Next Club Meeting: May 25, 2024, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the third 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.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Disney's Enchanted

True Love's Kiss
Kiss the Month of May Goodbye, and say Hello to June, July!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Grave of the Fireflies

One of the Greatest War Movies Ever Made
Film critic Roger Ebert reviewing the Japanese anime "Grave of The Fireflies," a Studio Ghibli film of 1988. Contemplating on animation and Asian film making. Amazed by his empathy and sensitivity through his description of this film, his interpretation is almost moving.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Comic-Con Battle!

Hot Cocoa Bang Bang
Cleveland Brown takes the whole family to Comic-Con International to fulfill his dream of creating his own comic book superhero: Waderman.
Kevin Smith vs. Harry Knowles - FIGHT!!!!
[Source: Wikipedia ] Hot Cocoa Bang Bang is the twenty-second episode and the season finale of the second season of The Cleveland Show. Over breakfast Cleveland shows off his dream comic book "Waderman" inspired by an incident when he was younger when Donna fell into a fountain and nearly drowned, unfortunately Cleveland decided that he should take off his sneakers first, missing his chance since Robert got there first. Cleveland proposes to take the entire family to Comic-Con in an attempt to sell his comic book. Despite Donna's initial reservations, Cleveland manages to convince her to let them go. While there in San Diego, Donna is horrified to find out that Robert Rodriguez is screening a Blaxploitationfilm that she starred in when she was younger. After paying for Rallo's silence, Donna stalks off to cancel the screening. Trying to drum up attention for his comic book, Cleveland hires Rallo to be his sidekick "Squirt" although just as they start to attract some attention, the conventioneers are drawn off by a display from FOX. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Scalawags the Animated Film

Collaberative student work from the minds at AICOC
This was a 2d studio animation project for the fall quarter of 2006, a collaberative animation project that was created by a team of 19 people. They worked on this for 11 weeks, from concept to completion. Five weeks were spent in pre-production, and another five were spent in animating and compositing the piece. *Music by John Williams from Hook*

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Legacy - Episode 1

Jax, Sonya and Kano (Part 1)
Mortal Kombat: Legacy brings to life the complex and rich history of the gaming world of MORTAL KOMBAT. Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this competition and only a few select humans understand the consequences of losing Mortal Kombat and what it will mean to Earth. In a universe with powerful evil sorcerers, cyborgs, Gods and movie stars, this Mortal Kombat digital media series drives a cohesive understanding of what this Universe is all about.

Episode 1 Synopsis
"Jax, Sonya and Kano (Part 1)"
When Jax realizes time is of the essence to save Sonya, a fellow lieutenant in the Outworld Investigation Agency, from Kano's deadly hand, he holds nothing back in this action-packed, two-on-one battle to keep a shipment of stolen Robotic Defense Program material out of Kano's hands. But can Jax and Sonya do it? Kano is a ruthless, evil leader of the "Black Dragon" international crime organization, and anyone who's tried to take him down has never lived to tell about it!

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Written by Kevin Tancharoen and Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing
Produced by Kevin Tancharoen, Lance Sloane, Tim Carter

Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs...................MICHAEL JAI WHITE
Sonya Blade........................................JERI RYAN
Kano....................................................DARREN SHAHLAVI
Lt. Kurtis Stryker.....................................TAHMOH PENIKETT

This original live-action new media series is produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Premiere.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s11). All rights reserved.

This motion picture © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Story and Screenplay © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Original Score © Warner-Barham Music, LLC.