Next Club Meeting: March 16, 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, February 27, 2024

If you're looking for a starship lately...

S T A R S H I P   V E L O C I R A P T O R
A power metal album by Galactikraken (AKA Jonathan Young).
“Starship Velociraptor” is literally a song about some people trying to sell a young woman a spaceship. It's very comedic but also kind of on the tacky side as all sales pitches are. People who enjoy anime, especially 80s cyberpunk anime, would love the Youtube animated video. It's quite beautiful.

Monday, February 26, 2024

"Where the West Begins... Part 1"

MECHWEST
MechWest is the new indie animated show for all ages 
set in the Wild West... but with robots!
Unlike the others in her town, young Pearl West loves mechs like they were her own pets. But her life is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious new mech who carries a big secret.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Diplomat of the Eclipse...

La Diplomatie de L'├ęclipse
"At the moment of alignment, of total eclipse, humanity will vanish."
This is the message sent by the Sun and the Moon. The World Council decides to send their best negotiator to prevent the end of the world...
Three propositions, reminding, in some measure, the temptations of Satan against our Savior. Two of them are declined. The last reflects the human fury, duplicity, naivety in childish manner. But the truth is more tragic and simple. And this defines our strange relations, reminding the joy under the rain of petals, the location chosen for first encounter and the crown offered to diplomat.
Easy to define as beautiful short animation not ignoring its profound message...
"A Masterpiece."

Saturday, February 24, 2024

How the Woke Agenda is Destroying Disney...

Disney SUED over Illegal D.E.I. practices, just as 
EVEN MORE bad practices come to light!
Disney is being sued by the AFL (America First Legal) over the illegal consequences of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies. Not only was that predicted by @legalminds it is timely, as @FilmThreat just dropped even more horror stories from behind the scenes of Disney.
"What I see all over the place is people who care
about looking good... while doing evil."
- Elon Musk

Friday, February 23, 2024

The story is about to begin... Prepare to SCREAM...

BYE SWEET CAROLE
Bye Sweet Carole is a narrative-horror game inspired by the greatest animation movies ever made and created by Chris Darril (Remothered series). Follow the last known trail of Carole Simmons and discover what is happening in the eerie Bunny Hall…
Set in the early 1900s, in an age where the phenomenon of the feminist political movement begins to shake the British nation, young Lana Benton, guest of the eerie Bunny Hall orphanage, is the only one to suspect that her best friend Carole didn’t just run away. The secret correspondence between Carole and a mysterious “French” pushes Lana to investigate enough to find herself surviving, poised between the real world and the fantastic kingdom of Corolla that, under the cruel influence of the terrifying Mr.Kyn, the insensitive owl Velenia, and the ravenous colonies of tar bunnies, is inexorably perishing.  Key Features:  Embark on a horrific journey through a dark tale set in the austere Bunny Hall and the mesmerizing world of Corolla. Immerse yourself in a hand-drawn universe brought to life using cinematographic techniques inspired by the greatest animated movies. Shape-shift into a rabbit and harness your various forms to conquer the deadly challenges that await you. Encounter a vibrant cast of characters, from your loyal friend Mr. Baesie to the malevolent owl Velenia and the terrifying Mr. Kyn.
Planned Release Date: 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Series Premieres TODAY only on Netflix!

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER
A young boy known as the Avatar must master the four elemental powers to save a world at war — and fight a ruthless enemy bent on stopping him.
Your Journey to Master the Avatar State Starts Now...

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A Tale of Legends Come to Life...

THE WINGFEATHER SAGA - Season 2
Watch the official teaser for Season 2 of The Wingfeather Saga!
Season 1 is avalailable for free on angel.com/wingfeather.

The Wingfeather Saga is an epic fantasy series that follows the adventures of the three Igiby children as they journey to uncover the truth about their family's past and their rightful place in the kingdom of Aerwiar. The Wingfeather Saga, based on Andrew Peterson's best-selling books, is the largest crowdfunded animated series in history. With the wit of Princess Bride and the immersive world of The Lord of the Rings, The Wingfeather Saga offers something for the whole family to enjoy. With its fast-paced action, memorable characters, and themes of courage and perseverance, The Wingfeather Saga is a must-read for fans of fantasy and adventure. So join Janner, Tink, and Leif on their epic quest and discover the true meaning of bravery and sacrifice. The series pulls together a nail-biting story, an incredible fantasy world, and episodes your whole family will talk about.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The epic battle continues!

GODZILLA x KONG: The New Empire
The guardians of nature. The protectors of humanity. The rise of a new empire.
Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of “Godzilla vs. Kong” with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.
Only in Theaters March 29

Monday, February 19, 2024

Watch a Clip from DUNE Part 2...

DUNE - Part Two
Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking
revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.
What happens in the DUNE Part Two trailer? Who is Princess Irulan, and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen? Is the movie different to the Dune book?
Coming to theaters March 1, 2024

Sunday, February 18, 2024

If you feel it, chase it...

TWISTERS
This summer, the epic studio disaster movie returns with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous—and destructive—forces. 
 
From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar® nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes. 
 
Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Cooper, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years who now studies storm patterns on screens safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi (Golden Globe nominee Anthony Ramos, In the Heights) to test a groundbreaking new tracking system. There, she crosses paths with Tyler Owens (Powell), the charming and reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures with his raucous crew, the more dangerous the better. 
 
As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed, and Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives. 
 
Twisters features an exciting new cast, including Nope’s Brandon Perea, Sasha Lane (American Honey), Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders), Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney (Beautiful Boy). 
 
From Amblin Entertainment, Twisters is directed by Lee Isaac Chung and is produced by Oscar® nominee Frank Marshall (Jurassic and Indiana Jones franchises) and by Patrick Crowley (Jurassic and Bourne franchises). The screenplay is by Mark L. Smith, writer of the Best Picture nominee The Revenant. Twisters will be distributed by Universal Pictures domestically and by Warner Bros. Pictures internationally.
Twisters will be in theaters July 19, 2024

Saturday, February 17, 2024

"To me, my X-Men..."

X-MEN '97
Marvel Animation’s X-Men '97, an all-new series, arrives March 20 on Disney+.
This show marks Cal Dodd and Lenore Zann's first time voicing Wolverine and Rogue in 24 years and George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith and Adrian Hough's first time voicing Beast, Storm and Nightcrawler in 23 years, since Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000) for Cal Dodd and Lenore Zann and X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (2001) for George Buza, Alison Sealy-Smith and Adrian Hough.



Friday, February 16, 2024

Who needs saving now?

D A M S E L
A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive. Millie Bobby Brown stars in Damsel.
Only on Netflix, March 8, 2024