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Meatrix, The (3 Parts)

Synopsis
An animated takeoff of THE MATRIX that describes the evils of factory farming. It was made by the green messaging firm Free Range Studios in 2003 as a commissioned project for GRACE, the GrassRoots Action Center for the Environment, and two sequels were released in 2006.

In the dark satire, Leo, a pig on a seemingly bucolic family farm, is approached by Moopheus, an anthropomorphic bull. Moopheus shows Leo that the farm he has known is an illusion, and that he is really trapped in a horrific factory farm. Leo and Moopheus then work to break out of the Meatrix and help others do the same, with some assistance from a third character, Chickity. T

The follow-up films are THE MEATRIX II: REVOLTING and MEATRIX !! 1/2
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
2003 2006
Notes
The Meatrix and its two sequels can be found as bonus material on the DVD for FAST FOOD NATION.
Subjects
Agriculture; Business studies
Keywords
agricultural economics; food production and distribution; factory farming

Online availability

URI
http://www.themeatrix.com/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

Free Range Studios

Email
info@freerange.com
Phone
+ 202.234.5613
Fax
+ 202.318.3037
Address
1605 Connecticut Avenue NW, 4th Floor
Washington
DC 20009
USA

Distributor

Name

Meatrix.com

Web
http://www.themeatrix.com/ External site opens in new window

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