Next Club Meeting: March 30, 2019, at the Wood Dale Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.

This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Toy Story 4 - Official Trailer

On the road of life there are old friends, new friends, and stories that change you.

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Alien: 40th Anniversary Shorts

ALIEN: 40th Anniversary
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror film Alien (1979), six visionary filmmakers were selected to bring their Alien-inspired stories to life. From terrifying escapes, to Facehuggers and Xenomorphs, these captivating shorts brings forth an exciting new narrative for fans while paying homage to the original film.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Trailer for 'Stranger Things 3'

One summer can change everything. Watch the official trailer for Stranger Things 3. Premiering July 4. Only on Netflix.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Real Reason Disney Re-Hired James Gunn

YES! He's Ba-a-a-a-ck!!!
The Avengers aren't the only ones making a huge comeback this year. Disney and Marvel Studios have made the unexpected decision to re-hire James Gunn to finish what he started with the Guardians of the Galaxy series. What happened in the months since Gunn's firing to make this unlikely triumph possible? 

To call James Gunn's firing in July 2018 "unexpected" would be a bit of an understatement. Under Gunn's direction, the Guardians came out of nowhere to become one of the most successful series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... pretty impressive for a property that was all but unknown before 2014. 

On top of the money the movies brought in, they also earned rave reviews, making talking trees and trash pandas beloved household names for families across the world. 

But as Gunn's sudden firing seemed to demonstrate, all of that success meant nothing in the face of corporate mandate. 

The third Guardians movie was originally set to begin filming in fall 2018, but was shut down indefinitely after the controversial decision was made to fire Gunn for provocative past tweets. 

A few days after Disney's decision was made public, the main cast of the franchise rebuked the company with an extraordinary open letter calling for Gunn to be reinstated. The remarkable show of support left many hoping that the situation could be turned around. But publicly, the company was unswayed, and it soon looked like Disney would rather scuttle Volume 3 in its entirety than bring Gunn back.

Watch to learn more about the real reason Disney re-hired James Gunn for GOTG 3!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Photographer Captures Toys In Amazing Shots

This snapper spends hours painstakingly putting together explosive action shots – out of TOYS. Photographer Jared Middleton, 26, recreates the dramatic scenes using well-known children's characters like a Stormtrooper from Star Wars and Pokemon's Charmander. Call centre worker Jared, from New York, began taking the pictures as a hobby in 2014 in local parks, abandoned buildings and his own backyard. He said: "After I started taking my toy photography, I began posting my collection on Instagram.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Kyoto Tachibana SHS Band - Disneyland Anaheim

This is incredible! The Kyoto Tachibana Senior High School Marching Band performs in Disneyland.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

DC Super Hero Girls Series on Cartoon Network

Be sure to watch the latest episode of DC SUPER HERO GIRLS every Sunday at 4pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network!
Watch the all-new series on Cartoon Network.
Saving the day is super easy when you’re a Super Hero. But stopping evil in its tracks while keeping up grades and managing a social life, all before curfew? Ugh. That’s, like, super tough. DC Super Hero Girls are more than crime-fighting besties, they’re a diverse group of dedicated super-teens! Working together, they fight the battles of Metropolis and the battles of growing, up all at the same time. Always discovering new ways to control their powers and abilities, these awesome girls are quickly learning (sometimes the hard way) how to deal with the super challenges of being a teenage Super Hero. 
We all have the power to make a difference. Just make sure to use it for good or you’ll find yourself up against those tenacious teens, the DC Super Hero Girls.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Batman vs TMNT

Warner Bros Animation, Nickelodeon, and DC Entertainment released a trailer for "BATMAN VS. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" a new animated film. The film is based on the six-part crossover comic book series by Freddie Williams II and James Tynion IV.

"BATMAN VS. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" is the first time the turtles will appear in a PG-13 fully animated film. Also, it is the first Nickelodeon animated movie to be rated PG-13. "BATMAN VS. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" is set to be released on Blu-Ray and Digital HD in the late Spring of this year. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Marvel's Avengers: Endgame - Official Trailer

"Whatever it takes."
Watch the brand-new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.
In theaters April 26.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Disney's Aladdin Official Trailer

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
In Theaters May 24

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Apex Legends Official Launch Trailer

Conquer with character in Apex Legends™, a free-to-play* battle royale game where legendary challengers fight for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Explore a growing roster of diverse characters and experience intense tactical squad play in a bold, new evolution of battle royale.

Play for free* now on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC: