVD June 3. On May 14, it will get its first public screening as part of the American Cinematheque’s 1st Annual L.A. Anime Fest at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The screening is already sold out. More information on the fest can be found at http://www.americancinematheque.com.